Recipes by Ralph Elwell

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deep pizza on a wire rack

Recipe Shout Out: Deep Dish Pizza Hack

America’s Test Kitchen is a staple in our house.  All of their recipes are tried (and tried…and tried!) and true! …

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screen capture of Albany Times Union article

My Foray into Journalism

Today’s an exciting day.  I was asked to write a column for the Albany Times Union newspaper on five of…

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white bowl of mushroom bolognese over pasta with basil leaves

Funghi alla Bolognese (Mushroom Bolognese)

I love making sauce – in fact, I have a great recipe for Sunday Sauce which is delicious and super…

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two white bowls of chicken sauce piquant on a brown table

Recipe Shout Out: Chicken Sauce Piquant

I love developing new recipes and I often take inspiration from existing ones – then switching them up to either…

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mushrooms and red pepper on a sheet pan

Roasted Mushrooms

You’ve probably not thought of mushrooms as a side dish – but rather as an ingredient.  I love mushrooms in…

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pot of beans cooking on the stove

Big Ole Pot o’ Beans

I love having a huge pot of beans simmering away on top of the stove.  A ham hock is essential,…

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corn salad in a glass bowl on a wooden table

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

I have to give credit to my daughter, Zoe for introducing me to Mexican Street Corn.  When it’s served on…

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tuna tartare on iceberg lettuce on a white plate

Tuna Tartare

Feeling a little boujee?  Why not serve up some Tuna Tartare – pronounced with a New England accent where wealthy…

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egg salad on a white plate

Indian Spiced Egg Salad

Is there a food that you like, but is dependent on how it’s prepared?  Allow me to explain.  I love…

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roasted shrimp, broccoli, red peppers and onions in a white bowl

Chipotle Lime Roasted Shrimp

I’m a big fan of heat, spice – zip…whatever you want to call it.  And this recipe allows you to…

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two bowls of buffalo chicken meatballs on a table

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  When I had the idea to whip up a…

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white bowl with two pieces of toast, a sunny side up egg on soup

Sequels can be so good!

The fun of cooking (for me) is often linked to the unexpected outcomes – ways to repurpose and serve a…

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pot of vegetable soup on stove top

Roasted Mixed Vegetable Soup

I’m fairly confident that my parents would have never predicted that, as an adult, their younger son would be making…

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two vesper martinis on a counter

Vesper Martini

I’ve always loved the look of a Martini.  They are sleek and sophisticated and conjure up images of Darren Stevens…

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white plate with pork and tomatoes

Pork Scaloppini with Cherry Tomatoes and Brown Rice

There are so many attractive features to this meal – allow me to list them for you.  One.  It’s cheap. …

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two bowls of broccoli soup on a table with two spoons

Broccoli Soup

This soup not only looks beautiful with its vibrant green color – but its silky-smooth texture will most assuredly fool…

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