This and That


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1. Great shirt for Caleb, ha!

2. I took Caleb to his first University of Utah football game on Saturday. What a blast. He was throwing his touchdown arms up yelling “touchdown Utes”, and chanting “go Utes” the whole time. He also loved giving high five to all those close to him. There is also a cute Instagram video of him on my Instagram feed. If you want to follow me or check it out, look up @joshualichty. And good news, the Utes won!

3. I love these Uncle Drew skits.

4. When Caleb woke up yesterday the first thing he said was DONUT. I want a donut! That’s my boy! ๐Ÿ™‚



1. Milk does the body good!

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3. Currently obsessed with Katie Waltman jewelry. I bought a pair of earrings for my friend’s birthday and now I want everything for myself!


4. We’ve been invaded by pears! What should we make?

5. If you still have peaches to use up, you should make this crostini. Simple and sooooo good! Or these bars. I think I will make both!

6. ‘Friday Night Lights’ fans-I have two posts you need to read. 10 Reasons to Watch ‘Friday Night Lights‘ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ Trivia. For the record, I agree with all 10 reasons, but I really only need one reason to watch. Two words-TIM RIGGINS!


7. Raindrops keep falling on my head…and on Caleb’s tongue!

8. Check out Salt and Smoke, a new food blog. You will leave hungry! You’ve been warned.


9. Salt Lake City sunset! I love where we live!

10. Josh and Caleb aren’t the only ones excited about football season! I love a good game and I really love good game day food. Like this bread.


11. It’s time! I am kicking off pumpkin season by making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. It’s the best!

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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. Thanks for sharing my blog. I always love what your are making and thoroughly enjoy your instagram feed!

    Take Care

  2. Oh my goodness. The Caleb cuteness is through the roof!!! He should be on a milk commercial now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Checking out that jewelry right now. Thanks for the FNL links!!

  3. Ditto all the cute Caleb comments.
    Pear Jam with vanilla bean, pear chutney, pear butter, pear sauce (like applesauce but made with pears instead) are a few ideas. How about a cookie with pears and coconut? It works for zucchini, why not pears?

  4. If we already subscribe to the blog via email is the newsletter something different we’ll want to sign up for or is it the same thing? Thanks!

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  5. That is a beautiful sunset! I am curious to see what you will make with all those pears! I never know what to do with pears. I can do peaches though. Your little ones are just adorable!

  6. I am on a pear kick right now and my favorite thing to do is slice the pears into a salad topped with Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts. I just can not seem to get enough of this!