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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


1 quart black cherries

2 cups water
1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free cherry gelatin
1/2 cup chopped almonds
whipped cream for garnish

Pit the cherries and combine the pitted cherries in a saucepan with the water.  Cover over low heat until the cherries are just tender.  Drain the cherries thoroughly but reserve the liquid.  Pour the liquid into a 2-cup measuring cup and add enough water to make 2 cups.

In saucepan, heat the cherry liquid to boiling; remove from heat and stir in the gelatin.  Stir to thoroughly dissolve.  Chill until the mixture is of a consistency similar to egg whites.  Fold in the cherries and the almonds.  Pour into individual dessert dishes or a serving dish.  Chill until firm.  Garnish with whipped cream before serving.