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, October 20, 2016


2 tbsp unsalted butter
No-sugar-added pastry for a double crust pie
7 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup Splenda Granulated
1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Very lightly butter a 9-inch deep dish pie pan; set aside.

Roll out half the pastry dough to fit into the prepared pie pan; fit into the pan. Press a piece of foil over the bottom and sides of the pie shell; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and remove the weights and foil.

In a large bowl, combine the apples and lemon juice; mix well.

In a smaller bowl, combine the two Splenda products, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, if using. Sprinkle over the apples and toss to coat well. Spoon into the prebaked crust. Cut butter into small slices and place atop the pie filling.

Roll out remaining pastry dough and place atop the filling. Seal and crimp edges and cut slits in the top for steam to escape. Brush the top of the crust with a small amount of low-fat milk and sprinkle with a little Splenda Granulated, if desired.

Bake pie at 400 degrees for 10 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake another 35 minute or until golden brown.

Place a pie shield around the crust edges or cover edges with a ring of aluminum foil to prevent over browning.

Delicious with a small scoop of sugar-free ice cream.

Yield: 8 servings.
Note: File Photo