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.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


You can make some sweet tasting homemade whipped cream by using a little vanilla and some homemade confectioners' sugar.  (Directions for making confectioners' (powdered) sugar using Splenda are available on this blog.

1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar-free confectioners' "sugar"
1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat the heavy cream with the "sugar" and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl using an electric mixer on high speed.  Beat until stiff peaks form.

This is great to use on everything from strawberry shortcake to pumpkin pie.