Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Minestrone with Spicy Sausage

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup with Spicy Italian Sausage

Great crockpot minestrone soup, with spicy turkey Italian sausage as our secret ingredient! Terrific flavors, and yet still quite healthy! 8 PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

slow cooker lasagna

Crockpot Lasagna: Summertime comfort food goodness without a hot oven — and it’s healthy!

This easy crockpot version of lasagna is perfect for hot summer nights when you want to avoid the oven. At 10 PointsPlus, splurging on this meaty cheesy goodness won’t bust your waistline. [Read more…]

mom meat sauce

Mom’s Out of This World Meat Sauce

My mother’s excellent meat sauce. I have yet to find another that can compare! My lighter version is only 6 PointsPlus! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Gina’s Easy Zesty Lime, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

This chilled shrimp salad is perfect for a hot evening, and it’s quick enough to prepare after work. Just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 7 grams of carbs! [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…]

vermouth mushroom pork chops

Healthy Vermouth & Mushroom Pork Chops

Easy, delicious, healthy weeknight meal. Only 4 Weight Watchers points, and 5 grams of 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…]

Nova Lox and Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs With Nova Lox

Packed with flavor, high in protein, low in carbs. This dish is a great way to start your morning. Just 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 9 grams 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…]