This and That



1. Reminiscing from a year ago. Oh, how much change happens in just a year. Love these little duders.

2. We need more businesses with this mind set.

3. Basketball season is officially here and half the reason I watch is for Charles Barkley. He’s not the best role model, but he makes me laugh.

4. I can never stay awake for the late night shows, but I love watching clips online. This one is hilarious.



1. I reallllllllllly want this cookbook!

2. I made these over the weekend and ate way too many. They were mini though so it was totally acceptable to have seconds and thirds:)

3. So easy to make and MUCH better than store bought!

4. It snowed this week. I am not ready for it, but the boys LOVE it! So I guess it is time for me to hibernate.

5. Fun pies!

6. Thanksgiving, do you stick to traditional dishes or do you like to mix things up and try a few new dishes?

7. I went to the winter tasting at Deer Valley this week. I am still full! Deer Valley has the BEST food. Maybe I will hibernate there this winter. The boys can ski and I will eat. Sounds perfect to me!

8. Get crafty and set your Thanksgiving table with these.

9. I am on season 4 of The Good Wife now and I am starting to have a little crush on Cary. Surprising since I wasn’t a fan when he was on Gilmore Girls. Rory and Jess forever! I know, different show, different character, just the same actor, but he still reminds me of Logan…but I am seeing past that. Cary is growing on me!

10. Has anyone seen Burnt yet? It is on my to do list. Bradley Cooper and food…it should be good!

11. Visit the blog tomorrow for a fun giveaway!!

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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 saw Burnt opening weekend. Excellent movie especially for us food lovers. Bradley does not disappoint. The credits were interesting as well…like a whose who. I’m looking forward to Christmas with the Coopers this weekend.

  2. I love your blog and your recipes and my favorite day is Thursday for This and That, but I have so much trouble reading the blog now with all of the ads! Scrolling is delayed something awful and I can’t see full pictures because ads are always popping up. Just wanted to give you some feedback – not as enjoyable perusing your blog as it once was. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Hi Kim-thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it. What browser are you using? There shouldn’t be any pop up ads, I am not seeing. Please let me know and I will look into this! Thanks!

  3. The boys have grown and changed so much in just a year – they are precious!
    I am not ready for winter – the idea of snow makes me want to run to bed and throw the covers over my head…lol…the cookbook Maria wants looks great!

  4. Not a fan Of Thanksgiving foods.

    I enjoy Charles Barkley. No ads but I use ad block or might have trouble with anything I read.