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.

Spiced Banana and Medjool Date Smoothie Recipe from Stranded Foodie


The combination of bananas and sweet Medjool dates are perfect when made into a delectable smoothie. It’s a different twist on flavors, [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Amalfi Coast ~ Bar Francese Limoncello to Remember


During my last visit to Italy, I was able to spend some time in the spectacularly gorgeous Amalfi coast. I often find myself missing the charm of those little coastal towns with the baskets of huge fragrant lemons that fill the front of [Read more…]

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe from Stranded Foodie


With our hot summer weather, I’ve been making lots of smoothies over the summer. They are creamy good especially when made with rich Greek yogurt and sweet seasonal fruit. So today, a blueberry smoothie is my choice. It’s so easy and delicious, and the best [Read more…]

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe ~ The Stranded Foodie Way


At last, the weather’s finally warming up and spring has arrived. I’m looking forward to taking long walks on warm days and making delectable smoothies to start my mornings. With strawberries in season, today I’m craving my special strawberry smoothie that’s a snap to [Read more…]

Irish Coffee Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I’m such a big fan of a splendid Irish coffee, and they are so perfect to serve for brunch, tailgate gatherings, a dessert drink after dinner, or… [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Spiced Bittersweet Hot Chocolate Recipe


During my first trip to France during my college years, I remember having the most incredible hot chocolate while in Paris. If you’ve had it, you know what I mean. If not, this recipe will give you that French café hot chocolate experience. This is no ordinary hot chocolate, but the most creamy, dreamy and rich hot chocolate you’ve [Read more…]

It All Tastes Better With a Scattering of Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles

These sprinkles reign!

Growing up, I loved the real chocolate sprinkles at our neighborhood ice cream parlor, but could never find them anywhere else. Now here they are! Shower them over every sweet thing you bake or scoop. Pour them over every frothy thing you whip up. Once these thunderously rich chocolate tidbits tantalize your nose and touch your tongue, you’ll never settle for anything less. They’re made in America with real Guittard chocolate, so you know [Read more…]

Delectable Green Smoothie Recipe from Stranded Foodie

January is a great month to focus on health for many of us. After eating all those wonderful desserts around the holidays, green smoothies are the perfect replacement for my sweet tooth. And, a green smoothie is my way to incorporate tremendous amounts of veggies and fruits into my diet.

For breakfast, I just blend up some fresh fruit I have on hand with some fresh veggies like spinach [Read more…]

Boylan Creme Soda ~ A Stranded Foodie Product Find

After tasting this incredibly delicious old fashioned style creme soda, I couldn’t believe what I was missing all these years. Imagine, our grandparents and for some of us, parents, grew up drinking tasty soda pop and never knew any different.

What makes this hand crafted soda taste so good is the perfect blend of pure vanilla extract and cane sugar (instead of high fructose corn syrup) with just the right amount of carbonation to enhance those flavors. For me, it’s a creamy butterscotch taste that’s clean and so flavorful. I can see why so many say “Wow” after tasting this soda. As in the “where have you been all my life” [Read more…]

Peppermint Milkshake with Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles

I love anything peppermint during December. Especially a good creamy peppermint milkshake. And those nice crunchy peppermint candies in the ice cream are so tasty. To make my shake extra special and different, I rim my glass with our Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles. They are amazing because they are real premium chocolate and they look so pretty on the glass. Have you heard my story?  [Read more…]