• Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

    October 7, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    Mister Tipsy and I are huge fans of Chicken Cordon Bleu but it is difficult and time consuming to make. As kids we both love the little frozen ones for an after school snack. We recently tried them again and they just don’t taste the same. You also rarely, if ever, see Chicken Cordon Bleu on restaurant menus. I came up with this recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole out of convenience and wanting to cure our craving for this classic recipe. This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe uses simple ingredients and has a delicious crispy topping using Ritz Crackers and…

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  • Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole

    January 2, 2019thetipsyhousewife

    I am a collector of vintage cookbooks and recipe binders. Some of my favorites are the church cookbooks that are a collection of old recipes collected from the members and printed and sold as a fundraiser. One recipe that I kept seeing repeated from these cookbooks was a Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole. Something about it intrigued me. After reading through the many recipes for this classic dish, I decided to put my own spin on it. This Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole can be assembled ahead of time for an easy weeknight meal, it is great for a party or potluck…

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  • Roast Beef Sandwiches

    December 12, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    I have been using my Instant Pot more often for two reasons. One, my Aunt recently purchased one and I know she will be looking for recipes and two, the busier I get with Tipsy, the less time I have. I love making slow cooked meats and soups and the Instant Pot makes this possible on even the busiest of days. We were having a taste for Roast Beef Sandwiches and when I stopped at my local butcher recently, they had a beautiful rump roast on sale. This Rump Roast can be a main course served with mashed potatoes and…

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  • Meatballs & Minis

    October 5, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    One of my favorite products to cook with are the Chateau Foods Dumplings. Chateau Dumplings are a traditional Czech dumplings in both bread and potato dumplings. The bread is typically made with a roast pork and served with gravy. The potato dumplings are traditionally large and served with butter and dill. Chateau makes a mini version that I LOVE to keep on hand in the freezer. They are super versatile, and can be eaten on their own.  I like to use them in place of pasta, rice or any of my other typical carb components. I can best describe them…

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  • Soy Sauce Ribs

    September 23, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    Something you may not know about me is that besides writing for the Border Bulletin and my blog, I have a full time job. I am a personal chef / nanny for a family of five. I am responsible for the grocery shopping, meal planning, lunch packing, and dinner making 4 days a week. I also make food for their family parties and special events they host at their home. Just last weekend I watched twenty kids at the house while prepping for a brunch for 55 guests they were hosting on Sunday. Needless to say, this weekend I am…

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  • Crockpot Chili

    September 4, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    An easy Crockpot Chili for game day or any Fall 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 ~ Sweet Corn Alfredo with Arugula and Potato Dumplings in 15 Minutes or Less

    June 20, 2018thetipsyhousewife

    The expression “Mama said they’ll be days like this” is so true. We all have them. Days that are filled with non stop chores, activities, carpools, events, things breaking and work stuff. Therefore, putting a fancy dinner on the table is sometimes impossible. Most of us resort to ordering in, or dinner from a drive through. I don’t know about you, but take-out and delivery in Chicago has gotten EXPENSIVE. I also can’t stand spending money on mediocre food. As a food blogger I can also get slightly over zealous at times and I can see how SOME of my…

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