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, March 15, 2013


1 cup Splenda granulated
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
dash of salt
3 1/2 cups milk
3 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a large heavy saucepan combine the Splenda, cocoa, and salt.  Whisk in the milk and the coffee until smooth. 

Cook the mixture over medium heat using the whisk to stir often for about 20 minutes or just until bubbles start to appear around the edges.  (Do not boil!)

Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Yield: About 6 servings