Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Easy, Spicy, Flavorful, Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

Easy healthy flavorful chicken tacos that get made in the slow cooker. [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

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…]

artichokes

Artichokes Two Ways, in Order of Increasing Awesomeness–Boiled to Grilled

How to turn artichokes from a thorny, hard, bitter thistle into a yummy boiled or marinated and grilled appetizer! A favorite of our kids. [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

Slowcooker Rosemary Cashew Chicken

Slow Cooker Rosemary Cashew Chicken

An easy delicious hearty chicken dish that slowcooks all day while you are gone. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 8g of carbohydrates. [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…]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Simple Quick Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These tasty basic Asian chicken lettuce wraps are quick to prepare, and are perfect for a hot weather weeknight dinner. At 10g of carbs, 16g of protein, and 8 grams of fat per serving, these wraps make for a particularly healthy dish (5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus). [Read more…]

Lighter Black Bean and Corn Salad

Recipe Makeover: A Lighter Black Bean and Corn Salad

This easy delicious chilled salad is excellent paired with any Southwestern or Mexican dish, and is perfect for a picnic. Only 2 Weigh Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

Sourdough Parmesan Artichoke Stuffing

Sunset’s Sourdough Parmesan Artichoke Stuffing — Not Your Momma’s Turkey Dressing!

An awesome non-traditional take on stuffing/dressing that uses sourdough bread, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, and mushrooms. 5 PointsPlus, and 26g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]