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.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


3 tbsp butter
1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 cups low-fat baking mix (ie Bisquick, etc)
2 cups (8-oz) low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 large egg
1 cup finely chopped cooked ham*

In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter; add onion and saute until tender. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the baking mix and 1 cup of the cheese; make a well in the center.

In a small bowl mix the milk and egg, blending well.  Add the milk/egg mixture to the well of the baking mix mixture; stir until moistened.  Stir in the onion and the ham.

Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3s full.

Sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese evenly over the muffins.

Bake at 425 degrees for approximately 18 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow to cool a couple of minutes before removing from the pans.

*May substitute 1 cup of bulk sausage that has been cooked and crumbled, if you prefer.