This and That


 1. Mountain biking is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy the high forested mountain singletrack trails that provide an almost unreal serenity that is broken only by a storming advance of a descent. Saturday I did a big ride with our neighbors who are father and son. We rode around Park City Mountain Resort to Big Cottonwood Canyon then over to Deer Valley. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning. I can only hope Caleb will want to ride with me.

2. My favorite thing that Caleb is doing right now is when he sees something he wants or likes he waves at it and says, “Oh Yeah!” He’s such an awesome dude.


1. Our plum tree is ripe and we’ve been picking plums like crazy! Caleb loves helping…and he loves eating plums. He doesn’t like to eat them cut up, he has to be in charge and hold the plum. He devours them! We had to start hiding the plums because we have been changing one too many diapers:)

2. If I could be a tart, I would be this one.

3. Caleb received a cute box of clothes this week from Wittlebee. Wittlebee ships customized kids clothing right to your doorstep! Such a fun idea…and a great baby shower gift! Check them out!

4. I am not artistic, but I love this Paint Party! So fun for the kiddos!

5. We went on a hike to Cecret Lake this week-up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City. It was a gorgeous day and fun family hike!

6. Great idea for snacks on the go!

7. Got zucchini? Here are 35 zucchini recipes to help you use up your garden zucchini.

8. Join me for a chat about peaches on Harry and David’s Facebook page today at 2:00 MST! Yay for peaches!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I always love the pictures of Caleb. He’s such a super cutie. If I was a tart, I’d like to be that tart, too.

  2. Wish I could chat! But I’m working away. You guys enjoy such great outdoor time. “oh yeah”- too cute! Kaylin is currently clapping every time she enjoys something, not just when we ask

  3. It sounds like Caleb likes fresh fruit and veggies! That’s always good!!! I loved the zucchini line up! Such great ideas 🙂 my husband and I love mountain biking too! Haven’t been yet this year. Hopefully soon.

  4. Thanks so much for mentioning my tart! If I could be a sandwich I’d be your Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grill Cheese Sandwich. Yum!

  5. I just got into mountain biking this summer!! My first trip was flippin’ AMAZING, and now I’m hooked! Also, I think I have a picture of myself exactly like Caleb’s, in the high-chair in the midst of eating a plum. SO CUTE!

  6. Too funny about the plums 🙂 He is so cute. Ella turned 5 months today and we are planning to start with avocado next week.

  7. I love mountain biking too although I recently turned my bike into more of a road bike so I’m really liking the flat roads now down by our beach 🙂
    Take care..

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