Recipes by Ralph Elwell

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Ziti with baked tomatoes

Ziti with Baked Tomatoes

My mother-in-law is a vegetarian.  When she is coming to visit, I have to admit, this is often my go-to…

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Baked Stuffed Shells

Kid Friendly Baked Stuffed Shells

When my daughter was younger (and even now) she would ask for stuffed shells often.  They’re fun to look at…

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Old Fashioned drink

Cocktail Time: Old Fashioned

Typically, I blog about a cocktail on Fridays – which seems apropos given the weekend is upon us.  Well –…

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Inquisitive Ralph

What the blog??

I’ve been noodling around with the idea of writing a cookbook for several years.  I would get a spurt of…

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Bourbon on the Rocks

Cocktail Time: Bourbon on the Rocks

When the weather turns cold, the color of my preferred cocktails turns darker – from light to dark.  My favorite…

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Pecan Slab Pie

Recipe Shout Out! Lemon Pecan Slab Pie by Trisha Yearwood

My daughter asked me to make Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving.  I’ve got to be honest, I’m not a great pecan…

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Marinated Smoky Wings Baked

Smoky Oven Baked Chicken Wings

When the holiday season is officially upon us and you may find yourself doing a bit more entertaining. Of course,…

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Twice Baked Potatoes after Baking

Chipotle and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

These twice baked potatoes could be a stand-alone meal or an amazing accompaniment to a succulent steak.  The smokiness of…

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White Pizza with Sausage photo

White Pizza with Sausage and Peppers

For everyone in the United States – happy Thanksgiving!  And you may be expecting a post extolling the culinary gems…

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Gin and Tonic with Bartender

Cocktail Time: Just in time for the Thanksgiving rush…

Recently, my husband and I took a trip to London.  We had a fantastic time – and did a lot…

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No Turkeys Here

Thanksgiving without the Turkey?

This may be blasphemy if not downright scandalous.  But guess what?  Thanksgiving this year is not going to include a…

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Ginger Chicken with rice

Ginger Chicken

This recipe has a special place in my heart.  It was the dish I made for my husband, Chris the…

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Sunday Sauce by Extraordinary Tips from an Ordinary Cook

Sunday Sauce with Meatballs

I am not of Italian descent.  I say this in all transparency because I’m sure I’m being all that authentic…

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Pork Tenderloin

Zingy Asian-style Pork Tenderloin

The combination of ginger, garlic and tamari makes for a wonderful warm aroma and your guests will be ready to…

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Lemony Chicken

Lemony Chicken with Capers

This is much like a chicken piccata recipe, but I like the very bright lemony flavor – it has a…

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photo of middle aged man

What is this all about?

Friends and family have accused me of being a “foodie” to which I often rebuke.  To be honest – I…

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