• Making The Perfect, NO MESS, BLT Sandwich ~ A Tipsy Tuesday Tip

    May 22, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I have spent many years working in all sorts of kitchens. Because of this I know many tips and cooking hacks. One of the best tips I was taught was how to cook bacon in your oven. The oven method is the BEST way to cook bacon. The oven cooks the bacon easily, there is no grease splatter to clean up, and it is a great way to add  unique seasonings and flavors to your bacon. Plus you can make a TON at once. Perfect for hosting. BLT’s are probably one of our favorite weeknight meals, so I came up…

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  • The Perfect Sandwich ~A Tipsy Tuesday Tip~

    May 7, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I have to admit, I am a sandwich snob. I believe it all started when I worked in the deli of my local grocery store.  I was in charge of making the catering trays and I took pride in the mini sandwiches I usually had to make. One day I made a sandwich for an employee and word spread about how good it was and soon, the lines were so long at the deli during lunch time that my department manager put a stop to my sandwich making days. I’ve had a couple dabbles into the grocery business in my…

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  • Tipsy’s Top 5 Questions I Get Asked About What It’s Like To Be A Food Blogger

    January 21, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    One of the most asked questions I get as The Tipsy Housewife is, “What is it?”. What does it mean to be a food blogger or an Influencer? This can be a very complicated and difficult thing to try to explain to people not in the business.  For example, try explaining this to your 80+ year old Grandmother…actually my Grandma seems to understand it better than a lot of younger people. I decided to write a blog post about it since I get asked about it so much! Below are the five questions I get asked most frequently and my…

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  • Cleaning Up My Act ~ Take Out Menu Twist

    January 19, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I am getting to the age where I love staying in as much, if not more, than going out.  One of our favorite Date Nights is to order in take out, curl up on the couch, and watch our favorite TV shows.  This USED to be a money saver as well.  I don’t know about you, but the last time I had Asian Take Out delivered to my door, the bill was over $40! Not to mention that it really wasn’t that tasty, it was loaded with tons of ingredients we didn’t need, like MSG, Salt, and Oils. Plus there…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Ways To Style Your Thanksgiving Table For About $20

    November 14, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Obviously I like to make my Thanksgiving Table the centerpiece for my meal. After all, Thanksgiving is like the Super Bowl for food lovers. This year I wanted to incorporate food into the table-scape. I also wanted to try to do it all for around $20. I achieved my goal and wanted to share with you how I did it. Below are some tricks and tips so you too, can achieve this look for less. Purchase Holiday decor after the holiday at a steep discount and pack away for the following year. Shop Aldi or Jewel for flower bouquets. Both…

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  • Fall Fun For Grown Ups, Five Ways To Embrace The Season That Don’t Include Kids!

    October 6, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Well it’s that time of year again, my favorite time of year, Fall! Sure signs of Fall are the changing leaves and the changing cocktail menus.  Goodbye Frosé, Hello Cider! In Chicago we celebrate Autumn by getting the last of our patio sits in, enjoying time outdoors, and preparing our snow day parking spot savers.  But there are more ways to celebrate and embrace the season. I have always been a lover of this time of year. October brings my birthday and my favorite of all the holidays, Halloween.  Dreaded by most couples with children, and usually LOVED by those…

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  • The Lost Recipes of The 1950’s Housewives ~Chopped Steak~

    August 25, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Someone I know always orders the chopped steak at restaurants because he is afraid it will be taken off the menu and go extinct if people don’t order it.  I’m not exactly sure where the concern comes from, but clearly the dish evokes a memory for that person that he doesn’t want to see die. I think we all have certain foods that are connected to memories of a good time or a specific person and with the lapse in teaching cooking skills to recent generations, a lot of these recipes have literally and figuratively died with their keepers. Thinking…

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  • A Taco Tour of Rogers Park

    August 22, 2017thetipsyhousewife

     Ten Foodie Spots To Visit In Rogers Park  For Tacos & Tamales Come Tour Tacos with Tipsy El Famous Taqueria Hidalgo Taqueria Hernandez Rocky’s Tacos El Chorrito Supermercado Chapala El Pueblito El Charro Garibaldi Tamales Tamales Lo Mejor I live in a neighborhood of Chicago called Rogers Park. It is located at the Northern and Eastern most part of the city limits.  I moved to Rogers Park over a decade ago.  Originally, I planned to stay a year or two, sell my condo and buy a house back in my old neighborhood. After living here a couple years, Rogers Park…

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