Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

An easy, delicious, leaner version of Asian-inspired classic that simmers in a slow cooker all day while you are at work or away on a busy weekend day. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for the pork. Serve over rice. [Read more…]

slow cooker chicken fiesta soup

Arriba! Easy Chicken Fiesta Soup in the Crockpot

A fabulous soup that is tasty, healthy, inexpensive, and prepared in the convenience of a slow cooker. Only 5 Points! Perfect 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

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…]

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 […]

Basting the turkey with the "Super Smoking Sauce"

Smoking Meat–It’s Time You Tried It Yourself

An introduction into how and why you should start smoking your own meats at home. [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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

chicken shrimp udon

Chicken and Shrimp Udon Soup

An easy delicious take on a traditional Japanese dish. Ready in minutes, this soup is perfect for a busy work night dinner. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 30g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

Sunomono

Easy Sides: Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber Salad

Sunomono: A quick, easy, healthy and cool sounding Japanese cucumber salad that will give you a break from stir fry vegetables or iceberg lettuce in preparing your Asian (or Asian-fusion) side dishes. 1 WeightWatchers PointPlus, and 4g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

Texas Ranch Style Stew

Texas Ranch Style Stew: Quick, Easy & Kid-Friendly

A tasty kid-approved quick easy and inexpensive weeknight meal that is only 7 Weight Watchers PointPlus, and 37 grams of carbohydrates! [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…]

Mango Habanero Salsa

Mango Habanero Salsa — Maybe Too Hot for You…

A very colorful, very tasty, and very spicy Mango Habanero Salsa recipe that is excellent as a condiment with grilled fish or as a snack with chips! [Read more…]