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.

Monday, January 6, 2014


This is a recipe I got from a 2001 Taste of Home cookbook titled The Best of Country Cooking. The Oklahoma lady who is credited with the recipe stated, "Whether for brunch, lunch, or supper, this recipe always draws rave reviews."

6 fresh broccoli spears
6 slices mozzarella cheese
6 thin slices fully cooked ham
1 tbsp butter or margarine (I recommend butter as it is a natural product our bodies can digest easier)
6 eggs
1/3 cup water
freshly ground black pepper for garnish

In a saucepan, bring broccoli and a  small amount of water to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender; drain.

Place one cheese slice over one ham slice and wrap around one broccoli spear. Secure with a toothpick. Repeat.

Melt the butter in a 9-inch skillet. Arrange the ham rolls in a spoke pattern. In a bowl, beat the eggs and water; pour over ham rolls.  Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes; as eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until the eggs are completely set.

Sprinkle pepper over top. Carefully remove toothpicks! Cut into six wedges for serving.

Note: I prefer just steaming the broccoli in the microwave but that is just my way of doing it.