• Tipsy’s Top Five Things To Put In Your Mouth This October (I’m Talking Food People, Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter)

    October 11, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The Salmon Toast From Maison Marcel, Lakeview, Chicago I was invited to a Tipsy Business Meeting by a fellow Instagrammer and we decided on Maison Marcel as our meeting place.  It was my first time here and I can tell you with most certainty, that it wont be my last.  My companion and I decided to order two of their Toast Dishes to share. We chose the Salmon Toast and the Whipped Ricotta with Fig Toast.  Both were divine, but the juxtaposition of flavors on the Salmon Toast got me, Hook, Line and Sinker (pun intended). The bread was brioche…

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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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  • Tipsy’s Top 5 of Chicago Gourmet 2017

    September 27, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    This year I was given the privilege of a Media Pass to attend Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appetit.  This incredible festival has been taking place in Chicago’s iconic Millenium Park for ten years!  If you aren’t familiar, it is a food fest like no other. Famous Chef’s, upscale food samples, cocktails, and the wine, oh my gosh, the wine. Besides the food and booze, there is live entertainment, photo booths, giveaways and plenty of comfortable places to  sit, relax and enjoy the scene. Chef Demos from Celebrity Chefs like Chicago favorites, Stephanie Izard and Rick Bayless  . Who are…

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  • Grab & Go Apple Cranberry Sangria Jars

    September 15, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria 1 C of Apple Juice or Cider (juice boxes can even be used) 1 C of Cranberry Juice 1 C Vodka 1 Bottle of Cheap Red Wine (the cheaper the better) 2 C of Frozen or Fresh Fruit (any fruit can be used, I used apples, and frozen peaches and frozen blueberries) 1 T of Cinnamon  Mix all the ingredients in a jug and enjoy! I personally like to mix this up and portion it out into 10 16oz Ball canning jars and keep in the fridge to grab and go. But either way works fine.…

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  • A Waitress Named Diane ….

    September 3, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Travel Wisconsin ran a commercial a few years back about the Wisconsin Supper Club and The Old Fashioned Cocktail. In the commercial it teaches that an Old Fashioned is served in a ten ounce glass, with a maraschino cherry, and an orange slice but that a REAL Old Fashioned must be served in a room with a brick fireplace, an a deer head mounted on a wall, by a waitress named Diane.  (See the commercial here The Wisconsin Supper Club) As a lover of the Wisconsin Supper Club scene and pretty much all things Wisconsin, this commercial gives me all…

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  • A Boozy Farewell To Summer ~Tipsy’s Top Five Favorite Frozen Drinks~

    August 27, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    So the official end of Summer is drawing near. In the fashion world this means the end of wearing white and in the world of debauchery it’s the end of frozen drinks. I enjoyed MANY a “Cold Frozen” in my Garden of Eatin” this Summer. I experimented with some old favorites and came up with a few new ones.  It was fun to use the herbs from my Cocktail Garden! Here are my Top Five Favorite Summer Drinks, make them before its unseasonable to do so! Strawberry & Mango Frosé 1 bag frozen (about 2 cups) strawberries  1 bag frozen…

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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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