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 Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting


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…]

Sour Cherry Pie Recipe from Stranded Foodie


For the Fourth of July, Cherry Pie is my kind of dessert. Especially when it’s made with sour cherries. Sweet cherries also make a great pie, but for me, [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Easy Recipe for Tender Baby Back Ribs


Ahh… barbecued ribs and the fourth of July. They just go together so perfectly. Especially if the ribs are so tender that the meat [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Fresh Berry Tart with Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream Recipe


For me, it doesn’t get much better than a dessert that’s made with fresh seasonal fruit. Especially berries. I just can’t seem to get enough of those little gems. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, you name it… they are all fantastic to me! And they are the perfect choice to adorn a [Read more…]

Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Recipe with Stranded Foodie “Real Chocolate Sprinkles”


These gourmet “Oreo” cookies are so sinfully rich and chocolaty. Not to mention, incredibly addictive! This combination doesn’t get any better…  a perfectly sweetened mascarpone filling that is sandwiched between the two decadent chocolate shortbread cookies. And, you [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Lemonade and Berry Popsicle Recipe


The temperature is heating up and I’m craving some ice cold fruity popsicles. Since the 4th of July is next week, I thought I’d make them extra special with red, white and blue ingredients. After making up a batch of my refreshing lemonade, I thought [Read more…]

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


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…]

Stranded Foodie French Berry Tart with Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream Recipe

Don’t you just love those pretty fruit tarts you see in your local bakery? Or, perhaps you have had the pleasure to taste one while in France at one of the many incredible patisseries. Well, here are my recipes for both the berry tart dough and pastry cream that are breeze to make. You can even make both recipes the day before you assemble the berry tart and serve it.

The perfect dessert for any party, like Labor Day. Topped with colorful, fresh red strawberries [Read more…]

Classic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe for July 4th ~ from Stranded Foodie

For me, summertime and strawberry shortcakes are a match made in heaven. It’s the perfect sweet for the July 4th celebration. I use vibrant sweet strawberries, my buttery lemon shortcakes, and some freshly whipped cream for this classic dessert. Simple, easy, and full of flavor. Or, add some blueberries or other berries if you like. You can’t go wrong. [Read more…]