Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

slow cooker lasagna

Crockpot Lasagna: Summertime comfort food goodness without a hot oven — and it’s healthy!

This easy crockpot version of lasagna is perfect for hot summer nights when you want to avoid the oven. At 10 PointsPlus, splurging on this meaty cheesy goodness won’t bust your waistline. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Vindaloo

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Vindaloo — Soooo much better than it looks!

If you read The Taste Place regularly, you know we love spicy food.  One of our favorite cuisines that regularly features a bit of spice is Indian.  We both enjoy Indian restaurants, but our experience making Indian food at home has been a bit mixed.  We’ve used Trader Joe’s Curry and Masala Simmer Sauces with […]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

Jerk Chicken

Only a Jerk (or Possibly a Wimp) Would Hate This Jerk Chicken

Jeff’s fabulous super spicy and super easy grilled jerked chicken. Only 2 Weight Watchers points per serving! [Read more…]

grilled jerk chicken wings

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings in Foil Packets — An Easy Appetizer With a Kick!

These Jerk Chicken Wings grilled in a foil packet are a ridiculously easy, spicy appetizer for camping, tailgating, or a party, with no clean-up! And at 1.75 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per piece (or 3.5 PointPlus for a full wing), even your healthy-minded friends can partake! [Read more…]

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…]

Jeff's Tri-Tip

Try This Tri-Tip

Jeff’s excellent smoked trip-tip recipe is always a huge hit with our family and with our guests. We have yet to find anyone else who makes it this good — even the pros. [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…]

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 […]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Thai Peanut Salad

Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

A delicious easy salad with a wonderful spicy peanut dressing. Only 3 Weight Watchers points, and 18.4 carbohydrates! [Read more…]