This and That


1. It is still snowing in Utah and that makes me happy. Maria? Not so much! She is ready for spring. I like spring too, spring skiing, ha!

2. Are you addicted to doing?

3. Have any of you been to El Paso, Texas? We are going for a wedding in May and trying to decide how long to stay. Are there things to do and good places to eat? Worth making a trip out of it?

4. We watched the documentary Free Solo. So crazy and awesome!

5. Yikes, and that is for a one bedroom apartment.

6. Maxwell declared at bedtime that he didn’t want a bed anymore and wanted to sleep on the floor. He set up a bed with all of his animals and said it was so cozy. At 2:00 a.m. he woke up and yelled for me to come upstairs. He changed his mind and asked to sleep in his bed. Ha! I knew that wouldn’t last long.

7. For the french fry lovers.


Ice cream from Rockwell, I am obsessed! 

1. New this week, two easy dinner recipes! Make sure you try this one and this one! They are Caleb and Maxwell approved too!

2. I want these in every color.

3. These are right up my alley!

4. What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s never too late to change career paths. I LOVE my job and don’t want a change, but someday I want to have a bed and breakfast.

5. I am saying yes to this dress!

6. Do you eat the same thing for lunch every day? I am a creature of habit and eat roasted vegetables and cottage cheese at least 5 days a week for lunch, sometimes every day. My favorite!

7. These are perfect for summer! These too! They come in so many colors and are so comfortable!

8. Today is Pi Day! We might have to celebrate with my favorite pie or this one, Josh’s favorite! Maybe both:)

9. Love this simple top.

10. I normally don’t like daylight savings, but I am enjoying the extra light and the boys are sleeping in every morning until 7:30. We are waking them up to get ready for school and that is unheard of! I hope the sleeping in lasts.

11. St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday and I am making this for dinner and these for dessert.

12. I am so excited about this! I read all the books when I was a kid.

13. Love this rose color for spring!

14. Perfect for adding a pop of leopard.

15. The price is so good, might have to get a pair! Lots of colors.

16. I want to make these!

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. El Paso….. you will eat well!
    Bella Cora for Pastry -masterful French pastry. Don’t miss it
    Carnitas Queretaro excellent Mexican food everything on the menu is delicious 
    L&J breakfast is a must
    Boss’s chicken, hot dogs and custards (hot dogs served on buttered Texas toast! Need I say more) 
    Sunset 150 for brunch
    Cafe Italia for pizza & spaghetti and meatballs 
    Cafe Central (fine dining)

    To do:
    Mission Trails
    Franklin Mountain camping
    La Vinia Winery
    Las Cruces farmers market on Saturday 
    Farmers market on Sunday on the corner of Doniphan and Sunset

    If you do go to Las Cruces – St Clair Winery for lunch or dinner is a must!

    Enjoy your trip! El Paso weather is awesome!

    1. Oops…. let me clarify 
      There is an awesome farmers market in downtown las cruces on Saturday morning

      Sunday morning…. there is a farmers market in El Paso in a very nice strip mall on the corner of sunset and Doniphan. 

      Franklin mountains has hiking and camping. Beautiful views! 

  2. You outdoor lovers should go to Hueco Tanks State Park just east of El Paso when you are in the area. Interesting hiking in the unique rock formations, and you can watch the rock climbers with their “crash pads”. Take a ranger hike to see rock pictures. Recommend reservations if you go, since they limit hiking permits each day.

  3. My family is from El Paso and we visited with our young kids a few years ago.  We had a great time at White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns (both in NM).  My sister and brother both rave about L&J’s restaurant

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