Wednesday, July 29, 2020

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday}

We love peach cobbler and I was ecstatic to find a crockpot recipe on Pinterest.  It's delicious and so easy!  So great for those family get togethers!
  1. 29 oz Del Monte Sliced Peaches in Heavy Syrup
  2. 1 tsp cinnamon
  3. 16.5 oz yellow cake mix
  4. 3/4 cup pecans (chopped)
  5. 1 stick butter (sliced)
  6. Non-stick cooking spray
  1. Spray crock pot with non stick cooking spray. Layer remaining ingredients into crock pot in order shown. DO NOT MIX. Just sprinkle the ingredients on top of each other. Turn the crock pot on high for 2 hours. Remove from heat and enjoy with ice cream!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh

Book Description:  In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern icon.

The scion of a grand family that rarely went to church, Dietrich decided as a thirteen-year-old to become a theologian. By twenty-one, the rather snobbish and awkward young man had already written a dissertation hailed by Karl Barth as a “theological miracle.” But it was only the first step in a lifelong effort to recover an authentic and orthodox Christianity from the dilutions of liberal Protestantism and the modern idolatries of blood and nation—which forces had left the German church completely helpless against the onslaught of Nazism.

From the start, Bonhoeffer insisted that the essence of Christianity was not its abstract precepts but the concrete reality of the shared life in Christ. In 1930, his search for that true fellowship led Bonhoeffer to America for ten fateful months in the company of social reformers, Harlem churchmen, and public intellectuals. Energized by the lived faith he had seen, he would now begin to make what he later saw as his definitive “turn from the phraseological to the real.” He went home with renewed vocation and took up ministry among Berlin’s downtrodden while trying to find his place in the hoary academic establishment increasingly captive to nationalist fervor. 

With the rise of Hitler, however, Bonhoeffer’s journey took yet another turn. The German church was Nazified, along with every other state-sponsored institution. But it was the Nuremberg laws that set Bonhoeffer’s earthly life on an ineluctable path toward destruction. His denunciation of the race statutes as heresy and his insistence on the church’s moral obligation to defend all victims of state violence, regardless of race or religion, alienated him from what would become the Reich church and even some fellow resistors. Soon the twenty-seven-year-old pastor was one of the most conspicuous dissidents in Germany. He would carry on subverting the regime and bearing Christian witness, whether in the pastorate he assumed in London, the Pomeranian monastery he established to train dissenting ministers, or in the worldwide ecumenical movement. Increasingly, though, Bonhoeffer would find himself a voice crying in the wilderness, until, finally, he understood that true moral responsibility obliged him to commit treason, for which he would pay with his life.  

My Thoughts:  About three years ago my husband and I "discovered"  Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Bonhoeffer's life takes place during World War II. 
How Bonhoeffer influenced those around him, how he found Christ, and how he felt about Hitler are all pretty interesting facts.  Considering that he seemed to be a wealthy, spoiled, maybe lazy child and teen . . .  but then something "snapped" in his heart.  It seems that Bonhoeffer was one of those men who wanted/needed to change the world for God.  But Bonhoeffer was such a young man to take on so much responsibility.  
His life began to change after he came to America and visited the Harlem church.  He had already began to have doubts about his countrymen and the Third Reich but now he knew that God was not pleased with people who took the lives of other, innocent people.  
This book is "chock full" of Bonhoeffer's life and thoughts.  It is written in a most excellent way...smooth and easy to read.  A great read about a great man who just wanted to do the "right" thing and live for God.

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307269817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307269812

Monday, July 27, 2020

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

Book Description:  Two years ago, Zayne Beckett's departure from New York City to meet up with his almost-fiance caused Agatha Watson no small amount of grief. So he is the last person she wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Looking worse for the wear, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and taken back East to his family. Even though she's over him, Agatha can't help feeling sorry for him and realizes she'll have to be the one to get the stubborn man back home.

Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere. Content to sit and mope over his recent bad fortune and the desertion of his not-quite-fiance, he's prepared to drag his heels all the way back to New York. That is, until he and Agatha find themselves slipping back into the strangely enjoyable bickering and bantering of their old friendship.

It isn't until they arrive in New York City that Zayne realizes Agatha's determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies. When his attempts to repay her for helping him go sadly awry, Agatha proves herself just as stubborn as Zayne. Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth--until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?

My Thoughts:  I must admit that I am fickle.  I chose this book because first, I love the color of Agatha's dress and hat and secondly, look at her eyes.  Eyes speak from the soul and these eyes are full of merriment and mischief!  

And I wasn't disappointed.  Agatha IS full of life (and mischief).  Now, her almost fiancĂ©, Zayne, at first I was somewhat "miffed" with him.  Honestly! Can't he see what is right before his very eyes?!  

But as the story continues the reader is taken in by his bantering (hence a match of wits title) with Agatha.  

I do believe that Agatha and Zayne are two of the most stubborn souls that may have ever graced this planet.  At times I was a bit agitated with both of them.  Learning to love each other and yet, liking each other seems hard for these two.  Maybe, it's pride?!  Yeah, that's what I kept thinking...just let it go and get it together so that you can have a life together.  Quite a mix!  What a match of wits!  What a couple!  Quite a story!  One of Jen Turano's best stories, yet!

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211270

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday}

Taco Soup is a favorite soup around our house, no matter the season.  SO, I was excited when I found this recipe on Pinterest:

  • 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3-4 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 pkg. frozen peas (the small pkg.)
  • 1 can (16 oz) tomatoes
  • 1 8oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning or roughly 1/4 cup
  • 1 can corn (undrained)
  • 1 can chili beans (undrained)
  • 1 can green beans (undrained)
  • 1 can kidney beans (undrained)
  1. in a large pot add a drizzle of olive oil and place over medium heat. cook the onions until tender, about 3 minutes. add the carrots and potatoes and add just enough water to cover them. cook until tender.
  2. in a separate pan, over medium heat cook the hamburger, drain the grease and add to the water and tender veggies.
  3. add all of the remaining ingredients and cook until heated through. serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and fritos!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Dear Mr. Knightly (a novel) by Katherine Reay

Book Description:  Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others—namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story—by giving that story to a complete stranger.

Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. The problem is, both her prose and conversation tend to be more Elizabeth Bennet than Samantha Moore.
But life for the twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.
As Sam’s dark memory mingles with that of eligible novelist Alex Powell, her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional. While Alex draws Sam into a world of warmth and literature that feels like it’s straight out of a book, old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust Alex and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken.
Reminding us all that our own true character is not meant to be hidden, Reay’s debut novel follows one young woman’s journey as she sheds her protective persona and embraces the person she was meant to become.

My Thoughts:  I don't usually like books that are written in the first person and in a journal type writing BUT Samantha (aka. Sam) is one of those human beings who pulls on the reader's heart strings.  
Sam loves books!  In fact, they may just be closer to her than humans. She lives and breathes Jane Austen.  And Sam is an orphan.  Sam has been bounced from one foster home to another but she always has her best friends along....her books!
Mr. Knightley is a mysterious donor who not only supplies the money for her Master's degree in journalism but Mr. Knightley also encourages Sam.  So, when Mr. Knightley and Sam begin to compose letters and write back and forth...Sam's heart begins to shine through.    
A sweet, somewhat coming of age book as Sam learns about life and love.  
I liked this book!  In my opinion, you'll either like this read or dislike it.  But try it, you just might like it!

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140168968X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401689681

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Butterfly and the Violin (A Hidden Masterpiece Novel, Book 1) by Kristy Cambron

Book Description:  A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan.
Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl—a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes.
In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover, the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul, who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together, Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting's subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron.
A darling of the Austrian aristocracy, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire.
As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: in the grim camps of Auschwitz and in the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.
My Thoughts:  Two plot lines, present day and World War II (historical), the author, Kristy Cambron, does an excellent job of writing two different perspectives at one time. The faith of two women is amazing.{not an easy feat}
The story of two women, Sera and Adele, who have been betrayed by those they love.  
World War II  . . . tangles and untangles in lives that are connected by  a painting.  A painting that seems to have a story all of out's own.  
Secrets abound but what is the secret of the painting that seems to bring so much pain?  
World War II stories are some of my favorite reads AND this is an amazing story!  However, I was more fascinated with and more engaged with Adele's story.  Adele risks everything as she begins to smuggle Jews out of Vienna.  Sera's story is more modern day and she is trying to find the "mystery" of the painting.
This is a  great read for history buffs and those who enjoy reading about World War II.

  • Series: A Hidden Masterpiece Novel (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401690599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401690595

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Don't Keep Silent (Uncommon Justice Book #3) by Elizabeth Goddard

Book Description:  Investigative reporter Rae Burke will do anything to find her missing sister-in-law, even if it means facing Liam McKade, a man who almost lost his life saving hers. A former DEA agent, Liam thought he could find peace at his Wyoming ranch, but he just doesn't feel at home anywhere anymore. When the reporter who blew his cover on an important investigation inserts herself back into his life, he's less than thrilled. But Rae's keen investigative skills have led her down the right path--and directly into the dragon's mouth--leaving Liam no choice but to protect her. As the danger increases, the past they both tried to flee catches up to them, along with the feelings they once had for each other.

My Thoughts:  After reading Always Look Twice and Never Let Go the first two books in this trilogy I was anxiously awaiting this third book.  
It's fairly imperative that one read the first two books in this trilogy because all the stories complete the puzzle.
I'll be honest, I loved this story best.  Maybe because it ended all the grey areas for me or simply because I really connected with Rae.  
The former DEA agent, Liam McCade, really made this story pop for me too.
Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the first two stories too.  I liked Harper and Willow's stories but Rae is an investigative reporter something I had thought about doing at one time in my life....there's the connection.
I loved the action and the thrill of the chase. 
There's so much to love about this story!  
I also loved the way the author, Elizabeth Goddard weaves faith into the  story line.

*This book was provided by Revell for review.  All words are my own and I was not required to write a positive review*

  • Series: Uncommon Justice (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; 6/1 edition (June 30, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800729862

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday}

Pecan Cherry Bread (Taken from Amish Cooking Class Cookbook)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream butter then add sugar until thoroughly incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter and egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in pecans, cherries, and vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured 8 x 4 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 65 to 75 minutes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Rumspringa's Hope (Spirit of the Amish, Book 1) by Beth Shriver

Book Description:  Torn between the affections of two men, will Emma's time away from home help her choose?

Although promised to the widowed neighbor Zeb, Emma is considering leaving her Amish community to watch over her younger brother Mark when he leaves for Philadelphia to explore the outside world during his Rumspringa.

There, she reconnects with her former beau Caleb, who protects the Amish teens, introducing them to his life evangelizing and helping the homeless. Unbeknownst to Emma, Caleb is glad for the opportunity to spend time with her and hopes to win her back.
Struck by the power of evangelism and outreach, Emma begins to feel a draw to Caleb's way of life. When she doesn’t return home when she promised, Zeb goes to the city to find her, forcing Emma to choose in which of their two worlds she really belongs.

My Thoughts:  One thing I've found out about Beth Shriver's books is that the reader will either love them or hate them.  I happen to be in the first category...I love them.  Yes, for some readers this read may be a tad slow but one must read on for the information about what is going on.
This is the first book in the Spirit of the Amish:  Three young Amish women face overwhelming obstacles and must struggle to find out who they are and what they believe. Although each is dealing with her own unique situation, they all must discover how to follow their dreams and stay true to themselves, whether their journeys take them away from--or back to--their Amish communities.
This read is more about what Amish teens do on their rumpspringa...their "running around" time.  So, for me it was not "the usual" Amish read.  I found it to be quite fascinating and was drawn to Emma's story. 
I found the "evangelism" of this read great!  It's so refreshing when christian fiction is actually christian and the reader feels the love of God through the written word.
Loved this story!

  • Series: Spirit of the Amish (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621365999
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621365990

Monday, July 13, 2020

Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Book Description:  When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury's Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join together to solve the mystery. Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops---until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a solitary hole in the front window and the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register. When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop's duties, the two women become fast friends---as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray's death is a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren't convinced. Clues that don't add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and a blossoming romance---all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to reveal answers to the mysteries around them.

My Thoughts:  I've read all of the Amish mysteries that Vannetta Chapman has penned.  And now she has a new series:  The Amish Village series where there is a lot of action happening in Middlebury, Indiana.
Amber Wright is an English woman who owns a collection of unique shops in Middlebury. As part of her shops she owns a coffee shop, Simply Brewed, which is run  by Ethan Gray.  Amber receives a call that Ethan is found dead by the espresso machine, maybe a heart attack.  However, Amber doesn't think so!
Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah, to run the coffee shop. Soon fast friends . . . Amber and Hannah become "detectives" as things about Ethan's death don't add up.  
To me this a cozy mystery.  There's a murder but it isn't gruesome or gory.  There is friendship between an English businesswoman and an Amish woman who seems to have the strength and business skills to run a coffee shop.
Simply Brewed is a wonderful suspense novel that includes coffee, more coffee and Amish quilts with friendship thrown in for added spice. 
Loved this read!  If you enjoy friendships, coffee and Amish quilts then this the read for you!

  • Series: An Amish Village Mystery
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310326168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310326168

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Had-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Book Description:  Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder’s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher’s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?

My Review:  This probably the most unusual Amish story that I have ever read.  I began this story thinking it would be about the Amish and learning about quilts...well, half true.
At first the story begins with Emma Yoder an older, widow, who places an ad in the local paper that she will give quilting lessons. Six people of various walks of life, none Amish, sign up.  
When the group comes together...such a motley group! I gasped!  So true to life! 
Emma is a true blue kind.of.character and her life rings with the truth of an elderly woman with a kind and gentle spirit.  
Ruby Lee is a pastor's wife with a deep faith who seeks to be stronger in God's love.
Then there's the bickering couple quilting together to save their marriage.
The biker with many tattoos who seeks a creative outlet for his "bad" ways.
The young woman with the attitude!  But a genuine heart for seeking truth.
And the lonely young widower with a sweet abby daughter.
What a crew!  
I thought Mrs. Brunstetter wrote a remarkable story using so many different personalities and she incorporates so many different aspects of life into a group.  
This is not your "usual" sweet Amish story...this is about God's hand working in and through those we meet.  
I loved this read!
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Books (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602608113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602608115

The Heart of a Hero, #2 by Susan May Warren

Book Description:   In The Heart of a Hero, book 2 in the Global Search and Rescue series, Warren ramps up the action once again as former Navy SEAL Jake Silver and heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair fight to survive a category 4 hurricane in Key West. Jake Silver battles traumatizing memories that resulted from his career as a former sniper and Navy SEAL. As part of the Jones, Inc., rescue team, Jake finds some element of redemption by utilizing his skills to rescue and save the lost and injured. One of his most rewarding moments was saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair—a woman he still can’t forget. Aria has dedicated her life to helping children born with defective hearts. After all, she was one of those children. Driven to succeed, she lives a lonely, stressful life. Although she finds Jake both exciting and handsome, he’s also dangerous, and she refuses to take the risk of loving again. When Jake hears that Aria is in the path of a deadly hurricane in Key West, he can’t help but jump on a plane to rescue her. As the hurricane turns paradise into peril, Aria realizes she needs Jake desperately. With their very survival in the balance, can they hope for a second chance at life . . . and love?

My Thoughts:  I realize that this is the second book in the Global Search & Rescue series but in my opinion it can be a stand alone read.
There is SO much going on in this story that the reader is never bored.  
I love the action and the romance.  Romance makes the story so much sweeter.
I find the title so fitting for this story.  The main character Navy Seal Jake Silver saves the life of pediatric heart surgeon, Dr. Aria Sinclair.  And he just can't forget her sweet smile.  However, Dr. Sinclair can't trust herself to love again.  
Then a terrible hurricane is headed towards the Key West where Aria Sinclair lives and Jake just can't help himself he gets on a plane to go rescue her.  
As the hurricane gets closer Aria realizes that she needs Jake.  But can she trust her heart?
I enjoyed this great story.  And I loved all the action with little turmoil.

*This book was provided for review by Revell*

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis

Book Description: Jack Livingston has been raising his nine-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. While he travels for work, Natalie is lovingly cared for by Laura, an Amish nanny who loves her as her own. 

Kelly Maines is nearing the end of her rope. Her baby was kidnapped, the apparent victim of a black market adoption ring, and for eight years, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. Now, there's one last lead from a private investigator: Just a few miles away lives a girl who matches the profile. Could this, at long last, be her beloved child? 

Desperately, Kelly initiates a "chance" meeting with Jack Livingston. It goes really well. So well, in fact, that Jack asks her out. One date leads to another, and before she can come clean with her original motives, Kelly realizes Jack is falling for her--and she for him. 

Now how can she tell Jack why she's really here? And having gotten to know Natalie, what if she isn't her long-lost daughter, after all? This was all supposed to be so simple. 

But nothing in Natalie's world is simple.

My Thoughts:  Beverly Lewis has been a favorite author of mine for years.  And now, her husband, David, has co-authored Child Of Mine with her.
The story centers around a young girl who lives with her adopted uncle.  Natalie is a sweet child and Jack is a great and kind uncle but there just seems to be something missing in both of their lives.
The Amish Nanny, Laura, is a wonderful asset to both Jack and Nattie since they both lean on her for care...Jack so her can have help with Natalie and Natalie because she needs a mother figure. But what secrets does Laura hide?  What is hidden that needs to be brought to light for the good of each family?
And then there's Kelly who had a baby girl who was apparently sold on the black market but with her husband's death did the "secret" go to the grave with him? The question seems to be is Natalie one of those babies?

And did Kelly really have a baby that was kidnapped nine years ago?  How will Jack and Natalie find the truth?  Does Laura hold the answer?

This is an interesting read that includes the black market of selling kidnapped babies, DNA test, and faith.   

An intriguing story!

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764212540

Monday, July 6, 2020

Blessings for the Evening by Susie Larson

Book Description:  It happens to all of us---the moment you turn out the light, nighttime worries grab hold of you. Larson's soothing reflections provide much-needed relaxation at the end of your day! Tranquil color photos, comforting Scripture, and calming insights will fill your heart with peace and serenity as you surrender your fears to God. Rest well!

My Thoughts:  This is a beautiful book!  The pages are loaded with pictures of nature, people and animals.
The pictures are bright and colorful and then the words are printed "on top" of the pictures.
This is not a sit down and read it type of book.  It's more of a type of book.  It's  a relaxing book.
There are prayers, scriptures and short/very short devotionals.  It's not a deep book and therefore, it makes for a great before I go to sleep read.
I love all the pictures but one of my faves is on page 111.  There is a beautiful picture of a sunset with a long walk out to a lake.  It is entitled, Purpose in Every Step. 
This is a great encouraging "read."
I'm going to give this book as a get well card to those who need encouragement when they are ill.
It would also make a great gift!  

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0764211633
ISBN-13: 9780764211638

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday} July 4th Edition

Easy, Pretty Snacks for the 4th . . . 
I love this for the 4th!  
So pretty and so easy from Party Printables on Pinterest:

*You'll need jars (like picture or use what you have).

*Red licorice
*Blue M&M's
*White pretzels
Add a Happy 4th July tag! {FREE printables for the 4th!} and there you have a cute and functional 4th snack!