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, January 6, 2017


1 butternut squash, peeled and cute into 1-inch cubes
5 tbsp melted butter
1/2 to 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
salt to taste, optional
freshly ground black pepper, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter a casserole dish; and place squash in the dish.

In a microwave-safe dish, melt the butter; add the cinnamon, ginger and Splenda.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Add pepper and some salt, if desired.

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