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 Fresh Cranberry, Orange, and Green Apple Relish Recipe


This is one of my favorite ways to make cranberry relish that’s perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s so fresh and vibrant… and so colorful and gorgeous, that I love to place it in mason jars and give it as gifts during the holiday season.

There’s no cooking involved, and all the fruit is raw. I love that I can easily whip [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Hungarian Plum Crunch Top Coffee Cake


This coffee cake is the ideal breakfast offering for company especially since your house will smell so heavenly of cinnamon while it’s baking. And there’s nothing like the smell of something good baking in the oven, right? The presentation is gorgeous, and when the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Lemonade and Berry Popsicle Recipe


The temperature is heating up and I’m craving some ice cold fruity popsicles. Since the 4th of July is next week, I thought I’d make them extra special with red, white and blue ingredients. After making up a batch of my refreshing lemonade, I thought [Read more…]

Cherries Jubilee ~ from Stranded Foodie


Hmm, so what exactly is cherries jubilee? I hear it was created for one of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebrations. And, that this old fashioned dessert is made with cherries and Kirschwasser, a cherry flavored brandy. Sounds [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Warm Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Recipe


If you’re not too sure what to do with rhubarb (those odd crimson celery-looking stocks), then try using them to make an incredible dessert. Especially in my crumble recipe which is the perfect fruit dessert to make for company or anytime you’re craving a heavenly splurge. The growing season for rhubarb is short, so [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…]

Stranded Foodie Pretty Pear Galette Recipe

I usually make apple galettes but pears make such a delectable choice for this fall dessert. And you don’t have to peel them! Perfect for your crazy schedule. The yummy buttery crust has a bit of cornmeal that gives it a light crunchy texture. For another time saver, make the dough the day before you assemble and bake the galette.

You’ll love the amazing smell coming from your kitchen when you bake this tart. There’s [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie French Berry Tart with Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream Recipe

Don’t you just love those pretty fruit tarts you see in your local bakery? Or, perhaps you have had the pleasure to taste one while in France at one of the many incredible patisseries. Well, here are my recipes for both the berry tart dough and pastry cream that are breeze to make. You can even make both recipes the day before you assemble the berry tart and serve it.

The perfect dessert for any party, like Labor Day. Topped with colorful, fresh red strawberries [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Warm Peach Blueberry Crisp Recipe

I think any dessert made with fruit in season has to be about the best thing around. Especially when a buttery crisp topping is added and baked until warm and bubbly. Yep, fresh fruit crisp is the answer to my craving today. No crust to make and I spend less time in the kitchen. Besides, it’s too hot to have the oven running for a long time.

The peaches and blueberries are so amazing right now, so I’m making my crisp with some of these beauties I picked up at a farm stand near my house. Sweet, juicy peaches that smell so fragrant. Buying extra blueberries was a good idea since I always end up [Read more…]