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 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 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…]

Stranded Foodie Honey Old Fashioned Cocktail

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I had a pretty tasty Old Fashioned cocktail at this wonderful place in Napa that uses a flavorful honey syrup instead of simple syrup. The honey made this updated version extra special. As did the piece of honeycomb on a skewer that adorned the glass. Nice touch! If you like Manhattans, you will probably like an Old Fashioned because they are made with Rye, or Bourbon, or a [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Fresh Meyer Lemon Drop Recipe


It’s Meyer lemon season and I just received two huge big bags of them from friends who are lucky enough to have one of these amazing trees growing in their yard. I’m thinking about all the different recipes I can make with them including savory and sweet. Today, I’m thinking about using some of the juice for a great cocktail [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Pearfection Pear Martini


Fall is my all time favorite season. With Halloween and Thanksgiving fast approaching, I’m making lots of things with fresh pears. Since I’m thirsting for flavors beyond the typical cocktail, my delectable Pear Martini is liquid pearfection. It’s the ideal elegant fall [Read more…]

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade Recipe From Stranded Foodie


Fresh juicy sweet blackberries and lemonade are so fantastic, but when you add some excellent quality Bourbon… well, now where talking about [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Peach Bellini Martini with Luxardo Cherries


For me, the Bellini is the perfect party cocktail. It’s refreshing, it’s beautiful, and filled with fresh peach goodness! I love to serve them for a brunch or sip them while sitting on my patio during a hot summer afternoon. The traditional Bellini is made [Read more…]

Fresh Watermelon Margarita Recipe from Stranded Foodie


For Cinco de Mayo, I really love a good margarita. Especially one made with fresh watermelon that’s very flavorful.

This cocktail recipe isn’t overly sweet, nor is it the frozen style… which I love. My version has a wonderful fresh watermelon taste with a [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…]

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail Recipe from Stranded Foodie


Ahh, the Hawaiian lava flow cocktail. I enjoyed one of my favorite versions by the pool at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui. I’ve been thinking about that blender drink ever since. I know, it’s still cold outside [Read more…]