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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Chicken Thighs with Creamy Rosemary Mushrooms – crispy chicken thighs topped with mushrooms in a creamy sauce! Low carb, delicious, and ready in about 30 minutes!

Chicken Thighs with Creamy Rosemary Mushrooms - crispy chicken thighs topped with mushrooms in a creamy sauce! Low carb, delicious, and ready in about 30 minutes!

Hiiii guys, happy fresh start to the week!

How was your weekend? I have a lot of stress in my life right now but I started a new book and had a killer arepa filled with shredded beef, plantains, black beans and a mountain of cheese and oh my god, I wish I hadn’t agreed to share with my kids.

I’d also promised a movie to any kid that could behave at school this week thinking no one would behave all week but I found myself watching The Emoji Movie on Friday afternoon.

Look. I know everyone says it’s terrible but no one ever told me it’s a love story! I thought it was super cute.

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