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Autumn’s Comfort Foods

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Autumn, Autumn's Comfort Foods, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Southern Cooking | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. Maya Angelou We are stepping into a new season with autumn’s brilliant colors decorating our surroundings. This seasonal change makes me think about comfort foods. Autumn’s Comfort Foods While TJ is off cooking for the masses, I’ve decided to experiment with one of my favorite foods from childhood – collard greens. I’ve had greens at a couple of restaurants and they were delicious tasting but lacked the texture and bite-size I desired. I decided to make my own from scratch. Here’s my recipe! Recipe Card Collard Greens 2017-09-23 16:02:24 Southern style collard greens Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr Ingredients 1 pound fresh collard greens 3 cups chicken broth 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 ham hocks 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon pepper 1 pinch red pepper flakes Instructions First wash greens and drain, then place them on cutting board and roll like a burrito. Cut the rolled greens diagonally into small 1-2 inch slices. Place greens into large pot already filled with chicken...

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Top 3 Ways of Making Money While Traveling

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Top 3 Ways of Making Money While Traveling, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta Top 3 Ways of Making Money While Traveling There is a significant risk involved in constant traveling. Your money can easily run out, and you are suddenly left with nothing to survive on. This is a problem that affects most travelers since you are spending while earning nothing. You work hard, save more money and then spend it all on a whirlwind trip around the world and come back with nothing to start the cycle once again. However, it is possible to make money even when you are on the road. This is a great way of ensuring that you do not cut your trip short once you run out of funds. Below are some of the great ways of making money while traveling. Writing for the web If you are great in coining words and making them sound perfect, then there is plenty of work for you even as you travel. There are lots of online travel magazines that will pay you handsomely to come up with creative articles that will be published in the magazine. You can also make money working as a copywriter writing press releases, articles and general blog posts. There are...

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Weekly Food Holidays September 18-24, 2017

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Uncategorized, Weekly Food Holidays September 18-24 2017 | 0 comments

Weekly Food Holidays: September 18-24, 2017 Quote of the Day: Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’ Anthony Bourdain Here’s a look at this week’s food holidays. If you’d like to see more, go to our Annual Listing of National Food Holidays. You can plan now to celebrate this week’s food holidays. Do you have some good recipes for these food holidays? Share them with us and we’ll...

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National Guacamole Day 2017

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Food Holiday, National Guacamole Day 2017, Restaurants, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holiday - Where to Celebrate, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Guacamole Day 2017 Quote of the Day: I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. Frank Bruni September 16th is National Guacamole Day 2017. The Aztecs used avocado to make this sauce (dip) as early as the sixteenth century. The Spanish fell in love with the avocado and brought it back to Europe after they conquered the Aztec. The California Avocado Advisory Board had a tough...

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Top 5 Spots for National Hoagie Day

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Hoagie Sandwich History, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Sandwich With A History: National Hoagie Day Today is National Eat A Hoagie Day. The term hoagie originated in the Philadelphia area according to some sources. There are debate and different theories about the hoagies existence. The Philadelphia Bulletin reported, in 1953, that Italians working at the World War I–era shipyard in Philadelphia known as Hog Island introduced the sandwich by putting various meats, cheeses, and lettuce between two slices of bread. This became known as the “Hog...

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National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2017

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Chocolate Milkshake Day 2017, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Did you just buy a five dollar shake? Vincent, Pulp Fiction Mia: Sure did. Vincent: A shake? Milk and ice cream? Mia: Uh-huh Vincent: It costs five dollars? Mia: Yep Vincent: You don’t put bourbon in it or anything? Waiter: Nope Vincent: Just checking. National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2017: September 12th A 1885 British newspaper describes the milkshake as a manly drink composed of whiskey, ice cream, and milk. For the next thirty-seven years, milkshakes were...

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Weekly Food Holidays September 11-17, 2017

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Cinnamon-Raisin Day, National Hot Cross Bun Day, National Linguine Day, National Peanut Day , Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, Weekly Food Holidays September 11-17 | 0 comments

Weekly Food Holidays September 11-17, 2017 Quote of the week: There’s a good reason to celebrate food every day. CJ Here’s a look at this week’s food holidays. If you’d like to see more, go to our Annual Listing of National Food Holidays. You can plan now to celebrate this week’s food holidays. Do you have some good recipes for these food holidays? Share them with us and we’ll post with our food recipes and give you credit. Weekly...

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Weekly Food Holidays – September 4-10, 2017

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Weekly Food Holidays – September 4-10 2017 | 0 comments

Weekly Food Holidays – September 4-10, 2017 Quote of the Day:  You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.  Kurt Vonnegut Here’s a look at this week’s food holidays. If you’d like to see more, go to our Annual Listing National Food Holidays. You can plan now to celebrate this week’s food holidays. Do you have some good recipes...

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Hurricane Season 2017 – Be Prepared!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Hurricane Season 2017, Hurricane Season 2017 – Be Prepared!, Hurricane Survival, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Hurricane Season 2017 – Be Prepared! Hurricane season is here and those in the path of the latest storm will attest that it’s no cake walk. The value of human life is the utmost importance and the safety of pets. What do you need to know in advance to prepare for stormy weather? Have a plan. What are you going to do after receiving a weather alert for your area? Are you staying at home and brave the storm,...

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Weekly Food Holidays – August 28–September 3

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Weekly Food Holidays – August 28th – September 3rd | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” W.C. Fields Weekly Food Holidays – August 28– September 3 August 28: National Cherry Turnover Day August 29: National Chop Suey Day August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day August 31: National Trail Mix Day  September 1: National Cherry Popover Day, and National Gyro Day September 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day September 3: National Welsh Rarebit Day  We hope you enjoy our posts about food...

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