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 Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Apricot Macaroon Recipe for Passover or Easter


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…]

Crispy Potato Latkes Recipe from Stranded Foodie

You don’t have to celebrate Hanukkah to appreciate the crispy goodness from a good latke (otherwise known as a potato pancake). Whatever you call them, their crisp exterior and savory flavor are irresistible just the same. Topped with a dollop of sour cream or applesauce, they make a great appetizer for anytime of the year. Or, how about topped with creme fraiche and some caviar for a decadent [Read more…]

Chocolate Covered Matzos with Toasted Almonds and Kosher Salt ~ from Stranded Foodie

This is a quick dessert that can be enjoyed for Passover or anytime of the year. I love the combination of crunchy matzos, creamy chocolate, toasted almonds, and a touch of kosher salt that takes care of my sweet and salty craving.

Guittard chocolate is kosher, but it’s not available everywhere so I used Ghirardelli chocolate. Either way you make them, they are very addictive! [Read more…]