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, November 20, 2014


These stuffed mushrooms are an acceptable appetizer for diabetics.

3 slices bacon, fried, drained well on paper towels, crumbled
1/2 brick (8-oz size) low-fat cream cheese
4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided
3 drops Worcestershire sauce
2 twists freshly ground black pepper
1 lb mushrooms, stems removed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Very lightly spray the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish or pan; set aside.

In a mixing bowl combine the bacon, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of the grated Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper until blended.

Stuff the filling into the mushrooms and place in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until the filling is a golden brown.