This and That


  • Utah is beautiful! I love this time of year.
  • The boys are almost done with school and their teachers (mom and dad) are really excited about summer vacation…ha!
  • We really enjoyed watching The Last Dance. So many good basketball memories.
  • Then and Now.
  • Grocery bills are on the rise.


  • New this week, a super simple meal and one of my all-time favorite cookies. Pinky promise me you will make them? You are going to LOVE them!
  • I need this tee.
  • Having a rose garden is bringing me so much joy. Also, sleeping with the windows open. It’s the little things!
  • This skirt would be cute with sandals or tennies!
  • We just finished Outer Banks on Netflix and oh my goodness!!! So intense, so many twists and turns! I can’t wait for season 2! I also finished season 2 of Dead to Me. What should I watch next?
  • I need this in my life.
  • My hair is getting SO long. I am tempted to cut it or have Josh cut it, but we all know that wouldn’t end well. So, I guess I will be sporting lots of ponytails and crazy buns this summer!
  • Currently loving this mascara.
  • This dress is summer perfection!
  • Are you guys doing anything for Memorial Day? We are going to have a BBQ, with ourselves:) On the menu, this, this, Josh’s burgers from our cookbook, and these for dessert!
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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. I am currently watching both those series but right before I watched never have I ever and loved it!!

  2. Made your roasted red pepper pasta for dinner last night and it was delicious! Added some leftover roasted chicken and it’s definietly something we will have again! Even my husband loved it and he doesn’t typically like roasted red peppers lol

  3. hey y’all- great list! Utah looks so pretty! My husband has said that he would like to move there- We currently live in Oklahoma. But we are both from Arkansas. If y’all know of any IT jobs available there please let me know. Maria- I have cut my own hair- ha. I am sure it doesn’t look perfect on the ends but I really like it!

    1. We love Utah! And I am sure your hair looks fabulous! Maybe I will try it..ha!