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, April 6, 2017


1 tbsp butter

1 lb lean ground beef
2 cans pork and beans
1 can red kidney beans, drained
1 cup catsup
1/2 cup cold water
2 tbsp prepared mustard
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 envelope onion soup mix

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring to crumble, until browned. Drain off any excess fat.

In a large mixing bowl combine the pork and beans, kidney beans, catsup, water, mustard, vinegar, and onion soup mix together until well blended. Add the drained ground beef and stir to combine.

Pour the mixture into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees approximately 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Note: This is a file photo.