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 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 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 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…]

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


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…]

Baileys Irish Cream and Chocolate Mousse Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I found this easy way to make a rich chocolate mousse in a snap, but the funny thing is… it uses chocolate and water. I’ve never known chocolate to mix very well with water, but this recipe works and comes together quickly. I love the addition of Bailey Irish [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…]