Cobden, IL – I spent the weekend in southern Illinois. I had never been to this part of the country but wanted to attend the annual Blessing of the Bikes at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace.
The bed and breakfast is located on 100 acres of Illinois countryside, nestled in the woods, where the definition of “peace and quiet” lives. There are five units including the “honeymoon” suite and they are exceptional.
Tellico Plains, TN – If there was ever a place that bikers love to visit, it’s Tellicafe in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. As you come out of the Smoky Mountains, specifically from the Cherohala Skyway, there it is, just waiting for you to pull in and have a meal.
The first two times I passed through Tellico Plains, I was not ready to eat. What I DID notice was that the place was packed! Motorcycles and sports cars were everywhere. I thought, “that place must be good!”
I was right!
Colorado Springs, CO – I traveled to Colorado recently and after a couple of hard days of riding, I was yearning for a good steak. The Saltgrass Steak House was just down the road from where I was staying, so I had to give it a try.
They refer to themselves as “the original Texas Steakhouse” and after slicing into my rib-eye, I could understand.
Their story dates back to the 1800’s, according to their website, when millions of Longhorns roamed freely throughout Texas. With the taste for beef becoming a newfound favorite in the North, Texas ranchers prospered as never before.
Orange Beach, AL – When I arrived at the World Food Championships, I had no idea what this was all about. I had to “bone up” on the sport of competitive cooking so I could cover it properly.
I’ve covered everything from baseball to golf, football to basketball, but I’ve never been up close and personal with this type of event, and let me just say..
It. Is. Awesome!
Orange Beach, AL – The World Food Championships have begun in Orange Beach Alabama, a popular vacation destination for Middle Tennesseans. The Championships will highlight some of the most iconic cuisines from around the globe.
The location of this year’s event, the fifth in a row with two more years to come, is happening at The Wharf on Canal Road, a popular restaurant and retail development with condominiums and entertainment venues.
Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking and Dining on Thanksgiving
Nashville, TN – Special foods and favorite family recipes are a treasured part of many Thanksgiving celebrations.
In addition to enjoying these foods in moderation, the Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling while preparing, transporting and storing food to protect family and friends from food-borne illness.
Washington, D.C. – Food is expensive, but preparing your own meals can be healthier and less expensive than eating out.
Get the most for your food budget! There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. The three main steps are planning before you shop, purchasing the items at the best price, and preparing meals that stretch your food dollars. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Graham, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs and U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Crail, Task Force Blackhawk Public Affairs
Paktika Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Company B, “Baker Company”, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Red Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division recently received a pleasant surprise. They were treated to an impromptu lunch, July 18th, at Combat Outpost Sar Howza, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
The special lunch consisted of grilled steak, mashed potatoes, fresh salad and fruits. The meal finished with cookies, cakes, pies and ice cream,– considered a treat at the remote outpost.
Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking, Eating Outdoors
Nashville, TN – Summer is prime time for cooking and eating outdoors, and the Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling to avoid foodborne illness. Commonsense precautions for packing, transporting, cooking and storing food will help keep your outdoor meals safe and healthy.
“Summer offers lots of opportunities for Tennesseans to enjoy barbecues and picnics, but these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Safe food handling is critical when eating outdoors to protect yourself, your family and your friends from foodborne illnesses.” «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – Just 45 days after officially claiming occupancy at Forward Operating Base Andar, Task Force Iron Rakkasans transformed their location from a sand pit with four walls, to a well-established home with all of the basic accommodations.
The Soldiers of the forward support company were instrumental in the construction and the improvements in the quality of life.
Although the engineer unit supporting 3rd Brigade were the primary builders for the key structures for the Iron Rakkasans to operate at FOB Andar, the handy work of FSC Soldiers did a great deal to improve the living conditions.
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