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  • A reminder to get out and enjoy the fall weather.
  • We’ve got football, baseball, and pre-season basketball going on. I love this time of year.
  • I wish I had a basement update for you, but we are still waiting on cabinets. As soon as we get them in, we can finish up the project.
  • Grand-mates. I like this idea.
  • Gen-Z’s favorite brands. Kind of interesting.


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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. Not only are your recipes wonderful, but your photographs are always stunning! And your diary is so amusing. A big thank you for all three.

  2. I look forward to reading your “This and That” emails every week. From food to life to shopping recommendations, I love it all! And wow are you lucky to live where you do…just stunning!

  3. Thank You, Maria and Josh for posting this every week! I look forward to the update, gorgeous photos, and recipe suggestions. I’m planning to make several of your recipes when I visit my daughter at her apartment in Boston this month. This is a winner of a blog!

  4. hey y’all- great list! Love the family pic! Utah is so pretty. I would love to visit someday! The weather here in Oklahoma is just starting to cool off. Nice in the mornings in the 50′ s and 60’s then mid 80’s during the day.

  5. Love ur ideas n ur family !
    Got any ideas that’s easy for only vegetarian lovers and my other kids who love meat? It’s a family of 8! lol. Can’t wait to see the update !

    1. We have LOTS of vegetarian recipes. My boys love the stacked vegetable enchiladas, roasted cauliflower chickpea tacos, vegetarian chili, lemon spaghetti, pasta primavera, black bean soup…I could go on and on, ha!

  6. Hi Maria,
    I’m hoping to order a bag from Able but your code doesn’t seem to be working – do you know if it is still valid? Thanks for introducing me to this amazing company!