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…]

Creamy Mac & Cheese

Hit-of-the-Party Creamy Mac and Cheese

Simply the easiest mac and cheese out there. Super creamy and mouth-watering, yet easily prepared in a slow cooker. Alway a party hit! [Read more…]

mom slow cooker pork roast

Mom’s Super Easy Crockpot Pork Roast

A super easy, super yummy crock pot roast recipe from my mom that easily feeds a hungry family for a couple meal. Made with anything from a beef rump roast to a pork loin roast, it is sure to please with very little effort. Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders from the Pioneer Woman!

These Spicy, Whiskey, BBQ Sliders from the Pioneer Woman are super tasty and great as a dinner or as a snack for a party or game watch! [Read more…]

Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way Bar-B-Que in Palm Springs

The Cowboy Way BBQ is a great restaurant in Palm Springs that we first discovered at the bbq competition at the Stagecoach Festival. Unbelievably good brisket chili and chili mac, but the pulled pork and brisket is pretty excellent, too! [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

Mom's Meatloaf

My Mom Makes the Best Meatloaf

My mother’s exceptional meat loaf was a favorite of mine as a child, and continues to be one of my favorites to cook for my own family. Just 11.8g of carbohydrates and 5 PointsPlus 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…]

bobby flay green pork chili

Bobby Flay’s Green Pork Chili

One of our favorite chilis! Tender juicy pork with flavorful roasted vegetables that pack a bit of a kick. Much like a chili verde. [Read more…]

Thai Cucumber Salad

Ridiculously Tasty Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

This easy and tasty Thai Cucumber Salad with red onion, peanuts, and chiles is a great accompaniment to an Asian meat dish. Just 16g of carbs and 5 Weight Watchers Points+ per serving. [Read more…]

cheater blueberry danish

Super Easy Cheater Blueberry Danish

This recipe is super quick and easy, uses just four ingredients, light on the waist, yet tastes positively fattening. Only 7 PointsPlus, and 29g of carbohydrates, per danish! [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…]