TYL: Throwback Thursday Recipe

Today we’re going back to the beginning,the beginning of our blog that is. And every Thursday we’re going to try and post a “throwback” recipe.

The throwback recipe could be from our archives or an old recipe from the 70’s like this one, Round Steak ‘N Ravioli, that Buzzfeed found from an old cookbook.

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Doesn’t that look yummy? Pearl onions, zucchinis, canned raviolis, and tomato sauce.

One thing Marlee inherited from her Grandma was a ton of old cookbooks and while we were in Canada collecting them, one of her family members came up with the idea of making all those old, weird, recipes from these cookbooks for a recipe inspired Throwback Thursday.

But we’re saving those lovely recipes for the the New Year, and right now we’re going to bring you one of the first recipes that we posted here on Two Young Ladies, our delicious and satisfying, Chicken Curry Salad.

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Doesn’t she look beautiful? This delicious salad is chock full of, two different kinds of apples, raisins, onions, celery, curry powder, and white wine!

If you like Gelson’s or Whole Foods Famous Chicken Curry Salad, you’ll love this recipe.

So click the link right here, for this recipe and more. Remember, if you like us or recipes, hit the subscribe button and follow us!

 

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Ginger Crinkle Cookies

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Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Today on the blog we have another delicious cookie that can be made for Old Saint Nick or Chanukah Harry. This recipe comes straight from my (Marlee) Grandma’s recipe box and we’ve take this old tasty classic and updated it just a smidge.

While using dried ginger is totally okay, using additional fresh ginger really gives these ginger crinkle cookies and extra kick of awesome and punch of flavor that they were missing.

Like our sugar cookies, the longer you bake these, the crispier they turn out. We prefer these cookies to be a little softer and more chewy, so we just bake them for less. And while the cookies turn out crispier, they aren’t hard to eat and the inside is still slightly chewy. Weird, yet delicious.

This dough is super easy to make and fun for the the whole family. As a child, I fondly remember making these with my Grandma Alyce and Grandpa Fred.

Auntie Alyce’s Ginger Crinkles 

Ingredients 

  • 2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar*
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar*
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 5 Tablespoons Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger (Heaping)
  • 2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger (Dried)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar

Step 1: 

Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: 

In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together the vegetable oil and sugars.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Step 3: 

Next, add the egg and beat it in until combined.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Step 4: 

Stir in the molasses and fresh ginger and set the mixture aside.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Step 5: 

In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, dried ginger, and cloves.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Step 6: 

In two batches, add the flour mixture to the oil mixture. You can start with a wooden spoon and then move to your hands. Knead the dough until all the flour is combined.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Step 7: 

In a small bowl, combine the white sugar and pumpkin pie seasoning.

If you don’t have pumpkin pie seasoning, you can totally substitute it for cinnamon.

Step 8: 

For the rolling process it’s really about preference and what size cookie you like. We went for just about a tablespoon of dough, which you roll into a ball and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.

Line up the ginger dough balls, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes. If you like crispier cookies (like Auntie Alyce did) bake them 11-13 minutes.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Step 9:

Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer to cooling rack. Repeat Step 8 until all the dough is baked.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

 

**If you want a softer chewier cookie do a full cup of brown sugar and exclude the white sugar. The dough will be super sticky, so add an extra tablespoon or so of flour and continue. Just be aware it won’t make the same dough as pictured!

Munchie Mondays: Sweet and Salty

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It’s Monday! And you know what happens on Mondays? You get a case of the Mondays! And the best way to deal with a case of the Mondays? Munchies! Munchies are the perfect cure for anything, but especially the Monday Blues.

And the perfect munchie (in our opinion) is the perfect balance of sweet and salty. And the best sweet and salty treat is,  Raisinets and Goldfish. Say whaaat? Trust us, this is the perfect afternoon munchie or after dinner snack.

We also like to refer to this dish as a “fruit and cheese” platter. You can guess why. We know it sounds strange, but trust us, this is the most excellent salty and sweet munchie.

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We realized after posting this, we didn’t post a “recipe” but it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. A handful (1 cup or so) of Goldfish to a half cup of Raisinets.

If you’re feeding more, bump up the Gold Fish to 2 cups and the Raisinets to about a cup. Obviously, eat this dish in moderation. Unless your sad, or happy, or really, just eat it.

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Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

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Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies are the perfect cookie to make for the Jolly Old Man who makes his way down your chimney every year. Wow, that’s super creepy when you say it out loud.

Either way, these cookies are super easy to make and are fun for the whole family to make! And these are the perfect cookie to decorate with family and friends. If you plan on decorating with frosting, you can leave off the optional glaze at the end.

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 Cups AP flour
  • 1Teaspoon Salt

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350.

Step 2:

In a mixer (or bowl with a hand mixer) cream softened butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.

Step 3:

Crack egg into measuring cup and lightly beat, add vanilla into the egg, then add both to the mixer.

Step 4:

In a medium bowl, add flour, baking  and a dash of salt. Mix together and add a scoop at a time until it’s all incorporated.

Step 5:

Divide dough into four, then begin to roll it out. Roll out to desired thickness.

Thinner and the cookies will be crispier; thicker and they’ll be chewier.  We settled on 1/4 of an inch.

Another tip, if you let the dough sit for thirty minutes before rolling the cookies will be a crispier as well, and if you roll immediately they will be softer and more chewy. We’ve made these a couple of times, and the results have varied, but the taste is always delicious!

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Step 6:

Bake for about 7 minutes.

Step 7: 

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Optional Glaze: 

Combine the juice of half a lemon, about a cup of powdered sugar (sifted), a tablespoon of vanilla bean paste (or extract), and a splash of half and half.

Mix the ingredients together till it forms a delicious glaze. Adjust to your liking and desired to consistency. It’s really about what you like, like lemon? Add more lemon. Don’t like vanilla (craaazy!) take out some vanilla.

You get the idea! Mix and match, and if it’s too thick, had more half and half or lemon juice!

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Homemade Bagel Bites

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We love Bagel Bites. We know that we preach a lot about fresh foods, and only eating the best ingredients, but there is just something about Bagel Bites that are delicious and comforting. We could honestly, eat them all day long. #nojudgement

But while we do love occasionally binging on Bagel Bites, we wanted to try and make them ourselves. And the results? They were magical. Instead of mindlessly eating, these actually filled us up and kept us deliciously satiated like a good meal should.

And sure, Bagel Bites are super easy to make: open package, place on tray, cook, enjoy. But did you know that in the time it takes for Bagel Bites to warm in the oven, you could make your own homemade and mouthwatering bites? Yeah. If you’re skeptical, give these little guys a try. We promise, it’s worth the effort.

Homemade Bagel Bites

Homemade Bagel Bites

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup Pizza Sauce (or your favorite marinara)
  • 6 Mini Bagels (Cut in half)
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan (Grated)
  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella (Shredded)
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Pepperonis
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Peppers
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

Homemade Bagel Bites

Step 1: 

Preheat your oven to 425°F.

Step 2: 

In a small bowl, mix together onion powder, garlic powder, red peppers, and salt.

Step 3: 

Cut and halve your mini bagels, and place them on foil lined cooking tray. Place in the oven and toast for about 5 minutes.

Homemade Bagel Bites

Homemade Bagel Bites

Step 4: 

While the bites are toasting, mix your season mixture and your pizza sauce.

This step is really just to up the flavor, if your sauce is already flavorful, feel free to skip this step.

Homemade Bagel Bites

Step 5: 

When the bites are finished toasting, remove them from the oven. Very carefully, begin to assemble each bagel bite, first covering the bagel with sauce, then cheese, and finally the pepperoni.

Homemade Bagel Bites

Homemade Bagel Bites

Step 6: 

Place the bites back into the oven for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Homemade Bagel Bites

Step 7: 

Remove from the oven and serve to the hungry masses! But remember to be careful! Hot cheese hurts!

Homemade Bagel Bites

Homemade Bagel Bites

Homemade Bagel Bites

Homemade Bagel Bites

 

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It’s December!!

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ONLY 25 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS! Bring on the Christmas music, sugar cookies, maple syrup, and horrible holiday movies!!!!

snowbitchesHere’s a photo of TYL in New York in 2009, we were playing in the snow, cause we obviously don’t get to do that very often!

Recipes and other big things coming soon!