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, October 1, 2011


1 9-inch unbaked pie shell (sugar-free)
1 can (16-oz) pumpkin
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Splenda Granulated
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 cups fat-free evaporated milk
Pecan Topping, recipe below
3 tbsp sugar-free maple-flavored syrup

Combine the pumpkin, eggs, Splenda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and milk together in a large bowl. Beat to blend thoroughly. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the unbaked pie shell; add the topping. Bake the pie at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes until set. A knife inserted in the center will come out clean when the pie is done.

Pecan Topping:
1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup butter

Combine all the ingredients together, tossing with a fork until completely mixed. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the pie. Drizzle the maple-flavored syrup over the topping.

Allow the pie to cool completely before cutting to serve.

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