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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!    


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!