Loving Lately ❤️

Easy apps could easily make a weekly appearance on Loving Lately. For someone who likes to entertain as much as I do, quick and simple appetizers are greatly appreciated. I always want to make my guests feel welcome, and obviously I love to feed anyone who comes through the door. I wish I was one of those people who always had a big pot of something cooking on the stove, but I’m not (yet). I can however offer you a good cup of coffee, and a tasty bite… usually containing cheese. (Have I mentioned my love of cheese?)

Loving Lately #1: Goat Cheese and Dill (pictured above)

This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman, and honestly I don’t think it could get any easier. If you can chop some dill and unwrap some cheese you’re set. I like to pair mine with toasted pita chips (more like crackers). It just seems Mediterranean doesn’t it? But I also like to give my guests some options. I already knew I like goat cheese, but I’m not usually a huge fan of dill. Until now! Something about it just works. You should give it a try.

Loving Lately #2: Cast Iron


I could actually make a whole blog post out of this alone. I can’t say enough about it. I love how it connects me to the past. I love the crust it gives my cornbread. I love the way it makes pineapple upside cake. I love that I can fry up sausage and get it crispy or how I can bake the same pan in the oven and make a giant cookie. I don’t think I would feel like a home cook without a cast iron fry pan. And camping certainly wouldn’t be nearly as fun. (By the way making biscuits over a campfire in a cast iron dutch oven is sheer joy! …for someone who enjoys those things.) If you don’t have any cast iron I urge you to try it. Lodge is a company in Tennessee, USA, They make great reputable products! Click here for more information.


  1. Loving your loves today! Herbed goat cheese is one of my favourite things and I love cast iron as well, my mom has a huge cast iron stew pot that one of her aunts gave her that makes the best spaghetti sauce and stews ever!

      1. I love hosting events, too! I loved reading your Entertaining section on your blog 🙂 I’m hoping to post both of these little get togethers! Also – I started listening to audiobooks on my phone – when I’m driving to and from work, when I’m getting ready in the mornings, or cooking. It helps when things get hectic!

  2. We have several cast iron pans now and at first I wasn’t so sure about them. Then I started making corn bread and chicken in them which turns out wonderful. I watched Rapunzel wielding hers and thought… I am glad I have one of those!!

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