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, September 24, 2013


My grandson loves muffins and pumpkin.  This morning I had a bit of a sweet tooth so decided to try this combination.  My husband, who is not diabetic, didn't care much for them but Dustin and I enjoyed them.  You might want to try this simple easy recipe.

1 box yellow sugar-free cake mix
1 can (15-oz) pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 18-24 muffin cups with olive oil cooking spray; set aside.

Combine the dry cake mix and the pumpkin until well blended.  Stir in the nuts.

Fill each muffin cup almost full and bake in 350 degree oven approximately 25 minutes or until done.

PS - I like them even better with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon mixed with the cake mix and pumpkin.