This and That



1. Homemade pizza, football, and a Utes win! We had a fun Saturday night!

2. This is pretty funny!

3. If you have a dog that loves laser pointers, you should try this.

4. Mind control might be possible. Kind of scary and kind of neat!

5. We watched this movie. I loved it, Maria fell asleep.



1. Caleb loves climbing in the chair when I am feeding or holding Maxwell. There isn’t a lot of room, but I don’t care. I love snuggles and love from both of my boys!

2. I can’t stop thinking about this pie! WOW!


3. These are dangerous. I warned you! ๐Ÿ™‚

4. I am busy planning my holiday baking list! Any requests? You can check out our favorite Christmas cookies here and all of our cookie recipes here. We also have two cookie eBooks! Check them out! Yeah, I kind of like cookies:) Are there any new recipes you want to see? Cookies or anything else?


5. I stocked up on chocolate chips! I can’t resist a good sale, especially on chocolate!

6. I want an herb cart in my kitchen!


7. Caleb insisted on wearing a bow tie to church on Sunday! I didn’t object! He looked too handsome!

8. Lots of fun holiday ideas!


9. Maxwell is such a sweetie. This week, he has been giving me the biggest kisses. I mean, full-on open mouth, slobbery, suck your face kisses! He attacks me and I don’t mind. I just love him to pieces!

10. Simple place setting that would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

11. I want one of these. Warm…with butter…and honey! And then I want to eat another one!

12. And Thanksgiving is ONE week away! Are you ready? If you need some help with your menu, check out our favorite Thanksgiving recipes. We still don’t know what we are doing. I know, we need to decide! I do know that I will be making this cake. If all else fails, we will at least have cake to eat:)

Maria Lichty

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. Yall make some CUTE kiddos! Maria- I fall asleep during 80% of the movies my Josh puts on…I feel for you. Hmmm what new recipes would I like to see? Do you have one for those little Russian Tea cookies? I’d LOVE a different take on those. Also maybe suggestions for a Christmas brunch spread? Or New Years brunch? I love everything you post so it matters not to me ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Just wanted you to know how much I look forward to your “this & that’s” every week! Loved the link to “Shane” this week & last weeks “body image” did me in! I have shared your blog at work (retail) and it brightens our days. Thanks a lot, we need it!

  3. Soooooo, about those almonds. We just started carrying them at Costco, Kirkland brand, at least in Illinois. We tried them the other day and I swear I said they were the best thing I had ever had!!!! I suspect the price is better at The Costco!!!

  4. I love your photo of the two little “Utes”. My son graduated from the University of Utah last May and still lives in Salt Lake City. He was fortunate to have found a job when he graduated. He’s looking forward to snowboarding again this winter.

  5. Love This and That. Such a nice way to connect. I’ve got to ask you: where did you find the cinnamon chips? They are hard to find.
    Going to make the eggnog doughnut muffins today. Can’t wait!

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