This and That


1. Yesterday was a snow day, school was canceled because we got a huge snow storm. The boys went sledding and I went skiing! It’s been a great snow year!

2. I know many thought the Super Bowl was boring, but I loved watching the Patriots win.

3. I forgot how much I loved this recipe. It hit the spot after skiing this week.

4. I’ve decided that Juanita’s are the best tortilla chips. You should try them.

5. Don’t touch anything on an airplane.


1. Did you see these? I am obsessed! And my new favorite EASY comfort food! And don’t miss my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! There are ideas for her, him, and kids.

2. My birthday was on Tuesday and it has been a fun week! I love birthdays, even if that means getting older:) The boys wanted to celebrate with cake and I was ok with that:)

3. Love this textured top!

4. Pass me the bowl!

5. Get a perfect manicure at home. I am currently wearing this on my nails and toes. The best red and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

6. Oh my gosh. YES!

7. Lace-up love!

8. I got this book for my birthday. Has anyone read it?

10. Hurry up weekend so I can make this.

11. My new favorite beauty product! It’s easy to use!

12. I don’t drive in the snow, it terrifies me, so I did a home workout yesterday morning. I tried these free workouts and really liked it. There are a lot of videos to choose from!

13. Caleb came down with strep throat at the end of last week so I stocked up on these. So far, everyone else is healthy! Knock on wood:)

14. The cutest flats.

15. Love the added tint.

Maria Lichty

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. Enjoy your snow!
    And Happy Birthday afterwards from Hungary, Budapest.
    I love everything you write. Unfortunately, we don’t have all the ingredients required. Your kids are lovely, too.

  2. Josh…I didn’t find the SuperBowl boring but rather  soooo agonizing  to watch. I guess football fans are now so used to games in which the offense dominates we don’ t appreciate games that are almost totally defense focused. The very best part was the post game celebration and Brady’s kids…especially Vivi…so excited for their dad.
    I can’t wait to try the chocolate cookies posted this week…the photos are spectacular.
    Finally, I hate driving in the snow too, Maria…always opt for inside if possible when there is a storm. Happy Birthday!!

  3. Maria – I have been using Fitness Blender for years – absolutely LOVE.  Their programs are spot on too.
    Love your this and that posts!

  4. Happy BDay, Maria! Always look forward to Thursdays and This & That. Chuckled that PW’s Chocolate PB Lava cakes caught your eye, too; I hate driving in the snow so glad to have the link to free workouts; and would love to hear if you ever find a sheer lip gloss that has a little tint but is also SPF 15. I saw one reviewed on YouTube and bought it, only to find out the color was “pearlized” and not sheer : (

  5. I just finished Nine Perfect Strangers.  It was good, it kept my interest!  I really like her writing style.  Nine people go to an exclusive spa in California, but not at all what they expected.  Enjoy!!

  6. hey y’all- great list! The food looks amazing! Happy belated Birthday Mara! My sister’s 44th Birthday was on Monday!

  7. Happy belated birthday and I hope it was great. I’m going to try your roasted tomato soup as it sounds so good. Hope Caleb is feeling better.

  8. I don’t think you have a dog but dogs can be carriers of strep. My brother kept getting strep even after my nephews were better. Turns out his Dalmatian was a carrier after a strep test on him.

  9. Great post! I am going to try that book. I hate going somewhere to work out so I have been doing Melissa Bender’s free workouts online at home for years. They are the best:) happy birthday!! 

  10. That was a ROCKING snow storm on Wednesday! Nothing like a magic day off in the middle of the week. Now I’m going to get my tires rotated this afternoon…

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