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.

Friday, August 10, 2012


The other night I had a sweet tooth I couldn't seem to satisfy.  I went to the pantry and found a few ingredients and made a very simple cake.  It was quite good and my grandson, who is not diabetic, ate over half of it.  So I can safely say, it is tasty for the nondiabetics in your family or group, too.

These are the three ingredients I took from the pantry.
1 box sugar-free yellow cake mix
1 can Splenda-sweetened fruit cocktail, do not drain
1 3/4 cup sugar-free cherry limeade

In a medium mixing bowl combine all three ingredients and mix just until well blended.

Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Pour the batter into the pan and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  This cake will not have a typical cake texture and is not thick like a regular cake.
The cake is good as is or with sugar-free whipped topping.  I even cut a piece for my husband and topped it with some cream cheese frosting. (The first picture below is with whipped topping.  The second is with cream cheese frosting.