Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Stranded Foodie Meyer Lemon Madeleine Cookie Recipe


During lemon season, I’m always thinking of how to use them in different recipes. With Meyer lemons growing all over my neighborhood, I was lucky enough to score a big bag of them from my friends tree.

Since I’m craving something sweet today, I’m going to whip up a batch of my Meyer lemon madeleine cookies. Madeleines are like [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, and Pecans Recipe


I love a good stuffing that’s filled with lots of earthy flavor goodies, don’t you? This is an easy recipe to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey, or chicken, or pork roast, that’s delectable for any time of the year. Sometimes I just make stuffing for dinner when I’m craving it! [Read more…]

Pumpkin Scone Recipe from Stranded Foodie


Are you crazy about pumpkin goodies, and love a good moist scone? I sure do!  I made these delectable pumpkin scones over the weekend for our house guests. They were such a big hit, that I wanted to share the recipe with you.

These pumpkin scones remind me of the ones I used to find at Starbucks, very tender and moist with tons of pumpkin flavor. I love that because I’m [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Whole Branzino with Cherry Tomatoes


I love branzino and it’s the perfect fish to eat anytime I can find it in my local fish market. My introduction to branzino was at my favorite Greek restaurant, Taverna Agora in Raleigh, NC. It was roasted whole which produced this delectable browned and crispy skin with tons of flavor. And the branzino was perfectly cooked with [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fresh Blackberry Cassis Martini

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 I just love fresh blackberries and they are so plentiful in the stores and farmer’s markets right now. I’ve been trying all sorts of recipes to make with these little purple gems. Then, I had this superb cocktail in this restaurant in Cincinnati that was made with fresh muddled ripe blackberries. Yum! I love fresh fruit in my cocktail…. [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Tortilla Soup Recipe


I just love a good bowl of comforting Mexican tortilla soup. Especially when it’s a version that has lots depth and layers going on in the flavor profile. Between the shredded chicken, the cubed avocado, and all that delectable seasoned broth, what’s not to love? Oh, and I almost forgot to mention all those yummy toppings.

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Stranded Foodie Recipe for Piccata al Limone ~ Lemony Sole Piccata with Toasted Almonds


I love anything with a good lemony piccata sauce. Weather it’s smothered over chicken, veal, or a nice delicate sole, they all make an excellent piccata dish for me. But what I add to my sole picatta, is roasted sliced almonds which give thie dish that extra special amazing taste. [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Classic Soft and Puffy Snickerdoodles


I’m craving a good classic snickerdoodle cookie today. Remember these cookies? They are the sugar cookie with the funny name that has a wonderful cinnamon and sugar topping. But what really makes them unique is the cream of tartar that imparts a tangy flavor [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fresh Strawberry Heart Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

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What a pretty cake this is! Shaped like a heart, it’s incredibly delicious and moist, and full of fresh strawberry flavor. Yum! For these reasons, it’s one of my favorite desserts to make for Valentine’s Day. I slather on a nice amount of my heavenly fresh strawberry [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bailey’s Martini Recipe

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One of my favorite ways to end a romantic dinner, is with a delectable chocolate martini. They are icy cold, so chocolatey, and they have a nice kick. I especially love to shake up a couple of these cocktails for Valentine’s Day. They are so seductive! [Read more…]