Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Soup — The Perfect Cold Weather Comfort Food In A Bowl

This delicious slow cooker soup is packed with fun flavors yet is also healthy, easy and cheap. Only 6-8 PointsPlus if you’re following Weight Watchers! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches

Easy Kid-Approved Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches

These easy tender crockpot beef dip sandwiches are a big hit with our family, and perfect for a summer weeknight meal after a busy day at work. [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

sriracha chicken skewers

Sriracha Chicken Skewers — party in your mouth!

A super tasty recipe for healthy grilled chicken skewers using the hippest condiment on the market today–Sriracha! Spicy, but manageable for all but the most sensitive tongues. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving, 26 grams of carbohydrates, and packed with protein. [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…]

Cooking with foil in Anza Borrego

Fun with Foil on the Fire

Foil wrapped veggies and potatoes make for healthy and easy camp food with little or no cleanup! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

Chipotle Chicken Salad With Creamy Salsa Dressing

Easy Chipotle Chicken Salad with a Creamy Salsa Dressing

A tasty quick easy salad to throw together for a busy workday lunch, while using up leftover chicken. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 11g of carbohydrates per serving! [Read more…]

vermouth mushroom pork chops

Healthy Vermouth & Mushroom Pork Chops

Easy, delicious, healthy weeknight meal. Only 4 Weight Watchers points, and 5 grams of carbohydrates. [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…]

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…]

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…]