This and That


1. Caleb loves taking care of our chickens. They are great pets.

2. Gratitude.

3. Maxwell was so tired the other day, he fell asleep on the stairs with his blankie. Ha!

4. Maria got this for me for Valentine’s Day. Have any of you used it? I am excited to go see some movies.

5. Lots of lunch ideas.

6. We are doing a family ski day at Sundance tomorrow. I love skiing with my little buddies!


1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your kind comments on our BIG NEWS! We are SO excited you are SO excited!! Stay tuned for more details!!

2. Did you have a good Valentine’s Day? We made dinner with the boys and watched a movie. It was SO good! And of course we had cookies for dessert:)

3. Basic black.

4. This grilled cheese. WHOA!

5. New this week, COOKIES!

6. Who is glued to the Olympics? We have been watching them nonstop. The boys have been speed skating around the living room and jumping off the couch to do snowboard jumps:) I am trying to convince them curling is the way to go…so much safer..ha! GO USA!

7. Loving this lipstick.

8. Troop Beverly Hills was on TV the other day and I recorded it. I haven’t stopped watching it. One of my all-time favorite movies! And it is Girl Scout cookie time so it’s totally appropriate.

9. I want this for entertaining.

10. This needs to be my lunch.

11. Need a reset?

12. So pretty!

13. Want to read this one.

14. I am headed to NYC next week for a business trip. I won’t have a ton of down time, but if you have any recommendations, send them my way. I am staying in Midtown. Thanks!

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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. Can’t wait to make your snickerdoodle cookies!

    We just stayed in midtown for the Grammy’s. It’s kind of like staying in a shopping mall because there’s a footlocker on every block. But Eataly is great and right up your alley if you haven’t been there. The market is on the bottom and the cafe is on the rooftop. We went to the one in the flatiron district. We also went to The Harold which is on 6th and 31st, I think. Loved the Benedict options for brunch. And also the Smith. 

  2. I got a Movie Pass for myself in December and I’m loving it! A friend and I are trying to see all of the Best Picture nominees before the Oscars. I’ve been to the theater to see movies more in the past 2 months than I have in years. Just saw Call Me By Your Name yesterday and it was wonderful. Enjoy!

  3. Maria & Josh, I enjoy This & That so much. A few years ago you went to the Oregon coast. I was so impressed with the beauty of your pictures, I couldn’t wait to go. We spent some time in Portland, Astoria, down to Newport, then inland. This was my favorite vacation. I’ve been to England, Italy, Ireland and all around the U.S. but I still dream about Oregon. Thanks for sharing your travels, food, and family.
    Your friend, Carol

    1. We are so happy you enjoyed your Oregon trip. We love Oregon and hope to go back soon. Thanks for letting us know.