Loving Lately ❤️

Loving Lately 1: Easy Apps – Roasted Garlic Onion Jam & Brie (Pictured above)

I love easy appetizers. Who doesn’t? The kind of things that are really easy to throw together that are still really delicious and special. I also love brie and impromptu gatherings. Years ago we were at a specialty foods store in a Northern suburb of Chicago, and they were offering samples of Stonewall Kitchen’s Roasted Garlic Onion Jam on brie. At that time I would have never thought to put the two together. Now it’s hard to imagine them apart. (Don’t knock it until you try it.) I have also seen the Stonewall Kitchen line of products at Macy’s and Kroger.

Loving Lately 2: Tara


Tara is a friend like a sister. She is worth her weight in gold, especially when it comes to child care. I think she takes more safety precautions with my children than I do (that’s saying something). She also does Sunday school lessons for our church. And she happens to make really cute projects to help the kids remember the teachings.

Matthew 6:21

Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is…”

“…there your heart will be also.”



Jars of honey

Thank you Tara! Your time with my children is precious! They love you! Thank you for loving them.


  1. You were the first one to introduce me to savory jams….with cheese! What? And mango salsa? Who would pick that out? I was always much more safe with food but after trying your apps, I have become more adventurous. I am a huge fan of the savory jam and cheese.! It is actually addicting. I love you guys too!

    1. Yes she is! It was a 2 week project, the first week they did decoupage (to decorate their treasure chest) and when they were dry, the next week, they put their names on and put the heart inside.

  2. Yes appetizers and Tara…two of my most favorite things!!! Love you Tara. Thank you for all of your time and love, my children are so blessed to have you!

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