Grandpa Parrish’s Sausage Gravy

A couple of weeks ago we posted a recipe for Easy Homemade Biscuit. After making them, we realized, what could we do with all these tasty biscuits? Make sausage gravy of course.

Making sausage gravy is super simple, all you really need is sausage, milk, and flour. We of course added a couple of other things to really give the gravy a little bit more depth of flavor.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits is a super hardy meal, and will keep you going for hours. It’s a not a light meal and should only be made once in awhile…. ūüėČ

Grandpa Parrish's Sausage Gravy

Grandpa Parrish's Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of breakfast sausage (spicy or mild)
  • 1/4 cup of AP flour
  • 1.5 to 2 cups milk (2%)
  • 1 teaspoon season salt
  • 3 hefty dashes of cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

Step 1: 

Using your fingers, break the sausage into bite sized pieces. Using a cast iron skillet, brown the sausage over a medium-high heat until the sausage is no longer pink.

Step 2: 

Lower the heat to medium-low, slowly sprinkle about half the flour mixture on the sausage and allow it to absorb, then add a little bit more. Stir and allow to cook for another minute (or two).

Step 3: 

Over low heat, slowly pour in the milk and stir constantly until combined.

Step 4

Cook the gravy over medium-low heat, stir constantly until it thickens. At this point stir in the season salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. It’s okay if it gets too thick, just add a splash of milk or water.

Step 5: 

Taste the gravy and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Serve the gravy with warm biscuits and enjoy!

Grandpa Parrish's Sausage Gravy

Here’s Grandpa Parrish (Marlee’s Grandpa) who loved his biscuits and sausage gravy.¬†grandpa

Delicatessen Style Potato Salad

First off, we looked up potato salad to find a few historical tid-bits, but the first observation was that some people refer to potato salad as tater salad. That makes us think of a giant bowl of tater-tots tossed in some ketchup dressing (new idea? maybe not haha). Not necessarily a bad thing, just never heard of that way.

Anyways, potato salad has several ways to prepare it, from hot to cold, mayo to vinegar dressing. The cold potato salad that most of us know came from the British, while the warm vinaigrette Potato salad comes from France. And one of our favorites, the German preparation, hot vinegar with bacon dressing.

There are so many variations we might have to try each kind, but first here’s our New York aka Deli style potato salad inspired by Nate ‘N Al of Beverly Hills Deli. (if you ever have a chance go to Nate ‘n Al’s for breakfast or lunch, the corned beef is the best in the West)

Delicatessen Style Potato Salad

Delicatessen Style Potato Salad 

Ingredients

  • 7 to 8 Large Yukon Potatoes
  • 1 Red Pepper (Finely Diced)
  • 2 Celery Stalks (Finely Diced)
  • 2 Green Onions (Diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Relish
  • 1 Cup Mayonaise
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Cup Yellow Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher Salt

Step 1: 

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the yukon potatoes whole until fork tender, but not falling apart. Drain the potatoes and set aside to cool.

Step 2: 

While the potatoes are cooling, mix together in a small bowl, mustard, mayonnaise, relish and cayenne pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Step 3: 

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them into medium sized chunks and put into a large bowl.

Step 4: 

Mix in the diced red peppers, celery, and green onions. Next add about 1/2 the mayonnaise mixture and stir until combined. If needed, add more dressing and season with a little kosher salt if needed. Put the salad in the fridge and let the flavors meld for at least 30 minutes.

Delicatessen Style Potato Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad

Happy Friday!

Today’s recipe is the definition of clean eating. Watermelon and basil. Yup, that’s it. I mean you don’t even need a recipe, but we’re going to give you one anyway. This combination is so simple and easy, and incredibly healthy and refreshing. ¬†What more do we need to say?! Try it!

Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad

Ingredient

  • 1 Watermelon (cut into pieces)
  • 15 -20 Basil Leaves (chopped into ribbons)
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper

Step 1: 

In a bowl, gently mix together water melon and basil.

Step 2: 

Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and combine.

Step 3: 

Enjoy.

Watermelon Basil Salad

Turkey Bacon Arugula Roll Up

A couple of months ago we gave you our Bacon Arugula Avocado Sandwich on Sourdough, but we wanted to give you a healthier version of one of our favorites.

For this recipe, we replaced the thick cut bacon with turkey bacon, and switched out the sourdough for a whole wheat tortilla or pita. This is a really simple lunch and super healthy and satisfying.

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Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Bacon Arugula Roll Up 

Ingredients 

  • 3 Pieces ¬†Turkey Bacon
  • Handful Arugula
  • Avocado (Half)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sriracha Mayo
  • 1 Whole Wheat Tortilla or Pita

Step 1: 

Cook your turkey bacon to your liking (microwave or stovetop) and set aside.

Pro tip: Turkey bacon tastes WAAAAY better if you cook it in a skillet. Trust us.

Step 2: 

In a small bowl mix together your arugula and Sriracha.

Step 3: 

Place the avocado on the tortilla and lightly mash it up and spread around the tortilla. Sprinkle the avocado with kosher salt and a little pepper.

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Step 4: 

On top of the avocado add the arugula and then lay the bacon on top. Roll up and enjoy!

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Healthy Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

It’s National Ice Cream Day! And here at Two Young Ladies, we LOVE ice cream. We love making it, and we of course, love eating it. We had so many different ice cream recipes to post, but we thought we would mix it up, and post a healthy version of a classic.

What? Healthy ice cream? No your eyes did not deceive you, and the best part is, you don’t need an ice cream maker! Yes, this ice cream churn free. All you need is a food processor.

If you can’t have heavy cream, you can use coconut milk or your favorite non dairy substitute.

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Healthy Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup Strawberries (Sliced)
  • 2 Banans (Sliced)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Turbinado Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Heavy Cream

Step 1:

THE NIGHT BEFORE you want to make this, slice your strawberries and bananas and put them in the freezer to freeze.

Step 2: 

When you’re ready to make your ice cream, put the bananas and strawberries in a food processor. Pulse until the bananas and strawberries have broken up.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Step 3: 

Next, add the zest, extract, and sugar. Pulse until combined.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Step 4: 

With the food processor running, slowly add the heavy cream. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to a freezer safe container and enjoy!

Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

We have a confession to make. We don’t often eat fast food (anymore), but when we get a craving for quick and easy food we always want fried chicken and biscuits from Popeyes. But with most things, we figured if we like it so much, we could find a recipe and make it ourselves.

So we did just that, and after a day of searching and looking through recipes, this is what we came up with. They didn’t rise as much as we would have liked so we added some additional proofing time (letting it get puffy), but they taste just like the biscuits from Popeyes, and honestly, much better.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Bisquick Mix
  • 3/4 Cup 7-Up (not diet)
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 4 Tablespoons of Salted Butter (melted)

Step 1: 

Preheat the oven to 400¬įF.

Step 2: 

In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix together, bisquick, 7Up, and sour cream in a bowl. Mix until everything is combined and starts to form a dough. Form into a ball, let it proof for 20-30 minutes.

Step 3: 

Transfer the dough ball to a floured surface, and gently roll the dough out.

Step 4: 

Brush the bottom of a baking stone or baking sheet with melted butter, place the biscuits on the stone or sheet. Brush the tops with the melted butter and put in the oven and bake for 11 minutes.

Step 5: 

When the timer goes off, brush the biscuits with remain butter and cook for another two minutes. Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!

Homemade Biscuits

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

How cute are these mini apple pie crumbles? They are the perfect way to kick off your weekend and are almost guilt free. They are adapted from a weight watcher recipe and are totally delicious.

If you’re really serious about cutting out sweets and sugar, you can totally leave off the crumble part of this recipe, but just know, you’re apples will be very sad and cold without their warm crumble blanket.

You can also leave out the flour, but this recipe can get very soupy without something to help thicken and soak up that water. So you can either use flour, corn starch or quick cook tapioca.

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

Ingredients:

Filling: 

  • 4 Small Gala Apples (Medium Dice)
  • 3 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon A.P Flour

Topping:

  • 1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Butter (Softened)

For the Topping: 

In a small or medium bowl, using a fork combine the oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and butter until it comes together. Stick in the fridge until you’re ready to use.

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

For the Filling: 

Mix the apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until combined. Divide the mixture between four to six ramekins (depending on size).

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

For the Crumble: 

First, heat the oven to 350¬įF. Next, cover the apples with the delicious topping. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender.

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles