Fruit Handpies (Homemade Poptarts)

We’re on our Gilmore Girls kick here and what’s more Gilmore than poptarts? Literally nothing. One of the promo’s was literally a tray of poptarts and an apple. And we all know where that led….but let’s stay on target.

So if you like Gilmore Girls like we do, you know that poptarts are staple in the Gilmore Household.

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And like with our fried rice, we knew that when the revival came out we wanted to make as many Gilmore Girl inspired recipes that we could. And what’s more Gilmore than poptarts?

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Of course, buying poptarts is the easy solution but making them really isn’t as hard as it seems. Trust us. We use store bought pie dough and if you really want to take the easy way out you can buy pre-made filling at the store, and frost these with store bought icing. But we suggest at least trying them once like this.

Because once you have a homemade poptart, it’s REALLY hard to go back to the store bought kind.

Homemade Poptarts

Look at those beauties. And let us be real with you, these taste as good as they look. Buttery, flaky pie dough and a warm fruit filling? Topped with a homemade glaze? Seriously what could be better than that? Besides Gilmore Girls coming back for another season? The answer is homemade poptarts!

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Beef Wellington

Not only is Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, tomorrow is Galentine’s Day and we can’t think of a better recipe to not only impress your beau but you can impress your Gal-Pal’s with this wonderfully delicious and mouthwatering recipe.

This recipe comes from the Hell’s Kitchen Cookbook that we adapted for TYL. One thing about us, besides our love for Gilmore Girls and TV, we LOVE cooking shows (obviously), especially shows that involve Gordon Ramsay (yum). When we were in film school, our dear friend CJ, told us we had to watch Hell’s Kitchen. At that time, we knew of Gordon Ramsay but didn’t know much more than he was British, was a chef, and liked to yell. We weren’t sure if we were going to enjoy watching but once we started, we were hooked.

We not only watched all of the  Hell’s Kitchen that Hulu had to offer, but every Gordon Ramsay show we could stream. We truly LOVE Gordon Ramsay especially his insults, specially when he calls people a donut or a donkey.

But if you watch enough Hell’s Kitchen, you see the same recipes made over and over and one of those recipes happened to be Beef Wellington. We didn’t know much, other than it seemed complicated, made Gordon yell at you if it wasn’t cooked right, and it looked freakin’ delicious. When we realized that Gordon had a steak house in Las Vegas, and they severed Beef Wellington, we booked our hotel and drove to Vegas to have one of the most amazing meals we had had in our adult lives. The years passed, and we kept saying, that we were going to learn, but we never did. And finally last Christmas, we decided Christmas Beef Wellingtons would be the perfect main dish for our holiday celebrations. After testing it three times, we finally figured it out. We think Gordon would have been proud of our determination!

And while this recipe can seem tedious and time intensive it’s totally worth the time and effort because the results are mouthwatering. It’s one of those recipes that once you learn it, you could almost do it without a guide. Its not so much about the measurements, its all in the feeling.

We guarantee if you make this for your significant other, you’ll definitely be getting some lovin’. Maybe find a use for any leftover blackberry sauce? Too dirty? Maybe, but you haven’t tasted this sauce. It’s so good, that just typing/thinking about it makes our mouths water.

Also, if you really want to get into the Valentine’s Day Mood, check out friend CJ’s band, The Summit. They just covered a sexy song from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack that you can definitely listen to while eating our Beef Wellington.

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SUPER BOWL JALAPENO POPPERS

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We’re back…again! Look at us, three days in a row. Or was it four? Either way, we’re here to get you through hump day and have another great recipe for your Super Bowl Party. These Jalapeño Poppers are out of this world! They’re sweet, tangy, and spicy. What could be better? Oh right…BACON. Bacon makes just about everything better.

We’ve made a few adjustments since we first made it and we think these will be a great addition to any super bowl party. Spicy jalapeños, cool green apples, and bacon. What could be better.

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SUPER BOWL CHEESY BEER BREAD

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You know what’s awesome? Cheese, Beer and Bread. And you know what’s even better? When you combine all three into a delicious, cheesy, warm, bread. This is one of our EASIEST recipes. It’s damn near impossible to mess up that even a kitchen novice could master this bad boy.

Can you imagine showing up to your Super Bowl party with cheesy beer bread? You’d be the ultimate hero. And what’s great about this bread is that there is zero rising time, so you essentially mix it, dump it, and bake it. As our Queen Ina would say, how easy is that?

There isn’t much more to say other than, click below for this MVP recipe.

Cheesy Beer Bread

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