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.

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…]

Irish Coffee Recipe from Stranded Foodie


I’m such a big fan of a splendid Irish coffee, and they are so perfect to serve for brunch, tailgate gatherings, a dessert drink after dinner, or… [Read more…]

Irish Soda Bread Recipe from Stranded Foodie


With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, I thought I’d make up a splendid loaf of Irish soda bread. Though it wasn’t invented in Ireland, this bread has been an Irish staple since baking soda was first introduced to the country in the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Minty Creamy Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe


Mmmm… minty creamy grasshoppers. And made very special because the glass is adorned with my Stranded Foodie “Real Chocolate Sprinkles.” So you see, they not only look great on the glass, they taste thunderously rich. And that’s because they are made with real Guittard chocolate. This is no ordinary grasshopper!  [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Leek and Potato Soup Recipe with Corn Beef and Cabbage Garnish


I’m looking for something different to make for St. Patrick’s Day, so I decided to make my creamy leek and potato soup. Over the years, I have been making this luscious soup, but today I’m thinking of making it more festive. So, for the twist, I topped it off with some sautéed corn been and cabbage. What a delicious presentation this makes on this classic soup! [Read more…]

Lemon Poppy Seed Glazed Shortbread Fingers Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

These shortbread cookies are dressed up with flavorful lemon zest and poppy seeds.  Simple, buttery, and very delectable. All bathed in a vibrant lemon glaze, a few decorative sprinkles added on top, and you have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat.

These cookies would especially pair well with that mid afternoon cup of tea. Okay, maybe you were really thinking about having a green beer instead. Good idea too. But a little sweet melt-in-your-mouth shortbread [Read more…]

Dried Cherry Meyer Lemon Cream Scones with Lemon Zest Glaze Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

Cream scones are so rich and delectable, not to mention comforting.  I have fond memories of sitting outdoors at our local cafe sipping a frothy late while nibbling on one of these beauties. It’s time to make up a batch right now, so I can enjoy eating them from home. I’ll use Meyer lemon zest paired with dried cherries to create this fabulous combination for my heavenly scones.  All topped with a lemony glaze and finished [Read more…]