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, November 9, 2012


1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup Splenda granulated
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
4 tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces

4 large Macintosh or other tart apples
3 Bartlett or Anjou pears
2 tbsp Splenda granulated
3 tbsp apple juice concentrate

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly butter a deep 2 to 2 1/2-quart baking dish; set aside.

To prepare topping: Pour flour, brown sugar, Splenda granulated, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a medium mixing bowl.  Stir well to blend; add the butter and mix with an electric mixer, using paddle attachment, until topping crumbly or sandy in texture.  Set topping aside and make the filling.

Peel, core, and thickly slice apples and pears.  Place the fruit in the buttered baking dish.  The fruit should be at least 2 1/2-inches thick in the bottom of the pan so add more fruit if necessary.  Add the Splenda and apple juice concentrate and toss mixture until coated.  Sprinkle the topping over the filling.

Bake at 400 degrees 40 to 50 minutes or until the fruit is tender and the topping is lightly browned.

Yield: 8 servings