Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

corned beef cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

En easy tasty recipe for basic corned beef and cabbage prepared conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. Only 7 Weight Watchers points! [Read more…]

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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

BigMistaBBQ Atwater 817

We Love Bigmista’s BBQ on Valentine’s Day

Our review of the Atwater Village Farmer’s Market and Bigmista’s Barbecue. [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…]

Hot and Spicy Shrimp in a Foil Packet

Hot & Spicy Shrimp In a Foil Packet, Tasty Without the Clean-Up!

A great Cajun-style hot-and-spicy shrimp recipe in a foil packet that can be done in the oven, on the bbq, or even on a campfire. Be sur to have french bread on hand for dipping! [Read more…]

grilled mustard brussels sprouts

Everything Is Better Grilled! — Grilled Crispy Mustard Brussels Sprouts

This easy tangy grilled version of brussels sprouts is now one of our favorite side dishes, and the main way we eat them in the Greene house. Give these brussels sprouts a try this summer! Only 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. [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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

classic bolognese sauce

Hearty Healthy Make-Ahead Bolognese Meat Sauce

This sauce makes a ton, freezes and reheats well, and is a great dish to make ahead for a dinner party, or to keep warm in a crockpot for a potluck. Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 15g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

campfire trout

Totally Awesome Trout

Jeff’s fabulous recipe for tasty healthy grilled trout. 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. He catches this fresh each summer on his annual High Sierras camping trip with the guys. [Read more…]