This and That


  • The boys started school this week at home, we are doing online school. They miss their friends, but we are making the best of it. They wanted to wear their uniforms, handsome dudes. I can’t believe we have a 1st and 3rd grader.
  • I made my first brisket on the Traeger and it was awesome.
  • I hope he learned his lesson. Ha!


  • New this week, salsa, a dreamy breakfast, and a quick and easy summer meal.
  • Utah really is BeUtahful! I am loving our family hikes.
  • Into this dress and this skirt.
  • How to beat the Sunday Scaries. I usually like Mondays because I love a fresh start, but now that we are homeschooling, I might need all of these tips, ha!
  • Are you packing school lunches? We love these lunch boxes. I am still trying to pack the boys lunch every day, even though we are at home. It makes lunch time a lot easier.
  • So colorful!
  • The next book you should read based on your favorite shows and movies.
  • My current favorite snack: fresh peach slices with Greek yogurt and this mixed in! Use code TWOPEASANDPOD for 15% off.
  • These are so fun!
  • I pre-ordered this book! I can’t wait! And can you believe it’s almost been ONE year since our cookbook came out? So crazy! Thanks for all of your support! If you don’t have a copy yet, grab one here!
  • The perfect weekend treat!
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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. Just ordered some of that Snickerdoodle nut butter! (plus their Oregon hazelnut butter). Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Hahaha on the little boy with the cocoa powder! I had a similar experience in my PreK classroom. For our 5 senses unit on taste, I always prepare a plate of foods to represent our different taste buds and for bitter I always use cocoa powder. While just putting a tiny amount on one precocious little girl’s plate, she proclaimed that I didn’t give her very much. I told her after she tasted it and if she liked it, I’d give her as much as she wanted. She was very pleased with this answer and just had the biggest gloating smile on her face. Of course, after she licked her finger, stuck her finger in the cocoa powder and put it in her mouth, she made a similar face! When I asked her if she wanted me to give her more, she said no! I thought it was a great lesson! This was over 24 years ago and I think about that moment every time I get out the cocoa powder!