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Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis open-faced egg sandwich isn't complicated or anything new, but it truly satisfies your tastebuds with its building flavors of garlicky mayo aioli, spicy arugula, creamy avocado, warm egg yolk, and tangy-sweet pickled onions. To me, it's the...

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

© Sunshine UrbaniakThere are so many ways to have avocado toast, and I highly recommend trying as many versions as you can to find your favorite. This is one of mine. Perhaps it's the simplicity of the ingredients. First, you toast your favorite bread, mine is...

Honey Banana Bread

Honey Banana Bread

© Sunshine UrbaniakI love banana bread but don't enjoy all the sugar that's usually in recipes. So I tried using honey instead and not only does it still taste sweet (but not overly sweet—like cake), the honey helps keep the bread soft and moist. To help keep this...

Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies

© Sunshine UrbaniakHand pies have a flaky crust and a sweet, juicy filling, usually fruit. They're super easy to make, come in handy when you need to do something with all those berries you bought, and kids love them. I enjoy one alongside my morning tea. My blueberry...

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

© Sunshine UrbaniakHuevos Rancheros is in my top five ways to eat eggs for sure, and it's so quick and easy to make. You can prepare the bean mixture and the pico de gallo a day ahead to shorten prep time even more. Just remember you'll need to warm up the beans...

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis is my family's go-to recipe for steel-cut oatmeal. It tastes like apple pie in a bowl, but a bit less sweet, and it's a hearty way to start your day. The richness of the toasted oats paired with apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar just melts in...

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

© Sunshine UrbaniakBoth my kids love these blueberry muffins. Whether for breakfast or an afterschool snack. Sometimes they even choose these blueberry muffins over ice cream for dessert! I personally like pairing one with a cup of tea. My recipe isn't overly sweet, I...

Mushroom and Spinach Quiche

Mushroom and Spinach Quiche

© Sunshine UrbaniakQuiches are a great baked dish good for any time of the day—breakfast, brunch, even dinner. Pair it with a yummy side and it's quite a filling meal. I love serving quiche alongside a spring mix salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. The contrast in...

Apple Filled Pancakes

Apple Filled Pancakes

© Sunshine UrbaniakEbelskivers are Danish pancakes that are spherical in shape with apple filling, like bits of apples or applesauce. Traditionally they're eaten at Christmas time and often served with mulled wine. They're dusted with powdered sugar and served with...

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

© Sunshine UrbaniakPut a spin on plain pancakes next time you're cooking up breakfast. Bananas are a popular pancake topping, so why not infuse them into the pancake batter. When I first made these pancakes my daughter said they tasted a little like banana bread, and...

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 it takes to make them. They are...

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 salad for...

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 cheese. It's a nice savory...

Tomato Basil Bagel

Tomato Basil Bagel

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis isn't so much a recipe as a delicious suggestion to start your day with something savory versus sweet. Many people choose to top their bagel with jelly or jam—and there's nothing wrong with that. But for those days when you wake up and prefer a...

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