Recipe for a Happy Marriage

This past weekend, my sweet niece Alex married her beloved Andy in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Cape Cod.  Other than my own wedding, I have never enjoyed another one more.  Everything about it was perfect from the warm, sunny weather to the lovely ceremony with personally written heartfelt vows, to the fabulous food and an oh-so-terrific band.  It’s safe to say that a good time was had by all.

To commemorate the happy occasion, I want to share a special recipe for a very special couple.

To Alex and Andy—best wishes for a very long, very happy and healthy life together!  Love you guys…

One year ago:  Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Two years ago:  Blueberry Pudding Cake

Recipe for a Happy Marriage


  • 1 Bride
  • 1 Groom
  • 4 cups of Love
  • 1 pint of Laughter
  • 1 cup of Friendship
  • 2 cups Open and Honest Communication
  • 3 cups Tenderness
  • 1 cup Commitment
  • 1 cup Consideration, not optional
  • 1 small pinch of In-Laws
  • 1 Realistic Financial Budget
  • 1 cup Honesty
  • 3 tbl. pure extract of “I Am Sorry”
  • 1 ounce of Forgiveness, added as needed (no substitutions)
  • 1 cup Contentment


Mix all ingredients well until smooth.

Grease a pan with generous amount of appreciation.

Pour mixture into pan.

Sprinkle with romance.

Bake until solid and warm.

Serve daily in generous helpings.

Enjoy for a lifetime to come.

Source:  Adapted from multiple internet sites

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