• Instant Pot cooked taco rice using ground beef, taco seasoing, tomatoes and beef rice mix.

    Instant Pot Taco Rice

    September 19, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    Weeknights are always a busy time to try and get dinner on the table. I love using my Instant Pot during the week to create quick and easy dinners that taste delicious. I have become obsessed with my Instant Pot and make everything in it from rice, to hard boiled eggs to Sunday Roasts. I never have much luck cooking rice on the stove top but with my Instant Pot it comes out perfect every single time. Truth be told, we got the Instant Pot fro Christmas one year and I didn’t start using it right away because I was…

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  • Crispy Fried Chicken

    August 11, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyCreations #CrispiestChicken #CollectiveBias   It’s no secret that I love really good crispy fried chicken. Are there people who don’t love crispy fried chicken? A lot of people think that making the crispiest fried chicken at home is complicated but it really isn’t. The trick to making the #crispiestchicken at home requires two Tipsy Pro Tips: You must be organized by setting up your breading and frying stations ahead of time. You must have the right ingredients. The biggest secret to making the…

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  • Easy Al Pastor Tacos

    August 9, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    I don’t think I have ever met a person who doesn’t like tacos. I personally could eat tacos every single day of the week. I am lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with a taco cart on every corner and a Mexican restaurant every two steps. In fact, I once did a taco crawl in my neighborhood and tried an incredible amount of tacos. You can read that blog post here A Taco Tour of Rogers Park. I have yet to meet a taco I didn’t like. One of my most favorite types of taco is Al Pastor. I…

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  • Plate of multi colored beans

    Zesty Bean Salad

    August 6, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    Without fail, Mister Tipsy texts me everyday, halfway through his work day, to ask me what we are having for dinner. Last week when he texted me and asked and I responded with my answer that we were having Zesty Bean Salad, I didn’t get the typical excited response. He hasn’t quite caught on that I have been working more meatless meals into our weekly rotation this Summer. I knew this Zesty Bean Salad would be a hard sell in theory, but I also knew once he tasted it , he would love it. I used to make a very…

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  • Fried Chicken Sliders

    July 6, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    I want to start by saying that this hardly qualifies as a “recipe”. Since I have made these on my Instagram stories I have gotten so many questions about how I make these cheater Fried Chicken Sliders. I decided it would be easier to write this up as a blog post then to keep having to answer questions about what I buy to make these and how I make them. These Fried Chicken Sliders are am easy lunch or a perfect dinner for a busy day when you don’t have a lot of time to get dinner on the table.…

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  • Picture of a finished sandwich

    Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    July 5, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    I have been resurrecting a lot of classic recipes that I find in my Grandma’s cookbooks and giving them a modern day makeover. I came up with this recipe for an Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich using a classic kitchen hack where you marinate your chicken breasts in Zesty Italian Salad Dressing. This Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich reminds me of a play on a Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwich. A Bahn Mi Sandwich is a typical Vietnamese Sandwich on a French Baguette and stuffed with marinated meats, cucumbers, herbs and pickled veggies.  Last Sunday we were having Mister Tipsy’s Dad over for…

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  • Fruit Pizza

    Fruit Pizza

    June 30, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, I can’t bake. Not only can I not bake but I also would say that I despise baking. It is too precise for my cooking style. While I hate baking, I was able to make this Fruit Pizza and I have to say, it came out pretty delicious. Granted it’s not actual baking, but you do have to bake off some ready made sugar cookie dough and I managed to do that without burning anything. If you are headed out to a cookout and need to bring something, then…

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  • Finished chicken in a foil packet with melted cheese

    Cheesy Grilled Chicken & Peppers

    June 13, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    I love making these Cheesy Grilled Chicken & Peppers packets for the grill. The ingredients are so simple and fresh. The recipe take minutes to prep and the best news is, you can eat right out of the packets! No dishes to wash! This recipe has all the flavors of Summer. What I love most about this recipe is the crunchy sweet texture of the peppers that you use and the tangy glaze of teryaki. The grilled pineapple adds another great layer of flavor. I chose to use boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe because I find them to…

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