Slow Cooker Recipes

Easy Black Bean Chili

Easy Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

A delicious, thick beef and black bean chili that can be conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. Only 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew: Taking a stab at one of my favorite Carolina dishes

A lean tasty version of one of my favorite Smoky Mountain discoveries, conveniently made in a slow cooker. Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [Read more…]

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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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 […]

The stage at Robert's Western World--That's Johnny Cash's bass player on the right!

Dining on Broadway in Downtown Nashville

A journey up and down Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, as we visit some of the most famous historical honky-tonks, bars, and restaurants, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Merchant’s Restaurant and Bar, Robert’s Western World, and Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar and Grill. [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…]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Shrimp Enchiladas Verde

Easy Shrimp Enchiladas Verde

These tasty healthy enchiladas use pre-cooked and peeled shrimp, making them easy and quick enough for a busy work night. Just 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 23 grams of carbs per serving. [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…]

Pescado Veracruz

Pescado Veracruz — Fish From the Extremely Deep South!

A saucy, spicy (though not necessarily picante) fish dish, that brings out the great flavors and colors of Mexican cuisine. Only 10 WeightWatchers PointsPlus, and 19.4 carbs, per serving. [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…]

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…]

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Gina’s Easy Zesty Lime, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

This chilled shrimp salad is perfect for a hot evening, and it’s quick enough to prepare after work. Just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 7 grams of carbs! [Read more…]