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.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


1 can Splenda-sweetened cherry pie filling
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp white whole-wheat or garbanzo bean flour
1 1/2 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup quick cook oats, raw
2 tbsp chopped pecans or slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Lightly grease a 1-quart casserole dish.

Combine pie filling and lemon juice; spoon into the prepared casserole dish.

Combine the flour, Splenda and cinnamon; cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the oats and pecans or almonds. Sprinkle over the cherry layer.

Bake at 425 degrees 20-25 minutes until browned and bubbly.

Personal note: Delicious topped with a scoop of sugar-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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