Winter Drinks To Warm You Up

Winter Drinks To Warm You Up

By Bob Lipinski When I think of “winter drinks to warm me up,” my thoughts immediately run to sitting in a ski lodge after a day on the slopes watching the snow fall through a large picture window, while snuggled in front of a roaring fire with a warm drink in my...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

By Bob Lipinski “The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.” (P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022, Political satirist, journalist, and author)...
Provolone Cheese – Italy’s Gift To The World

Provolone Cheese – Italy’s Gift To The World

By Bob Lipinski Provolone cheese has been enjoyed for decades by not only Italian-Americans, but the vast majority of the population. Regardless of whether it is imported from Italy (mainly from the south) or made domestically (mostly in Wisconsin), Provolone is...
Celebrating Thanksgiving with Laird’s Applejack

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Laird’s Applejack

By Bob Lipinski Laird’s is America’s first and oldest commercial distillery. Records indicate that William Laird, a County Fyfe Scotsman, settled in Monmouth County, N.J., and produced applejack as early as 1698. In 1780, Robert Laird, a Revolutionary War soldier who...