This and That


  • We had a pizza party for our niece’s 13th birthday party. We are still in love with our pizza oven. It’s awesome!
  • Yesterday, was Caleb’s first day of 2nd grade! He was ready to go back to school so he could see all of his friends. Maxwell doesn’t start kindergarten until next week. He is bored without brother.
  • I took the boys to see Angry Birds 2, it was our end of the summer hurrah! They liked it.
  • Eye opening! We need to do more to prevent this.
  • She’s awesome.


  • New this week, drop everything and make these NOW! And one of my new favorite dinner recipes!
  • Book Tour update, if you are coming to Washington D.C. to hangout with me and Jessica, please RSVP here. The event is free, Room & Board just needs an estimate for snacks, etc. And check out my fun Q&A here! It’s going to be so much fun! I hope you can make it!
  • Don’t forget to preorder the cookbook so you can get 10 Bonus Recipes and a signed book plate! I can’t wait for you guys to start cooking! SOON!
  • Perfect for packing lunch! This is a good one to pack! This one too!
  • Loving this tunic for fall and it comes in lots of colors.
  • This looks amazing!
  • Adding this to my collection! I also added this to my cart.
  • We went to Hearth and Hill for a back to school brunch and the boys about died when they brought out the cinnamon roll. It was massive, glad we shared:)
  • Prioritize family dinner! Need easy dinner ideas? Try this one or this one, both are favorites at our house! Find 25 more here!
  • Need to find time to read this book!
  • Dreamy backyard!
  • I am excited about this movie.
  • Eat More Plants! YES!
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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. My kids (2 boys and 1 girl) play baseball at Coon Rapids/Andover Little League in Minnesota. We have been loving watching the team and especially Maddy do so well! It was sad to see their run come to an end, but so fun and exciting to watch! Thanks for giving her a shout out!!!