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 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 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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

The stage at Robert's Western World--That's Johnny Cash's bass player on the right!

Dining on Broadway in Downtown Nashville

A journey up and down Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, as we visit some of the most famous historical honky-tonks, bars, and restaurants, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Merchant’s Restaurant and Bar, Robert’s Western World, and Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar and Grill. [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

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…]

Easy Chilled Spinach Dip

Easy Make-Ahead Chilled Spinach Dip

Some recipes are so simple, yet are always a hit at potlucks, parties, and picnics. This longtime traditional spinach dip is one of those. 5 carbs and 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [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…]

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…]

Slow Cooker Thai Pork over Rice

Slow Cooker Spicy Thai Pork

This delicious lean Asian-inspired pork stew is conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. 11 Weight Watchers PointsPlus (including rice). 12g carbohydrates (excluding rice). [Read more…]