This and That


1. The boys love to watch the sunset. Maxwell kept saying, “Oh, the beauty.”

2. I can see our boys doing this to Maria when she is on a work call.

3. March Madness is here! Our brackets are filled out and we are ready to watch lots of basketball. I am also ready to eat these while a watch.

4. Has anyone tried the Peloton Cycle bikes? I really want one.

5. Remember almost anything.


1. It’s finally nice out so I am back to running outside. Problem though, my iPhone 7 plus is too big to run with. It doesn’t fit in my arm band and I don’t want to hold it the entire time, so what can I do to listen to music? I NEED music to keep me going.

2. I have been putting this dip on everything this week. So easy and so good!

3. We filmed a webisode with Studio McGee in our kitchen this week. We can’t wait to share it with you! Stay tuned!

4. This Is Us finale, thoughts? I get that it was a little anticlimactic, but I am ok with that. I wasn’t ready for the obvious bad thing to happen. I want to hold on to Jack for as long as possible.

5. I can’t decide which color to get.

6. We have a new recipe video up and you need to make this one for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!

7. Feeding a broken heart. So much love for this and for my dear friends.

8. The food you relate to most, according to your birthday. My birthday is on World Nutella Day, makes sense to me. I love me some Nutella!

9. This made me laugh. I can relate!

10. I can get behind this.

11. What do you eat when you are stressed?

12. Brunching this weekend and making this.

13. Don’t forget to wear green tomorrow! I bought this new green shirt and I love it!

Get the best of the best!
4 Recipes Guaranteed to be New Favorites


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!
Read More

This and That

Other recipes you may like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Leave a comment

  1. I can’t believe cookies weren’t on the top foods people eat when they’re stressed! That picture of all those succulents is so pretty.

  2. “Oh the beauty!” Those boys are precious!! Thanks for the early morning smile.
    Love the succulents photo…..gorgeous plants.

  3. The picture of Maxwell and Caleb enjoying the sunset is beautiful and like they say, out of the mouth of babes, it’s good to get a reminder to enjoy the beauty of our planet and what God has blessed us with. The viral video is too funny, I saw it as it happened and it totally cracked me up! Parents who work from home face many different “work place” challenges too! The buffalo chicken nachos look delish! We finally have a nice day today – the sun is out and the weather is warmer so I will get to go outside in it. Maria – have you seen those purse/bags that you can put your phone in that are like a necklace? That should work for your iPhone 7 and you should be able to wear it inside your shirt so it doesn’t bounce up and down and distract you while you run? The picture of the plants is gorgeous! I can’t wait to start planting flowers again! We are hoping that our Magnolia tree didn’t die in the last freeze – the flowers were already beginning to bloom – sigh

  4. Maria, you can get a refurbished iPod nano for pretty cheap and they weigh absolutely nothing. I just dug mine out of the drawer a few days ago (forgot I had it!) and I’d forgotten how much I liked it.

  5. hey y’all- great list! love the sunset! My birthday is on Jelly filled doughnut day! I’ll take that Yay And all those 90’s things I can relate to! crazy times.

  6. I got an applewatch for Christmas, and I love it. I can download a playlist to it and use wireless headphones to listen. And it tracks my time, GPS, etc. It is wonderful, and I am not carrying my giant phone!

  7. My daughter and son-in-law have had their Peloton Cycle for about a year and absolutely love it! Well worth the investment.

  8. Get running tights with side pockets – LuLu Lemon and Athleta have them – they’re great for your phone!

  9. Try a tank top made for triathletes. They typically have a tank top with a pocket in the back. Pearl Izumi makes a good one called the elite escape tank.

  10. About the bike, visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and scroll around to her wild love for her bike, issue. Not sure which day, but she give loads of info about all the great benefits in such a short amount of time. Plus it’s a favorite blog of mine. The bike people should pay her!

  11. Buy a little Sandisk MP3 player. I listen to the radio on one all day at work. Old technology but I don’t have a cellphone.

  12. Oh my gosh, that video of the BBC interview that went way off the rails is sooo funny. I have watched it numerous times and I taught every time. I saw an interview with Professor Kelly and his wife just a few days ago. He said he was mortified when it happened and was sure he would never be asked to do a professional interview ever again. Instead, people, for the most part, have been very understanding and positive.  His wife explained that she was  in another room of their home,  watching her husband’s interview. She had the kids with her and did not realize they had left the room until she saw her daughter, on the screen she was watching, enter the room where her husband was working. In that instant, she realized her son was also off and following his sister. She could only think to get them out of that room as quickly as possible. Too funny.
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Have you tried a running belt? They expand to hold quite a bit, are water resistant, come in a variety of colors, and are fairly inexpensive. I like mine so much, my mom, husband and a friend have all ordered one based on my recommendation. Definitely worth a look.