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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


3 cups sliced, peeled and cooked sweet potatoes
2 large tart apples, sliced and peeled
3/4 cup SPLENDA Granular
1 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
Dash of black pepper
3 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1 1/2-qt casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Layer half the sweet potatoes and half the apples in dish. In a small mixing bowl, combine SPLENDA with the maple syrup until blended. Add the nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper to SPLENDA mixture. Sprinkle half the mixture over the apples. Dot with half the butter. Repeat the layers. Cover and bake 15 minutes. Remove cover and baste with juices. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes more or until the apples are tender.