Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker ham and bean soup

Slow Cooker Ham And Mixed Bean Soup

This is one of the first soups I ever made for my husband, and it remains a favorite of both of ours. Just like I remember Mom making, but with the added convenience of a slow cooker. Only 4 PointsPlus per serving! [Read more…]

slow cooker chicken chili

Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage & White Bean Chili

An incredibly yummy chicken, sausage, and white bean chili conveniently made in the slow cooker. [Read more…]

Creamy Mac & Cheese

Hit-of-the-Party Creamy Mac and Cheese

Simply the easiest mac and cheese out there. Super creamy and mouth-watering, yet easily prepared in a slow cooker. Alway a party hit! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

maryland crab soup

Classic Maryland Crab Soup

This simple, subtle, yet hearty soup is quick to make, and is super healthy at just 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 10g of carbohydrates, per serving. Pair it with a side salad and thick slide of crusty bread. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]