Maui’s Dog House- Wildwood, NJ

7 Jun

I’m not usually a big fan of hot dogs, but the hot dogs at Maui’s Dog House in Wildwood, NJ were definitely amazing.  I heard about this place on one of my all-time favorite TV shows…Diner’s, Drive-ins, and Dives.  Guy Fieri is my hero.  I can go on all day how much I love Guy Fieri, but enough about that let’s talk about these hot dogs.

Maui’s Hot Dogs features 23 different gourmet hot dogs.  It was a tough decision due to the fact that every hot dog on their menu sounds amazing, but I decided to go for the “Smokin’ Cheesy Drunk” which is a traditional German frank, spicy mustard, beer soaked sour kraut, cheddar cheese, and bacon.  The hot dog even comes served in a dog bowl.  It was delicious!

Some of the other hot dogs I would like to try on future trips (or all in one shot lol) to Maui’s are:

The “Soprano”– Traditional German frank, baby spinach sauteed with garlic and white wine, topped with extra sharp provolone cheese.

Forget- About- It– Traditional German frank, spicy ground beef chili, raw onion, spicy mustard, globs of cheese, and freshly cooked bacon.

Horsey In Chicago- Traditional German frank, Horsey Mustard, Raw Onions, Pickles, Hot peppers, Tomatoes, and Celery Salt.

And of course your meal is not complete without a side of “Salty Balls”, which are fresh small potatoes cooked in a brine of salt and spices, served with melted butter.  I almost enjoyed these more than the hot dog.  Almost….

So, if you are planning a trip down the Jersey Shore, I would highly recommend making a stop at Maui’s Hot Dogs.  You won’t be disappointed!

I don’t know who this guy is. Thought he was the owner but apparently he just works there. Still a cool guy though 🙂

I Effing Love S’mores

6 Jun

Today, I would like to discuss the awesomeness of S’mores.  Who DOESN’T like S’mores?!  If I could meet one person in the entire world, it would be whoever thought of taking graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows and melting them together to create the most amazing snack/dessert of all time.  Whether they are roasted over a campfire or simply melted in the microwave,  I could eat endless amounts of S’mores per day and never get sick of them.  I firmly believe that the person that came up with this concept is a genius.

On a slightly different note:  I am very disappointed in “Hershey” for discontinuing the best chocolate bar they ever made.  Although it was discontinued several years ago, I am still deeply saddened by it’s disappearance.  RIP Hershey’s S’mores Bar…

Oatmeal Creme Pies. Enough said.

5 Jun

I just rediscovered these amazingly awesome treats……Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies!  There are some imposters out there….so if you’re going to pick some up at the store make sure you get Little Debbie.  SO ADDICTING!


Being the Closet Fat Chick that I am…..I really think it is possible to eat an entire box of these in one night.  I hide them away from myself in my pantry for that exact reason 🙂
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better………..they make DOUBLE DECKERS!  Seriously?!?!  ARE THESE FOR REAL?!?! I need to get me some of these ASAP!
Thank you Little Debbie for making my life complete.

Hostess Sno Balls- Little Pillows of Happiness

4 Jun

One thing in this world that I really LOVE are Hostess Sno Balls.  These coconut covered marshmallows with cream filled chocolate cake inside are like little fluffy pillows of happiness.  Who wouldn’t love a combination of such deliciousness?

My favorite thing about Sno Balls (besides the yumminess) is that they come in all different colors.  My favorite of course are the pink ones…obviously.  During Halloween they sell them in orange.  During St. Patty’s day they sell them in green, and I even saw them in bright blue….not really sure what that was for.  And of course there’s the traditional white ones.

I found a recipe for a giant “Sno Ball” cake.  I am going to attempt to bake this at some point in my life and will keep you posted with the results.  Keep in mind, I pretty much suck at baking but I will give it my best shot.  So…do yourself a favor and head to the grocery store, 7-11, Quick Check, or any gas station with a convenience store and buy yourself some Sno Balls.  You won’t be disappointed.

Pork Roll- Its Jerseylicious!

3 Jun

For those of you that don’t live in New Jersey, you are probably not aware of one of the best creations on earth….PORK ROLL!  I’m not even exactly sure what pork roll is.  I know that it was made some time in the 19th century by someone named John Taylor from Trenton, NJ, which is why it is also known as “Taylor Ham”.  Pork Roll is typically only found in New Jersey, which is one of the only 3 things that I actually like about New Jersey.  First thing I like about New Jersey is diners.  Second, is boardwalk food.  Third, is pork roll.  That is pretty much it 🙂

Pork Roll, Egg, Cheese, Salt, Pepper, & Ketchup on a roll….that’s the only way to do it ladies and gentleman.  It is pretty much one of my top 5 favorite things to eat for breakfast.  If you live in the area, head on over to the Woodbridge Deli.  They make some goooood ones! Visit their site http://www.woodbridgedeli.net

So, there you have it friends…if you ever visit New Jersey, be sure to have some pork roll.  If you already live in New Jersey, you should feel proud that this greasy, fattening, delicious piece of meat can’t be found anywhere else in the country.  Lucky us!

My Top Five Favorite Road Trip Foods!

2 Jun

One of my favorite things about road trips is stocking up on lots of delicious snacks to take along for the ride and/or stopping somewhere along the way for a yummy meal.  Here you will find a list of my top five favorite foods to eat on a road trip.  You’re welcome.

1. Sno Balls- Little pillows of happiness!  (Only the pink ones)

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2. M&M’s (Any kind works…but I prefer peanut!)

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3. Pringles-  Classic duck lips picture below.

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Heading south???

4. Waffle House-  The classiest waffle joint you will ever come across.

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5. Cracker Barrel-  If it ain’t fried it ain’t cooked!  I love me some chicken fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, pecan pie, and a giant glass of sweet tea.

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English Muffins? Who knew?

3 Apr

Never in a million years would I have thought that English muffins can be so amazing.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love the occasional Thomas English Muffin, but these English muffins are no comparison to Thomas’.  My family received a lovely Harry and David gift basket containing 2 packs of Wolferman’s Signature English Muffins.  If I wasn’t afraid of gaining 50lbs I would be eating them with every meal with the occasional snack in between!

The first thing that makes Wolferman’s Signature English Muffins so amazing is that they are about 3 inches thicker than the traditional Thomas English Muffin.  Put it this way….compared to Wolferman’s…Thomas English muffins look like they were stepped on and then run over by a mac truck.  Another thing that makes these so amazing is that they come in a variety of flavors such as San Francisco Sour Dough, Cheddar Cheese, Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon Raisin, Chocolate Chip, and many other forms of deliciousness.  They even come in miniature size for those of you who like to watch your waist line.  So cute!

I did some research and found that these English muffins are not only available at Harry and David, they are also available at http://www.wolfermans.com.  You can create a custom package with a variety of flavors and even choose from an assortment of jams to compliment your muffins!  Love it!

In conclusion, I would like to thank Wolferman’s for introducing me to another piece of deliciousness to tempt me away from following my diet.