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, November 12, 2011


1 fully cooked spiral sliced ham (approx 8-9 lbs)
2 cups water
1/2 to 3/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup no-sugar-added orange juice
1 cup Splenda sweetened orange marmalade
1/4 cup Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place the ham, cut side down, on a rack in a large roasting pan.  Pour the water into the pan; cover the ham with an aluminum foil tent.  Bake1 and 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Splenda, orange juice, marmalade, and Dijon mustard.  Set mixture aside.

Remove the ham from oven and remove the foil tent.  Liberally brush the glaze mixture over the surface of the ham using 3/4 cup.  Leave the foil off and return ham to the oven for another half hour or until internal temperature is 140 degrees on a meat thermometer.

Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.  Place quartered oranges around ham to garnish, if desired.
Serves approximately 25.