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Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

© Sunshine UrbaniakEggplant parmesan is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant. I also like it in a tomato and mozzarella salad. Eggplant can be tricky because if you don't take the time to salt it, many times it can be soggy and limp. I really...

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...

Area Rug Tips in Home Design

Area Rug Tips in Home Design

© MagnoliaWhen designing a space, area rugs are an essential element to consider. Interior designers most often start their plan by choosing a rug first and building the room around it because rugs are the anchor of a room. They ground the space as...

Photography Composition

Photography Composition

© Sunshine UrbaniakWhether you want to take better photos of your children, on your vacation, or just for fun, learning how to master photo composition will give your photos that professional look. Below are five tips and tricks to take your...

Thai Curried Carrot Soup

Thai Curried Carrot Soup

© Sunshine UrbaniakMy vegetarian Thai curried carrot soup recipe is so simple and quick, yet it yields an amazingly flavorful soup that is perfect for both a fancy dinner party or a rainy day. The silky smooth texture is full of curried spice, fresh...

New Year Intentions

New Year Intentions

For most people, the new year inspires resolutions, which sounds good, but the truth is they can lead to disappointment when not achieved. That's because most people don't have a plan for their resolutions. They simply start listing all the things...

Veggie Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis veggie lasagna recipe is inspired by lasagne I had from Whole Foods back in 1997. I frequently lunched there while working at a design firm in Palo Alto, CA. At least once a week I'd get the veggie lasagna. It was the complete...

The Meaning of Jealousy

The Meaning of Jealousy

Jealousy is the biggest emotional indicator of misalignment with your desires. A jealous vibration, held long enough, is destructive. It can cause you to spiral into the darkness of judging, comparing, and a world of lack. Simply defined, jealousy is...

Peel-and-Eat Shrimp

Peel-and-Eat Shrimp

© Sunshine UrbaniakGrowing up I loved peel-and-eat shrimp, and I could never get enough it. Whenever I'd order a shrimp cocktail at a restaurant it felt like a tease. Five shrimp, that's it! I could've ordered three more, easily. Fast forward to today...

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...

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

© Sunshine UrbaniakMost people have leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, Christmas, or whenever they cook a turkey. It usually doesn't get consumed in one sit down. One way to use up those leftovers is by making them into pot pies. It's really the...

Caring for Dry Skin in Winter

Caring for Dry Skin in Winter

If you're like me, static electricity, cold hands and feet, and dry skin arrive alongside the cold, winter air. The dry air does a number on my eyes, nose, and, most of all, my skin, but over the years, I've learned some tricks to help curb and treat...

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...

Improving Curb Appeal with Gardens

Improving Curb Appeal with Gardens

This beautifully landscaped yard considers the house's architecture style and surroundong hardscapes, projecting a clean and modern home. © Michael deLeon, HGTV.comWhether you live in a single-family house or an apartment building, curb appeal...

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