• 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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  • Meet Your New Party Dip ~ The Wedge Salad Dip

    August 20, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Are you ashamed of your dip game? Have you shown up to parties with a chili cheese dip in hand, one too many times? Get a dip makeover and bring this delight to your next party and I guarantee you will be invited to more. Wedge Salad Dip Ingredients 1 16 oz  Container of Sour Cream 2 Packages of Cream Cheese, softened 2 Packets of Dry Ranch Dressing Mix 1/4 C Chives, minced  2 C of Lettuce, torn or cut into small pieces 1Cof Cherry Tomatoes, quartered 1C of Bacon, cooked 1C of Bleu Cheese, crumbled  2 T of French…

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