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 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…]