Wednesday, July 11, 2012

S'mores Bars

These are so good I can't stop eating them, the perfect summer time dessert.  They are easy to make but a little hard to cut up because the marshmallows are so sticky.  I made these for the 4th of July and as I was relaxing in the pool before dinner I noticed everytime someone went into the house they came out eating one of these bad boys. 

You can find the recipe here S'mores Bars

The Veiw From My Desk

Who says a desk job is boring??

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Game Night

Friday, July 6, 2012

Lego Desert

Lego Desert

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

My Foyer

I have been thinking about my foyer and trying to figure out what I want to do with it then I saw this rug and knew I needed to have it.  I really like the geometric style rug.  I need to paint my foyer so bad but I can not decide on a color so I do nothing.  I need help.  By the way isn't the bird pillow so cute?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July

This Weekend

 Wegman's Salmon with a honey brown sugar glaze is really good and easy to make.  It comes on the cedar board with the glaze so all you have to do is soak the board in water for a little while and grill, delicious.

Fourth of July Outfit

Lands End has the cutest plus size dresses and swimsuits and at such reasonable prices. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mangia - Orchard Park


I don't get to do local restaurant reviews very often, not as much as I would like too. We went to Mangia in Orchard Park, NY on Friday night. It is a lovely Italian Restaurant with a nice atmosphere, exposed brick, a quaint patio and a beautiful bar with a great wine selection.

I started with the Crabcake Arancine, which is risotto mixed with crabmeat, breaded and fried with a Remoulade. I really enjoyed the crabcake. They did not skimp on the crabmeat which is nice because you could taste the crab more so then the risotto. The Remoulade was fine but I really just like to taste the crabmeat without any kind of sauce. I didn't try the Hot Stuff Peppers but I was assured they we excellent but very hot.

The Caprese salad was very fresh and well seasoned. This is one of my favorite salads.

For dinner, we both had the Lobster Ravioli in a Prosecco sauce. It was excellent, the ravioli were stuffed with a decent amount of lobster and the sauce was delicate and enhanced the flavor of the ravioli. I was stuffed but I could not stop eating the ravioli.

We were too full for dessert so we took the Tiramisu home for later. I have to admit this was the only disappointment of the evening. The Tiramisu was not good, it barely had any lady fingers, it mostly just too much run filled cream.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Nora Ephron

I'm sitting here watching "Heartburn" after watching "You've Got Mail" for like the 100th time.  What an amazingly smart and talented woman.  Nora Ephron you will be missed.