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, September 14, 2012


You can add some sweetness to your pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc by topping them with this easy to make Vanilla Butter.

1 stick (4-oz) unsalted butter
1/2 vanilla bean
1 tsp Splenda granulated
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Allow butter to soften at room temperature for half an hour.

Slice vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the inside to get the meat.

Combine the softened butter with the meat from the vanilla bean, Splenda, and cinnamon; mix together well.

Shape butter into a stick and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.  Store in refrigerator.

Yield: 8 tablespoons of butter