Slow Cooker Recipes

Slowcooker Mulled Wine

Entertaining with slowcooker holiday libations

When we hosted a full Christmas dinner at our house last year for a bunch of friends, I went looking for hot winter drinks that I could prepare ahead of time and keep warm in our two slowcookers so that friends could help themselves to a hot cozy cocktail anytime they wanted. [Read more…]

corned beef cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

En easy tasty recipe for basic corned beef and cabbage prepared conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. Only 7 Weight Watchers 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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

Peppers

Roasting Jalapenos: Firing up your Fiery Peppers

An awesome friend recently gifted me some roasted Hatch Chile Peppers, which we used (twice) in an awesome New Mexico Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas recipe that was both tasty and healthy.  Unfortunately, we then ran out of the roasted Hatch Chiles, which are really only available once a year (the story of which is written […]

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…]

Stagecoach Festival 2009

Stagecoach Festival–A Foodie thumbs up!

A review of the barbecue tasting at the 2009 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Chipotle Chicken Salad With Creamy Salsa Dressing

Easy Chipotle Chicken Salad with a Creamy Salsa Dressing

A tasty quick easy salad to throw together for a busy workday lunch, while using up leftover chicken. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 11g of carbohydrates 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…]

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…]

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…]

classic bolognese sauce

Hearty Healthy Make-Ahead Bolognese Meat Sauce

This sauce makes a ton, freezes and reheats well, and is a great dish to make ahead for a dinner party, or to keep warm in a crockpot for a potluck. Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 15g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

maryland crab soup

Classic Maryland Crab Soup

This simple, subtle, yet hearty soup is quick to make, and is super healthy at just 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 10g of carbohydrates, per serving. Pair it with a side salad and thick slide of crusty bread. [Read more…]