Here is an interview with 

"Romancing the Book"


      Lily's Morning Smoothie

(From "Fit For You")

            Using a nutri-bullet or any other smoothie making device,

            add the following:

  • A large handful of baby spinach l
  • Half a banana
  • A handful of frozen fruit (I like frozen mangos from Costco)
  • For a bonus add a spoon of non-whey protein powder, hemp, chia seeds

            Blend for a minute. Enjoy!

Read my guest posts on 

USA Today's "Happy Ever After" Blog

             "A Wedding in ​Truhart"        


             ​ "Skinny Dipping Season"

        "The Bookshop on Autumn Lane"  

The Truhart Twister​

(Drink and Read! It's safe!)
-with special thanks to my friend Deborah Andris Caputo

2 oz. "Valentine White Blossom Vodka"
1 oz. "McClary Bros. Michigan Cherry Drinking Vinegar"
1/2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled down)
2 oz. Dry Sparkling Wine or Dry Prosecco (or Club Soda if you must. . .)
3 "Bada Bing Cherries" (you will never have any other kind again!)

Combine the first four ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker (do not add the sparkling wine or club soda yet.)  Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top off with the sparkling wine or club soda. Skewer the three cherries and place in the glass.  Enjoy with friends!