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, May 15, 2014


I love peaches so when I saw a Peach Bars Recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to make myself a diabetic version. It is delicious and my family was surprised that it had no added sugar. If you like peaches, give this a try.

1 box (2-layer size) yellow sugar-free cake mix
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs, divided
1 can (29-oz) peaches in light syrup, drained*
1 (8-oz) fat-free cream cheese
1/3 cup Splenda granulated
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, and 1 of the eggs by mixing with a fork until crumbly. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the crumbs and set aside. Press the remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

While crust bakes, drain peaches into a colander, rinse with cold water, and drain well. *(May use fresh peaches, peeled and cut-up; no rinsing necessary!) Cut peaches into bite-size pieces and place over the baked crust.

Combine the cream cheese, Splenda, and vanilla extract in mixer bowl; beat until creamy. Spread over the peaches; sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over the top.

Bake 30-35 until lightly browned. Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before serving.

*Canned peaches with Splenda are best to use.

This is delicious served warm with a dollop of sugar-free whipped topping or ice cream.