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, June 29, 2017


Pumpkin is healthy and should be a year-round part of your diet. Too often we consider pumpkin to be a Fall or holiday food. Canned pumpkin is in the grocery store year-round so enjoy it often.

2 cans (15-oz each) pumpkin
4 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium saucepan combine the pumpkin, 3 tablespoons of the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.  Pour the hot pumpkin mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.

In a small bowl combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend with the pecans; sprinkle over the pumpkin.

Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes until browned and heated through.

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