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, July 9, 2013


5 tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
1 1/3 cups reduced-fat sour cream
3/4 cup Splenda Granulated
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
2 large eggs*
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups coarsely chopped firm apples

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter; stir in the cracker crumbs and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon until well blended.

Press mixture firmly onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; remove from oven and set aside to cool.

In large mixer bowl, combine the sour cream, 1/2 cup of the Splenda, and 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons of the flour.  Beat mixture at medium speed until well blended.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well blended.  Using a large silicone spatula, gently stir in the chopped apples; place mixture over the prepared crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or just until the center is set.

Before serving, cut into 12 equal slices and make the following topping:

Preheat broiler.

Combine the remaining cinnamon, Splenda, and flour together in a small bowl.  Cut in the remaining butter with a pastry blender until mixture is coarse crumbs.  Sprinkle evenly over the tart.

Broil 3 to 4 minutes until topping is a golden brown.

Let stand about 15 minutes before serving.

*May substitute 1/2 cup egg substitute if desired.