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, November 17, 2016


2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup fat-free or low-fat milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease or place paper liners into 16 muffin cups; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, Splenda, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine the milk, olive oil, applesauce, syrup, sour cream, egg and vanilla; stir into the flour mixture just until moistened. Fill the prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Make the topping.

3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
3 tbsp Splenda Granulated
2 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp cold unsalted butter

In a small bowl, combine the flour, Splenda, nuts and cinnamon; cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the muffin batter and bake at 400 degrees 16-20 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool muffins in the pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 16 muffins
Note: File Photo