Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches

Easy Kid-Approved Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches

These easy tender crockpot beef dip sandwiches are a big hit with our family, and perfect for a summer weeknight meal after a busy day at work. [Read more…]

crockpot jerk pork

Crockpot Jerked Pork — Ridiculously Easy, Tasty, and Lean

A super easy, super tasty, healthy Jamaican-style jerk pulled pork loin roast–with a store bought jerk rub and a crock pot, you’ll have a great dinner with almost no work at all! Just 6 Weight Watchers 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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

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…]

Mango Habanero Salsa

Mango Habanero Salsa — Maybe Too Hot for You…

A very colorful, very tasty, and very spicy Mango Habanero Salsa recipe that is excellent as a condiment with grilled fish or as a snack with chips! [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…]

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…]

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…]