This and That


  • We went skiing on New Year’s Day and I can’t think of a better way to start the year.
  • Pizza drop for a good cause. This is awesome!
  • Have you seen the movie Clouds on Disney+? It’s based on a true story. It’s really sad, but good.
  • We got this for the boys for Christmas and they think it’s a great toy, ha! Win-win for everyone!


  • New this week, a healthy, easy dinner made with basic ingredients, a classic soup, and a soup full of flavor! I am on a major soup kick:)
  • If you are looking for healthy recipe ideas, I put together a fun little email series with LOTS of ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. Sign up HERE!
  • Ordered this to keep in our kitchen. I love that you can tear off the shopping list.
  • Love the colors of this hoodie!
  • Are you going to watch?
  • My go to lunch this week. We have also been enjoying this smoothie, it’s so refreshing!
  • Love this list!
  • I baked this, just because. It didn’t last long.
  • Top and bottom.
  • I can’t go to Italy, so I will read this book instead.
  • Cozy and under $30.
  • I need this in my life.
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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 really like your blog and refer to your recipes a lot, but how tone-deaf that you post a regular “This and That” update without a mention of the violence in our nation’s capital yesterday. You just lost a fan.

    1. Erin, there are plenty of places you can obtain news, information, and opinions on current events. I personally don’t feel that it’s appropriate for such commentary here or that readers should expect Maria and Josh to share their personal opinions on current events.

    2. We are very aware of what is happening in our country right now. It is heartbreaking. We do not agree with the terrorist acts that occurred yesterday or support them in any way. It is wrong and our nation needs to do better. We are hopeful that we can all come together to rebuild our country.

  2. Seriously?…I follow this blog to learn about new recipes, not politics.
    Give them a break!!

  3. Maria – Just wanted to say how much I love your blog and all your posts. Thank you for what you do! I wish you and your family a very happy 2021! 🙂

  4. Thank goodness this is not a place for political commentary and how foolish one is to demand it! I love checking out the light and love demonstrated here as well as the wonderful recipes. It cheers and comforts me. Just keep being you, Maria, Josh, Caleb, and Maxwell! We love you!