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


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…]

Stranded Foodie Super Bowl Chili Recipe


Ahh, Super Bowl Sunday. For me, the biggest game day of the year wouldn’t be complete without all the typical party fare. You know, things like layered dips and chips, chicken wings, nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, and maybe a cheesy rich mac and cheese. So [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Naughty but Nice Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Panko Bread Crumb Topping


With the holidays fast approaching, I just had to share this recipe for these naughty but nice cheesy scalloped potatoes. They are amazing on their own, but I had some leftover Honey Baked ham, so I added lots of pieces to the potatoes and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Easy Recipe for Tender Baby Back Ribs


Ahh… barbecued ribs and the fourth of July. They just go together so perfectly. Especially if the ribs are so tender that the meat [Read more…]

Steak au Poivre Recipe from Stranded Foodie


One of my favorite French bistro-style dishes is Steak au Poivre. And, it’s one of my dad’s favorite dishes too. Especially on Father’s Day. Don’t let name fool you into thinking it’s a difficult French dish to prepare. Actually, it’s one of the easiest French  [Read more…]

Classic Ragù Bolognese Recipe from Stranded Foodie


It’s a cold and rainy day today and I’m craving a good classic Italian comfort dish. Something like a rich authentic Bolognese sauce that simmers for a couple of hours while it fills my house with a tantalizing aroma. Know what I mean? [Read more…]

Andouille Sausage, Shrimp, and Chicken Jambalaya Recipe from Stranded Foodie


For me, having jambalaya is a splendid way to help celebrate the New Year. It’s soul food at its finest – hearty, so incredibly satisfying, and deeply comforting. With the perfect balance of spices and the Southern “holy trinity” of onions, celery, and [Read more…]

Moroccan Lamb Stew Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I just love the slight sweetness of the golden raisins with the perfect mixture of exotic spices that compliment the lamb in this wonderful Moroccan stew. It’s hearty and the perfect one-dish meal to warm you up for fall. If you’re looking for a [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Grilled Ginger, Orange Apricot Marmalade and Dijon Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin


Pork and ginger go together so utterly well. Add some orange or apricot marmalade and Dijon mustard and you’re talking about a fantastic marriage of pork and flavor goodies. Since it’s grilling season, my pork tenderloin has all of these yummy ingredients [Read more…]

Lamb and Feta Meatballs with Creamy Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe from Stranded Foodie


For me, there’s nothing like a moist flavorful lamb meatball dipped in some cool tzatziki sauce. They’re a fantastic appetizer that can easily be made ahead of time and served at your next gathering. Did you know that tzatziki sauce is always better served the next day? Perhaps, I’ll serve them for Easter. Which is right around the corner. And, if you love lamb, but some of your guests may not, this is the perfect solution [Read more…]