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 Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, and Pecans Recipe


I love a good stuffing that’s filled with lots of earthy flavor goodies, don’t you? This is an easy recipe to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey, or chicken, or pork roast, that’s delectable for any time of the year. Sometimes I just make stuffing for dinner when I’m craving it! [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Parmigiano-Reggiano Roasted Asparagus with Pine Nuts


When spring arrives, I just can’t get enough fresh asparagus. I love, love, love it! I find that it’s especially irresistible when roasted in the oven. But when you add a nice dusting of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and sprinkle on some pine nuts with their nutty taste, you get one of my favorite ways to enjoy asparagus. Why I [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 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…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Corn, Cherry Tomato, Orange Bell Pepper, and Avocado Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette 


Roasting and grilling are my favorite ways to cook many vegetables. It’s just so much more flavorful that steaming. I especially adore fresh picked corn that’s been roasted and shaved right off the cob. It stays crispy and sweet especially perfect for this salad. I’ve also added more summer garden goodies like some sweet cherry [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Baby Fingerling Potatoes with Blue Cheese and Bacon


I just love roasted fingerling potatoes. So simple with it’s crispy exterior and creamy interior…  it’s just one of life’s best foodie pleasures. I’m always looking for ways to include them into dishes, so I figured, why not add some flavorful blue cheese like my favorite Point Reyes Bay Blue. Then, I’ll add some [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fresh Corn with Asparagus and Herbs


I found some incredibly fresh corn at my market today, so I though I would saute it up with a touch of butter and olive oil, some asparagus, and a touch of red onion and herbs. Nothing fancy, but so easy and full of fresh taste. If you have the time, you can roast the corn and asparagus on the grill for a [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Potatoes au Gratin with Gruyère


Having an excellent recipe for a classic French potatoes au gratin is a must in my foodie arsenal. It’s one of those side dishes that goes oh so well with that special rack of lamb, or beef tenderloin, or even grilled wild salmon. I [Read more…]

Cauliflower Gratin Recipe from Stranded Foodie


One of my favorite winter dishes is a creamy and comforting Provencal gratin. Starting with a roux, then a classic béchamel sauce, and then adding a nice helping of Gruyere and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses to make a deeply flavorful dish. I add a [Read more…]

Duchess Potato Recipe from Stranded Foodie


Last fall, I made these gorgeous potatoes called duchess potatoes and liked them so much that I’ve decided to make them for my upcoming holiday dinner. If you haven’t had duchess potatoes, they are like having fancy mashed potatoes that are piped into decorative swirls. Like beautiful rosettes, [Read more…]