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Marginal Way Lifeguard Stand

If you have never had the chance to explore all the natural beauty of Maine you are definitely missing out. We are lucky enough to be in relatively close driving distance, under an hour give or take with traffic, to enjoy the beauty of Marginal Way in Ogunquit. It is absolutely gorgeous in the summer time. The trick is to get there early to avoid the massive crowds of tourists waiting to stroll along the paved pathway that guides you along the mile strip of oceanfront property surrounded by honeysuckle, sea roses, and other beautiful plants that are absolutely breathtaking.

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Benches Galore

 

They have benches placed in all the right lookouts along the granite cliffs where you can literally sit for hours and enjoy the gorgeous sparkling water, the beautiful sailboats, and the sounds of birds chirping their little hearts out. If you are lucky, you may catch people flying huge unique kites along the beach. One day we actually saw a group flying a huge purple octopus kite!

It is a great place to sit and ponder about life, and a truly great escape from our usual hectic schedule between our full time jobs and Missy’s other full-time job as a devoted author.  One of my favorite parts is getting ice cream at the end of the walk, which is a delicious quenching treat especially during the hot summer. I hope you have a chance to check it out one day. It is so worth it. Whenever our family comes to visit, it is always a top request.

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Cliff Walk End

Another cool place to go for a more adventurous walk, which is more of a natural pathway, is the Cliff Walk in York, Maine.  The path is not paved, but you are still able to walk along as long as you don’t have a stroller or anyone who is unsteady on their feet.  It is rocky so be careful, but most of it is pretty flat. Along the path are huge gorgeous homes to admire on one side and the ocean on the other side where you may see sailboats  or dogs running along the beach with their owners. It’s fun. We usually check out both Marginal Way and the Cliff Walk in the same day if we have the energy, which ice cream definitely helps with! Yes, I have a huge sweet tooth! Ha ha!

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Nubble Light

If there is still time left we sometimes check out a gorgeous lighthouse called Cape Neddick Light, Nubble Light in York, Maine. You can take your dog there as long as they are on a leash. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of harbor seals, herring gulls, and more. It is beautiful and also stays crowded. There is a decent amount of parking where you can sit in your car and watch the waves or get out and walk around. If we go in the winter, it is SO COLD, but so gorgeous, especially during the Christmas lighting starting on the Saturday following Thanksgiving until mid January. They also have a feature called Christmas in July, which is celebrated at the end of July and the first week of August. It’s so pretty whether the lighthouse island is covered in snow or if you experience the lighthouse on a nice warm day. One thing to remember is to make sure you have a long enough shirt, that wind is something…

Mel

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Turkey Cheeseburger With Sweet Potato Fries.

My wife and I wanted to share this delicious turkey cheeseburger recipe with everyone. We usually treat ourselves on the weekend! It is really simple to make, and once you put together the seasoning it will be super easy to make. The seasoning makes 2 tablespoons at a time. We are huge fans of making things simple and easy, oh and affordable too! The cheeseburgers go great with sweet potato fries!

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Spice Ingredients

 

 

 

The first step is to buy all the ingredients including the following:

  • Turkey meat of your choice, 1-2 pounds. We buy turkey meat from BJ’s Wholesale Club. We usually buy the 3 pound size and cut into 1/4 chunks. We split the 1/4 chunk between us.
  • Paprika 2 teaspoons.
  • Ground black pepper 1-1/2 teaspoons.
  • Dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Onion powder 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Ground cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Frozen sweet potato fries. We buy Alexia Sweet Potato Fries. They are delicious.
  • Ketchup of your choice.
  • Mustard of your choice.
  • BBQ sauce of your choice. We use Masterpiece Original. We love the sweet and spicy flavor.
  • Cheese of your choice. We use Velvetta Sharp Cheddar slices.
  • Butter spray of your choice. We use BJ’s canola oil spray, but any butter/canola spray would be fine!
  • Nonstick foil for the sweet potato fries.
  • Hamburger buns.

You will also need a frying pan, cookie sheet pan, and a spatula. Of course don’t forget the pot holders/gloves to handle the fries!

How the delicious process begins:

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

The first step is to go ahead and preheat your oven to 425 for the Alexia Sweet Potato Fries. While that is preheating. Go ahead and mix all the seasoning above on the list including the paprika, black pepper, dark brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. We use a small plastic ziplock container and mix it all up. Remember this recipe makes 2 tablespoons. So it should last you more than one time unless you like a really spicy and salty burger!

Once the seasoning is made go ahead and grab as many fries as you want! It is a good thing our pan is on the smaller side! Ha ha. Place the fries on the nonstick foil and try to spread them out evenly.

Take out a frying pan and heavily spray the bottom and the sides with the butter spray to prevent the turkey burgers from sticking. Go ahead and place the turkey burgers, depending on the size you want. We use 1/8 pound each. You can use more if you want a bigger burger. Smash both burgers as flat as you can on top of the sprayed pan.

Go ahead and wash your hands off to prevent contamination. Then, sprinkle a few pinches of the seasoning on each burger only on the top of the burgers for now. Then spray more butter spray on the seasoned burgers.

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Spicy Burgers

By now your oven should be preheated for your fries and ready to bake. We place the timer on the microwave for 22 minutes.

Once the timer gets down to 15 minutes you can put the burgers on a medium high towards the lower side flame. We use a gas oven, but an electric oven works just as well on medium.

When the fries get about halfway done, 11 minutes left, we take them out of the oven and flip them around so they cook evenly and continue cooking for the remainder 11 minutes.

When the burgers are about halfway done with about 7 minutes left flip them over with a spatula and place more butter spray down as you lift each burger up to prevent the burgers from sticking. Go ahead and sprinkle more seasoning on the flipped burgers with additional butter spray and let the other sides of the burgers finish cooking.

When there is about 2 minutes left go ahead and take out 2 slices of the cheese of your choice. We use Velveeta cheddar cheese. Let the cheese completely melt. The fries should be done. Shut off your oven and burner and get ready to enjoy.

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BBQ Sauce Topped Sweet Potato Fries

I cover the burgers with mustard and BBQ sauce. Missy likes ketchup on her fries and I am a big BBQ fan for my fries. Then you should be ready to go. We like to wash it all down with some diet cokes! Enjoy!

Mel

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Jenna’s Awakening Free Sample

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Chapter One Dr. Jenna Harper had just arrived in town. She did not know anyone, and this was her chance for a new chapter in her life. She was not running away from anything, but felt like she was running towards something. Jenna grew up in a small town in the south where everyone knew […]

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Hampton Beach 2014 Sand Sculpting Competition

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Missy and I couldn’t wait to check out the results of the beautiful sand sculpting artwork at Hampton Beach this past Monday.  It was pretty crowded.  We had to wait a little while to take some pics of the awesome designs among the crowd of onlookers at the beach.  It is one thing to actually […]

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For the past 4 days, we have been dealing with having the trim around our house repaired and painted.  Some of this work was supposed to be taken care of before we purchased it, but we were not able to verify it had been done before signing the papers since we were almost 1000 miles […]

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My Mother

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Next month will be 11 years since my Mom passed away.  When I was younger, I was a huge tomboy.  I seriously hated being a girl. My favorite outfit was jeans, a plaid shirt, a green jean jacket, and cowboy boots.  I was always at my father’s side.  If he was working on a car, […]

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Updated List Of States Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal

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You Can Never Win If You Never Try

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I never imagined I would have someone buy a book I had written, but I gave it a shot last week…and I am glad I gave it a shot. Jenna’s Awakening is now in the top 40 for lesbian romance! If I had never tried, I would have never known if I could sell any […]

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My First Novel

May 26, 2014

I am so exited to have published my first novel on Amazon. Jenna’s Awakening is the first book in the Dr. Jenna Harper series. It has already sold a few copies in the first hour! I am so thankful for everyone who has purchased it, and I hope they enjoy reading it as much as […]

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