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, May 20, 2014


1 (3 to 4 lb) beef brisket
2 tbsp hickory-flavored liquid smoke
celery salt*
onion salt*
garlic salt*
freshly ground black pepper*
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
barbecue sauce*

Pour the liquid smoke over the brisket and sprinkle both sides generously with the three salts; wrap in foil (or place in a glass baking dish and cover with foil) and refrigerate overnight.

Uncover the brisket and sprinkle with the black pepper and Worcestershire sauce; do not drain.

Cover securely with foil and bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Uncover and add barbecue sauce; reseal and bake another 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 minutes before slicing to serve. Serve with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.

* Amount to suit your taste. Be aware of sugar content of barbecue sauce you choose!