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, January 7, 2015


1 pkg (2-layer size) yellow sugar-free cake mix
2 large eggs, beaten
3 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 pkg sugar-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional (But I always recommend adding nuts to diabetic desserts.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 9X13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a large bowl, using a large spatula, combine all ingredients until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on a wire rack. When cooled cut into bars.

Store in an airtight container.