This and That


1. Caleb and I think this video is funny.


2. I can’t leave the cheese near the edge of the counter anymore or this will happen.

3. I went to one of these types of poetry readings for the whole San Francisco Bay Area in 2005. I wish I had a recording of the performances. They were heart wrenching and inspiring all at the same time. I hope one day our children feel like this young man and appreciate the values we would like to instill in them.


4. Our first Haagen-Dazs Moment for Me box came! I don’t know who was more excited for the package, Maria or Caleb. The box included Halloween cookie cutters, sprinkles, and an owl cookie jar. Caleb kept saying the owl needs cookies so we made scary Halloween cookies this week. The cookies made it to Caleb’s belly before the owls. It was a fun night.

5. Chiefs are 7-0 and the Utes are struggling.

6. My mom is coming to visit is on Tuesday and we can’t wait to see her. Yeah for grandma coming!



1. Last weekend we went to the farmers market to pick out pumpkins. Caleb found the perfect pumpkin! “He could be a farmer in those clothes.” Name that movie:)

2. I think Caleb needs to turn his pumpkin into a Minion! So cute!


3. One word…HONEYCRISP!

4. Quote of the week.


5. I busted out our slow cooker over the weekend and guess who climbed right in? Dinner was extra delicious:) Do you like to use the slow cooker? Should we create more slow cooker recipes…besides Caleb? ๐Ÿ™‚

7. Pumpkin Cranberry Breadsticks are on my to do list!

milk and cookies

8. Milk and cookies! The only way to drink milk!

9. Josh loves handy man projects so I am going to have him create me one of these nifty racks.


10. Purple kisses! Who wants a smooch? ๐Ÿ™‚

11. While we were in Minnesota, Jenny introduced me to the best jeans ever from White House Black Market. I bought two pairs and I am loving them!

code e twopeas

12. On Saturday, we are speaking at the Pinners Conference in Sandy, Utah! We are talking all about cookies! If you live in Utah, come see us! You can use our special code, “twopeas13” for 25% off your tickets! Hope to see you there!

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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. Yes please on the slow cooker recipes! I have two toddlers, so I love throwing things in the slow cooker at nap time and knowing that it will be ready with no fuss when we get to dinner (aka over-tired kids) time!

  2. Would love more slow cooker recipes…super cute photo of Caleb! The movie in question is “Clueless”! I’m a little ashamed that I know that!

  3. Hi Maria & Josh,

    Love your blog! Would love to see more slow cooker recipes on your site. I fell in love with mine and decided to get a second one when feeding lots of people. Love the pics of Caleb!

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Clueless reference!! Definitely a classic movie {at least for me!}

    And I’m all about some slow cooker recipes. I actually have the same on that cooked Caleb! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love using it but I just always forget about it and it’s just hangs out in the closet.

  5. Love your blog….yes, please post more slow cooker recipes. I love to throw everything in and walk away only to come back and find that dinner is DONE!!!

  6. I’d love to see more slow cooker I have a bad back and stand like I use to so I’d love some different recipes…Aww, I think that is the best pic yet of caleb ๐Ÿ™‚ soo sweet. What a great mommie!

  7. I would love to see more Crock Pot recipes featuring Caleb he is way too cute and maybe a few purple kiss’s.. Adorable! Enjoy your visit with your Mom!