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.

Saturday, December 29, 2012


I threw these together this afternoon just to see if I could.  Man, I hate to brag but these are good!  And the best part is that they are so easy.  Ready in minutes and bake about 12 minutes, sit back and enjoy!

1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
canola oil cooking spray
1/2 cup very finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Splenda, 1 cup of chopped pecans, flour, baking powder, and salt together.  Make a well in the center of the mixture.

In a small bowl, mix together the butter, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract; pour into the well in the center of the dry mixture.  Using a spatula, blend just until moistened.

Spray 24 miniature muffin cups with the cooking spray.  Sprinkle the finely chopped pecans over the bottoms of the cups.  Spoon the muffin mixture, using a small spoon, into the prepared cups over the pecans.  Fill cups almost full.

Bake muffins in a 425 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes in the pan on a wire rack.  Remove from the pan gently loosening with a thin knife.  Cool completely on the wire rack.

Yield: 2 dozen

So good and not bad for you!  By the way, I had to shoo my husband and my grandson away from these.  They loved them, too.  They are neither one diabetic!