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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

© Sunshine UrbaniakPico de gallo has so many uses even though most people just think of it as a chunky dip with chips or best with bruschetta bread. It's delicious on fish, chicken, and a toasted bagel with cream cheese. One tip when dicing and...

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese

© Sunshine UrbaniakAre you on the kale kick? I admit I take breaks. But this salad is always met with open arms. It's the perfect blend of hearty kale and sweet ingredients so you don't feel like you're munching on your lawn. A trick to softening the...

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis tuna salad recipe is so flavorful due to all the ingredients like red onion, green onion, carrot, parsley, and lots of lemon juice. There's the usual ingredients as well like celery, mayonnaise, and relish. My kids eat this off...

Orange and Fennel Salad

Orange and Fennel Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakI just love this orange and fennel salad, especially in the winter. Its fresh flavor is a nice palette pick-me-up when it's cold outside. I add in five romaine leaves for some added crunch, feel free to leave them out or add in...

Herbed Chicken Salad

Herbed Chicken Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakWhenever I have leftover chicken breast I tend to make it into chicken salad. It's my go-to, easy and delicious option. In this recipe, the herbs really shine along with the lemony dressing. I like the freshness that the lemon...

Deviled Eggs with Horseradish

Deviled Eggs with Horseradish

© Sunshine UrbaniakI love putting a spin on classic deviled egg recipes. For this recipe, I simply added horseradish but boy does it make a big impact. It adds just enough heat for a "Whoa, I wasn't expecting that!" reaction from guests. Adjust the...

Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakThe idea for this salad came about one day when I had vine ripe tomatoes and basil from my garden, leftover sourdough bread and a huge craving for a yummy salad. I love Caprese salads so I thought, why not make a Caprese salad...

Creamy Mac and Cheese

Creamy Mac and Cheese

© Sunshine UrbaniakFor the longest time I used two pots for making mac and cheese; one for boiling the pasta and one for making the cheese sauce. Well not anymore! After making it one pot I can't find a reason to ever go back to using two. Boiling the...

Beets in Mustard Sauce with Shallots

Beets in Mustard Sauce with Shallots

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis classic beets with mustard sauce recipe gets a semi-homemade makeover with pre-cooked, packaged beets. Not only does it speed up the marinating time, it drastically reduces cook time to no-cook time! I use the packaged beets...

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakMy Chinese chicken salad has the perfect balance of crunch, sweetness, and tanginess. Crunch comes from the romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, sliced almonds, and chow mein noodles. Sweetness comes from the mandarin oranges, and...

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

© Sunshine UrbaniakPico de gallo has so many uses even though most people just think of it as a chunky dip with chips or best with bruschetta bread. It's delicious on fish, chicken, and a toasted bagel with cream cheese. One tip when dicing and...

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese

© Sunshine UrbaniakAre you on the kale kick? I admit I take breaks. But this salad is always met with open arms. It's the perfect blend of hearty kale and sweet ingredients so you don't feel like you're munching on your lawn. A trick to softening the...

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis tuna salad recipe is so flavorful due to all the ingredients like red onion, green onion, carrot, parsley, and lots of lemon juice. There's the usual ingredients as well like celery, mayonnaise, and relish. My kids eat this off...

Orange and Fennel Salad

Orange and Fennel Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakI just love this orange and fennel salad, especially in the winter. Its fresh flavor is a nice palette pick-me-up when it's cold outside. I add in five romaine leaves for some added crunch, feel free to leave them out or add in...

Herbed Chicken Salad

Herbed Chicken Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakWhenever I have leftover chicken breast I tend to make it into chicken salad. It's my go-to, easy and delicious option. In this recipe, the herbs really shine along with the lemony dressing. I like the freshness that the lemon...

Deviled Eggs with Horseradish

Deviled Eggs with Horseradish

© Sunshine UrbaniakI love putting a spin on classic deviled egg recipes. For this recipe, I simply added horseradish but boy does it make a big impact. It adds just enough heat for a "Whoa, I wasn't expecting that!" reaction from guests. Adjust the...

Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakThe idea for this salad came about one day when I had vine ripe tomatoes and basil from my garden, leftover sourdough bread and a huge craving for a yummy salad. I love Caprese salads so I thought, why not make a Caprese salad...

Creamy Mac and Cheese

Creamy Mac and Cheese

© Sunshine UrbaniakFor the longest time I used two pots for making mac and cheese; one for boiling the pasta and one for making the cheese sauce. Well not anymore! After making it one pot I can't find a reason to ever go back to using two. Boiling the...

Beets in Mustard Sauce with Shallots

Beets in Mustard Sauce with Shallots

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis classic beets with mustard sauce recipe gets a semi-homemade makeover with pre-cooked, packaged beets. Not only does it speed up the marinating time, it drastically reduces cook time to no-cook time! I use the packaged beets...

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakMy Chinese chicken salad has the perfect balance of crunch, sweetness, and tanginess. Crunch comes from the romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, sliced almonds, and chow mein noodles. Sweetness comes from the mandarin oranges, and...