WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

SMOKEY CHEESE BALL

2 pkgs (8-oz each) low-fat cream cheese
2 cups shredded smoked cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter,softened
2 tbsp low-fat milk
2 tsp your favorite steak sauce
1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans

Bring the cheese, the cream cheese and butter to room temperature; combine together. Add the milk and steak sauce to the cheese mixture and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Cover. Chill in refrigerator 4 to 24 hours.

Shape the mixture into a ball. Roll in the chopped nuts. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve with assorted whole grain crackers.

Yield: 3 1/2 cups


Tip: At the party get your cheese ball serving from the outside as much as possible. The pecans are good for you and will help to balance everything else you are eating.