Slow Cooker Recipes

Lighter Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

A Lightened-Up Version of Paula Deen’s Creamy Mac & Cheese

With a few simple substitutions, I made this excellent kid-approved comfort dish much healthier — only 4 Points!

mom slow cooker pork roast

Mom’s Super Easy Crockpot Pork Roast

A super easy, super yummy crock pot roast recipe from my mom that easily feeds a hungry family for a couple meal. Made with anything from a beef rump roast to a pork loin roast, it is sure to please with very little effort. Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus!

Slow Cooker Chicken Vindaloo

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Vindaloo — Soooo much better than it looks!

If you read The Taste Place regularly, you know we love spicy food.  One of our favorite cuisines that regularly features a bit of spice is Indian.  We both enjoy Indian restaurants, but our experience making Indian food at home has been a bit mixed.  We’ve used Trader Joe’s Curry and Masala Simmer Sauces with […]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

The stage at Robert's Western World--That's Johnny Cash's bass player on the right!

Dining on Music Row in Downtown Nashville

A journey up and down Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, as we visit some of the most famous historical honky-tonks, bars, and restaurants, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Merchant’s Restaurant and Bar, Robert’s Western World, and Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar and Grill.

Grilled Lemon and Parmesan Broccoli

Grilled Lemon and Parmesan Broccoli: Healthy Meets Tasty Again!

This grilled lemon and parmesan broccoli is simple, tasty, and healthy! Only 3 PointsPlus and 7 grams of total carbs (7 diabetes carbs / 5 net carbs) per serving.

Bourbon Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin in Spiced Bourbon Sauce

A wonderful bourbon-based marinade for grilling one of my favorite and most tender cuts of meat–pork tenderloin! Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving!

artichokes

Artichokes Two Ways, in Order of Increasing Awesomeness–Boiled to Grilled

How to turn artichokes from a thorny, hard, bitter thistle into a yummy boiled or marinated and grilled appetizer! A favorite of our kids.

Hot and Spicy Shrimp in a Foil Packet

Hot & Spicy Shrimp In a Foil Packet, Tasty Without the Clean-Up!

A great Cajun-style hot-and-spicy shrimp recipe in a foil packet that can be done in the oven, on the bbq, or even on a campfire. Be sur to have french bread on hand for dipping!

Cooking with foil in Anza Borrego

Fun with Foil on the Fire

Foil wrapped veggies and potatoes make for healthy and easy camp food with little or no cleanup!

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Mom's Meatloaf

My Mom Makes the Best Meatloaf

My mother’s exceptional meat loaf was a favorite of mine as a child, and continues to be one of my favorites to cook for my own family. Just 11.8g of carbohydrates and 5 PointsPlus per serving.

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower – -A Healthy Alternative That Totally Doesn’t Suck!

Mashed Cauliflower is an easy low carb, low sugar, mashed potato substitute that is diabetic and Weight Watchers friendly, yet doesn’t suck! 13 grams of carbs and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Gina’s Easy Zesty Lime, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

This chilled shrimp salad is perfect for a hot evening, and it’s quick enough to prepare after work. Just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 7 grams of carbs!

campfire trout

Totally Awesome Trout

Jeff’s fabulous recipe for tasty healthy grilled trout. 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. He catches this fresh each summer on his annual High Sierras camping trip with the guys.

Slowcooker Rosemary Cashew Chicken

Slow Cooker Rosemary Cashew Chicken

An easy delicious hearty chicken dish that slowcooks all day while you are gone. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 8g of carbohydrates.

penne sausage bake

Baked, Cheesy, Healthy Penne Sausage Bake

Yummy cheesy meaty baked goodness. Yet healthy at 8 PointsPlus, and 38g of carbohydrates, per serving!