• Bacon Holiday Bloody Mary Bar

    November 21, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This content is intended for readers who are 21 and over. #holidaybloodymarybar #collectivebias I love entertaining around the holidays and I always like to be prepared for unexpected guests. One of my hostess tips is to keep simple ingredients around to be able to present a last minute, Bloody Mary bar that’s sure to impress. When I need to stock up on supplies to have on hand in case I need to throw something together, I head to Walmart! Personally, I do not like those Bloody…

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  • Plate of colorful salad

    Seven Layer Salad

    July 25, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    I have been in a salad state of mind for the last few weeks. I haven’t been home much to have access to my little grill and I just can’t bring myself to heat up the house with a hot stove or oven. This is why I have been making mostly no cook salads for dinner like this Seven Layer Salad I made today for dinner. This Seven Layer Salad is a salad I used to have to make when I worked in the deli of a local grocery store. This was one of the most popular recipes we sold…

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  • Crispy Russet Potatoes Fried In bacon Fat

    Bacon Fat Fried Potatoes

    September 27, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    This recipe is probably one of my favorites because of how easy it is. I especially hate making breakfast. It takes me back to my restaurant days working Sunday morning when everyone wanted their eggs to order and I was tired from working the weekend. Because of this I am always looking for ways to make breakfast recipes easy for myself. One of the other reasons I love making these Bacon Fat Fried Potatoes is because they require one sheet pan so there is very little clean up. Awhile back, I posted a recipe for a No Mess BLT where…

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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • Three Ways To “Dumpling Up” For The Holidays

    December 20, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us.  I for one have FIVE, yes FIVE, Holiday parties to cook for in the week before Christmas alone.  Not to mention all the fun, yet taxing events leading up to Christmas and New Years.  As a food blogger, there is even more pressure to WOW the guests. I try to come up with easy, versatile recipes that I can bring to parties that also don’t break the bank.  Cooking can be expensive!  As I began to work on my Holiday menu, I was gifted an amazing treasure! Chateau Foods…

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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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