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, February 10, 2015


1/2 cup packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 squares (1-oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease an 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the Splenda and butter until light and fluffy; beat in the eggs, one at a time along with the applesauce. Beat in the chocolate and when well blended beat in the flour until combined. Stir in the walnuts.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until done.

Allow to cool in pan on a wire rack. When cool, cut into 24 bars.