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Neglect

I know it might look like I’ve been a very bad blogger over the last few months.

In truth, I’ve started a new blog with my other half from high school, Rachel.

You can check us (and new recipes) out here!

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My Valentine

Just want to take a second here and brag on my man. He made me the best Valentine meal ever. Even printed out beautiful menus!

Our meal:

Fried avocado with paprika spiced shrimp and crab salad

Filet mignon in a balsamic and red wine glaze with sweet potato steak fries

Saffron poached pears with cardamom mint creme

All of this deliciousness was washed down with one of our favorite wines, the Guilty Shiraz.

He’s too good to me!

June!

Tax season is O-V-E-R!
Hear that? It’s the angelic choir singing the Hallelujah chorus for all accountants, everywhere.
I pretty much stopped cooking through it all. There’s something about working late, six days a week, that just removes all motivation, energy, and time to go to the grocery store.
This is the perfect spring/summer recipe. My wonderful sister found it, and I tweaked it tonight.

Miss Daisy’s Tomato-Artichoke Salad

4 large tomatoes cut into wedges or 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
3 c canned, drained artichoke hearts, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced *(or use half)

Dressing:
2 T Balsamic vinegar
1 T Dijon mustard
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions: In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually, whisk in the oil. Toss with vegetables and transfer to a serving platter.

Yield: 4-5 servings

Roasted Sausages and Tomatoes with Balsamic

I crave this dish, possibly because I have a deep love for balsamic vinegar. It’s beautiful, delicious, and most importantly, so incredibly easy. I like easy.
Here’s the original recipe: Kayotic Kitchen

Roasted Sausages and Tomatoes with Balsamic

6 beef sausages (or 2 big links)
2 small onions (I use one red and one sweet yellow)
1 pound cherry tomatoes
5 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
6 garlic cloves
2 tbsp oil
fresh basil
pepper
salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and thinly slice the garlic. Cut each onion into about 8 wedges. Place the sausages in a large roasting pan with olive oil, onions, and garlic. Season well with salt and pepper, then toss it all around. Bake for about 15 minutes, then add the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Place back in the oven and bake til the tomatoes burst and starting falling apart. This typically takes at least 30 minutes for me, but I don’t have a great oven. Once it looks done, take it out and rip the basil all over it. Serve with bread and be prepared to go back for seconds. Or thirds.