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 Creamy, Lemony, Potato Salad with Fresh Peas and Dill

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English peas are finally in season. Yea! They are sweet and delectable right out of their cute little pods. But I bought so many (I could’t resist!) so I’m going to add some into my creamy style potato salad. This potato salad is pretty decadent [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Carrot Cake with Ginger Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

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For years, I’ve searched for an excellent carrot cake recipe that has the best depth of flavor and texture that’s not too dry or too oily. I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve tried throughout the years, but none of them was a winner [Read more…]

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

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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 Rack of Lamb with Dijon, Garlic and Rosemary Herb Crust

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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…]

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe ~ The Stranded Foodie Way

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At last, the weather’s finally warming up and spring has arrived. I’m looking forward to taking long walks on warm days and making delectable smoothies to start my mornings. With strawberries in season, today I’m craving my special strawberry smoothie that’s a snap to [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Peas, Patty Pan Squash and Bacon

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I have such a fondness for fresh English peas because of their wonderful natural sweetness and firm texture. They are the perfect choice to enhance my heavenly side dish that also has a little bit of salty bacon in the mix. When you buy fresh peas, make sure to buy more than you need, because you’ll end up nibbling some while you shell them. [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Warm Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

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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…]

Spring English Peas, Asparagus, and Sugar Snap Pea Sauté Topped with Crispy Bacon and Crumbled Blue Cheese Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

I’m always looking for new ways to prepare vegetables in a creative way. Bacon and blue cheese are a brilliant food combination, so I thought, why not combine them on some of my favorite spring vegetables. Sweet English peas, asparagus, and sugar snap peas are quickly sautéed so they retain their bright green color and stay crisp tender. Then, I top them off with some crumbled blue cheese [Read more…]

Easy Spring Asparagus Soup Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

It’s Asparagus season and a everyone needs a quick and easy-go-to recipe for asparagus soup that is perfect to make for a week night supper, or elegant enough to serve at your next dinner party. I like to make my own chicken stock for my soups and store some in my freezer. Unfortunately I have run out, so canned low-sodium chicken broth will do quite well. See, easy and quick.

Once you get used to making your own soups from scratch, you’ll see how easy they are to make. And, there’s no comparison in taste [Read more…]

Lox and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Creamy Goat Cheese Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

With spring approaching, more holidays are right around the corner. I like to be prepared to be able to make a quick great breakfast dish, so I keep on hand some wild salmon lox and creamy goat cheese to make my fluffy scrambled eggs. The combination of the salty flavorful lox with the creamy tangy goat cheese add a special taste sensation to the eggs. Make this recipe for just the two of you, or you can scale it up for a brunch.

The secret to making fluffy scrambled eggs… keep your heat on medium-low so you don’t brown and [Read more…]