This and That


  • The boys got to drink milk right from the cow this week. They loved it. Maybe we need a cow, ha! I think we will stick with chickens.
  • Maria bought one of these and at first I thought it was silly, but I’ve been using it to make eggs for breakfast sandwiches. One egg fits perfectly.
  • And while we are on the subject of eggs, do you put ketchup on your eggs? The boys always ask for ketchup, but I don’t care for it.
  • A tree house resort, pretty cool!
  • Is anyone doing anything special for spring break this year? We are still laying low, but trying to think of some fun things to do.


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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. What a nice looking family. Txs for sharing your stories. I so enjoy them…and of course your recipes

  2. What a nice looking family. Txs for sharing your stories. I so enjoy them…and of course your recipes. Stay safe and well

  3. Good Morning!
    Just want to tell you how much I enjoy your weekly posts and recipes.
    Also, your sons are adorable!

  4. I look forward to this and that every week. I’ve gotten great ideas and recipes from your blog. Thanks for sharing! Your boys are adorable.

  5. So, enjoyed pic, stories and some recommended items.
    Where do I find the delicious looking cake recipes in the photo?

    1. Thanks so much Pat! My friend Courtney (Cake by Courtney) shared cake with us. She is writing a cake cookbook and we got to sample! She makes the best cakes!

    1. I feel like I have been missing out my whole life. It’s amazing how well it works! I am hooked!

  6. Maria, thank you for all the wonderful recipes you have been sending and a special thank you for the discount of Boll & Branch! I am in heaven for both!

    ps. LOVE the picture of your boys!

  7. Did you buy the Dash waffle maker or grill? I have the waffle maker but have never thought about cooking eggs in it. Looks like you all still are avoiding getting haircuts. I’ve gotten my hair cut twice & felt safe (and I’m still not doing my own grocery shopping). I just asked the stylist to disinfect the chair, which she did. You might want to check it out.

    1. The waffle maker! Put an egg in and it makes a waffle egg. Perfect for breakfast sandwiches…or just eating:) Thanks! I think Josh is just enjoying his long hair, ha!

  8. Do you have the Dash Mini waffle or griddle.
    I read you could cook eggs that don’t stick so I looked into it.
    But after googling it they only showed the griddle for egg cooking.
    I love scrambled eggs but hate trying to get egg glue off a skillet.
    So I haven’t fixed eggs in over a year.
    Can you let me know which product you’re recommending.

    1. Sorry other comments didn’t show up until after I posted.
      Read your reply on the Dash.
      Have you tried scrambled eggs?

    2. I haven’t tried scrambled eggs. I am sure you could scramble the egg and then cook, but it will be in a waffle shape.

  9. Just made the baked ziti, with a side of tomato soup and grilled cheese, and I’ve got to say, it’s really, really good (and surprisingly easy to make — only 30 minutes in oven and no complicated steps!). I had just enough leftover homemade Marinara sauce and italian sausage from the italian sausage lasagna recipe, so it was perfect! I also really like the fact that you can freeze it and bake later. Thanks ever so much Maria.

  10. I loved the Map of Tiny Little Things, also. We spend the winter in southern Alabama. The movie was filmed in Fairhope, one of my favorite towns. I recommend a movie called Drowning Mona. It is 20 years old but a fun dark comedy mystery. I can’t remember if it was Amazon or Netflix. You won’t believe how many actors in it were relatively unknown at the time. It was fun to see how many I could recognize.