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 Meyer Lemon Madeleine Cookie Recipe

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During lemon season, I’m always thinking of how to use them in different recipes. With Meyer lemons growing all over my neighborhood, I was lucky enough to score a big bag of them from my friends tree.

Since I’m craving something sweet today, I’m going to whip up a batch of my Meyer lemon madeleine cookies. Madeleines are like [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Fresh Strawberry Heart Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

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What a pretty cake this is! Shaped like a heart, it’s incredibly delicious and moist, and full of fresh strawberry flavor. Yum! For these reasons, it’s one of my favorite desserts to make for Valentine’s Day. I slather on a nice amount of my heavenly fresh strawberry [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

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Tomorrow, I’m heading over to my sister-in-laws house for the Fourth of July celebration. Since there will be a good size group of us, I was thinking of making some festive cupcakes for our dessert. And, who doesn’t like a fluffy cupcake slathered with some delectable frosting? Because it will be the Fourth, I need to make something with red, [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…]

Rich Chocolate Cupcake Recipe with Classic Vanilla Buttercream and Stranded Foodie “Real Chocolate Sprinkles”

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Over the years, I have tried and made many different recipes for chocolate cakes and cupcakes. Always searching for the best recipe, I was looking for that big rich chocolate taste that delivers great results every time. I’ve always said, you need a go-to recipe to have in your recipe collection that you know is amazingly [Read more…]

Hungarian Walnut Roll Recipe from Stranded Foodie

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Known as “Mum” by her family, my wonderful mother-in-law was one of the best home bakers I have ever met. No kidding! With her Hungarian heritage came dozens of family recipes that she gladly passed down to all of us lucky family [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Colorful Nonpareils

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One of my most favorite cupcakes is the classic vanilla slathered with a wonderful buttery vanilla icing. And who doesn’t like a good cupcake? You can top it with anything to make them extra special. So for today, I’m topping my little cakes off with some colorful sugary nonpareil sprinkles for that finishing touch. I really [Read more…]

Angel Food Cake Recipe with Stranded Foodie “Real Chocolate Sprinkles”

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Ahhhh, a scratch made angel food cake. So tender and oh so light. Billowy, fluffy cake that’s the perfect dessert for January. If your craving sweets after the holidays, but you want something that’s not too naughty, this is your recipe. Add some Stranded Foodie [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Hungarian Plum Crunch Top Coffee Cake

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This coffee cake is the ideal breakfast offering for company especially since your house will smell so heavenly of cinnamon while it’s baking. And there’s nothing like the smell of something good baking in the oven, right? The presentation is gorgeous, and when the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream and Fresh Berries

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Let there be cake! I made up a batch of these heavenly simple vanilla cupcakes with the easiest vanilla buttercream frosting that my mom used to make for us. They are decorated with pretty fresh berries for that colorful touch. Which makes them the ideal dessert just in time for your Memorial Day festivities. And, this recipe is the ultimate vanilla [Read more…]