• A Bowl Full of Hygge ~ A Tipsy Tuesday Tip

    July 31, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Often times I make things way too complicated when I cook. I forget about the simple dishes that warm your belly and your soul. I recently re-joined the world of Pinterest and was inspired by so many of the comfort food recipes I was seeing pinned on the site. I was reminded of  this delicious broth I used to make that is perfect for any time of the year. It is a dish that you can make in your slow cooker if you don’t have a lot of time or can simmer away on your stove on a weekend when…

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  • Tough Day Dinner ~ Dressed Up Dogs

    July 29, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Thinking of things to make for dinner can sometimes make me want to rip my hair out. I get complaints of being sick of the same old things I make over and over and yet there are times I try something new and no one wants to eat it because it is unfamiliar. The other day I was in need of a Tough Day Dinner and I remembered some interesting hot dogs I saw at Aldi. They were Bavarian Style Hot Dogs. They looked lighter in color to your typical hot dog and they were also longer and skinnier. I…

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  • Czech Please ~ A Story About Roast Pork & Czech Dumplings

    July 25, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Every culture has a cuisine, some cultures are just more well-known for their culinary delights. The French and The Italians dominate with their delicious food but let’s talk about a little known culinary competitor, The Czech Republic. Czech cuisine features a little known dish…amazing bread and potato dumplings. When you think about dumplings I am sure your mind goes right to the Asian variety, which are indeed delicious, but Czech inspired dumplings have a delicious story all their own. Here are some fun facts about Czech Dumplings: Czech dumplings are called KnedlÍky. There are two varieties of Czech Dumplings. Bread…

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  • Cheater Chicken Parmesan ~ A Tipsy Tuesday Tip

    July 24, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I love a good Chicken Parmesan dish, but frankly it’s A LOT of messy work to make it. Made the traditional way, it’s definitely not a recipe for a busy work week. So what do you do when you’re craving this dish and don’t want the fuss that comes with making it? You make a Cheater Chicken Parmesan and that is this week’s Tipsy Tuesday Tip. I got creative and did a little food research and came up with what I think is a pretty solid representation of the dish. All you need are a few simple ingredients. I got…

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  • The Crockpot Isn’t Just For Fall

    July 21, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I recently was contacted by Crockpot to try one of their new products. I had a choice between the Crockpot Five In One Cooker and the Express Cook. I chose the Five In One Cooker because I was very interested in all the options it had to offer. For the longest time I only thought of using a slow cooker in the cold months and had never thought how slow cooking is a great option for the hot Summer days when you don’t want to heat up your house. The Crockpot isn’t just for Fall anymore! The best thing about…

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  • Potato Salad Stories

    July 20, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I think it is safe to say that every family has their own  Potato Salad recipe that they think is the best. They aren’t wrong. To them, their recipe is THE BEST! When discussing the topic of Potato Salad with my friend Mandee, who blogs over at The Kitchen Wife  We spoke about how every person has their own special ingredients they add to their potato salad that make it unique. Often times the recipe is passed down from a favorite Aunt or a Grandmother and little things are changed or added along the way. Along with those recipes come…

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  • “Tough Day” Dinner ~ Thai Inspired Lettuce Wraps

    July 13, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Summer is in full swing over at Tipsy HQ and the days are LONG! The three kids I cook for / care for are home from an extended trip to Spain and the Summer boredom has already kicked in. Luckily they are signed up for camps the next couple of weeks and school is back in session mid August. That being said, we still have to eat and for some reason in the Summer, someone is ALWAYS hungry. With three kids that are different ages and a few extra neighborhood kids that come straggling in and out of our house…

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  • A Detroit Style Pizza Party

    July 7, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Have you heard of Detroit Style Pizza? I hadn’t until the Food Network reached out to me to ask if they could use one of my Instagram Photos for an upcoming episode of The Kitchen featuring Detroit Style Pizza. Sure I said, why not. I was confused what my photo of Brick Cheese had to do with it, but after watching the episode, and being disappointed they didn’t say my name, I knew what Detroit Style Pizza was all about. I decided I wanted to make it so I started doing some research. There are several unique things when making…

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