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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Yesterday I had a "sweet" tooth and decided I wanted to try something different. As I am likely to do I went to the kitchen and started throwing things together to make a cake with what I had on hand. Fortunately it turned out to be quite good. Here is what I did:

I preheated my oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl I combined-
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 cup quick-cook oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Then I cut in 1 stick of butter using two knives and eventually my hands. I sat this aside to use as a streusel throughout the cake and as a topping.

For the cake, I combined 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream and 3 medium to large bananas, mashed, with my electric mixer. You should have about 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas. When the mixture was completely combined I added 1 box (2-layer size) Sugar-Free Devil's Food cake mix.

I sprayed my tube pan with nonstick cooking spray and placed about 1/3 of the cake batter in the pan, then I topped that with about 1/3 of the streusel mixture. I repeated twice, ending with the streusel on top.

I baked approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees and this is what I ended up with:

Even my husband and grandson who are not diabetic really enjoyed this cake.