• Supper Club Grub ~ Cheese Spread

    July 5, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    If you’re a Tipsy follower then you may or may not know that I have a Wisconsin Supper Club Obsession. If you don’t know what a Wisconsin Supper Club is, then you can read about the history of it  HERE. Of course everyone who knows about Supper Clubs knows that they are known for their Brandy Old Fashioned Cocktail. In fact I wrote a whole blog post about the Old Fashioned called “A Waitress Named Diane”. They are also known for having delicious Midwestern Fare like Prime Rib, Fresh Fried Fish Fry’s and Broasted Chicken. I of course love all…

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  • How To Make The Best Grilled Cheese ~ A Tipsy Tuesday Tip

    July 3, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    A grilled cheese seems pretty simple to make. That being said I’ve sampled a lot of them and have had some pretty bad ones. To make a perfect one isn’t hard, you just need some good quality ingredients. Last week I was headed Up North for the Fourth of July Holiday and I knew I would be passing through Wisconsin aka America’s Dairyland and that had to stop at my favorite cheese shop to get the most important ingredient of all, the cheese. There are several kinds of cheeses that work well in Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, American, Mozzarella, but I…

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  • Show Of Hands If You Know What Gravy Bread Is

    June 30, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Being from Chicago, Italian Beef Sandwiches are a staple in our diet. I have so many favorites and I like each one for different reasons. Everything makes a difference in the making of  a good beef. The seasoning, the quality of the meat, the spice, the heat and the bread. The main reason why I love Italian Beef’s are because of the gravy soaked bread. There are even some beef stands in Chicago where you can JUST get a gravy bread. They take the Italian bread and soak it in the beef au jus and it is a delicious soggy…

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  • Mayonnaise in Cake ~ The Portillo’s Chocolate Cake Experiment

    June 29, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Mayonnaise In Cake is Magic

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  • “Tough Day” Dinner ~ Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs On The Grill

    June 26, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I grew up in a family where we rarely ate out. We love to cook so if we had a craving for something we made it ourselves at home. Once in a great while, an occasion to eat out would come up and we would go to the local “Greek” Restaurant. I grew up on the Southwest side of Chicago, near Midway Airport and these “Greek” places were on every couple of corners. This is not the kind of Greek Restaurant you are thinking of, there was little, if any, actual Greek Food. The restaurants in our neighborhood were just…

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  • Avocado Toast Is For Millennials • Make This Avocado & Egg Breakfast Baked Potato For Grown Ups Instead !

    June 22, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I’m sure you have heard the news reports or have seen on social media that the younger generation can’t afford to buy homes because they spend all their money on avocado toast. While this is probably not true, what is true is that restaurants charge A LOT for something that is so simple to make. I decided to make my own play on this popular breakfast dish but I subbed a baked potato for the toast. I just don’t buy bread anymore ….While I know that a potato is a carb, I think the nutritional value is better especially because…

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  • I’m An Old Fashioned Kind Of Gal

    June 21, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I have an O-B-S-E-S-S-I-O-N with Wisconsin Supper Club Style Brandy Old Fashioned’s. My parents have a home in the Western U.P. of Michigan which is right over the border from Wisconsin, the home of The Brandy Old Fashioned. Last year I even did an Old Fashioned Crawl through the Northwoods and wrote a blog post about it called “A Waitress Named Diane”. It was fantastic. Since I cannot permanently live in the Northwoods (although I wish I could) I decided I needed to perfect the Brandy Old Fashioned at home. The drink itself does require more than a few ingredients,…

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  • “Tough Day” Dinner ~ Sweet Corn Alfredo with Arugula and Potato Dumplings in 15 Minutes or Less

    June 20, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    The expression “Mama said they’ll be days like this” is so true. We all have them. Days that are filled with non stop chores, activities, carpools, events, things breaking and work stuff. Therefore, putting a fancy dinner on the table is sometimes impossible. Most of us resort to ordering in, or dinner from a drive through. I don’t know about you, but take-out and delivery in Chicago has gotten EXPENSIVE. I also can’t stand spending money on mediocre food. As a food blogger I can also get slightly over zealous at times and I can see how SOME of my…

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