Author - Contemporary Romance

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!    

Lily's Morning Smoothie


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!

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How Did A Town called comeback get its name?

Maisy's explanation to Sam in "Come Back to the Ballpark, Maisy Gray"

They passed a sign that read Welcome to Comeback.

“Comeback is an odd name for a town.”

She shrugged. “Not as odd as the original name.”

“What was that?”


He laughed. “There has to be a story there.”

She smiled and the sparkle was back in her dark eyes. “Legend is that it was named for a favorite dog who lost his leg in a wagon accident. The dog lived. His leg became famous.”

“So how did Dogleg turn into Comeback?”

They stopped at a red light and Maisy couldn’t hide her pleasure. “Because of a woman.”

“I should have guessed,” he said.

“Supposedly all the women in town hated the name Dogleg. The men loved it, of course. In 1895, the mayor’s wife told her husband that if he didn’t change the name, she was leaving him. He thought she was bluffing.”


Maisy shifted as the light changed.      “Yup. A year later he renamed it in hopes she would forgive him. The full name of the town is listed in the National Registry as Comeback Glynnis. People shortened it over time.”