Slow Cooker Recipes

slowcooker sausage red beans rice soup

Slow Cooker Sausage, Red Beans, and Rice Soup

It might be the middle of summer, but I love a good soup any time of the year. This dish is so easy, just toss everything into the crockpot before work, plug it in, and go. Just 5 Weight Watchers 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…]

slow cooker spinach artichoke dip

Easy Comforting Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

A super easy delicious crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be conveniently prepared in a crockpot while you attend to guests or other tasks. Perfect for game day or holiday parties! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

Stagecoach Festival 2009

Stagecoach Festival–A Foodie thumbs up!

A review of the barbecue tasting at the 2009 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders from the Pioneer Woman!

These Spicy, Whiskey, BBQ Sliders from the Pioneer Woman are super tasty and great as a dinner or as a snack for a party or game watch! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

cheater blueberry danish

Super Easy Cheater Blueberry Danish

This recipe is super quick and easy, uses just four ingredients, light on the waist, yet tastes positively fattening. Only 7 PointsPlus, and 29g of carbohydrates, per danish! [Read more…]