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Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage

Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage

© Sunshine UrbaniakStuffed shells is a classic Italian dish and comfort food. We wanted to take it up a notch by adding Italian sausage. Adding the meat makes it more filling and adds texture to the cheese filling. The fresh parsely and basil...

Veggie Burrito with Lime Crema

Veggie Burrito with Lime Crema

© Sunshine UrbaniakYou won't miss the meat in this veggie burrito! By adding layer upon layer of richly flavored ingredients, this burrito is truly delicious and very filling. It begins with the two toppings: pico de gallo and lime crema. By making...

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

© Sunshine UrbaniakI first fell in love with chicken tortilla soup when I moved to California back in 2000. In our town of Alameda, there was a local Mexican restaurant we used to order chicken tortilla soup from often. After many years, in my usual...

Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo

Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo

© Sunshine UrbaniakI make a lot of burritos at my house. My kids love them and they're the perfect quick meal during soccer season—ok, well any season! My breakfast burrito may not be super quick but it's well worth the 30 minutes or so...

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakWe kicked up egg salad a notch by adding creamy avocado. We still kept the mayonnaise because, well, it's delicious. We also added minced shallot, sweet relish, cilantro, dijon mustard, and spices paprika and cumin. It's the perfect...

Barbecue Ribs

Barbecue Ribs

© Sunshine UrbaniakIf you want succulent, tender, fall off the bone barbecue ribs, then you came to the right recipe. It starts with a dry rub, tin foil and two hours in the oven. Make it ahead, let it fully cool, then pop it in the fridge. You can...

Mushroom Orecchiette with Bell Pepper & Goat Cheese

Mushroom Orecchiette with Bell Pepper & Goat Cheese

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis orecchiette pasta salad with mushrooms, bell pepper and goat cheese is so creamy and delicious it might become your go-to for potlucks. Quick and simple to make yet yields such rich flavor from the mushrooms cooked in marsala...

Coconut & Curry Chicken Bisque

Coconut & Curry Chicken Bisque

© Sunshine UrbaniakI first had this soup from Safeway in California, in one of those take-home containers you find in the prepared food section. I fell in love with the rich flavors—red curry, coconut milk, ginger, and lemongrass. The broth alone was...

Guacamole

Guacamole

© Sunshine UrbaniakI can't tell you how many compliments I get on my guacamole. It's really not an secret, or a secret ingredient. It's really all about the adjustments made after you let it rest. Depending on the ripeness of your avocado or the...

Leek, Goat Cheese and Chicken Apple Sausage Quiche

Leek, Goat Cheese and Chicken Apple Sausage Quiche

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis is my go-to quiche recipe. My husband and son love it and if I omit the chicken apple sausage, my vegetarian daughter eats it up too. It's so quick and simple yet tastes so rich and creamy—thanks to the yummy goat...