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 Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw


I just love the taste of a crispy and spicy buffalo wing slathered with some tangy blue cheese dressing. The combination is so delectable! The only thing is, they are so messy to eat. So, I was thinking of trying another version [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe of Orange, Avocado, and Arugula Salad with Smoky Chipotle Cilantro Dressing


I’m really enjoying all the varieties of oranges that are in season right now. I especially love the navel, Cara Cara (which is a variety of navel orange with a rosy red interior), and blood oranges. They are all so sweet and [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Apple Crostata with Cheddar Crust


There’s something special about the combination of cheese and apples that go together so perfectly. And to make things even better, why not include both of them in crostata. It’s a rustic, yet easy to assemble tart, that is fancy enough to serve for company. The crust [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Minted White Chocolate Ball Cookies


These pretty festive peppermint cookies are a cross between a cookie and a candy. Coated with melted white chocolate, they are a version of a bourbon or rum ball cookie. Remember those holiday goodies? You know, [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Deconstructed Turkey


Through the years I’ve tried many ways to cook a turkey, and one of my favorite ways to is the Julia and Jacques’s recipe for a deconstructed turkey. What I love about this method of cooking, is that both the white [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Fresh Cranberry, Orange, and Green Apple Relish Recipe


This is one of my favorite ways to make cranberry relish that’s perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s so fresh and vibrant… and so colorful and gorgeous, that I love to place it in mason jars and give it as gifts during the holiday season.

There’s no cooking involved, and all the fruit is raw. I love that I can easily whip [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Pumpkin Triple Ginger Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe


I just love anything pumpkin. Don’t you? So have you had the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Ice Cream? It’s the best pumpkin ice cream I have ever tried. It’s insanely good!!! It tastes so creamy, and it’s just like the best pumpkin pie with fresh [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Spuma di Tonno


Spuma di Tonno, or tuna mousse, is one of my favorite easy appetizers to whip up for a party. This is a Michael Chiarello recipe and it’s soooooo addictive. Every time I make this for a party, people cannot stop eating it. I love that fact that the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Heirloom Tomato and Basil Tart Recipe


Heirloom tomatoes… don’t you just love them? Whether you have them on a sandwich, or in a salad, they are one of my favorite things to enjoy from the garden. I just love their fresh juicy, and flavorful taste, and how colorful [Read more…]

Classic Caesar Salad Recipe from Stranded Foodie


A great Caesar salad is all about the dressing, and some really good parmesan cheese to shower on the salad. You know, the good stuff… Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. So incredibly tasty, it’s known as the king of parmesan cheese! There are only a few ingredients [Read more…]