This and That



1. Another beautiful Utah sunset.

2. Eat your veggies.


3. One week before Maxwell was born, I had a very bad crash on my mountain bike and haven’t biked much since. I have been on four rides in the past week and it has been great! Here is a picture of the Bonneville Shoreline trail that is just a few minutes away from where we live and a big reason why I fell in love with Utah.

4. This is a great story.


5. We had friends over for dinner and Caleb was so excited. He asked me if he “could get fancy” and this is what fancy looks like. Ha! He wore his tie the whole night.


Sprinkle Donuts

1. I have been trying to stop and appreciate the little joys in every day…like sprinkle donuts. Focusing on the good has made a huge difference in my week. It’s been a happy week!

2. Thanksgiving is one week away! We are keeping things low key this year. It will just be the four of us at home. We are excited to start traditions with our boys. Do you have any favorite family Thanksgiving traditions? Share in the comments. And if you still need recipe ideas, check out all of our Thanksgiving recipes here.

3. Color me happy! Such a fun cookbook!

4. This galette is fall perfection.

5. Choosing your wardrobe essentials.

6. Those layers!

7. A good reminder, it’s almost Christmas card time!


8. I went to Deer Valley’s winter tasting dinner and the food was CRAZY good. If you are skiing this winter make sure you check out the dining scene too. And if you don’t ski, you can just eat all of the things. Josh will be on the mountain while I am by the fire eating raclette:)

9. Are there any good holiday movies coming out? I haven’t been to the theater in over 5 years, but maybe this is the year!

10. We shared a new video on Facebook this week. You should make this soup for dinner!

11. I want my Thanksgiving table to look like this.

12. I don’t think I can wait until Thanksgiving to make these rolls. I need them NOW!

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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. Love Caleb fancy! So handsome.

    The ‘s post on Christmas cards is SO great! Bothers me when I see it. Haha.

    Wow, major decorating overload on that Thanksgiving table. I couldn’t eat a thing with all that clutter going on. LOL.

  2. Caleb looks so cute dressed up! Beautiful sunsets in the fall – that is one of the things I really look forward to along with the cooler temps. I’m in denial about Christmas….lol

  3. When my son was little, he would ask if he could wear his “handsome clothes” (and then there were the times when he refused to wear something because it was “too handsome”)

  4. Caleb looks so cute! When my son (now 23) was his age and dressed up, everyone would say, “you look so handsome.” Embarrassed he would say, “I don’t want to wear these handsome boy clothes again.” Enjoy the your little boys, they do grow so fast. Happy Thanksgiving!