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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...

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...

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...

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...

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakSay goodbye to the macaroni salad you had when you were a child and say hello to this updated recipe. Dare I say it's elevated? This macaroni salad has red cabbage, hard boiled eggs, carrots, green onions, red onion and parsely,...

Cabbage and Apple Salad

Cabbage and Apple Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis cabbage and apple salad is my go-to salad because it's easy to make and can last for a few days in the fridge. I can make it on Monday and eat it throughout the week. It perfectly pairs with sandwiches, chicken dishes, or on...

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis recipe won a local salsa contest and I have to say, it's that good! But be warned—to get it right you almost ALWAYS have to make adjustments due to the ripeness of the tomatillos or the heat of the jalapeño. Sometimes you need...