This and That


  • I love Larry David.
  • Ha! I guess I will just let my hair grow out.
  • We watched Onward with the boys, it is free on Disney+ right now, and gosh I was crying like a baby. Great movie.
  • I got out on my mountain bike this week. It feels good to ride again.
  • The boys current favorite game.
  • An easy Easter treat that we made with the boys. You only need a few ingredients.


  • New this week, the perfect treat for this week, a new cookie you are going to LOVE, and a recipe that is perfect for Easter brunch!
  • Make sure you enter our BIG giveaway on Instagram! Hint, it’s for the prettiest KitchenAid Mixer ever! You don’t want to miss this one!
  • I started watching Little Fires Everywhere and I am liking it. I just love Reese! I am really not watching anything else because all of my shows are on break. I need to find another one.
  • The cutest cookies! Angie used the sugar cookie recipe in our cookbook!
  • #Savewithstories! LOVE this!
  • So cozy!
  • Friday Night Lights fans, you will love this. And if you haven’t watched it, it’s a great show to binge right now.
  • Such a lovely loaf.
  • If you are looking for something EASY to bake, make these. We can’t stop making them!
  • Adding this to my closet ASAP!
  • SO fun!
  • What are you making for Easter? I am still trying to decide if we do a big brunch or a big dinner. Maybe we will do both, why not? We have nothing else to do but cook, bake, and eat..ha! Check out all of our Easter recipes HERE.
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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. Re Easter: We’re making a breakfast casserole, monkey bread, and a fruit salad for breakfast; will set out homemade chex mix and a cheese/ meat board for easy day snacking; and will make our traditional dinner of ham, my dad’s amazing scalloped potatoes, creamed corn and roasted veggies. I also ordered rolls and dessert from our local bakery to support them and lessen the load on me. It’s a lot for just my husband, me and our 10 year old (we normally go out for a fancy brunch early on Easter, so I’m only dealing with dinner), but I want it to feel as normal & as special a holiday as I can! Plus…leftovers will make the coming week easier!

  2. Hi Maria,
    Two things:
    Can I enter Giveaway without instagram? I don’t have an account.
    I have made one bowl bloodies twice and may need to make another batch tomorrow. I love the heath bar bits.
    As always,thanks,
    Martha Collins
    Nelson, NH

    1. I am so glad you like the blondies. The giveaway is on Instagram this time, sorry!

  3. I made your Cadbury egg cookies yesterday, put them in the frig over night and I baked them off this morning.I actually cut the recipe in half and it worked out just fine…they are yummy and perfect for giving away to neighbors this weekend. I am thinking about those strawberry scones for Sunday.
    Happy Easter to your little family.

  4. hey y’all- great list! Praying for everyone and that all of this craziness with blow over soon- I haven’t been anywhere in over 3 weeks- My husband has gone to the store a few times to stock up. God is in control. Have a great Easter weekend!!

  5. Hello i am reading your blog for some time now, and always enjoyed it but today i am stunned to read this post. You talk about riding a bike and going out as if nothing is happening in the world ar the moment
    People are dying and the econonomy is crashing because this virus is spreading and you go out for a bike ride: don’t you have to stay home?

    1. No, outdoor activities are fine and encouraged as long as people don’t congregate.

  6. So you deleted my comment…..Take care, STAY HOME for the nurses the doctors who are saving our lives and count on us not to spread the virus.

    1. I didn’t delete your comment, look above, it is there. Riding a bike in the mountains is allowed. We are social distancing and have been for a month. We only go out for exercise…walks, bike rides, runs, etc. It is important for mental and physical health. We don’t go anywhere where there are people. We are very concerned about what is going on right now. 

  7. I agree with you Maria. Sometimes we need to go out for exercise. I don’t see anything wrong with that especially if you’re staying within the recommended social distance guidelines. It’s good for our well being. Love your cooking blog, videos, and recipes too! Hope you had a beautiful Easter 🙂