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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


I love apple butter and this Splenda recipe is tasty. A serving size is 1 tablespoon. This is an easy crock pot recipe that makes your house smell so good while it cooks.

  • 5 lbs of apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced (suggest Jonathan, Golden Delicious or Ida Red)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of allspice
  1. Stir all ingredients together in slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  2. Remove and reserve cinnamon stick.
  3. Place apple mixture into food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Return mixture and cinnamon stick back to the crock pot and cook uncovered, on high, for about 4 hours or until mixture is thick and dark.
  5. Place in containers and store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.