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! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches

Easy Kid-Approved Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches

These easy tender crockpot beef dip sandwiches are a big hit with our family, and perfect for a summer weeknight meal after a busy day at work. [Read more…]

slow cooker spinach artichoke dip

Easy Comforting Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

A super easy delicious crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be conveniently prepared in a crockpot while you attend to guests or other tasks. Perfect for game day or holiday parties! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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

Dining on Broadway 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. [Read more…]

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! [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

asian grilled asparagus

Asian Grilled Asparagus

An easy Asian style grilled asparagus to pair with any number of Thai or Chinese main dishes that are heavy on meat and light on vegetables. Only 1/2 to 1 Weight Watchers PointPlus per serving. [Read more…]

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! [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

ginger lemongrass chicken

Recipe Makeover: A Lighter Version of RGB’s Grilled Ginger Lemongrass Chicken

We skinnied down this fabulous quick and easy Vietnamese chicken recipe from the Rustic Garden Bistro to just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 10g carbohydrates per serving. [Read more…]

Lasagna Soup

Healthy Hearty Lasagna Soup

I made this soup last week for Hubby and the kids on a weeknight after work. It was super quick to prepare. And it was super delicious. A big big hit with the entire family, who rated it “a keeper”. 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 17g carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

shrimp chili lime soup

Spectacular Shrimp Chili Lime Tortilla Soup With Avocado

This spicy healthy soup is essentially a shrimp version of Posole, yet packs the chili lime avocado punch of our previously reviewed Mexican Chili Lime Soup. With chips, just 9 PointsPlus per serving, and 32.7 carbohydrates. [Read more…]

Lighter Black Bean and Corn Salad

Recipe Makeover: A Lighter Black Bean and Corn Salad

This easy delicious chilled salad is excellent paired with any Southwestern or Mexican dish, and is perfect for a picnic. Only 2 Weigh Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

asian squash

Steamed Asian Sesame Squash — An Easy Veggie Side Dish

Tasty and healthy Asian sesame steamed squash makes a great vegetable side dish for a variety of grilled, baked, or Asian-inspired dishes. Just 2 PointsPlus per serving, and 7 carbohydrates. [Read more…]

Shirataki Noodles

Almost-No-Carb Shirataki Noodles

At less than 1g to 3g of carbs per serving, this Japanese noodle is an excellent pasta alternative for those who need a low-carb or gluten-free diet. Shirtaki noodles became a Godsend to me after receiving my critical extreme diabetes diagnoses 13 months ago. They are now a regular part of our menu. [Read more…]