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Long Weekend East Coast Road Trip

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Aussie Bloggers, Australia Road Trips, Pacific Palms Australia Road Trips, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Sydney Australia, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “Never stop doing things for the first time.” Anonymous Long Weekend East Coast Road Trip Have you got three days to escape the city or have you got longer? Do you want to make the most of it, without spending hours behind the wheel? The best short getaways send you up the East Coast of Australia, with a few optional pit stops along the way. Grab your keys, jump in your car. It is holiday time, finally! Sydney to Newcastle This short trip is the first leg of the adventure. Getting to Newcastle is easy, but picking where to stay while you are here is a little bit harder.Although there are a few free camping spots around, most fill up quickly. If you plan to arrive late, book into a hotel for the evening. Newcastle is a great place to get your weekend party fix, with multiple clubs and bars, it has the best nightlife on the coast. Visit Darby street for a bite to eat, with most cafes staying open from breakfast until dinner. Newcastle to Pacific Palms Pacific Palms is a quaint coastal town located about four hours North of Sydney. As you drive into the somewhat non-existent town centre you will notice the towering green palms, tanned surfers,...

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National Gumbo Day: Cajun or Creole?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Creole Foods, Food, Food Blog, Louisiana Gumbo Recipe, National Food Holdiays, National Gumbo Day: Cajun or Creole?, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Gumbo Day Quote for Today:  Best Gumbo in the World, I “Gar-on-tee.” (Catchphrase, Chef Justin Wilson) Today October 12th is National Gumbo Day. Being a wannabe Cajun; I believe my recipe for this delicious dish is top-notch. The only problem is that when you serve two hundred bowls of gumbo every day, the one hundred and ninety-five that sings your praises goes over your head and the five that say “it’s not authentic, Creole, Cajun or any other adjective” tends to frustrate you. My first experience mass producing gumbo was my boss who told me that was they made it in “Lafayette” the epicenter of Acadian in Southern Louisiana. The tough part is that if you travel ten miles in any direction from Lafayette the opinion of what gumbo should be will change faster than the weather. Over the years, I have come up with my own opinion on how to make gumbo and here are my thoughts. First off the most frequent criticism is that it’s not Cajun or Creole. In a nutshell, Cajun Cuisine is derived from French descendants moving south from Nova Scotia and Canada to Southern Louisiana. Creole Cuisine comes from the French aristocracy that settled in New Orleans and was highly influenced by the Spanish, Native American Indians, and slaves...

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Big Sandwich Day: Top 5 Spots

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Big Sandwich Day, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Big Sandwich Day Today October 9th is Submarine, Grinder, Hoagie, Hero Day or should we just call it Big Sandwich Day? Below are the top five places to eat a great sandwich today. Submarine, Grinder, Hoagie & Hero: Top 5 Spots in the U.S. A) Aaron’s Deli:  Charleston, South Carolina – This place serves a wide variety of seafood Po’boys on baked Hoagie Buns.  If seafood is not your thing, go for the “Blackbeard” 12 oz Homemade Meatloaf on a Hoagie Roll with gravy and onions. B)  Paseo:...

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National Moldy Cheese Day

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Moldy Cheese Day Today October 9th is National Moldy Cheese Day. I happen to love both repulsive smelling cheese and the variety of items stuffed into a long roll. There are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses in the world. Here’s my pick of the top five stinkiest kinds of cheese in the world. Top 5 Stinky Cheeses in the World 1) Epoisses: France – Across the pond, they make it raw and unpasteurized. It’s nutty, salty, creamy and...

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Top Spots for Authentic Pierogies: National Pierogi Day

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Pierogi Food Holiday, Restaurants Serving Pierogies, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Pierogi Day Today, October 8th is National Pierogi Day.  These delicious morsels are dumplings made up of unleavened dough.  They are first boiled then baked or fried.  Similar other dumplings are found worldwide.  The Italians have Ravioli and Tortellini among others.  The Koreans have Mandu while the Japanese love their Gyoza.  In the U. S. communities with large numbers of Eastern European immigrants, such as Pittsburgh, Chicago and Cleveland have made the Pierogi a mainstay on local menus. ...

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National Food Holidays – October 2017

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Auguste Escoffier Quotes, Daily Food Holidays - October 2017, Food, Food Blog, Monthly Food Holidays - October 2017, National Food Holidays - October 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “The greatest dishes are very simple.”  Auguste Escoffier, the “Emperor of Chefs” Here’s a look at this month’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 these 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. National Food Holidays – October 2017 Monthly Food Holidays...

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BBQ Made Easy: Home Cooking

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in BBQ Made Easy, BBQ Video, Food, Food Blog, Meal Planning, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, YouTube Video | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: What would you attempt to barbecue if you knew you could not fail? – Robert Schuller BBQ Made Easy: Home Cooking Today was TJ’s day off so we wanted to treat his parents to a home cooked BBQ dinner. Our dinner was BBQ Ribs, Broccoli Casserole, and Corn on the Cob, Cornbread Muffins, and a delicious salad served with southern sweet tea. How To Make BBQ Ribs in the Oven TJ loves cooking food and...

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THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Producer Dave Cobb, Recording Artists, Roadtrips R Us, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Oak Ridge Boys, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” William W. Purkey The Oak Ridge Boys Announce New Album Country music fans of The Oak Ridge Boys have something to look forward to in the first quarter of 2018. The Country Hall of Fame members and five-time GRAMMY award winners announced they will release a project with acclaimed producer Dave...

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Weekly Food Holidays: September 25-October 1

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Uncategorized, Weekly Food Holidays: September 25- October 1 | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”  J.R.R. Tolkien  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...

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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...

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