Saturday, June 28, 2014

Carlo's Bakery: Las Vegas

Matt and I are in Las Vegas visiting our great friends Justin and Monique. Monique and I decided today was a good day to visit Buddy the cake bosses new restaurant Buddy V's Ristorante and Carlos Bakery ; we did what we do!! 
Once we arrived the line was pretty long but it moved  quick. 

Check out these desserts! 

I'm really happy...can you tell? Once we got our goodies we walked right across the way to Buddy V's Ristorante. 

The ristorante decor was just smashing. I had to share a little of it. I now want a whisk light in my kitchen. They are so cool. Wouldn't it look great as the light above the kitchen sink?

We couldn't wait to try our desserts. 

Carrot Cake 

Mini Cannoli's 

 Lobster Tail: Flaky puffed pastry filled with a decadent french cream and a touch of Bailey's Irish Cream...what else needs to be said. 

Here's what we ordered at the ristorante. 

Aunt Nina's Mozzarella En Carozza...amazing.

Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara...amazing.

If you are in don't walk to Buddy V's and Carlos bakery.It will not disappoint.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Salad Series: Week One

Every summer I am always on the hunt for new healthy salad recipes. I thought it would be fun to share what I'm cooking up in the kitchen.

I will post a new salad each week for the rest of the summer.
Lately I have been obsessed with lime and cilantro combinations. There are two recipes here. I have made both and it's so hard to narrow down my favorite. Try them out and let me know which one you like the best. 

Sorry I didn't take pictures of mine...I get so excited to eat I forget :) 

This is so good!!!! The mix of cayenne pepper and a small amount of sweetener is amazing!! Note I used Sucanat in place of sugar. 


Next up is a similar salad. There are more veggies and more work but its worth it. I felt like I was chopping cilantro for a year. 

Both websites have such wonderful and healthy recipes on them. 
Until the next salad!