Summer is starting to come to an end. School is starting back up. We are saying goodbye to warm summer nights, pool days and sleeping in.

I haven’t talked about summer much on the blog because well, I don’t have kids, I’m not a teacher, and well summer now doesn’t seem like the summer from when I was a kid.

I still get up early everyday, I still go to work everyday and well I wasn’t one of those lucky ones who got to go on vacation.

And that is ok. It is all about seasons of life. Some people are in other places than others. And I can say I would much rather prefer a vacation in the cold than going to the beach at this point.

I never imagined I would live within driving distance, or heck within biking distance of the beach. I never thought I would live in a place where we are lucky if the temperature drops in the 30’s. A place where snow doesn’t exist. And a place where most of the time you wear shorts on Thanksgiving.

Life has changed so much over the past 4 years. I’m living in Savannah. Planning my wedding. Making new friends in a new city. Exploring new restaurants each weekend. And taking care of two dogs.

It is funny how you look back at life and it turns out so different than you ever imagined. I get married in 2 months and I still look at my ring in disbelief sometimes.

But it isn’t always easy. Sometimes I miss the simplicity of home. A place where I always felt like I belonged. A place where I always had a friend to get coffee with. A place I didn’t have to turn my GPS on to get to the grocery store.

They say that eating certain foods on occasions can become tradition. And well I believe they are right. Even with new people and new conversations, cookouts will always remind me of home.

Standing by the grill preparing steaks, shrimp, burgers, hot dogs and grilled veggies. Making brownies with ice cream for dessert. Playing corn hole until everyone leaves.

Those times are something I cherish and always will being so far from home and everything I knew and everyone I know.

Cookouts will always be a safe zone.

These buffalo turkey burgers were created just for that. Who said tradition can’t include spicy up the food some.

If you are looking for a burger with a kick to it these burgers will do just that. I am not a bun person but dress them up however you want. I would suggest adding some more buffalo, tomatoes, pickles and cilantro on top.

Hope you guys enjoy the last little bits of summer to the fullest.

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Buffalo Turkey Burgers
Recipe Notes

In a bowl mix ground turkey, buffalo hot sauce, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. Make four patties out of the meat. Then either on the grill or stovetop cook meat until completely cooked on the inside. Serve and top! I topped mine with tomato, drizzle of buffalo hot sauce and topped with chopped cilantro.

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