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.

Friday, June 19, 2015


2 tbsp butter (not margarine)
1 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 cup Splenda granulated
1 large egg
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp peppermint extract

2/3 cup thawed sugar-free frozen whipped topping
2 drops peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, leaving foil hanging over sides. Spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a glass bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate on high until melted. Set microwave at 10-second intervals, stir and do another 10 seconds until mixture is smooth.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

With an electric mixer on low speed, beat the buttermilk, Splenda, egg, and both extracts until combined; beat in the flour mixture then the chocolate mixture.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Do not overbake brownies. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes then using the foil as handles, lift brownie from the pan to the rack. Allow to cool completely.

Cut brownies into 25 small squares.

In a small bowl stir the peppermint extract into the whipped topping. Add food coloring, if desired. Place a small dab atop each brownie before serving.