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EAT / SIDES

We’re calling this section Sides and it includes appetizers, pasta salads, vegetable salads, and dips. Enjoy!

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...

SIDES

EAT / SIDES

We’re calling this section Sides and it includes appetizers, pasta salads, vegetable salads, and dips. Enjoy!

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...

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