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! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


3/4 cup chili sauce
3 tbsp prepared mustard
2 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
4 chicken breasts (approx 6-oz each)
1/2 cup water

Preheat broiler.

In a small bowl combine the chili sauce, mustard, and butter. When combined add the Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic, and hot pepper sauce; mix together well.

Arrange chicken breasts in a single layer in a baking pan or dish. Using half the liquid mixture, baste chicken breasts all over. Broil chicken, 4-inches from the heat for 3 minutes on each side.

Set oven heat to 350 degrees. Brush chicken with remaining liquid. Pour water over all. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 45 minutes. Remove to a serving platter and drizzle with the pan drippings.

Note: If using boneless chicken breasts you will probably need to adjust baking time.