This and That


1. The boys decorated their gingerbread house. It is always a mess and Maxwell eats more than he decorates, but they have a blast.

2. I like their pick.

3. We got a good amount of snow yesterday. Maria hides inside and I play outside with the boys. This is my favorite time of year. So ready for ski season.

4. Are any good movies coming out over Christmas?

5. Draw a picture.


1. New this week, an easy treat, the most decadent holiday dessert and a new holiday favorite! And don’t forget to enter our KitchenAid mixer giveaway! Tomorrow is the last day to enter!

2. Love these earrings and they are a great price!

3, I have had the worst head cold for a little over a week. I am finally starting to feel a little better, but man it’s been annoying. The only good thing to come from it, I discovered the show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel while lying in bed. I am hooked. It’s so good!

4. Pretty in pink.

5. I want to go!

6. Ruffle love!

7. Beautiful coat!

8. Dessert perfection.

9. It is the week for holiday parties. I have made this, this, and this! And of course cookies, more of these and these!

10. You can never have too many cardigans…at least that is what I am telling myself:)

11. It’s time to party dress! Love this one too!

12. These are going on my baking list!

13. I may never leave the house if I buy these! They look so cozy!

14. Perfect party appetizer!

15. My favorite fleece lined tights are 50% off today and free shipping! Stock up!

16. When you bake cookies how many do you usually eat in the same day? Asking for a friend:) Is four an acceptable number? My friend thinks so:) One right out of the oven, one after they cool, one a few hours later when you walk by the counter, and one before bed. Totally acceptable, right? 🙂

17. Really enjoying this cookbook.

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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. Hi Maria.  I’m an old (68) lady who loves your blog and learns a lot, too.  Your This & That are very helpful and I love the pics of your two darling boys.  The first cookie out of the oven after its cooled, I share with my hubby.  After that I lose count of ones I’ve eaten.  Christmas cookies have half the calories of other cookies.  Merry Christmas to you and your family.  

  2. hey y’all- great list! love the pic of the boys! so cool- The cookies look so yummy! The right amount of cookies to eat in a day- sure why not-!