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National Peppermint Latte Day 2017

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Food & Beverage Holidays USA, national food and beverage holidays, national food and drink holidays, National Food Holiday Celebrations, National Food Holiday Recipe, National Food Holiday Recipes, National Food Holidays 2017, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National Holidays, National Peppermint Latte Day, Recipe, Recipes for Food Holidays 2017, road home, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtrips R Us Food-Entertainment-Travel Blog, Roadtrips R Us. Travel and Food Blog, Roadtripsrus, Roadtripsrus.com, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Peppermint Latte Day 2017 Quote of the Day: Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep. Fran Drescher Good morning everyone! National Peppermint Latte Day 2017 Today is National Peppermint Latte Day! This is a perfect beverage for the holiday season. Kick start your day with the smell of peppermint and your favorite espresso brewing to make this Peppermint Latte recipe. Mr. Coffee Café Barista Premium Espresso & Cappuccino System, Silver Peppermint Mocha Latte Recipe Peppermint Mocha Latte 2017-12-03 08:11:07 A delicious Peppermint Mocha Latte recipe! Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 3 tablespoons powdered baking cocoa 3 tablespoons warm water 1-1⁄2 tablespoons peppermint syrup or 1- 1⁄2 tablespoons crème de menthe 4 ounces espresso 12 ounces steamed milk Whipped cream Red sugar crystals and/or tiny peppermint canes/chips Instructions Combine 3...

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National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Bavarian Chocolate Cream Pie, Food, Food Blog, National Bavarian Cream Pie Day, Recipe, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

Quote for Today: When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, follow your senses.  ~TJ Today is National Bavarian Cream Pie Day.  Bavarian Cream or (Bavarois) is a cold egg custard thickened with gelatin then mixed with whipped cream, vanilla, fruit puree or other flavorings. Marie-Antoine Carême, perhaps the first celebrity chef, is generally given credit for its creation in the early 19th century.  Enough about that for you can’t eat history.  Here is the recipe. Bavarian Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients Crust 1 ¼ cup – Nabisco Honey Maid Chocolate Graham Crackers, crumbled ¼ cup – sugar ¼ cup – softened butter (salted)  Filling ½ cup milk ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup sugar 4- Egg yolks Pinch of salt 2 oz – cold water 1 tbsp – Gelatin 1 tsp – vanilla 3 – Egg whites, stiffly beaten 1 cup...

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Creole, Gumbo and All That Jazz

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Emeril Lagasse, Gumbo Recipe, New Orleans, Poche's, Recipe, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on Creole, Gumbo and All That Jazz

Quote for Today:  When opportunity knocks, invite it to stay for dinner.  Life’s Little Instruction Book Guest Blogger:  Singer-songwriter, Paul J. Constantine, Jr.   I had the good fortune, as a young man just out of high school, to land a job with an electronics manufacturing company in New Jersey. I had studied electronics through high school, even taking a home study course with DeVry Technical Institute (remember them) in my junior year. Well, being one of the only single technicians at the plant, I was often called on to travel to various radio and television stations throughout the country to assist in commissioning the equipment we manufactured. As luck would have it, I was selected to go to New Orleans in 1968 to commission a new studio switching system for WWL-TV in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Talk about...

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The Schell Game

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in August Schell, Food Blog, Recipe, Roadtrips R Us, Schell Brewing Company, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on The Schell Game

Quote for Today:   “He was a wise man who invented beer.” -Plato Poking around on the internet, I discovered that August Schell was born on this day in the Black Forest region of Germany in 1828.  If you have never heard of him, like me, you have probably not spent much time in the Midwest or Northeast.  Crossing the Atlantic, and making his way up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, August and his family settled in the German village of New Ulm, Minnesota.  At the age of thirty-two, he gave up his career as a machinist/engineer and partnered with Brew Master Jacob Bernhardt to create a German-styled brewery.  New Ulm was the perfect location.  The Cottonwood River provided both transportation and the ice necessary to keep the beer cool during the fermentation process.  A nearby artesian spring provided the...

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A steak by any other name is not the same…

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Easy Recipes from Chef TJ, Food, Food Blog, Food History, National Steak au poivre day, Quotes, Recipe, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Steak au Poivre Recipe, Today in Food History, Uncategorized | Comments Off on A steak by any other name is not the same…

Quote for Today:  Isn’t it funny how alcohol, heavy cream, and butter make things taste better.  Anonymous (TJ) This weekend we celebrate National Steak au Poivre Day.  This delicious French dish consists of a steak, traditionally a Filet Mignon, coated with cracked black peppercorns and served with a pan sauce.  My favorite version of this dish uses an old fashion coffee grinder.  Your grandmother may have had one of these contraptions  Where you crush the beans with a hand crank and the end product comes out of a wooden drawer similar to your bedroom dresser.  Also, instead of a filet, I prefer a 14-16 ounce New York Strip. To get started, crush enough whole black peppercorns in your grinder to evenly coat both sides of your steak.  If you can’t find the grinder described above, an electric one will...

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The Ultimate Pesto…

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Chicken Pesto Recipe, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Recipe, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Entertainment History, Travel & Food Blog, Ultimate Pesto Recipe | Comments Off on The Ultimate Pesto…

Quote for Today: I had a little nut tree nothing would it bear but a golden nutmeg and a silver pear.  Mother Goose Today is National Macadamia Nut Day.   Macadamia nuts originated in Australia, however most of the nuts we purchase in the States come from Hawaii or California.  Actually 95% of the world’s crop is harvested in Hawaii.  The only nut that compares in my opinion is the Pistachio. Either way, when I purchase them they normally do not reach the house.  It’s like McDonald’s French fries, they just won’t stay in the bag. Once you get them home, roughly chop them and roast in a slow 325 degree oven for just a few minutes (5 minutes).  Let them cool, and then you can begin.  Pretty much everyone knows how to make a pesto, this is simply my...

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