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 Dungeness Crab Risotto with Meyer Lemon


It’s fresh Dungeness crab season now, and one of the ways I enjoy having it, is folded into a delectable creamy risotto. Doesn’t that sound good? For me, crab and risotto are a match made in foodie heaven! I just love to have lots of big pieces of crab meat with the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Pesto with Fusilli Pasta


It’s that time again to make up more batches of my pesto from the end of the summer basil. That way, I can freeze some to enjoy all fall and winter long. I’m dreaming about pesto on crostini, pesto stuffed pork roast, pesto pizza, and oh, how about pesto spread [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Asian Noodle Recipe with Roasted Eggplant, Snow Peas and Carrots


During the summer months, I just love to eat lighter. So, over the weekend I made one of my favorite recipes from the The Green’s Cookbook by Deborah Madison, Chinese Noodle Salad with Roasted Eggplant. This book created such a foodie revolution in [Read more…]

Perfect Pesto Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I could eat pesto by the spoonful, and trust me, I do! There is something so special that happens when you combine fresh basil leaves with pine nuts, some incredible tasting Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and some salt and pepper. It’s most [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…]

Margherita Pizza Recipe from Stranded Foodie


The classic Margherita-style pizza… simple but flavorful. History tells us that this pizza was named for Margherita who was Queen of Italy in the late 1880’s. During her travels around Italy she saw many [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Caputo 00 Flour Pizza Dough Recipe


I love, love, love a good pizza. One with a perfect thin delicate crust that crunches as you bite into it while still having a bit of softness and ‘chew’ in between layers. Know what I mean? [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Butternut Squash Filled Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Sage Sauce


The first time I had ravioli with butternut squash filling, I fell in love with the dish. I was invited to dinner at my friend’s house and they always made fresh pasta for dinner. So, that night, they served me their roasted butternut squash filled ravioli. What a [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Fresh Pasta Dough Recipe


There’s nothing wrong with store-bought pasta, it’s delicious and easy to prepare. But having fresh pasta is so fabulous and it’s actually pretty easy to whip up a batch of dough in no time by using a food processor or by hand. Both ways are quick and pasta [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto, Italian Chicken Sausage, and Broccoli


Making pesto is so easy to make and I love how it adds tons of flavor to any ordinary pasta or appetizer. But, pesto made with roasted red peppers? Yep, this recipe is so tasty, I scarfed up half the recipe. No kidding, it was that good. The only time consuming part was roasting those red peppers and peeling them. But, they were worth [Read more…]