Bacon and Butternut Squash Breakfast Tacos - the best fall breakfast! Corn tortillas filled with bacon and butternut squash. Top with an egg, salsa, and fresh cilantro!

Heeeey guys, happy Friday!

Can I tell you about the first time I ever got a mean comment on this blog?

It was my Ranch Mac and Cheese from 2010 because yes, I have been blogging my entire life. And the comment was from a man, along the lines of Italian grandmother’s rolling over in their graves.

So I called my then husband in tears because omg, I had offended someone with my mac and cheese. And should I just take the post down? Should I respond to the guy and apologize? Should I just leave the internet forever?

No, I am not dramatic at all.

But you guys, when that comment came through, I was literally waiting for a car I didn’t arrange to pick me up for a flight I didn’t pay for so that I could go to Minneapolis to bake in the Betty Crocker Kitchens with some of my favorite bloggers.

It was my first big blogging trip and I’d never been more excited for anything in my life. Why was I so worried about some random internet guy who was offended by pasta?

But yeah, I’m telling you this because I still brace myself any time I take a classic food and make it a little weird because of that one jerk that decided to leave a nasty comment 7 years ago.

Y’all don’t even want to know the comments I got after those Cubano Tacos.

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Pumpkin Banana Muffins – the best fall breakfast! Delicious cinnamon-spiced muffins with pumpkin, banana, and walnuts. Make a batch and have breakfast all week!

Pumpkin Banana Muffins - the best fall breakfast! Delicious cinnamon-spiced muffins with pumpkin, banana, and walnuts. Make a batch and have breakfast all week!

Hey guys, how was the long weekend?

I did nothing all weekend. And by nothing I mean that I decided to rewatch Jane the Virgin and somehow made it through 2 1/2 season in 3 days.

Granted, I tend to just leave it on and walk away for hours at a time but still.

I always go back to that show when I’m super stressed because it’s funny and ridiculous and I just love it.

I did escape to my favorite trail with the husky (Good Water Loop in Georgetown) because I just really needed it to not see another human for a few hours.

I listened to a couple of my favorite podcasts, fell in the mud twice, and then stood under the waterfall before doing the 3 miles back to the car in wet shoes.

It was exactly what I needed.

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Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread – easy breakfast recipe that starts with refrigerated cinnamon rolls! The perfect fall breakfast!

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread - easy breakfast recipe that starts with refrigerated cinnamon rolls! The perfect fall breakfast!

Happy Friday eve!

You guys.

I think we may have made our final lake trip of the year last weekend.

It was cold.

I think I lasted 30 minutes before I wrapped myself in all 4 of our towels and then they eventually followed me out.

So depressing.

Not really sure what I’m going to do with my weekends now.

On the brightside, maybe it will finally be cool enough for long hikes with the husky. We went for one last week and by about mile 4, she led me to the lake and then just stood in water up to her chest for a good 15 minutes.

Also, haven’t been able to have the top off the Jeep since May so I’m definitely looking forward to that, too.

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Homemade Pumpkin Cream Cheese – made with only 5 ingredients and with a non-dairy option! This recipe is so simple and is perfect on a toasted bagel! 

Homemade Pumpkin Cream Cheese - made with only 5 ingredients and with a non-dairy option! This recipe is so simple and is perfect on a toasted bagel!

Heeeey guys!

I’m breaking all my rules and posting a pumpkin recipe in September.

I know, the worst.

But here’s the thing.

I have been waiting for pumpkin cream cheese for weeks. I don’t know why. Y’all know I don’t really care about pumpkin until the weather starts to change a little but maaaaaan, I have been dreaming about a bagel with pumpkin cream cheese.

That’s a lie. I dream about pad thai every single night of my life but I have been thinking about pumpkin cream cheese more than is probably normal.

Here are the issues with that:

First: no one around here has pumpkin cream cheese yet. Have I checked every store in the area?

Yes.

Twice.

 

The other thing is that I don’t even eat cream cheese made with dairy. So I would literally buy it, take a bite, and then feed the rest to my kids.

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Kielbasa and Potato Breakfast Burritos – easy make ahead breakfast idea! Kielbasa, potatoes, and peppers rolled into tortillas with cheese and eggs. 

Kielbasa and Potato Breakfast Burritos - easy make ahead breakfast idea! Kielbasa, potatoes, and peppers rolled into tortillas with cheese and eggs.

Heeeey guys, happy short week! Who’s excited?!

You know what I’m excited about right now? We’ve got a high of 80-something most days this week which means I can finally get back to hiking.

I haven’t gone for a hike since May. That’s a long time for me to stay out of the woods. It’s just been so hot even if I get up super early. The one time I tried to take the boys for a hike this summer, we ended up just sitting in a creek.

Like, actually sitting in it. Fully clothed.

ANYWAY.

The second week of school officially starts today for us. So let’s talk easy breakfast ideas.

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