This and That


  • The Utes are headed to the Rose Bowl. We don’t have tickets, but I really wish we did.
  • We are supposed to get SNOW today. Finally!
  • What are your favorite family friendly Christmas movies? Any new ones we should watch?
  • I love all of Maria’s cookies, but these are at the top of list.


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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. Merry almost Christmas!
    I always love soup recipes and/or slow cooker recipes, too… I can’t wait to see what yummy recipes you post in 2022! Enjoy the holiday season! 🙂

    1. I love soups!! Good idea! We still have more recipes coming your way in December, I am just trying to get ahead for January:)

  2. Happy New Year, Maria & Josh!
    I’m always looking for more game day recipes.
    We love your cookbook- I gifted it to both my daughters in college and to my sister-in-law when it came out- plus I had to get one for myself 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

    1. We love game days:) I am so glad you love our cookbook. Thanks for sharing it with others. We really appreciate the support!

  3. 8 bit Christmas on HBO Max was fantastic. Our whole family loved it!

    In terms of recipes, I echo the soup comment. It seems all I want in January when the cold sets on and just got through a a season of decadent eating.

  4. hey y’all- great list! I can’t wait til we get snow here in Oklahoma. It might be a while. ha All the food looks yummy! cute pic of the boys.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and Josh and the boys!! I just love your blog! I look forward to reading This and That every week! I say keep the cookie recipes coming! (I, too am a cookie monster!)And salad recipes too. I’m getting your cookbook for Christmas! Can’t wait to look through it on Christmas afternoon in my PJ’s!! One of my favourite Christmas movies is Little Women. Enjoy the holidays!

    1. I am so glad you enjoy This and That. I am still posting more recipes In December, so come back often:) I hope you love our cookbook! And I love Little Women!

  6. As a Ducks fan we were bummed to lose twice in one season to the Utes! As a Wyoming neighbor though we will be cheering the Utes on! They had a great season and the Rose Bowl is well deserved!

  7. I love the holidays between January first and the thirty-first of December. There is always something yummy to cook, bake or even can.

  8. Josh, I too am a lime-lover. When I was a kid we’d stop at a drug store for ice cream after church & I always got lime sherbet. Still love all things citrus.

  9. Hi Maria! Just wanted to let you know that I made your Chewy Molasses cookies as well as your Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip cookies and they are both fabulous and a wonderful addition to my Christmas baking. Thank you soooo much…I love all your recipes! Sending you happy Christmas wishes from Alberta, Canada ⛄️❄️