• Best Ever Meatballs

    July 12, 2021thetipsyhousewife

    A Family Tradition These best ever meatballs are a long time family tradition. This is a recipe best made on a Sunday when you can leisurely lounge around the house. You will need to make time to “stir the sauce”. If time is not on your side, this recipe can also be modified for the crock pot so that you can set it and forget it. These best ever meatballs can also be made ahead of time and frozen before cooking for a quick freezer meal on busy days. What makes this recipe different? This recipe is different because you…

    Continue Reading
  • No Cook Fresh Tomato Pasta

    July 8, 2021thetipsyhousewife

    No Cooking = A Great Summer Meal I love this No Cook Tomato Pasta recipe for many reasons. One, it is absolutely delicious and has all the flavors of Summer. Two, this recipe literally calls for you to dice up your tomatoes, toss them with a few ingredients and leave them on your counter all day to marinate. The tomatoes plus the salt you will use creates a delicious liquid that will soak into your warm pasta. No cook tomato pasta is great for Summer. Fresh Is Best When It Comes To No Cook Tomato Pasta & Is Great For…

    Continue Reading
  • Shells, chicken, peas and prosciutto in a skillet with a cheesy cream sauce

    Cheesy Chicken & Shells with Peas and Prosciutto

    February 7, 2020thetipsyhousewife

    Cheesy Chicken & Shells with Peas and Prosciutto Everyone loves an easy skillet dinner. Especially one that includes pasta. This cheesy chicken & shells with peas and prosciutto is going to be a family favorite at dinner time. There is a complete recipe at the end of this post with a printable option. I want to go over a few tips and tricks to making this cheesy chicken & shells with peas and prosciutto. This will make it easy for you to make. Let’s get started! The Cheese As you can see from the picture, I used a Cheddar Gruyere…

    Continue Reading
  • Kung Pao Spahetti with Crispy Chicken

    Copycat CPK Kung Pao Spaghetti

    January 23, 2020thetipsyhousewife

    Copycat California Pizza Kitchen Kung Pao Spaghetti I love California Pizza Kitchen. CPK has some of my favorite food. My very favorite dish that I order every time I go is the Kung Pao Spaghetti. I think that I have finally mastered a copycat CPK Kung Pao spaghetti recipe. This version is a little more family friendly. The dried chilis that are part of the CPK version are eliminated from this recipe. I added crispy chicken tenders to my copycat CPK Kung Pao spaghetti. You can use chicken or if you like you can use shrimp. While this recipe is…

    Continue Reading
  • A bowl of pasta with tomatoes and olive oil.

    Tomato Pasta

    June 25, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    The funny story about this Tomato Pasta is that I found the recipe in an old cookbook and decided to make it for my boyfriend at the time. I can’t remember the name of the cookbook now, but the recipe was so good that for years after we broke up, my ex would mention this pasta to me any time I ran into him. I made some changes to the recipe from the original one that I found in the cookbook back then. I think this version of Tomato Pasta is the best one because it uses such simple ingredients…

    Continue Reading
  • Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese

    April 14, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    I have a confession to make, this was my first time making Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese.  Truth be told, I never like Macaroni & Cheese when it is homemade. I prefer the box of Kraft Mac -n- Cheese over any homemade that I ever had. The number one reason being, that it gets grainy and thick and it is never creamy. I have had a few great experiences making pasta in the Instant Pot, so I came up with a plan for this Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese and decided to give it a whirl. I was shocked at…

    Continue Reading
  • Easy Vodka Sauce

    December 28, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    This is a recipe I have been making for years. When I had it for the first time I was sure that it was some overly complicated, intricate recipe because it was so absolutely delicious. When I asked the original recipe creator for the recipe I couldn’t believe that it was actually a really Easy Vodka Sauce recipe. I made some adjustments over the years and  I think now that it is practically perfect. I have to be honest, this Vodka Sauce is not healthy, what makes it delicious is lots of butter, cream and cheese. It is definitely a…

    Continue Reading
  • Summer Pasta

    August 28, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I am forever looking for new uses for the gifts from my garden, especially as Fall draws near. You can only freeze so much, and lets face it, frozen herbs and veggies just don’t taste as good as when they are fresh. I think anyone who has a garden also shares the same overwhelmed feeling as the tomatoes and basil pile up. I did some kitchen experimenting the other night with some of the items from our garden and came up with a Summer Pasta dish that everyone, even the kids, loved! Even better, we were able to use the…

    Continue Reading