• Bowl of party dip surrounded by crackers and the jar of hormel dried beef. Pictured is also a pink dish towel.

    Party Dip

    June 1, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    Last week when I was at the lake house our friend mentioned snacking on some dried beef. While I would never probably buy the beef just to snack on, it did trigger a memory of a recipe I saw in my Grandma’s cookbook of a party dip that was popular in the 1960’s. I personally am a big fan of party dip. In fact, one of my favorite Aunts always has some kind of homemade dip in her fridge and I love going there. It is such a great snack to eat with veggies or crackers and perfect for busy…

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  • French Onion Soup Bites

    December 11, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I was catering an appetizer themed party this past Saturday and was trying to come up with new ideas for appetizers. As a brand ambassador for Chateau Foods I happen to have an endless supply of dumplings in my freezer and was brainstorming ways to work them into this menu. I saw someone making French Onion Soup over on Instagram and decided to find a way to combine the two. It took me a couple trials to get the recipe for these French Onion Soup Bites perfect, but once I got it right I knew I had to share it…

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  • I’m An Old Fashioned Kind Of Gal

    June 21, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I have an O-B-S-E-S-S-I-O-N with Wisconsin Supper Club Style Brandy Old Fashioned’s. My parents have a home in the Western U.P. of Michigan which is right over the border from Wisconsin, the home of The Brandy Old Fashioned. Last year I even did an Old Fashioned Crawl through the Northwoods and wrote a blog post about it called “A Waitress Named Diane”. It was fantastic. Since I cannot permanently live in the Northwoods (although I wish I could) I decided I needed to perfect the Brandy Old Fashioned at home. The drink itself does require more than a few ingredients,…

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  • Cleaning Up My Act ~ Beverage Edition

    January 5, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    New Year, New Me?  Not quite. Let’s face it, most of us set unattainable goals every New Year and the drive to accomplish them fizzles out soon after The New Year rolls around. I have never been the kind of person who does well being told I CAN’T have something, especially when it comes to food or cocktails. Because of this reason I stopped setting over-the-top health goals years ago (this is clearly obvious). I felt like there was so much pressure to succeed and I was just setting myself up for disappointment. Now that I’m getting older I do…

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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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  • Drive Thru Drinks

    August 11, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Let me start out by saying: “Don’t Drink & Drive!” **Disclaimer** I made all of these “Adult” drinks, at home and enjoyed them in the Garden of Eatin. Also none of these restaurants were involved in this idea.  That being said, let me share with you a Tipsy Summer Project, three months in the making.  Drive Thru Drinks , Classic Fast Food Favorites, paired with my favorite libations.  Here’s a few of my favorites and my recommended boozy additions.  (Amounts vary by personal preference) 1. Arby’s Jamocha Shake Additions  Kahlua Vanilla Vodka Bailey’s Irish Cream 2. Taco Bell’s Frozen Spiked…

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