Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Easy Indian Food: Slow cooker chicken tikka masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic Indian dish, and this slow cooker version is a healthy and tasty way to cook it at home, without too much work. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas — Juicy, Tender, Healthy, and Spicy!

An easy, juicy, lean, and spicy (if you want it that way) carnitas recipe that you can toss in the crock pot in the morning and eat for dinner that night! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

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 […]

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…]

Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way Bar-B-Que in Palm Springs

The Cowboy Way BBQ is a great restaurant in Palm Springs that we first discovered at the bbq competition at the Stagecoach Festival. Unbelievably good brisket chili and chili mac, but the pulled pork and brisket is pretty excellent, too! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

cheesy ham noodle bake

Easy, Cheesy, Creamy Ham and Pasta Bake

This easy cheesy creamy pasta bake is an excellent way to use up leftover ham, and a total kid favorite. Only 10 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 28g of carbohydrates, per serving. [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…]

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…]

Mom's Meatloaf

My Mom Makes the Best Meatloaf

My mother’s exceptional meat loaf was a favorite of mine as a child, and continues to be one of my favorites to cook for my own family. Just 11.8g of carbohydrates and 5 PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

Shirataki Noodles

Almost-No-Carb Shirataki Noodles

At less than 1g to 3g of carbs per serving, this Japanese noodle is an excellent pasta alternative for those who need a low-carb or gluten-free diet. Shirtaki noodles became a Godsend to me after receiving my critical extreme diabetes diagnoses 13 months ago. They are now a regular part of our menu. [Read more…]