Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Easy, Spicy, Flavorful, Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

Easy healthy flavorful chicken tacos that get made in the slow cooker. [Read more…]

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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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 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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Linguine

Easy Healthy Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Linguine

This quick and easy one-skillet meal is packed with shrimp and fresh crisp summer vegetables. Only 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 45g carbohydrates, per serving! Perfect for a hectic work night dinner. [Read more…]

Thai Green Beans

Easy Sides: Thai green beans in peanut sauce

An excellent vegetable to accompany any Asian-marinated meat. And yes, smothered in peanut sauce, yet only 4 PointsPlus, and 14g of carbohydrates! [Read more…]

shrimp chili lime soup

Spectacular Shrimp Chili Lime Tortilla Soup With Avocado

This spicy healthy soup is essentially a shrimp version of Posole, yet packs the chili lime avocado punch of our previously reviewed Mexican Chili Lime Soup. With chips, just 9 PointsPlus per serving, and 32.7 carbohydrates. [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…]

Lasagna Soup

Healthy Hearty Lasagna Soup

I made this soup last week for Hubby and the kids on a weeknight after work. It was super quick to prepare. And it was super delicious. A big big hit with the entire family, who rated it “a keeper”. 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 17g carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]