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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


3 lbs large chicken wings
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup bottled hot sauce
1/4 cup spicy barbecue sauce, optional.
Large pot of boiling water
Canola or peanut oil in a deep fryer

Separate the wings at the joint and discard the tips. Drop the wings into the large pot of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.  Remove and drain well.

Have a deep fryer of canola or peanut oil heated to 375 degrees.  Drop the drained wings into the hot oil and cook until brown and crispy, approximately 3 minutes.

Place the fried wings into a large heat-proof dish with a tight-fitting cover.

In a skillet, saute the minced garlic in the butter for about a minute; pour over the wings and stir to coat.  Pour the hot sauce over wings and fit the lid over the container.  Shake container vigorously to coat the wings well with the hot sauce.  If you want zestier wings, add the barbecue sauce and shake vigorously again.
Serve with ranch or bleu cheese dressing and/or celery and carrot sticks, if desired.