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    Mini Chicago Style Hot Dogs

    August 15, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    Before I get into this recipe I have to warn you that these are addicting.  Once you make these Mini Chicago Style Hot Dogs, your friends and family are going to ask you to make them all the time. What I love about these Mini Chicago Style Hot Dogs is that you can serve them as a build your own appetizer or dress them up for your guests with all the fixings. This recipe is simple to make but needs to be made right when you want to serve it. I did make these and reheated some the next day…

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  • Tough Day Dinner ~ Dressed Up Dogs

    July 29, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Thinking of things to make for dinner can sometimes make me want to rip my hair out. I get complaints of being sick of the same old things I make over and over and yet there are times I try something new and no one wants to eat it because it is unfamiliar. The other day I was in need of a Tough Day Dinner and I remembered some interesting hot dogs I saw at Aldi. They were Bavarian Style Hot Dogs. They looked lighter in color to your typical hot dog and they were also longer and skinnier. I…

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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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  • 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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