Slow Cooker Recipes

mom slow cooker pork roast

Mom’s Super Easy Crockpot Pork Roast

A super easy, super yummy crock pot roast recipe from my mom that easily feeds a hungry family for a couple meal. Made with anything from a beef rump roast to a pork loin roast, it is sure to please with very little effort. Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [Read more…]

Lighter Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

A Lightened-Up Version of Paula Deen’s Creamy Mac & Cheese

With a few simple substitutions, I made this excellent kid-approved comfort dish much healthier — only 4 Points! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew: Taking a stab at one of my favorite Carolina dishes

A lean tasty version of one of my favorite Smoky Mountain discoveries, conveniently made in a slow cooker. Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

Bourbon Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin in Spiced Bourbon Sauce

A wonderful bourbon-based marinade for grilling one of my favorite and most tender cuts of meat–pork tenderloin! Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving! [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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Chicken Barley Soup

Easy Healthy Chicken Barley Soup

This warm comforting soup is a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey. Save yourself some time after work by chopping up the chicken and veggies the night before. Just 15g of carbs and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus 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…]

Pescado Veracruz

Pescado Veracruz — Fish From the Extremely Deep South!

A saucy, spicy (though not necessarily picante) fish dish, that brings out the great flavors and colors of Mexican cuisine. Only 10 WeightWatchers PointsPlus, and 19.4 carbs, per serving. [Read more…]

Chipotle Chicken Salad With Creamy Salsa Dressing

Easy Chipotle Chicken Salad with a Creamy Salsa Dressing

A tasty quick easy salad to throw together for a busy workday lunch, while using up leftover chicken. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 11g of carbohydrates per serving! [Read more…]

ginger lemongrass chicken

Recipe Makeover: A Lighter Version of RGB’s Grilled Ginger Lemongrass Chicken

We skinnied down this fabulous quick and easy Vietnamese chicken recipe from the Rustic Garden Bistro to just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 10g carbohydrates per serving. [Read more…]

Thai Green Beans

Easy Sides: Thai green beans in peanut sauce

An excellent vegetable to accompany any Asian-marinated meat. And yes, smothered in peanut sauce, yet only 4 PointsPlus, and 14g of carbohydrates! [Read more…]