This and That

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a NEW This and That post! We hope you enjoy reading what we’ve been up to, what we are loving, what we are cooking, and MORE! If you have any questions for us, please leave a comment! We love hearing from you! Have a wonderful day!

boys first day of school


  • The boys are back in school, 5th and 3rd grade this year.
  • We got to meet Leon Edwards, the new UFC champ. He let the boys hold his championship belt. He’s the nicest guy.
  • I had a movie pass a few years ago, but I don’t know if I will join again.
  • We watched Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist on Netflix. I remember it being all over the news. Pretty crazy story.
peaches in cooler


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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 love receiving your emails. They are full of great ideas and great links to read. Thank you. Good luck yo your sweet boys for school.

  2. That new zucchini recipe was noticeably lacking in zucchini…the link is to a coconut lime cake. Other than that, I enjoyed the post. The peach galette looks delicious.

  3. Wow, thanks for the “Stop saying yes”-newsletter. I really needed to hear this.
    Also, the creating of routines at the start of term is something we try to do in our family. It really helps us in our day to day life.

    We’ve had an abundance of peaches as well this year! I mostly made jam and froze some, will try some of your recipes with the last remaining ones 🙂

  4. I need to read Eleanor Oliphante! I just finished Meant to Be – I thought it was enjoyable. I nice quick read. I hope you like it!

  5. I would like to see some Traeger recipes from you and Josh and I’m wondering if you ever use sourdough starter or discard? I’m newly into both those things.

    1. We love our Traeger but don’t post recipes because we aren’t sure how many people use one. We will try to share a few recipes soon. We don’t make sourdough bread at home, sorry!

  6. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing all your amazing recipes! I just made the no-bake chocolate almond cookies to have with afternoon tea. It’s been too hot for me to feel like baking and these are so delicious and easy. I’ve made them numerous times. I also appreciate that they’re vegan as my son is vegan and I can make them for him when he visits. The peach galette looks sooo good, I hope to try it soon. I enjoy your Thursday posts, as well. Kudos to you for being such involved, creative and loving parents. Such cute boys! Their fun personalities shine through in their photos.