This and That


1. We had a blast skiing at Deer Valley. Maxwell is doing really well for his age and Caleb has become a good little skier. They both loved ski school. I ran into Caleb at a lift line in the middle of the day and it was fun to see him having fun with his group.

3. We received about 24 inches of snow in a 24 hour time period and the skiing has been great. If you haven’t skied in Utah, you really need to!

4. Gotta get this jacket.

5. Science still needs to prove this?

6. I am still using my Movie Pass, it’s awesome. I go to the movies with my friend when everyone at my house goes to bed. I saw Jumanji and it was really good. I need to catch up on some of the films that won Oscars now.


1. We spent the weekend at Deer Valley Resort and had the best time. It is one of our favorite places and this time I actually had fun skiing, which is rare for me:) Skiing and I usually don’t get along, but this time it was a lot of fun. I took a lesson and my instructor was amazing! And the boys had a blast in the ski program, Deer Valley is so good with kids. Little Caleb is zooming all over the mountain and loving every second. He takes after his dad:)

2. And another reason to love Deer Valley, the food! Oh man, we ate too well! I hope you followed our trip on Instagram stories. There were some good eats…including this raclette cheese at Fireside Dining. SO good!

3.  New this week: healthy and hearty soup and my current obsession.

4. I got this curling wand this week and love it!! The curls aren’t too tight and they hold.

5. They are coming out with a new Instant Pot soon. Interesting! We have this one and we like it, but will we NEED the new one? Time will tell:) And do any of you have an air fryer? Josh got one for Christmas from his mom and we are loving it. Are you interested in seeing air fryer recipes? Let us know!

6. We got pounded with snow on Sunday. Josh did the shoveling while I made hot cocoa for the boys. Josh loves the snow, so don’t feel too bad for him:) We gave him hot cocoa when he came inside…3 hours later..ha!

7. A great book for young kids.

8. Summer shoes! Love all of the color options!

9. Love this before and after.

10. I love this skirt. And this one…and it’s on sale!

11. Yesterday was National Cereal Day. Did you celebrate? Cereal is one of my guilty pleasures. I never eat it for breakfast, but it is my favorite night time snack. What is your favorite cereal? I love Puffins, Life, Honey Bunches of Oats, Oatmeal Squares, Wheat Chex, Multigrain Cheerios…yeah, pretty much ALL the cereal. I am a cereal junkie!

12. This book is on my reading list! What are you reading?

13. Love these pretty containers!

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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. Loving Girl, Wash Your Face – so good! We also got an air fryer for Christmas – would love some recipes!!

  2. We got an air fryer for Christmas.  Popular gift!!  I have made French fries in it , but that is all. Haven’t branched out yet.

  3. I received an air fryer for Christmas and I love it. I would love to see some recipes from y’all.

  4. Would love air fryer recipes!!
    My use has been limited & very hit-or- miss with results!
    Would LOVE your expertise….
    Many thanks

  5. Hi, Happy you had a great time on the slopes in Utah. I don’t ski but met the rest of my party at the lodge for lunch; they spent time on skis and I went ballooning. The landscape is breathtaking. I have an air fryer and would love to see new recipes specifically for it. The air fryer makes some crispy goodness. Thank you

  6. I would love to see air fryer recipes! I received one for Christmas also, but so far all I’ve made in it are french fries!

  7. Have an aide-fryer too. Would love to receive some recipes. I have only did fish in it and it was great, just wish I could do more… Be waiting to see some new recipes !! Thanks

  8. I love my air fryer and need more recipes. So far, I’ve made fries, fish, coconut shrimp, and apple fritters.