The Non-Negotiable List Of The Best Food Combinations
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The Non-Negotiable List Of The Best Food Combinations

Is your mouth watering yet?

1. Peanut butter and jelly.


Truly a classic. I grew up eating PB&J sandwiches, and I will continue eating them well into my adulthood. It's just something about the nuttiness of the peanut butter and the fruitiness of the jelly that works so well. If you don't like peanut butter and jelly... I'm sorry, but are you ok?

2. Peanut butter and honey.


Almost as good (if not as good) as the PB&J. The extreme sweetness of the honey is complimented by the nutty flavor of the peanut butter. Yes, please.

3. Marshmallow and chocolate.


S'mores are about as American as you can get (well, except maybe for apple pie). Honestly, I don't even need the graham cracker, just give me some slightly melted, hot chocolate along with a marshmallow or two, and I'll be happy. The hot, slightly melted chocolate perfectly compliments the sweet, fluffy marshmallow. Are you drooling yet?

4. Pizza and ranch.


Regular pizza toppings preferred (cheese, pepperoni, sausage, the like), but pretty much any type of cheese pizza with a tomato sauce will do. There's just something about the greasiness and cheesiness of the pizza that works so well with the cool, creamy flavor of the ranch. Perfect.

5. Peanut butter and chocolate.


Yes, peanut butter again (can you guess what one of my favorite foods is?). Have you ever tried a Reese's peanut butter cup? Then you know exactly how magical this combination is.

6. Pretzels and chocolate.


The saltiness and crunchiness of the pretzel, combined with the sweetness of the chocolate... pure bliss.

7. Grilled cheese and tomato soup.


The ultimate just-got-home-from-school meal. I will eat grilled cheese and tomato soup until my last day on earth. If I ever see a grilled cheese and tomato soup meal on the menu at a restaurant, you'd best believe I'm gonna order that shit.

8. French fries and ketchup.


I'm talking restaurant-quality french fries and ketchup. Lightly browned, crispy and hot, paired with cool tomato ketchup. Brb, about to drive to the nearest burger joint.

9. Sour cream and onion


This is more of a flavor combination than a food combination, but it still stands (would anyone actually eat an onion covered in sour cream? Just wondering). Sour cream and onion flavored chips are my shit. I could down an entire tube of Pringles in one sitting. I don't know what it is, but it's an amazing flavor combination.

10. Salt and caramel


Salted caramel anything is fair game for me. Salted caramel brownies, fudge, mochas... give it all to me. The sugary caramel pairs so perfectly with the salt. Heaven.

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The Ultimate Taco Travel Bucket List

Definitely hit up one of these places.

Fun fact about me: I actually love tacos more than anything in this world, literally. Tacos understand me, we get each other and if I could marry a taco, I would. I also love to travel, so I've created the ultimate taco travel bucket list. I've researched the best taco places all over the country and have compiled a list of the tastiest tacos in the coolest places, you're welcome.

El Rey del Taco- Atlanta, GA
At El Rey del Taco, the owner cooks everything to order and even gives you the option of having HANDMADE tortillas (for 25 extra cents). So worth it. This taco joint carries the traditionals like chicken and steak, but also has options for your more adventurous taste buds like tongue or cow cheek- yikes.

Los Torres Taqueria- Dallas, TX
This family-owned Mexican restaurant is known for it's carne adobada, which are soft, marinated pork nuggets. I wouldn't necessarily choose to put pork and nuggets in the same sentence, but I like pork and who doesn't love nuggets, so why not? They're also known to have some killer salsas.

These "bar tacos" are great for many reasons, but especially because they're cheap and available late at night, which makes a great midnight snack. All ingredients are fresh and the tacos are made to order with your choice of chicken, chorizo, steak or shrimp.

NanaTaco- Durham, NC
Being from Raleigh, I'm fortunate enough to live only 20 minutes away from this mouth-watering, amazing taco joint. NanaTaco not only has amazing tacos, burritos, and nachos, but they also have incredible margaritas and sangria selections. This is the perfect laid-back hangout spot with indoor and outdoor seating.

Guerrilla Tacos- Los Angeles, CA
This isn't your average taco place, in fact it's a taco truck! This is owned and operated by Wes Avila, who focuses on quality and freshness while adding a unique twist to his tacos. This high-demand taco truck business started out as a two person street cart in 2012. The menu changes weekly in order to offer guests something new and exciting every visit.

Cabo Wabo- Las Vegas, NV
Cabo Wabo is located on the strip of Vegas, and is known for its delicious carne asada tacos. They even have their own tequila, the "Cabo Wabo tequila" that's known to make you wobble. Vegas, baby.

So there you have it my fellow taco fiends, a list of just some of the best taco places in the country. Although there are many, many more, these are the ones that especially stuck out to me. Happy taco hunting and traveling!

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Your Down South Summer Bucket List

Everything's bigger in Texas.

If you like your summers hot, then down south is the place to be. I'm from Philly, but the south is one of my favorite places to go for a fun vacay. The food is amazing, the nightlife is always entertaining, and the people are super friendly. It's also inexpensive, and there's plenty of fun and exciting things to do in a variety of popular southern cities.

It's hard to get bored when you visit southern states. So, I've made a list of some of my favorite things to do in one of the best spots of the country: down south.

1. Austin, TX Dirty 6th Street.

6th Street in Austin is what makes it the live music capital of the world. It's a strip of bars with different themes and crowds, it's fully loaded with people and live bands almost every night. Whether you're going to the Haunted Driskill for a boozy brunch, or The Midnight Cowboy for some old-school cocktails, grab some friends for a bar crawl on the most iconic street in Texas.

2. Go swimming with whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
You can actually get up close and personal by snorkeling with the whale sharks at the nation's largest aquarium- what a perfect activity to add to a bucket list!

3. Head to Bonnaroo music festival in Great Stage Park, Tennessee.
Bonnaroo is an annual four-day music festival with headlining bands such as Pearl Jam, the Chainsmokers, Two Door Cinema Club, and Ellie Goulding, to name a few. Similar to Coachella, the festival allows you to rent out spaces for camping so you can experience all four days of fun. You can purchase tickets to Bonnaroo here.

4. Check out Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
If you've never been to Louisianna, you have to experience Bourbon Street. Full of crawfish, blues music, and a whole lot of whiskey, Bourbon Street is the biggest party area in the state. It's a must see on any southern bucket list.

5. Take a dip in the Krause Springs Pool in central Texas.
In a private park outside of the city of Austin, you can go swimming in one of Texas' famous swimming holes. Krause is one of many pools, but also one of the most popular- you can swim, kayak, and even camp out overnight.

6. Watch a sunset from Jockey's Ridge in North Carolina
Jockey's Ridge is located in Nags Head, N.C., and it include the tallest sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Grab a group of friends, hike up the dunes, and watch the sunset from the most beautiful view down south.

7. Take a tour of South Carolina's first ever Moonshine Distillery.
Don't worry, this isn't your average tour- Palmetto Moonshine Distillery tour allows you to taste test as well. Afterwards, soak up some sun on one of the beautiful beaches on the Myrtle Beach strip.

8. Catch a football game at the University of Alabama.
Alabama fans are some of the most rowdy, and it's one of the top party schools in the nation. Get there early for a tailgate that'll last all day. The Crimson Tide's first home game of the season is Sept. 10 against Western Kentucky.

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch... Donut Holes?

I'm about to eat this shit up.

Attention all Cinnamon Toast Crunch lovers! Your lives just got a million times better. General Mills is about to release a brand new product: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites. Based off the popular cereal, these new snacks are basically cinnamon-y, doughy donut holes.

You just pop them into the microwave and then pop them in your mouth. And it also looks like they're filled with something? Maybe cinnamon icing? YUM. If the picture is any indication of how they're going to taste, they are going to be amazing.


I don't know about you, but the second my eye catches these on the shelves, I'm grabbing about ten boxes and eating them all in one sitting. So much for my summer diet...

I would be very surprised if these don't sell out super fast. I mean, I'm drooling just looking at a picture of them. Fuck yeah, man. I'm excited. These delicious balls of dough will (allegedly) be available for purchase at the end of July, so make sure you get your hands on them the day they go on sale!

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Thanksgiving Is Kinda the Worst

Hearing about my aunt's newest gross boyfriend isn't on my to-do list.

Thanksgiving is a nice holiday and all... actually, no it's not. It's terrible. Gathering in one place with family members you try to avoid all year isn't really ideal. I've only got like three days of Thanksgiving break, so hearing about my aunt's newest gross boyfriend isn't on my to-do list.

Let's all just be thankful for what we have in our lives every day, and leave the dry, veiny turkey behind plz.

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What College Students Really Want For Christmas

All I want for Christmas is fooooood.

The likelihood is that you're going to go home for Winter Break and on Christmas morning, you'll open some exciting gifts that you'll use about four times and be done with. In this post, I explore what students really want and in a perfect world, what they could unwrap on the joyful, spirited morning of December 25th.

1. Money, Money, Money, Money.
Supposedly, it's really tacky for people to give you money for Christmas. I have some serious beef with whoever first thought up that idea. Us deep, college-educated thinkers understand, though, that gifts are only economic extensions of money.

I mean us college students are all broke, so why not have Christmas gifts solve our problems? Sure, perfume is cool and all, but things like eating and shelter are probably more important and it's about time your parents ponied up for shortchanging you on the weekly/monthly allowance in the true spirit of the holiday season.

2. A dog for your dorm.
Is there any rule worse at college than the one that states that pets aren't allowed in student housing unless the pet is a service dog? Newsflash: a really cute pug or chihuahua for my dorm would provide a really nice service. It'll be a service in the absence of morbidity and the presence of consoling comfort at the realization of the lack of friends who want to hang out with me.

3. Food.
Would there be anything cooler than opening up your stocking to find it stuffed with 18 big bags of chips or maybe the steak that you've been craving but have been able to afford for the last four months?

4. Sleep.
Imagine your mom waking you up at 9:00 a.m. and telling you your gift was that she was going to take your siblings and leave the house all day so you could catch up on all the hours of sleep you've lost while partyi... I mean, studying this semester. Now that would be a Christmas well spent.

5. Friends.
There are dating and friendship apps that appeal to lonely college students by offering them the "quick solution to meeting people". If parents put some time and brain power into thinking up a serious solution for how to make friends on campus or how to have friends that aren't really crappy, imagine how long that gift would be useful. It would truly be a gift that keeps on giving.