Cheese and Nut Covered Grape Appetizer Recipe from Stranded Foodie

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This is such an easy recipe to whip up and I just love how pretty they look. I’m always looking for appetizers to serve during the holidays, and this one is perfect to prepare ahead of time and chill in the fridge until your friends or family Continue reading Cheese and Nut Covered Grape Appetizer Recipe from Stranded Foodie

La Tourangelle Gourmet Oils ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite

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If you haven’t tried any of La Tourangelle handcrafted gourmet oils, you really are in for a wonderful experience. I was first introduced to their roasted walnut oil that a dear foodie friend gave me for my birthday. She told me to use it to create a Continue reading La Tourangelle Gourmet Oils ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite

Gingerbread with Warm Apple Compote and Cider Sabayon Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

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Cooler weather has arrived, so classic gingerbread is one of my favorite desserts to have this time of year. With lots of molasses and spices, this dark cake is moist and just plain dreamy on it’s own. But lets not Continue reading Gingerbread with Warm Apple Compote and Cider Sabayon Recipe ~ from Stranded Foodie

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Martini 

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If you’re thinking about serving up a cocktail over Thanksgiving, why not make up a batch of pumpkin pie martinis? With fall harvest and all the autumn feel this time of year, this cocktail is loaded with pumpkin taste and hint of Continue reading Stranded Foodie Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Martini 

Stranded Foodie Butternut Squash Filled Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

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The first time I had ravioli with butternut squash filling, I fell in love with the dish. I was invited to dinner at my friend’s house and they always made fresh pasta for dinner. So, that night, they served me their roasted butternut squash filled ravioli. What a Continue reading Stranded Foodie Butternut Squash Filled Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Stranded Foodie Fresh Pasta Dough Recipe

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There’s nothing wrong with store-bought pasta, it’s delicious and easy to prepare. But having fresh pasta is so fabulous and it’s actually pretty easy to whip up a batch of dough in no time by using a food processor or by hand. Both ways are quick and pasta Continue reading Stranded Foodie Fresh Pasta Dough Recipe

Recipe for Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms and Balsamic Sauce from Stranded Foodie

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My passion for having a memorable meal in a restaurant sometimes leaves me feeling a bit “food stranded.” Especially when I’ve had an incredible dish on vacation only to return home and not be able to find the same thing. So today, equipped with my memory Continue reading Recipe for Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms and Balsamic Sauce from Stranded Foodie

Donato Enoteca Restaurant ~ a Stranded Foodie Favorite

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Who doesn’t love a creamy rich plate of pasta. Especially with some finely shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and a hint of truffle. With only a few very simple but flavorful ingredients, this dish was made in foodie heaven. And guess what… it was a Continue reading Donato Enoteca Restaurant ~ a Stranded Foodie Favorite

Happy Halloween! ~ from Stranded Foodie

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Since today is Halloween, I just thought I would share some photos of one of my favorite shops that always has some of the best Halloween decorations I’ve ever seen. This little shop is called Quintessence or as some of us call it, Q’s for short. Located in Menlo Continue reading Happy Halloween! ~ from Stranded Foodie

Ghoulish Buffalo Wing Meatball Recipe from Stranded Foodie

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I have such a fondness for the taste of buffalo wings with that spicy red hot sauce and some creamy blue cheese dressing to cool off the heat. Oh, my… yummers! Okay, I don’t really eat them that often because they are so addictive and so darn naughty. And once in a full moon, I feel the need to be Continue reading Ghoulish Buffalo Wing Meatball Recipe from Stranded Foodie