Month: January 2016


Beef Shanks with Creamy Polenta and Gremolata


Italian Hummus

I have been making this for years. It is always a crowd pleaser. I’ve had many family and friends ask me for this recipe. The recipe is courtesy of Rachel Ray. It calls for serving it with sliced toasted bread. But I serve it with pita bread or pita chips (Stacey”s Pita Chips) The Fashionista Cook is now on Facebook!! 1 can of 15 … Read More Italian Hummus


The Resort Shoe


Cream of Lentil Soup with Chorizo Croutes

This soup is delicious and so easy to make.  I found this recipe five years ago while watching the Cooking Channel( not to be confused with the Food Network Channel). The recipe is from Laura Calder, a French Canadian chef.  I have one of her cookbooks some where in my collection. 1 cup of Puy lentils (French green lentils) 1 carrot chopped 1 onion … Read More Cream of Lentil Soup with Chorizo Croutes


Italian Wedding Soup

I love making this soup when it’s cold outside. I usually make it the the day after we had a roasted chicken for dinner. I use the left overs for chicken stock and any left over chicken pieces in the soup. I really don’t have a recipe, it’s a creation from one of my best friends and Ina Garten’s  recipe as a baseline. I … Read More Italian Wedding Soup


Resort Wear


Moros (Cuban Black Beans and Rice)

This is a staple dish in a Cuban household. It’s usually served with pork and fried plantains. Recipe courtesy of Cuban Chicks can Cook. 1/2 a pound of dried black beans (rinsed and soaked overnight) 5 cups of water 1 chopped green pepper 2 medium onions chopped 3 cloves of garlic minced 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon of ground oregano 1/2 teaspoon of ground … Read More Moros (Cuban Black Beans and Rice)


Croquetas De Jamon (Ham Croquettes)

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. It’s so good to get back to a routine after a whirlwind of driving to Florida to spend Christmas with family and friends. It was a great time. But now back to blogging again. Croquetas was a Cuban dish I often ate growing up. They can be made for appetizers or along side black beans and rice … Read More Croquetas De Jamon (Ham Croquettes)


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