Tuscan-Style Green Beans with Pancetta

Tuscan-Style Green Beans with Pancetta

By Bob Lipinski As the weather cools, I like to cook beans, any type, for that soothing, comfort feeling inside. I like green beans because they are easy to cook, remain green, are crunchy and very versatile. Below is one of my favorite easy-to-make green bean dishes....
How to Serve Wine Like A Professional

How to Serve Wine Like A Professional

By Bob Lipinski Serving wine at home, on a picnic or during a festive occasion is fun and with just a few simple tips listed below, you will be on your way to an enjoyable time. Opening Table and Sparkling Wines Table wines. Cut the capsule near the bot­tle’s...
Farfalle with Uncooked Tomato Sauce

Farfalle with Uncooked Tomato Sauce

By Bob Lipinski Absolutely one of my favorite summertime cold pasta dishes! Ingredients 1 pound farfalle, cooked al dente 1 teaspoon olive oil 8 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2-1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, quartered lengthwise into wedges (smaller if necessary), then cut...
Prosecco… Italy’s Most Popular Sparkling Wine

Prosecco… Italy’s Most Popular Sparkling Wine

By Bob Lipinski Prosecco is both the name of a grape and a sparkling wine that originates in Italy’s northeast regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto. Prosecco is known locally in these regions as Glera. The Prosecco grape is thin-skinned with high acid and is...
Sesame Roasted Asparagus with Lacquer Sauce

Sesame Roasted Asparagus with Lacquer Sauce

By Bob Lipinski I call it lacquer sauce because when the asparagus are finished cooking, the consistency and visual of the sauce resembles lacquer. Recipe 2 pounds of thin asparagus (about 3 dozen) 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon ginger...
Summer Wine Coolers

Summer Wine Coolers

By Bob Lipinski When it’s hot outside I’m looking for a beverage that’s light, refreshing, chillable, perhaps somewhat acidic to cleanse my palate, but most of all… it contains alcohol. I enjoy wine and during hot weather I have found ways to convert that glass of...