I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


6 large Granny Smith apples
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup Splenda granular


1/2 cup cold butter
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup raw oats
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of salt, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 X 9-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Peel, core and slice apples; toss with the lemon juice. Stir in the cornstarch and Splenda granular. Place apple mixture in the baking dish spreading out evenly.

To make topping, mix together the Splenda Brown Sugar blend, flour, cinnamon, and salt, if using. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture is about the size of small peas. Add the oats and work the dough with your hands until it starts to clump together. Sprinkle topping over the apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.