This and That


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1. While Maria was out of town Caleb and I rode the Tram at Snowbird, one of his favorite activities. I am glad Caleb likes the mountains as much as I do!

2. I am really excited about this technologyHere is more of the science behind it. I really dig this kind of stuff.

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3. I have been to two of three Ute games this year and I don’t think there is a better college campus.



1. I just got back from Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is purty at night!


2. I traveled to PA to visit my friends at DeLallo. I am a huge DeLallo fan and love all of their products so it was fun to see them up close and personal. I loved learning more about the company, products, and meeting the DeLallo family. We toured the facilities and went shopping at the DeLallo store in Jeannette-the most amazing grocery store ever! I wanted to buy and taste everything!


3. Best salad bar ever! We had fun tasting and playing around with DeLallo’s new SaladSavors! Stay tuned, they are coming to a store new you!


4. Since I ate salad, I made room for plenty of desserts. I can’t stop thinking about this Brownie Ice Cream Crunch Cake from Habitat.


5. We were also spoiled with homemade pasta. It was perfect! DeLallo knows how to do things. I had the most amazing time!

6. I was traveling solo so I had time to read on my flights. I randomly picked up The Summer Kitchen at the library. I liked it.

7. I missed my guys while I was away. I think Caleb grew 10 inches in two days! He’s getting too big! His 2nd birthday is next week and I still need to come up with a birthday treat. The clock is ticking!

8. After over indulging on trips, I always tell myself I am going to eat salad and only salad for days. This salad is calling my name.

9. But then I loose all self control due to recipes like Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins and Snickerdoodle Brownies. Maybe I can create a snickerdoodle salad? πŸ™‚

10. So Parenthood AND Grey’s Anatomy are going to be on Thursday night this year. Luckily, they aren’t at the same time. If anyone needs me, I will be on my couch in front of the TV every Thursday!

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  1. So, so excited for a new season of Parenthood!! I somehow haven’t heard of DeLallo’s, but I’m suddenly craving pasta πŸ™‚

  2. Glad you enjoyed your stay in Pittsburgh (my city). I have been going to DeLallo’s for years and was just there last Saturday – love that store. I saw the new salad items there but didn’t buy any yet but they look yummy. Have a great weekend.

  3. How fun you got to visit DeLallo! I love their pasta! Can’t wait to try the salad! And I can’t believe Caleb is almost two! I am sure you will come up with a great birthday treat for him!

  4. I miss the mountains! Glad Caleb likes the Tram! Thanks for sharing your PA trip! Looks like a lot of fun! I am going to look for DeLallo at my store!

  5. I had forgotten that your son’s b’day is coming up next week…the same day as our beautiful daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. She would have been 29 this year. Unfortunately 4 years of fighting brain cancer were unsuccessful. She passed away at the age of 25. It’s been difficult, but we have beautiful memories and her voice on her CDs to remind us of her and her short time with us. I love your recipes and the photos of Caleb. Hold him close and hug him every chance you get!

  6. So glad that you had a great time, Maria! You’ll have to come back to Pittsburgh soon! Thanks for linking to our latest product, SaladSavors! We’re so excited to launch them! πŸ™‚

  7. This post made me sad that I moved away from the area! My parents live in Irwin, PA, which is about 10 minutes from that DeLallo’s. Pittsburgh bloggers went to Habitat last stinking good!

  8. I live in Pittsburgh… I was glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. It is a great city. Next time you’ll have to explore some of our other foodie surprises……like the pancakes the President loved at Pamela’s and the Primanti sandwiches to name just two. And DeLallos is certainly one of the treasures of the area.