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


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 Classic Soft and Puffy Snickerdoodles


I’m craving a good classic snickerdoodle cookie today. Remember these cookies? They are the sugar cookie with the funny name that has a wonderful cinnamon and sugar topping. But what really makes them unique is the cream of tartar that imparts a tangy flavor [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 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 Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Recipe


When I’m craving a delectable chocolate cookie, these biscotti cookies are one of my favorite recipes to make. They are a deep dark tender [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Key Lime Bars with Swiss Meringue


I absolutely love key lime pie topped with a big dollop of freshly whipped cream. Each bit just melts in my mouth with dessert goodness. With that sweet and tart key lime filling sitting on a nice buttery and slightly crunchy graham cracker crust, it has the perfect texture contrast too. But wouldn’t key lime bars also be good?

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Stranded Foodie Recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Everyone needs a great chocolate chip cookie recipe to have on hand. Don’t you think? It’s simply the all American cookie. This recipe is my favorite especially since it has the best texture. Crispy on the outside edges [Read more…]

Valentine Chocolate Pizzelles with White Chocolate Drizzle from Stranded Foodie


Pizzelle Italian waffle cookies are a Christmas time favorite, and because they are so yummy, I hate to wait until then to enjoy them. To make pizzelles, you need to have a special pizzelle iron to cook the batter. Since I have one, I’d like to use it more than once per year, and I think they [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Nutty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


Peanut butter and chocolate are the ultimate match, don’t you think? And I’m really craving a warm cookie (or two) to help me with decorating my Christmas tree today. So, I’m going to make up a batch of my nutty peanut butter cookies that have lots of giant milk chocolate chips. First, I’ll put on [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Minty Triple Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


Mint and dark chocolate go together so well, especially in my Minty Triple Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. There are many crinkle-type cookie recipes out there, and believe me, I have tried several of them and they all seem to be missing something special. My secret for making this [Read more…]