Recipes by Ralph Elwell

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Maple Cinnamon Shortbread

This is slight variation of Ina Gartner’s Mini Linzer Cookies – which was adapted from an Eli Zabar recipe. I…

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white plate with a lettuce cup and avocado/egg salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Bringing together hard-boiled eggs and creamy avocadoes is a match made in heaven.  Personally, I don’t care for egg salad…

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eggs in sauce with toast

Shakshouka

Every so often, a dish becomes fashionable.  Think Avocado Toast – you had never seen it before, and then all…

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cute dog

I’m back

  It’s been a while! I launched this blog just over two years ago – and when I started, I…

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white plate with a piece of lemon tart and lemon wedge

Recipe Shout Out: Shortbread Lemon Tart

It probably should come as no surprise that I do love to cook.  I like to experiment – often in…

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bottle of whiskey next to glass with whiskey and ice

Cocktail Time: Writer’s Tears Irish Whiskey

Since March is just a few days away – and St. Patrick’s Day will be upon us, I wanted to…

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Herby Red Potato Salad

Herby Red Potato Salad

Let’s dispel a myth right now:  Potato salad is not just for summer picnics!  I love potato salad and just…

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pasta with sauce and parsley

Creamy Chicken Puttanesca

I love spicy dishes.  I love zip and a piquant punch in my food.  Puttanesca should be right up my…

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green beans in a clear bowl with spoon

Haricots Verts Rôtis à la Vinaigrette à la Moutarde (Roasted Green Beans with Mustard Vinaigrette)

For me, roasting vegetables is always my preferred method.  Their vibrant colors remain intact, you get a little extra sweetness…

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brown plate with cookie bars on table next to vase of flowers

Cinnamon Satin Shortbread Bars

Happy Valentine’s Day!  If you’re looking to whip up something easy – but unexpected for your sweetie – check out…

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Apple Pie Pizza on cutting board

Hah’Apple Pie Pizza

My mom had three brothers and my dad had a brother and a sister – which then yielded many cousins! …

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red bowl with chicken on granite countertop

Burrito Bowls

This riff on a fajita is super fast and easy – and lends itself to many variations.  You can vary…

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Shrimp Topped Deviled Eggs

Shrimp Topped Deviled Eggs

Living in Saratoga Springs allow us to visit many different eateries almost right outside our front door.  It’s fun to…

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breaded chicken and pasta on a white plate

Monk’s Chicken

Full disclosure – this recipe was inspired by a restaurant in Loudonville, NY – D’Raymond’s.  It was there that I…

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chicken meatballs on baking sheet next to pot of sauce

Polpette di Pollo (Chicken Meatballs)

Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite things in the world to eat.  I was incredibly surprised when I made…

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slice of egg casserole on white plate with a fork

Sleep-Over Eggs

This is a great make ahead brunch or hearty breakfast dish.  I have to admit though – it could be…

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