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, January 10, 2017


Diabetics need to go easy on desserts but we can still enjoy them. Here is a good dessert recipe you can make when entertaining. If you are going to a pitch-in meal or to a friends for a meal, ask about bringing the dessert. You can take this dessert and everyone will enjoy it. And you can enjoy dessert with everyone else without guilt.

2 sticks salt-free butter
1 can Splenda-sweetened cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple in its own juice
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 box sugar-free yellow cake mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.

Layer the following in the pan as listed, pie filling, pineapple, coconut, and pecans. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over all.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until brown on the top.

Note: This is just as good with other pie fillings such as blueberry, strawberry, etc.

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