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 19, 2017


Want a fun cool dessert for diabetic kids on a hot day or for an after school snack? These JELL-O pizzas are fun and refreshing.

2 pkgs (4-serving size) JELL-O sugar-free gelatin dessert, any flavor
2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
Sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Assortment of small fresh fruit* for topping

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, stirring to dissolve completely, about two minutes. Stir in the cold water. Pour gelatin into a 13-x-9-inch pan. Refrigerate at least 3 hours until firm.

To make the pizzas, pour about 4-inches of warm, not hot, water in sink. Dip pan briefly in the warm water, being careful not to get water on the gelatin. Using the rim of a large glass or a large round cookie cutter, cut out the circles. Lift carefully from the pan to serving plates.

Spoon whipped topping over the circles and decorate with the pieces of fresh fruit.

*Suggestions include white and red grapes, blueberries, raspberries, mandarin orange slices cut in half, etc.

Note: Layer the leftover pieces of Jell-O in parfait glasses with whipped topping.