This and That


  • I’ve been riding my mountain bike every morning and it’s a great way to start the day. Plus, I like to beat the heat. It is finally hot in Utah.
  • Did you watch the men’s Wimbledon final on Sunday? It was awesome, such great tennis.
  • We had a blast in McCall on our family vacation. I wanted to share pictures with you guys today but Maria said I couldn’t because she is sharing a post tomorrow. So I guess you will have to wait a day. Blame Maria, not me…ha!


  • New this week, a recipe that’s worth turning your oven on and a simple summer salad that goes great with any meal! Plus, my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Sale. The sale is still going on, so check it out!
  • We are finalizing the details for my cookbook tour and I am excited! There will be a few surprises along the tour and I can’t wait to share soon! If you have any final requests for a city, please let me know in the comments!
  • The perfect pool day dress!
  • So gorgeous!
  • I finally read this book. LOVED it! I don’t know why it took me so long! What should I read next?
  • Did you know Sunday is National Ice Cream Day? I think we will celebrate with this or this.
  • Love this skirt, a great basic!
  • These look dangerously delicious!
  • Declutter your life!
  • We finished Stranger Things and really liked season 3. What should we watch next?
  • This is so helpful!
  • What are your favorite tortilla chips?
  • This salad is almost too pretty to eat!
  • We are doing no screens with our boys this week, they had too much iPad time in the car last week. I think it is harder on me than them..ha!
  • My boys are begging me to make this!
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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. I love all of Kristen Hannah’s books. The most recent one I’ve read is The things we do for love.
    The picture of the ice cream looks so yummy. And I can’t wait to get your cookbook.

  2. The Nightingale was, hands down, one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I read a TON of books! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Also, Juanita chips are a staple in our house here in Oregon–I first tasted them with a locally made salsa, O’Hana Salsa, that has no preservatives–fresh stuff!–and I haven’t looked back. I guess I am lucky that they are available here in Oregon, but hate that when we visit family back East, you cannot find them anywhere. So we usually find a way to take some to our sons, who also love these chips.

    Are you coming anywhere near Bend, Oregon, on your book tour???? Since you are already in Utah, Bend isn’t too far away………………….?!

    1. I agree, such a good book! We love Juanita chips too! They have them in Utah, YAY! I would love to come to Oregon sometime, one of our favorite places to visit!

  3. Right now, I’m finishing up reading Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel called Summer of ’69. I’m a big fan of hers and have been enjoying this one, as well! I recommend checking it out!

  4. How about coming to Boise? (I live in Eagle)
    Have you read The Glass Castle? –One of my very very favorites!

  5. I’m about to finish the Nightengale too! Next up is The Great Alone (for book club). Just finished An American Marriage, The Wife Between Us and When Life Gives You Lululemons.
    Have you read the Lilac Girls and the Alice Network?

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