• A wine glass with a fruity red frozen red wine

    Red Wine Slushy

    June 2, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    This Red Wine Slushy is the perfect drink for porch sits.  It is made with lots of fruit so that means its healthy right? It is also a simple, make ahead cocktail that you can prepare in advance for a party. Yesterday I had planned to make this drink and sit on my friend’s deck and enjoy the warm weather. In typical Chicago fashion, as soon as I got done blending up this Red Wine Slushy, the weather turned cold, windy and wet. I can tell you that while this Red Wine Slushy would have been absolutely perfect for that…

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  • 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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  • A colorful picture of cooked meatballs with a soy sauce and peanut butter glaze.

    Asian Meatballs

    April 10, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    This past week I have been in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona visiting my Aunt and Uncle.  It been an annual trip these last few years and every time I am here, to thank them, I cook them and their friends a five course meal.  Each year there is a different theme for the menu. This year I decided to go with an Asian theme.  Part of the fun of cooking this special meal is discovering new stores in the area to purchase the ingredients.  This year was no exception. I found a spectacular Asian Market in Phoenix and we spent a…

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  • Halloween Taco Dip

    September 29, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    It’s nearly October, my birthday month! It also means that it’s almost Halloween. I am gathering recipes to make for the big day that are festive, easy and delicious. If you’re anything like me you love a good taco dip. After seeing lots of fun Halloween Taco Dip recipes on Pinterest, I decided to have a go at this Halloween Taco Dip design I was seeing all over my Pinterest feed! If you have been following me for some time you know that I have made a Taco Dip recipe many times before. This time I wanted to use up…

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  • A Salad For Everyone

    August 15, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    A lot of people are not eating carbs anymore. My Keto food blogging friends are blowing up social media with their cheese, veggie and meat recipes and people are loving it. Clearly I am not on the Keto train but I do have an appreciation for it. I often entertain and I know there are going to be times that I need to make food that makes everyone happy so I decided to create a salad for everyone. The salad I came up with is inspired by an Italian Sub Sandwich and can be made two ways with most of…

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  • You May Be A Terrible Cook If…. ~ A Fourth Of July Recipe Round Up for People Who Can’t Cook.

    June 28, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Do you get asked to bring the plates and cups to Bbq’s and Potluck Parties? Have you ever been asked to make a dish a second time after bringing it to a party? If the answer to both of those questions is a firm NO. I am here to tell you….you may be a terrible cook! The good news is, that can be changed without even having to take cooking lessons! I am here to share with you some recipes that even the worst cooks can make. This is perfect timing since the Summer Party of the Year is coming…

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  • Tipsy’s Top 5 Ways To “Buffet”

    December 21, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The holidays are HARD! So many parties so little time. I’m the kind of person who has this elaborate vision for how things should look at my events. I used to end up feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and sometimes even angry when I would try to execute my vision for these perfectly staged get togethers. Several years ago I decided to let go of that perfect visual and find ways to actually have fun at my own parties while still making them special. One of the ways I achieved this new Zen Like Tipsy was by incorporating the Buffet into…

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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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