Slow Cooker Recipes

mom meat sauce

Mom’s Out of This World Meat Sauce

My mother’s excellent meat sauce. I have yet to find another that can compare! My lighter version is only 6 PointsPlus! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Pork Char Sui

Easy Simple Delicious Slow Cooker Pork Char Sui

This delicious recipe is a true find. It is super quick to throw together (literally) in the crockpot before work, then simply turn it on and let it slow cook all day while you are gone. [Read more…]

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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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. [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…]

Dillsboro Smokehouse

Sampling Carolina style BBQ at the Dillsboro Smokehouse

Our review of the Dillsboro Smokehouse, located in an adorable historic North Carolina town located at the base of the Smoky Mountains. [Read more…]

BigMistaBBQ Atwater 817

We Love Bigmista’s BBQ on Valentine’s Day

Our review of the Atwater Village Farmer’s Market and Bigmista’s Barbecue. [Read more…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos: Awesomeness in a Tortilla

Great grilled spicy chipotle shrimp, which is not only perfect on a taco, but also healthy! Only 5-6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. Perfect for Summer! [Read more…]

Easy Chilled Spinach Dip

Easy Make-Ahead Chilled Spinach Dip

Some recipes are so simple, yet are always a hit at potlucks, parties, and picnics. This longtime traditional spinach dip is one of those. 5 carbs and 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

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! [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…]

Chicken Barley Soup

Easy Healthy Chicken Barley Soup

This warm comforting soup is a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey. Save yourself some time after work by chopping up the chicken and veggies the night before. Just 15g of carbs and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

colleen zero point soup

You’ll Actually Want To Eat My Version of Weight Watchers Zero Points Soup!

My improved version of Weight Watchers’ 0 Points vegetable soup. Unlike the original recipe, this adaptation tastes like a real soup, instead of just a way to stay within your Points budget. [Read more…]