Robb's Blog-O-Matic

Ravings of a rural mad man

Roman’s Pizza – Ligonier Pizzeria

Ordered from Roman's Pizzeria for the first time today.  This place is totally worth putting on your speed dial.  The staff is super friendly but more importantly (at least to my stomach) the food is crazy good! We ordered: Plain Pepperoni The God Father Cheesy Bread...

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Ligonier Smoked Trout Dip Recipe

Ingredients 2 Cups Smoked Trout 1/2 tsp of thyme 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp Spanish paprika 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 Green Onions 1/8 cup Mayonaise Directions for Troutp Dip Mixed everything together and run it through a meat grinder. There always seem to...

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Alton Brown’s Breakfast Sausage

I can't say enough about Alton Brown.  He got me into making sausage and I love his style and attention to how foods chemically interact with one another.  He is at the top of my list. If you haven't watched the sausage episode of Good Eats, stop reading...

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Chicken, Rice, and Black Beans

This is a dish I have been tweaking lately.  This is my latest version. Ingredients: 4 Chicken Thighs Salt Black Pepper Red Pepper Flakes Green Onions Kalamata Olives Black Beans Rice Wild Olive Oil Chicken Broth Chicken with Black Beans and Rice Getting Started First...

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Robb cuts down a tree. With assistance.

It was a nice tree... that was right next to the house. We both wanted it down, Laurie figured today was the perfect day to do it.  It was. And so the adventure begins. I think cutting down a tree is appealing to any man's masculinity....

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The Subtle Art of Dine and Dash… Nearly.

Our story takes place at the Wagon Wheel, a great family diner in Delmont, PA right off of rt22. Driving home from an estate sale, Liam asked if we could eat somewhere.  Being right near Delmont, Laurie thought of the Wagon Wheel right off the bat and the...

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Laurie Flew to Dallas – 5 Days of Survival

Setting the stage... So my wife Laurie went on a trip to Dallas, TX and left me at home with my two sons, Harrington and Liam, and our three dogs, Tess (Beagle Mix), Wiggles (Poodle Mix), and Jake (Australian Shepard) and I was also dog sitting Luna, my Sarah and...

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Chicken Names: Why we named our chickens Marge.

  We got Chickens. Chicken Names? We named them, "Marge". Looking for good chicken names?  We opted for one.  The story started about 3 or 4 years ago when we were driving back from someplace or another and happened to pass an Amish farm with a sign, "Chickens for...

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Bootstrap Marketing for Small Business

Written for the frustrated business owner. This article will help you get a game plan together for your small business marketing efforts.  Its designed to be a self-start guide.  If you are looking to hire an agency to manage your marketing, be prepared to...

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Buck Season 2017 – 8 Point Whitetail Harvest

While I come from a family of hunters and trappers in the little town of Ligonier in western Pennsylvania, at a young age I never really had an interest in hunting. I think it was more of a patience thing looking back. This year, with the nice late November weather, I...

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Robb Decided to Make Paella

Paella Ingredients Chicken 2 legs 2 thighs 4 wings Paella 1 tbsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp fresh cut oregano 2 cups saffron rice 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 tsp  salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil Three cloves chopped garlic 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 bay...

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Shed Snake Encounter

So I went out to our shed to see if I had a cat crate in there and when I opened the door... a little mouse desperately jumped out between my legs and ran off! I never had that happen before and when I looked down... I saw this guy slithering...

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Area50Run

I always thought an Area50Run race would be amazing.  Especially in the western Pennsylvania area with the Kecksburgh Alien festival right around the corner.

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Sudden Honey Bee Swarm

Just a day in the life of a Luther. I was helping my brother by taking some video of a few of Queen honey bee cells (He is breeding queens) when I noticed a whole lot of activity around his garage.     My brother is a beekeeper (among other things) and has a small...

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Jellystone Park – Luray, Virginia

On our return trip from Colonial Williamsburg, we decided (by we I mean Laurie) to stop in at Jellystone park in Luray, Virginia. Although we were only there one night, it was the complete highlight of our vacation. For starters, the staff was amazingly...

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Old Barn in Lewes Delaware

This was a really cool old barn we saw in Lewes Delaware.  I can imagine this as the scene of an amazing horror movie! "Chickens of the Corn" or "The House on Heifer Row" Or maybe something more sinister. 🙂 PS... If you read this post and...

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