Slow Cooker Recipes

slowcooker sausage red beans rice soup

Slow Cooker Sausage, Red Beans, and Rice Soup

It might be the middle of summer, but I love a good soup any time of the year. This dish is so easy, just toss everything into the crockpot before work, plug it in, and go. Just 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Minestrone with Spicy Sausage

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup with Spicy Italian Sausage

Great crockpot minestrone soup, with spicy turkey Italian sausage as our secret ingredient! Terrific flavors, and yet still quite healthy! 8 PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

spicy-smoky-pork-chili

Spicy Smoky Slow Cooker Pork Chili

A chili dish too good to be true. Healthy (only 7 Weight Watchers points), incredibly tasty, and all from the convenience of a slow cooker. [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

grilled mustard brussels sprouts

Everything Is Better Grilled! — Grilled Crispy Mustard Brussels Sprouts

This easy tangy grilled version of brussels sprouts is now one of our favorite side dishes, and the main way we eat them in the Greene house. Give these brussels sprouts a try this summer! Only 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. [Read more…]

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…]

A side of Spicy BBQ Beans where they are happiest--on a plate with smoked beef brisket, cole slaw, and a hunk of bread, next to a roaring campfire!

Spicy (sorta) BBQ (kinda) Beans!

BBQ Beans are a classic side for smoked or barbecued meats, along with cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, watermelon, and corn bread. These easy Texas-style spicy bbq beans aren’t really all that spicy, but they are tasty! [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…]

Atomic Buffalo Turds

Atomic Buffalo Turds — The Spicy BBQ Appetizer with the Unappetizing Name

A tasty, smoky, spicy treat that is an awesome bbq appetizer for heat-tolerant friends. Jalapenos, cream cheese, lit’l smokies and bacon! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

cheesy ham noodle bake

Easy, Cheesy, Creamy Ham and Pasta Bake

This easy cheesy creamy pasta bake is an excellent way to use up leftover ham, and a total kid favorite. Only 10 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 28g of carbohydrates, 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…]

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. [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…]

Devils Mess Scramble

The Devil’s Mess: My favorite breakfast scramble

This spicy delicious andouille scramble is 8 PointsPlus, and 7 grams of carbohydrates per serving, but packed with 17 grams of protein and a nice helping of fresh vegetables. [Read more…]