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 Jambalaya

Easy Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This delicious jambalya is conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. Excellent choice for Super Bowl, a hectic weekend, or even a busy work day. 8 to 10 PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

Slowcooker Mulled Wine

Entertaining with slowcooker holiday libations

When we hosted a full Christmas dinner at our house last year for a bunch of friends, I went looking for hot winter drinks that I could prepare ahead of time and keep warm in our two slowcookers so that friends could help themselves to a hot cozy cocktail anytime they wanted. [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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 […]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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

chicken shrimp udon

Chicken and Shrimp Udon Soup

An easy delicious take on a traditional Japanese dish. Ready in minutes, this soup is perfect for a busy work night dinner. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 30g of carbohydrates, 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…]

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…]

colleen zero point soup

You’ll Actually Want To Eat My Version of Weight Watchers Zero Points Soup!

My improved version of Weight Watchers’ 0 Points vegetable soup. Unlike the original recipe, this adaptation tastes like a real soup, instead of just a way to stay within your Points budget. [Read more…]

asian squash

Steamed Asian Sesame Squash — An Easy Veggie Side Dish

Tasty and healthy Asian sesame steamed squash makes a great vegetable side dish for a variety of grilled, baked, or Asian-inspired dishes. Just 2 PointsPlus per serving, and 7 carbohydrates. [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…]