Monday, April 30, 2012

Not a Sweet Potato

Why won't my baked sweet potato fries crisp up?  I've experimented with various recipes and none of them have worked!  Argh!  Still yummy but I want some magic in my mouth!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Forever ... 27!

Hey dolls!  Yes I am addressing the readers, if there are any, as dolls today because this is a premiere of a "fashion & beauty" post on Rack of Lam!  Woohooo!!  Isn't it so much more fun throwing in some sparkles and glitters on top of my food posts?  Anywho, guys are free to read this, but dolls, check out some great finds by me!

So I stopped by Forever 21, my all time favorite retail store, to return a few items that I've purchased online and weren't too flattered with.  They were dresses that looked perfect on the models showcasing the items, but when you place it on a 5'4" body, they're hideous. lol.  So I returned them for a gift card, but couldn't resist my temptations to run frantically around the store for good deals.

Geometrically stylish, but a tad heavy.  Still wearing it!
Love the threading, looks better on than in a pic
I thought these were so funky lookin!
Only $1!!!
Jumped on the mint bandwagon and got this!
For a hot summery day in New York, or the Caribbean Islands!
I HAD to buy this, it was only $1.50 and heart-shaped ... to scratch my itchy back.  Shockingly the massager worked pretty well too!

And now for the purchase I am most happy with.  You got me you got me ... I took a close-up and enlarged the pic just so things may deceivingly appear bigger than they are .... HAHAHAHA!  But on a serious note, I was amazingly surprised by how well this bra fit!  I really needed a new nude bra because my old one is a few years old =X and the straps were getting loose due to back fat.  For $7.80 I bought these in 38DDD (you know I'm kidding right?) and they fit so well!  After all they are Forever 21 so there were loose threads here and there, but nonetheless, a great find!  Love love love!

Check out the polka dots!
I'm turning 27 next week, gettin very old, but Forever 21 forever makes me feel like I'm 21!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Blog-dentity Crisis

So I recently created a blog titled Lammodes, dedicated to all things fashion and beauty.  It's been a pain going back and forth between blogs and having my thoughts scattered all over the place.  I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but why don't I just keep everything in one place to avoid the confusion?  So here it is, Rack of Lam ... it's gonna be THE blog.  All my thoughts: food, fashion, life, everything, all in one place!!  Voila!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beautiful Beyonce!

I am so thrilled that Beyonce was named the most beautiful woman by People this year!  I've always been a huge fan of hers and believe that she is the absolute epitome of perfection!  As Beyonce or Sasha Fierce, this girl knows how to represent herself.  She's full of class, amazingly talented and unbelievably beautiful.  Not only that, she is free of bad press, stayed truly loyal to Jay-Z, knows how to rock the stage, and doesn't (and needn't) try too hard.  Love love love!  People did so much better this year than the last ... the woman they selected the prior year really gets on my nerves =).  Sorry J.Lo.  Anywho, I am so happy for "B."


Some of my favorites:

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Sunny day, high in the 70's!  Where does that take me?  To the beach?  Shopping?  WRONG!  Fatties go to Costco on a nice day like this!  LOL

You won't believe how excited I get when I go food shopping.  Just the thought of stocking up my fridge with food and having a myriad of things to snack on perks me up.  But what really perks me up when one mentions Costco are its DRIED MANGOES and SMOKED SALMON!  Those are must-buys when I'm there because not only are they delish but they are deals that can't possibly be found anywhere else!

Can't wait to eat you darling .. on a bed of cream cheese!  Growl!

It can't get any better than this.  Nom Nom Nom!
What's even better is what I discovered while strolling down the aisles and following my nose to the smell of aromatic, freshly baked, homemade bread from the bakery.  What caught my eyes (and my nose) was this bag that said "Roasted Garlic."  Looked perfectly toasty on the outside and seemingly soft on the inside.  After catching a whiff of it, I said to it BABY, I AM GOING TO TAKE YOU HOME TONIGHT!  I WANT TO BITE OFF THAT TOASTY, CRACKED TOP OF YOU RIGHT NOW, YES THAT PIECE THAT'S STICKING RIGHT OUT AT ME!  And so I did.  After ripping off that piece, I sliced & popped the rest in the oven to toast them up a bit and dipped them in some pesto.  Yummay!  I had some of them plain and I have to say, they were so good.  Tasted just like garlic bread without the butter.

One bag wasn't enough, was it?  So I also picked up a French baguette.  Gonna top it off with some of the smoked salmon and cream cheese ;)

Oh Costco, how I love thee!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nice Day for Sorbet ... That Rhymes!!

It was so gorgeous out today!!  Went to Secaucus Outlets with my sisters and had a great time!  Always nice to spend some quality time with the fam.

To beat the heat and to end the night with something sweet (that rhymes too!), I stopped by Uncle Louie G for some sorbet.  Upon being told that a pint of ice cream cost $7 (hell to the n-o I am NOT paying that much for ice cream), I opted for the sorbet which was only $5 ... more reasonable no?  Had a little taste of the pina colada and the coconut before my purchase because it's always a good way to get in a free bite =D.  Then placed my order for a pint of pina colada and coconut, lol.  Brought it home to share with the hubz.  Yum Yum!

Wish my 2 sisters a happy happy birthday <3<3.  Love you guys!