Friday, February 26, 2010

Brinner Scramble

Here's an incredibly simple and healthy recipe for a delicious breakfast or brinner. I love me some brinner. It's good stuff, and basically because who has time to make breakfast?! Why not make the best meal of the day at night! Especially when it's this simple. Grab your skillet and lets get cooking!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Caramelized Onion Dip

Here's a quick and easy recipe that provides a nice alternative to the packaged dip for your summer pool parties! I made a small little batch that is good for 2 people, but this can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Crock Pot Honey Lemon Chicken and Wild Rice

This is a super simple, fast, and deliciously healthy recipe that you can make on any weeknight. Grab your crock pot/slow cooker and lets get started! I used my Poke Along crock pot given to me by my mother (she had it when she was my age, so it's a pain in the ass to clean because it's all one piece but I think it's just so adorable!).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fresh Machaca Breakfast

It's hard to eat a good breakfast during the week, let alone anything at all before 12 pm. Today we decided to make machaca since we had a ton of ingredients on hand already!

Friday, February 19, 2010

And the Winner Is . . .


Congratulations Danielle!! I'll be emailing you so make sure you respond within 48 hours or I'll have to choose another winner! Thanks so much to everyone who participated, I hope you continue to read the blog and I definitely want to host another giveaway in the near future!! xoxoxo

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bœuf à la Bourguignonne

This classic French dish has been around for ages, it is also popularly known as beef burgundy. Originally a poor persons dish it has transitioned its way into Haute Cuisine, and luckily it is incredibly simple to make. My mother has made this before, and I'm a huge fan of any kind of stew so now that I have my Rachael Ray dutch oven I was stoked to finally make this dish. I made it a couple of days ago, but due to my computers decision to be lame I had to wait for hubby to get home so I could use his =*( We don't know what's wrong with it, but hopefully it will get fixed soon!! Grab your skillet and lets get to cooking, you don't want to miss out on this one!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Healthy and Homemade's First Giveaway =) **Closed


Hello fellow bloggers! The lovely folks over at We Love Colors have offered to send a pair of tights to one of my readers! You can choose from a pair of their: Microfiber Tights, Microfiber Kids Tights, or Plus Size Nylon/Lycra Tights in any of their amazing 51 colors. Good luck trying to choose a pair, the color selection is just incredible! We Love Colors also has a giveaway of their own in the making, once they hit 100 followers for their blog they are going to give away a pair of tights to 5 random readers!! Click here to check out their awesome blog, and become a follower! We Love Colors is also on Facebook and Twitter, and you can friend them on either of those sites as well =) Hopefully this giveaway is a good chance for those who haven't bought a pair of these tights to try them out first, from previous comments it sounds like a lot of gals are interested in the brand!

To enter:
  • You must be a follower of my blog (if you aren't already, it's easy to do! just click the "follow" button directly to the left to follow through Google Friend Connect)
  • Leave a valid email address in your comment
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You can earn an extra entry by blogging about this giveaway on your blog, and linking to the post in the comments section! Be sure to leave a separate comment to receive the extra entry!
    All comments must be submitted by 11:59 PM on February 18th, 2010 PST. The contest is open to US residents only, sorry international readers!! The winner will be announced on Friday the 19th. I will choose a winner at random and announce it on the blog as well as send the winner an email =) Your comment must include a valid email address, if I do not hear back from you within 48 hours I will have to choose another winner. Good luck to everyone and thank you for entering!!

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    Maple Glazed Salmon with Veggies

    Tonight's dinner was simple and quick to pull together, my only complaint was the actual salmon I used. I got frozen wild caught salmon from Trader Joe's and honestly it was pretty eh. Okay I guess. I don't know, the flavor wasn't really that great, the texture and color wasn't all that pretty and it made my house smell so badly like fish. I'm talking I walked through the door after taking out the trash and wanted to barf. After about 40 minutes of all the windows opened, fan on, and tons of room spray my house smells almost normal again. Although the salmon wasn't my favorite, it was still pretty darn good!

    Thursday, February 4, 2010

    Lemon Chicken & Champ

    Hi there! If you like sticky sweet ooey gooey chicken and potatoes, then grab a skillet and lets get cooking!

    Vegetarian Spin on a Classic Omelette

    Good morning! Today's breakfast was particularly hearty and delicious. When hubby and I lived in a different part of town, we used to always eat at a restaurant called "Aunt Emma's Pancake House." Epic food. For the breakfast special, you'd get a 2 egg omelette and 2 fluffy amazing pancakes for $3.99!! Hubby and I would share it, because it's a crap ton of food. Our favorite is, of course, the California Omelette.