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, June 29, 2013


1 - 2 cans no-sugar-added fruit pie filling
1 box sugar-free yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted (or 1/2 stick butter and 1/4 cup no-sugar-added applesauce)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Place the pie filling in the bottom of the cooker.

In a medium bowl combine the cake mix, butter, and vanilla; mix well until a dough-like consistency forms.  Drop dough over the pie filling in cooker.  Sprinkle the nuts over the dough.

Place lid on cooker and cook for 3 to 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.

Delicious served hot with sugar-free ice cream!

Notes: I prefer cherry pie filling but any fruit filling will work fine.  With apple pie filling I prefer to add 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the cake mix mixture.  I sometimes add 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract to the cherry pie filling, stirring to blend it in.

Also, I prefer 2 cans pie filling because I like lots of filling and don't care much for the doughy part of cobblers.  Use 1 or 2 cans to suit your preference.