Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup

An easy delicious soup that conveniently simmers in your slow cooker all day while at work or play. Packed with Italian sausage and fresh veggies — only 6 PointsPlus! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

An easy, delicious, leaner version of Asian-inspired classic that simmers in a slow cooker all day while you are at work or away on a busy weekend day. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for the pork. Serve over rice. [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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

Atomic Buffalo Turds

Atomic Buffalo Turds — The Spicy BBQ Appetizer with the Unappetizing Name

A tasty, smoky, spicy treat that is an awesome bbq appetizer for heat-tolerant friends. Jalapenos, cream cheese, lit’l smokies and bacon! [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 […]

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos: Awesomeness in a Tortilla

Great grilled spicy chipotle shrimp, which is not only perfect on a taco, but also healthy! Only 5-6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. Perfect for Summer! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

Sunomono

Easy Sides: Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber Salad

Sunomono: A quick, easy, healthy and cool sounding Japanese cucumber salad that will give you a break from stir fry vegetables or iceberg lettuce in preparing your Asian (or Asian-fusion) side dishes. 1 WeightWatchers PointPlus, and 4g of carbohydrates, 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…]

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…]

Devils Mess Scramble

The Devil’s Mess: My favorite breakfast scramble

This spicy delicious andouille scramble is 8 PointsPlus, and 7 grams of carbohydrates per serving, but packed with 17 grams of protein and a nice helping of fresh vegetables. [Read more…]

Grilled Italian Turkey Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini — A Delicious End of Summer Meal or Side Dish

We give this healthy tasty grilled stuffed zucchini recipe from Our Best Bites a big thumbs up! [Read more…]