This and That


1. The boys like to empty out the toy cabinet and hide. The other day they played in there for about twenty minutes with the door shut. They were whispering to each other and having a good time!

2. Then and now.

3. Spring Training has started for the MLB and Caleb asked to record all of the Yankees and Giants games. Proud dad moment.

4. Kevin Durant is out at least four weeks with a knee injury. Not good for the Warriors.

5. It’s been another great week of skiing. Lots of fresh powder! I skied over 40,000 vertical feet in two days and I am heading back up the mountain for more.

6. Maxwell is a bit of a hoarder. He loves keeping special treasures in his crib. I guess his book was more comfortable than his pillow. Ha!


1. Last week, I went to Sacramento to tour almond orchards with my partner Almond Breeze. The orchards were so beautiful! I got a taste of spring and now I am REALLY ready for the snow to go:)

2. Nashville, WHY? Ok, I know why, but WHY??? I seriously balled my eyes out. Nashville isn’t going to be the same. I don’t know if I can still watch.

3. I enjoyed the Oscars, except for the BIG oops at the end! Jimmy Kimmel was great and the boys loved Justin Timberlake’s song and dance at the beginning. They love the Trolls movie:) Viola Davis’s speech was perfection and I loved Emma Stone’s dress.

4. My two favorite things COMBINED!

5. Obsessing over this book.

6. Adding this top to my wardrobe.

7. I am dying over these!

8. Let it go.

9. These little treats are so fun!

10. Classic stripes.

11. School lunches from around the world. America needs to step it up.

12. Genius!

13. Check out our new video! I am so glad you guys are loving this one. I have enjoyed seeing your pictures on Instagram. If you make a recipe of ours, please share a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #twopeasandtheirpod! We love seeing what you make!

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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. We drove down to Santa Monica on Sunday, and the orchards were alive with Almond trees and their blossoms. The banana bread looks amazing. I sometimes put mini chips in mine.

  2. hey y’all -great list! Love the pics of the boys, so cute! The food looks amazing! When I need to let something go I give it to God.(Let go and let God) I pray for strength and patience and he will always see us through!

  3. The boys are so cute and they are getting so tall! I’m glad that Josh is enjoying the snow – we’ve had such a strange winter in the St. Louis area – no real snow so far this winter – to be honest I haven’t missed it.  I think that blue blouse would look really cute on you Maria – I followed your instagram story on your trip to the almond orchard and thought the trees and flowers were just beautiful! Have a great rest of the week and weekend.

  4. I was totally shocked with Nashville last week…totally. I wasn’t sure if I would tune in again but I did…last night…and it was a perfect way to mourn Rayna’s departure. The last  ten minutes brought tears to my eyes…but the previews for the next week  make  me not so sure I will continue to watch.
    I have bananas ready and waiting for the double chocolate banana bread…It looks both easy tomato and very yummy.
    Have a great weekend!