This and That



1. I really love the interest Caleb is taking with Maxwell. It’s so cute. He loves being a big brother and Maxwell adores him.

2. Jim Gaffigan is funny!

3. Caleb loves music and his two favorite songs right now are “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” and “Buffalo Soldier.” He always asks me to play them on my phone.

4. This is great news…if it works!

5. Interesting study. I am allergic to all nuts so we had Caleb tested at an early age. Luckily, he doesn’t have any allergies. I am still nervous about giving Maxwell peanut butter so I think we will have him tested too, just to be safe. If he’s not allergic, Maria will start feeding him peanut butter.



1. On Sunday, this happened! I was taking pictures of the boys before church and I didn’t put a diaper on Maxwell because I didn’t think the photos would take very long. Caleb wasn’t cooperating, he wouldn’t smile, so I kept snapping photos with my phone. I guess I took too long because Maxwell relieved himself and it went right in Caleb’s eyes! He has good aim:) Poor Caleb. Maybe next time he will smile:) I am so happy I snapped this photo at the right moment. It’s a keeper!

2. These are like WHOA!

3. Who’s excited for House of Cards tomorrow? I can’t wait! I think we will hire a babysitter so we can hide in the basement all weekend and watch. Just kidding…maybe:)


4. I like to have options when I bake!

5.Sooooo making these!


6. I love cottage cheese and fruit together. Oranges, pears, peaches, and pineapple are my favorite. I rotate, depending on what’s in season. Josh thinks I am crazy, but I don’t care. He thinks I am crazy for a lot of things:)

7. Loving this cookbook!

8. We are going to give our website a little makeover. Anything you want to see? Things you like/don’t like? Do tell!

9. I kind of love this old kitchen.


10. I love turning ugly brown bananas into something delicious! I recently made banana pancakes and our favorite banana bread.

11. Give me the pan!

12. I made this for dinner and Caleb begged for the leftovers for breakfast! I let him polish them off! He has been a good little eater lately! Our leftovers are gone so I better come up with something for lunch. I am thinking these toasts.

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. I love your recipes and I’ve made quite a few, but never commented. The first picture of your boys is adorable. The second is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!

  2. Heard on the national news last night that you should feed your children peanuts before they are a year old. They tend not to be allergic to them if they are fed early in life. Can probably do a search on it and learn more.

  3. About those marshmallow toasts with sea salt-YUM! And did you see her recipe for Porky Shrimp Toasts? I am plotzing for them big time.

  4. Haha!!! I just got the biggest laugh from that pee pee photo of your boys! So hilarious. We have two little boys as well so we know how that goes. Too funny that you were able to capture it on camera!

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