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 Rack of Lamb with Dijon, Garlic and Rosemary Herb Crust

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A gorgeous rack of lamb is one of my favorite springtime dishes. I just love how easy it is to prepare and how delectable it tastes. It looks so elegant and trust me, your family and friends will think you spend hours in the kitchen making it. But you won’t have to. Let’s keep [Read more…]

Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup Recipe from Stranded Foodie

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I just love when spring comes around. Not only is the weather getting warmer, but it’s finally California asparagus season. I’m finding huge bundles of big spears in all my local markets. I can’t resist buying some every few days. And that means it’s time for [Read more…]

Creamy Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe from Stranded Foodie

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For me, there’s nothing like a flavorful cool and creamy tzatziki dip. If you like Mediterranean food as I do, then you should have this recipe in your foodie file. It’s tangy and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Deviled Eggs with Lemon, Fresh Dill, and Cayenne Pepper

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Mmm, creamy deviled eggs… so simple and yet so tasty. They are one of my favorite appetizers to enjoy anytime of the year. I love that you can customize them the way you like creating many different versions. You can dress them up with a little caviar, or you can have them [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Eggs in Crispy Potato Nests

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I love to make these festive eggs in crispy potato nests for Easter. They are so easy to make and taste as great as they look. And I like how they can be customized with many different flavor goodies such as crispy prosciutto or bacon bits, some minced chives, Sautéed mushrooms, your [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Apricot Macaroon Recipe for Passover or Easter

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For me, spring and coconut go together so well especially when chocolate is involved. Coconut macaroons are so easy to make and I love the contrast between the crispy outside and moist chewy inside that this dreamy treat has to offer. The dried apricots add a nice tanginess to the sweetness of the coconut. Dipping the bottoms of the [Read more…]

Heavenly Cream Cheese Butter Cookie Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

And I mean heavenly! The addition of cream cheese to this cookie adds depth and complexity to make the ultimate butter cookie. This recipe is my go-to butter cookie recipe that my friends request from me all the time.

After you chill the dough, cut into desired shapes. I add a simple icing to make them special for Easter, then [Read more…]