Lightly Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies: Just in time for the holidays!

Hello friends! Christmas is upon us! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and the ones you love! As I write, I have a beautiful fragrant Christmas tree lit up in my living room and Christmas music playing in the background. I got to thinking about Christmas cookies and wanted to share a recipe with you the way I like to bake: lightly sweetened (reduced/low sugar). Nervous if you will enjoy a cookie with not as much sweetness? Read on. If you are just stopping by for the recipe and not further information on reduced sugar baking and how I came to bake this way, scroll right to the bottom of the post.

I am not sure if it is the amount of years I have had diabetes (25 years in February, 2012) or the age I currently am, (36), but cane sugar and I are just not pals anymore. This includes white granulated sugar at the top of my list, but also powdered sugar and brown sugar. Continue reading

Coconut Oil may help my Diabetes??

I am SO excited about this!! Coconut oil may help me live better with my Diabetes? Let me preface by saying I have not yet tried coconut oil in regard to these health benefits, but I was too excited not to post this video right away and share what I had learned in case it can benefit you or me! I stumbled upon this video after watching Ginger Vieira’s vlog this morning titled “Diabetics Are Awesome!”  Check it out if you haven’t – it is very entertaining! Continue reading