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Korean Beef

Hey, hey! I am pretty pumped to be sharing this recipe with you today. It’s one of those dishes that I make on a regular basis, yet for some reason I haven’t gotten around to posting it. So here it is: Korean Beef. What’s there to say, other than YUM?! Korean beef over rice is a go-to weeknight dish at our house for two reasons: It’s jam-packed with fresh, bold flavors and it comes together in the amount of time it takes to cook the rice. Dinner in 20 minutes? Yes, please! Well wait, I guess there are actually three reasons… Because even this little munchkin can’t get enough of the stuff. And that’s one big dinner win right there! […]

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GF Cranberry Almond Muffin

Cranberry Almond Muffins

  I’ve been on this kick where I’ve been trying to limit refined sugar and gluten in my life. This is somewhat hilarious and is certainly not a coincidence to the extreme sugar overdose caused by my last post; Peanut Butter Snickers Cake.   I don’t have any diet restrictions as far as gluten goes, and with that being said I have no problem-o bellying up to good slice of cake, or bowl of pasta, or bun on my burger. However, when something as tasty as this muffin comes along and fills that bread-o-licous need in my life, I’ll take it! Because I’ll be honest, my pants are a whole lot more forgiving when flour (and sugar) is outta the picture. With the pop of fresh cranberries, a zip of […]

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Peanut Butter Snickers Cake

Peanut Butter Snickers Cake

  I’d like to start by apologzing, because this cake will be your new enemy. Why? Because it will stare at you until you have devoured every…last…morsel.  And then…then you will dwell on the fact that you ate an entire cake. By yourself. And you will most likely feel completely ashamed, because not only did you eat it all…but you’ll want more. It’s fine. I’ve made this cake twice in the past two weeks. In my defense, the first time I made it, it was shared with family. I only had a sliver, I swear. But the second time. Haha, oh the second time. That cake stayed here. If you are like me, once this cake is gone you will likely go […]

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Taco Seasoning

DIY Taco Seasoning

My science class has been investigating industrial farming and food, and the kids have selected topics that they’re interested in. I’m pretty sure by the end of it all, I’ll have a classroom full of students looking for organic, free-range, grass-fed, farm raised, non-GMO labels on the food that they eat (sorry parents). Wait. What about skittles, and Doritos, and Little Debbie’s? Yeah-alright. Maybe these lessons are actually impacting me a smidge more than them.  Their arguments are pretty convincing. It’s pretty funny-they (without any persuasion I might add) take the side against the debatable topic. I mean, in all seriousness-we probably all think about it, yet don’t act on it. Guilty! And basically, a week of research and some […]

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Toddler/Mom Win: Playdough

After spending a week home with a toddler, I learned very quickly that various forms of entertainment are a must. Most days by the wee hours of 10 a.m. we had rummaged through her entire toy bin, played in her kitchen, read books, colored, put stickers on things, and watched several episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (Thanks, Netflix!). And while I was ready for a nap by 10:30, Julianna waaaaas…not!  Julianna abosultely loved rolling out the dough that we used for our Easter potica, so I figured that playdough would be something fun. When I was little, my playdough was homemade, so it came to me! A genius idea: let’s make and play with playdough! Homemade playdough turned out to […]

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Potica

Julie’s Potica

Matt’s grandmother, Julie, was known for many things. And a beloved holiday favorite of the family is potica (po-tee-tsa). Potica is a traditional Slovenian nut roll that was often served at holiday or family gatherings.  I absolutely love when recipes have family ties. I am sure that most anyone can think of a certain dish that reminds them of a person or occasion in their family. For Matt, it’s potica. And potica is memories of grandma. Making Potica is most definitely an all day event. From making, and hand-kneading, and rising the dough; to rolling, and filling, and rising again; to finally baking. You will also use nearly every dish and pan in your house. I wish that I had […]

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Almond Poppy Seed Cake with Orange Glaze |sneaks and sweets|

Almond Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Glaze

I am definitely a brunch person.  There is just something about that sweet and savory meal combo that makes me feel happy. I think that’s why I love our family’s Easter meal so much. Ham, cheesy potato casserole, waffles, sweet bread. YUM. And today I have a most delightful and easy sweet bread for you to make and take to your brunch table this Easter.  A few weeks ago, our friends brought over an almond poppy seed bread and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I tried a few versions…ate a lot of bread…and finally settled upon this. I dare say, this is now my favorite sweet bread. And that’s saying something…because I sure love sweet breads. Rather that […]

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Loaded Breakfast Casserole-gluten free, packed with veggies, mouthwatering breakfast |sneaksandsweets|

Managing the Morning Rush

OK, seriously. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to that? For those of you out there that don’t eat breakfast, I don’t know how you do it. I pretty much go to bed thinking about breakfast. I actually pretty much think about my next meal, always. When I wake up, I immediately head to the kitchen because I’m beside myself with hunger. There’s a surprise. Usually this involves several pans, some cracking of eggs, figuring out what to put with it, and washing the dishes. Who has time for that in the morning? I will notoriously rush around in the morning for the sake of a good breakfast. It’s nuts, really. And that’s why I started making this. This has […]

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Orange Jam

Orange Jam

I love making jam.  Strawberry jam, blueberry jam, peach jam…I’ve even made garlic jam. I often like to admire my collection of homemade jams and jellies, tucked away neatly in my pantry. Weird, I know. I am fairly confident that if we were ever stranded at our house without food, we could at least live off of the stuff. Ha! Jam is amazing for several reasons. You can serve it along with scrumptious bread and scones for a weekend breakfast. Or on muffins, or between cookies, or as marinade for meat, or…You can also give it away as a homemade gift. If you’re on my list, you usually end up with a jar or two. Those jars usually end up […]

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Vanilla Lemon Cream Cake

Craving Sunshine

It’s about that time of year. Ba-humbug to being cold. The winter weather can seriously take a hike. Amidst the planning of our new garden and ordering of fruit trees, I am seriously longing for some sunshine. February, upstate NY, not likely. We really haven’t had a real winter. I think that it maybe snowed once. In fact, we haven’t had a snow day at all this year. I don’t know if that has ever happened in the history of NY winters. After a statement like that, I have surely jinxed us with a March full of snow. (I apologize in advance to those who live here.) So what’s a girl who is craving sunshine do? Bake a cake. Psssh! It is the most […]

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