Travel

My Travel Bucket List

With summer coming to an end and autumn weather and autumn starting here I figured that I would make a blog post about a travel bucket list since a lot of people traveled this summer I’m sure including myself. I know for myself I’ve always had a travel bucket list as long as I can remember, if I’m correct about my thinking I think I’ve had one since I was like 6 or 7 years old and keep adding to it as the years go on. I personally think it’s one of my favorite bucket lists ever! My travel bucket list is pretty long to say the least & I’m sure I’ll be adding to it over the years of my blogging career!

  1. Go to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown, NY.
  2. Go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.
  3. Go to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  4. Go to Hawaii.
  5. Go to Ireland.
  6. Go to the Grand Canyon.
  7. Go to Nashville, TN
  8. Go to some Boston Red Sox spring training games in Fort Myers, FL.
  9. Go to Myrtle Beach, SC.
  10. Go to Disneyland – California
  11. Go to Disney World – Florida
  12. Go to Central Park in New York.
  13. Go to the Statue of Liberty in New York.
  14. Go to Time Square in New York.
  15. Go to the Empire State Building in New York.
  16. Go to the 9/11 Memorials in New York.
  17. Go to Carlos Bakery in New Jersey.
  18. Go to Italy.
  19. Go to Paris.
  20. Go to the Mall of America.
  21. Go to Savannah, GA.
  22. Go to Hollywood – California.
  23. Go to the Golden Gate Bridge in California.
  24. Go to Universal Studios.
  25. Go to Chicago, IL.
  26. Go to the Sky Deck – Chicago, IL.
  27. Go to Las Vegas, Nevada.
  28. Go to Yellowstone National Park.
  29. Go to Fiji.
  30. Go to the Dominican Republic.
  31. Go to Puerto Rico.
  32. Go to the Space Needle – Seattle, WA.
  33. Go to Key West.
  34. Go to the Rock N’ Roll museum – Cleveland, OH.
  35. Go see the Hollywood Sign – Hollywood, CA.
  36. Go to Coco Beach, FL.
  37. Go to the Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN.
  38. Go to Mount Rushmore – Keystone, South Dakota.
  39. Go to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial – D.C.
  40. Go to Charleston, SC.
  41. Pictured Lakes National Lakeshore – Michigan.
  42. The Outer Banks – North Carolina.
  43. Go to Philadelphia, PA.
  44. Go to Falmouth, MA.
  45. Go to San Antonia, TX.
  46. Go to Gulf Shores, Alabama.
  47. Go to San Diego, CA.
  48. Go to Martha’s Vineyard.
  49. Go to Pigeon Forge, TN.
  50. Panini Pete’s in Fairhope, Alabama.
  51. Sunset Pointe in Fairhope, Alabama.
  52. Fat Olives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
  53. La Tostaderia in Los Angeles, California.
  54. Azla Ethiopian Vegan in Los Angeles, California.
  55. The Original Barone’s Famous Italian in Valley Glen, California.
  56. Delancey Pizzeria & Bar in Los Angeles, California.
  57. Harold & Belle’s in Los Angeles, California.
  58. Belly & Snout in Los Angeles, California.
  59. Cathead’s BBQ in San Francisco, California.
  60. Gian’s Deli in Stockton, California.
  61. Smitty’s Wings & Things in Stockton, California.
  62. Commonwealth in Modesto, California.
  63. Souley Vegan in Oakland, California.
  64. Food Fix Truck in Modesto, California.
  65. Clove and Hoof in Oakland, California.
  66. Rasta Pasta in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  67. Paravicini’s Italian Bistro in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  68. Piglatin Food Truck in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  69. Maria Empanada in Denver, Colorado.
  70. Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  71. Buya Ramen in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  72. Ivan’s Cookhouse in North Miami Beach, Florida.
  73. The Local in Coral Gables, Florida.
  74. Miami Smokers in Miami, Florida.
  75. Lou’s Beer Garden in Miami Beach, Florida.
  76. Hofbrau Beer Hall in Miami Beach, Florida.
  77. Taquiza in Miami Beach, Florida.
  78. MEAT Eatery & Tap Room in Islamorada, Florida.
  79. Pilot House Marina & Restaurant in Key Largo, Florida.
  80. Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Atlanta, Georgia.
  81. Thai Mee Up in Kahului, Hawaii.
  82. Maui Fresh Streatery in Kahului, Hawaii.
  83. Star Noodle in Lahaina, Hawaii.
  84. Like Poke in Kahului, Hawaii.
  85. Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse in Kihei, Hawaii.
  86. Da Kitchen in Kahului, Hawaii.
  87. The Outrigger Pizza Company in Kihei, Hawaii.
  88. Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap in Chicago, Illinois
  89. Irish Rover in Louisville, Kentucky.
  90. The Seafood Lady in Louisville Kentucky.
  91. Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ in Louisville, Kentucky.
  92. Grind Burger Kitchen in Louisville, Kentucky.
  93. Gralehaus in Louisville, Kentucky.
  94. The Table Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky.
  95. Bourree in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  96. Blue-Eyed Caribbean Grill & Rum Bar in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  97. Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
  98. Parkside Market in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
  99. Driftwood Publick House & Oysteria in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  100. Dana’s Kitchen in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
  101. Pickle Jar Kitchen in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
  102. Eastside Fish Fry & Grill in Lansing, Michigan.
  103. Zaytoon Mediterranean in Lansing, Michigan.
  104. Capital City BBQ in Lansing, Michigan.
  105. Meat Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine in Lansing, Michigan.
  106. Prairie Dogs in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  107. Red Wagon Pizza Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  108. Holy Land in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  109. Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  110. The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  111. Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  112. Unideli in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  113. George and the Dragon in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  114. Bayport BBQ in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  115. Buster’s on 28th in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  116. Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery in Raymond, New Hampshire.
  117. 45 Market Street Bakery & Cafe in Somersworth, New Hampshire.
  118. Vida Cantina in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  119. The Kitchen in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  120. Moxy in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  121. Street Food 360 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  122. Dolce & Clemente’s in Robbinville, New Jersey.
  123. Jersey Girl Cafe in Township, New Jersey.
  124. Jammin’ Crepes in Princeton, New Jersey.
  125. Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  126. Rocky Hill Inn in Rocky Hill, New Jersey.
  127. Vincentown Diner in Vincentown, New Jersey.
  128. Bagel Street Grill in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
  129. Tune-Up Cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  130. Fud at Salud in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  131. Heist Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  132. JJ’s Red Hots in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  133. The Improper Pig in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  134. Papi Queso Food Truck in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  135. Bang Bang Burgers in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  136. Matt’s BBQ in Portland, Oregon.
  137. Swiss Hibiscus in Portland, Oregon.
  138. Tails & Trotters in Portland, Oregon.
  139. Ataula in Portland, Oregon.
  140. P’s & Q’s Market in Portland, Oregon.
  141. La Panaderia in San Antonio, TX.
  142. Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill in Houston, Texas.
  143. The Original Marini’s Empanada House in Houston, Texas.
  144. Q-Shi in Spring, Texas.
  145. Burger Bar in Roy, Utah.
  146. The Dirty Buffalo in Norfolk, Virginia.
  147. Mike’s Chili Parlor in Seattle, Washington.
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Restaurant Reviews · Uncategorized

Applebee’s Review 

One of our favorites restaurants to eat at is Applebee’s. 🍎 I personally love it for most of the appetizers, the pasta 🍝 dishes, the kiwi 🥝 lemonade, & the chocolate desserts!

Anyways this past Tuesday we went to an Applebee’s in New Hampshire for suppa!

I had a kiwi 🥝 lemondade, chicken wanton tacos 🌮 as an appetizer, & pasta 🍝 for the main dish of my suppa!

I have to say the everything from the kiwi 🥝 lemonade to the pasta 🍝 dish I had was truly amazing!!! 😍❤️😋

The staff and atmosphere at Applebee’s is so amazing especially the ones in New England who’s decor is all about the professional sports teams in New England! ❤️

I would absolutely recommend people eating at an Applebee’s 🍎 for a meal!


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Lamb Chops with Balsamic Vinegar Sauce 


Lamb Chops with Balsamic Vinegar Sauce: 

Ingredients: 

3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary 

1/4 teaspoon dried basil 🌿 

1//2 teaspoon dried thyme 

Salt and pepper, to taste 

4 lamb chops, 3/4 inch thick 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

1/4 cup minced shallots 

1/3 cup aged balsamic vinegar 

3/4 cup chicken broth 

1 tablespoon butter 

1-2 tablespoons flour 

Directions:

In a small bowl or cup; mix together the rosemary, basil, thyme, salt, & pepper. Rub this mixture into the lamb chops on both sides. Place them on a plate, cover and set aside for 15 minutes to absorb the flavors. 

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place lamb chops in the skillet, and cook for about 3 & 1/2 minutes per side for medium rarer or continue to cook to your desired doneness. Remove from skillet, and keep warm on a serving platter. 

Add shallots to the skillet, cook for a few minutes, just until browned. Stir in vinegar, scraping any bits of lamb from the bottom of the skillet, then stir in the chicken broth. Add in flour to help thicken the sauce. Continue to cook and stir over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by half. If you don’t, the sauce will be runny and not good. Remove from the heat, and stir in the butter. Pour over lamb chops. 

Serve and enjoy! ☺️
{Serve over a bed of fresh greens and tomatoes 🍅, or over a bed of rice with tomatoes 🍅 on the side.} 

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20 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me 

Thought this was such a great blog post since I’m just now starting out as a somewhat new blogger. ☺️ I personally thought doing a post of 15 things y’all didn’t know about me would help y’all get to know me better! I sure hope this helps! I’ve got some of these from my husband, family, former teachers, family friends, and my best friends! This list varies from all different things about me! 😱 

  1. I’m 22 years old, married to my best friend who’s a soldier in the United States Army; we have 5 kids with 1 on the way. 
  2. I’m autistic, high functioning 
  3. I’m obsessed with the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins! 
  4. My favorite animals are horses 🐎, cats 🐈, and dogs. 🐶
  5. My favorite foods are pastas 🍝, chocolate 🍫, soups 🍜, lobster. 
  6. My favorite colors are yellow, black, red, blue, and green. 
  7. I have chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, and lupus! 
  8. My favorite subject in school was Health Sciences 
  9. My favorite book is House Rules by Jodi Picoult 
  10. My favorite desserts are cheesecakes, cannolis, anything with chocolate like cupcakes or brownies, popsicles, and smoothies! 😍😋
  11. My high school was one of the worst schools in my state! 😪
  12. In middle school & high school I was in the choir 🎶 and I played the flute in the band 🥁
  13. In elementary school I played basketball 🏀 for 1 season. 
  14. In high school, I needed a tutor! 
  15. My favorite type of sandwich is fluff-a-nutters, peanut 🥜 butter and marshmallow fluff! 😍😋
  16. Growing up I was allergic to cooked carrots! 🥕 
  17. My favorite fruits are watermelon 🍉, kiwi 🥝, strawberries 🍓, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cantaloupe! 🍈 
  18. My favorite veggies are cucumbers 🥒 and green beans. 
  19. I’m an It Works distributor.
  20. I’m from the Northeast & I hate miracle whip. 

Hope y’all enjoyed some facts about me that y’all might have not known about myself. ☺️ After awhile, once the blogs Facebook page gets to about 2,500 likes and I get 100-200 blog views a day I’ll do an updated list of facts about me! So keep helping me become successful by getting the blogs Facebook Page to 2,500 likes! ❤️ Enjoy! 

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Pasta Birthday Supppa 

My birthday is August 14th and every year I’m lucky to have such an amazing family who always asks me what I want for suppa also known as dinner 🍴, it’s sort of a family tradition that if it’s your birthday you always get what you want for suppa on your birthday 🎉 no matter what. My favorite foods are all pastas 🍝, soups 🍜, chocolate 🍫, & lobster so naturally I’m always going to have 1 if not 2 or more of theses things for food on my birthday 🎉 which I did this year! 😍 For my birthday dinner 🍴 I had pasta 🍝 shells with my Momma’s delicious homemade sauce! 😍😋 It was beyond delicious 😋 as always, And thankfully we’ve had enough for leftovers for the last few days! 🙌🏻 

Pasta 🍝 Birthday 🎉 Suppa with My Momma’s Homemade Pasta Sauce: 

Ingredients: 

1-2 lbs Medium Pasta Shells 

1.75 lbs ground beef, cooked 

1.75 lbs ground Italian sausage, cooked 

2 lbs homemade crushed/mushed tomatoes 🍅, drained of seeds

1-2 containers sliced fresh mushrooms, found at the grocery store 

1 Yellow bell pepper, sliced & chopp slices in half 

1 Red bell pepper, sliced & chopp slices in half 

1 Green bell pepper, sliced & chopp slices in half 

4-6 celery stalks, chopped thinly about 1 inch or so 

2-3 Zucchinis, sliced & chopped into quarters 

1-2 medium onions, chopped 

5-8 tbsps garlic powder or more if you really like garlic 

3-4 tbsps onion powder 

1-2 pinches salt 

1-2 pinches black pepper 

Parmesan cheese 🧀, grated; for garnish 

Directions:

Prep everything that needs to be preped. Crush/mush two pounds of tomatoes 🍅 for the sauce base. Strain to get all the seeds out. Put the crushed/mushed base of the sauce into a sauce pain big enough to hold it all. 

Cook the ground beef until completely browned, then cook the ground Italian sausage until completely browned. Once the ground beef and ground sausage are completely browned, put both into the pan that the base to your sauce is in. Stir to combine. 

Sauté the veggies individual until all of them – the mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, and celery are somewhat brown a little. Once they’re all sautéed add them to the same pain you did the ground beef. Stirring to combine. 

Add in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Stirring to combine. You may add more of these seasonings if you’d like, make it to you and your family’s tastes. 

This sauce is best if it’s made first thing in the morning so it can summer all day long. 

Once it’s getting close to suppa time, cook and drain the pasta 🍝 shells according to package directions. 

In a suppa bowl, put the pasta in the bowl than top with the sauce. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese. 

Serve hot and enjoy! ❤️ 

Pastas

Cheeseburger Spaghetti 🍝


Cheeseburgers 🍔 are so yummy and delicious by themselves and so isn’t pasta 🍝 so why not put them together in an amazing pasta dish that’s amazing yet unique. My husband John is a meat person and I’m a pasta person, so while he’s away from our family currently due to the military I figured I would come up with a unique way to combine cheeseburgers and pasta together since my husband suggested the idea to me as I was in the process of getting my blog up and running that I thought it was such a perfect idea yet it was unique. 😉

Since my husband John came up with the idea while he’s away from our family currently due to the military I decided to give it a try which to my surprise it worked out perfectly which I was surprised but happy at the same time. In the process of giving it a try I needed some taste testers to see how it tasted and if it was kids approved; which it was very tasty 😋 and kiddo approved, and that’s a plus for a mom or any parent! 


My family loves this dish so much that we’ll be making it more often! It’s so easy as well! 

Here’s the recipe:

Cheeseburger Spaghetti 🍝: 

Ingredients: 

1.5 lbs of ground beef 

1 box thin Spaghetti or Angel Hair Spaghetti 

1 large regular (2lbs) pkg Velvetta Cheese 

4 Tbsps butter 

2 cups milk 

Directions: 

  1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef until completely browned & cooked through. 
  2. Melt the velvetta, milk, & butter until creamy. Mix with cooked thin spaghetti pasta 🍝. 
  3. Top with the ground beef. 
  4. Serve hot and enjoy! ☺️
Kidney Stones

My Journey With Kidney Stones

The Thursday before my prom in 2013 of my junior year of high school I was rushed to the hospital with what one of the ER doctors thought was appendicitis. That night none of the doctors or nurses asked me if there was any possibility if I could be pregnant or took a pee test of my urine. UGH…. they also gave me pain killers which the pain went away within a few minutes at least 15 minutes. They sent me home with the directions of going back to the ER if the pain came back. So I went home, and went to sleep and than woke up the next morning which happened to be Friday and went to school perfectly fine. Finished with all the classes I needed to go to before being able to leave school early like all the people who were attending prom that night to get ready. I got home and started to get ready for the prom that night and the pain came back right where my right kidney was and in the same place it was the night before. Thankful I had awesome parents who decided to me back to the same ER where they finally decided to run a pregnancy test on me which came back negative so then they took me back to a room where I got IV fluids and waited to get an ultrasound of my kidneys and appendix. I finally got an ultrasound where they ruled out appendicitis but diagnosed with kidney stones. Once the diagnose came back and they took the pain away with IV pain killers I was sent home after spending all night in the ER, they gave me a prescription for pain killers and missed my prom. I was discharged at around 11:30pm.I was out of school for the next week because of the pain. Wednesday came and I had an appointment with a urologist who’s every other word out of his mouth was “surgery” because that’s all he wanted to do on me. Well, I left that crazy psycho of a urologist’s office and went home where the pain came back and worse than ever so I decided to constantly walk the house like they tell you to do when you’re diagnosed with kidney stones, which the walking didn’t help at all. It actually felt like the pain was only getting worse and worse, which completely sucked. After 6pm on Wednesday night I was rushed back to ER but a different ER to get a second opinion on my kidney stones, where they gave me anti-nausea medicine through an IV along with pain killers through an IV. In addition, they did another ultrasound to look at the kidney stone to determine if I was any closer to passing it naturally or was I going to need surgery. After the ultrasound and the pain was taken away at that moment by IV pain killers they discharged me which was at about 10:30pm Wednesday night. I went home and went to sleep, and woke up the next morning and passed the kidney stone. I was out of school for a total of exactly a week and learned that Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH sucks at taking blood work and your urine sample until you go to their hospital 2 nights in a row. I also learned that appendicitis has some of the same symptoms as kidney stones.

Hope you enjoyed this little story.