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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


3 medium to large sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups Splenda granulated
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup low-fat evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 unbaked sugar-free 9-inch pie shell
Sugar-free frozen whipped topping thawed for garnish, if desired

Cook the sweet potatoes covered in water to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer about 45 minutes until tender. 

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Drain the potatoes and when enough, peel, remove blemishes, and mash.  Add the butter, Splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, milk, and vanilla.  Using a wooden spoon, beat mixture until smooth.  Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.

Bake pie at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.  If crust begins to get too brown, cover edge with a foil rim.

Note: Cinnamon is a blood sugar regulator so I have more cinnamon in this recipe than you may be used to.

Note: File Photo