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.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Pastry for a two-crust pie
1/2 cup Splenda Granulated
1 tbsp whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 large (5 to 6 medium) Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a 9-inch pie plate with half the pastry; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the Splenda, flour, and cinnamon blending well.  Add the apples and cranberries, tossing gently to coat completely.  Pour the mixture into the pastry lined pie plate.

Top the filling with a second pastry sheet.  Trim edges of pastry and fold under; crimp to seal.  Cut a couple of slits in the top pastry or pork several times with the tines of a fork so steam can escape.

Bake pie at 400 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes until the crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.  If necessary, cover the edges with a rim of aluminum foil or a pie crust shield to prevent over-browning.

Allow to cool on a wire rack approximately 1 hour before cutting to serve.

Yield: 8 servings.