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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,, 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...

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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,, 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,...

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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,, 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: Seattle, Washington – This small establishment has no sign and takes no credit.  They will give you Caribbean Roast Pork Shoulder on a Baguette with Spicy Aioli, fresh Cilantro, caramelized onions and pickled jalapenos. So good will make you forget about Little Havana. C)  Soda & Swine:  San Diego, California – This shrine to the meatball and unique carbonated drinks...

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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,, 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 yes very stinky. It was also a favorite of Napoleon’s. 2) Taleggio: Italy – This cheese has been around since the 10th Century. It’s really smelly when melted and goes great with fruit such as pears. Taleggio Cheese 3) Stinking Bishop: England – One of the oldest cheeses in the world dating back to the Cistercian Monks. It contains pasteurized...

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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,, 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.  Top Spots for Authentic Pierogies Mrs. T’s in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania has been turning out Pierogies from their original recipe since 1952.  Today their kitchens produce over 13 million Pierogies per week.  You can order these online and  I would suggest the potato, spinach, and feta.  Another great place Pierogies Plus in Pittsburgh where you can go to the store and...

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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,, 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 enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. The YouTube Video below shows his easy recipe for preparing BBQ Ribs in your home oven. Enjoy! The recipe for the Broccoli Casserole is simple, quick and will easily fit into the oven for cooking in the last 25-30 minutes before the ribs are done. Here’s the recipe! Broccoli Casserole 2017-09-27 07:41:00 Serves 6 An...

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