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 Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, and Pecans Recipe


I love a good stuffing that’s filled with lots of earthy flavor goodies, don’t you? This is an easy recipe to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey, or chicken, or pork roast, that’s delectable for any time of the year. Sometimes I just make stuffing for dinner when I’m craving it! [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Deconstructed Turkey


Through the years I’ve tried many ways to cook a turkey, and one of my favorite ways to is the Julia and Jacques’s recipe for a deconstructed turkey. What I love about this method of cooking, is that both the white [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Wild Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Turkey Breast


Sometimes, the Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t have to be a whole bird. Especially if your gathering is only few people, and you may not want to have several weeks of turkey leftovers, so there’s no need to roast a large 15 pound gobbler. You could roast just a couple turkey [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Rich Turkey Stock Recipe for Thanksgiving Day Gravy

Making my turkey stock a couple of days ahead of Thanksgiving has saved me tons of time. But most importantly, this rich stock makes the best, most amazing tasting gravy ever. Why? Because you roast the turkey pieces first to get that caramelization going. You know, that crispy brown turkey skin with all that incredible flavor. Are you with me? This is what gives the stock its intense depth of flavor, not to mention nice dark hue. And, it does the same thing to the gravy. Adds richness. Yep, roasting [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Two Bean Turkey Chili Recipe

Ahh, fall. My favorite season. With cooler weather, football games, and Halloween coming up, I love to cozy up to a good hearty bowl of chili. Topped off with a big dollop of sour cream, some crunchy oyster crackers, and a handful of grated cheddar cheese that’s all melted and gooey on top. After one bite, I feel like I’m on cloud 9! [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Thai Turkey Slider Recipe

I love the bold flavors of Thai food with the combination of peanut butter, chili paste, lemon grass, ginger, and fish sauce. Did she say fish sauce? Yep, if you haven’t heard of fish sauce, it’s a secret ingredient in many Thai dishes. And I bet you did’t even know it was in there. No worries, it doesn’t leave a fishy taste. Just a nice depth of flavor.

After picking up these flavor goodies, I decided to create some cute little Thai turkey sliders. [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Easy Recipe ~ Ground Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Colorful Peppers

I remember having those green stuffed peppers growing up. You know, the kind with rice and ground beef. Ho-hum, not much of a fond foodie memory for me. Here’s my updated version that’s a bit lighter and healthier with the addition of spinach and colorful peppers. For a little kick, you can top them off with a [Read more…]