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, May 30, 2017


1/3 cup old fashion oats
2 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
2 tbsp whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 large pear, peeled and sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat an 8-inch square baking dish or pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, Splenda, flour and cinnamon, mixing well. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Place the sliced apples and pears in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over top of fruit. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the fruit is tender when pierced with a fork.
Yield: 6 servings of 1/2 cup each

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