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!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


4 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, cut in half lengthwise
2 tbsp Splenda Granulated
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp maple flavoring
1/2 cup orange juice
1 pint sugar-free vanilla
ice cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Arrange the pears, cut side down, in an 11x7-inch baking dish.

Combine the Splenda, cinnamon, lemon juice, melted butter, and maple flavoring. Spoon over the pears, turning to coat both sides. Pour the orange juice in bottom of the pan and let it surround the pears.

Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the pears are tender. Serve warm with a scoop of the sugar-free ice cream.

Yield: 8 servings