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.

Monday, February 27, 2017


1 stick butter 

2 cups Splenda granular
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a 2-qt saucepan, combine butter, Equal or Splenda, cocoa and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture begins to boil. Boil for a full two minutes, stirring often. Remove mixture from the heat and add vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until peanut butter is melting. Add the oats and stir until all the oats are covered. Drop by a teaspoon onto waxed paper or lightly buttered cookie sheets. Allow to cool fully so candy will set. 

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