This week is the first time that I’ve felt like Fall is really in the air. I’ve noticed the leaves in the yard starting to turn colors, my sweatshirts are getting some use more often, and I have to bundle up when I take Sophie outside in the mornings. When the evenings start getting chilly, I tend to start staying in and hibernating a little bit, which means making more dinners at home. I still don’t want to spend all night in the kitchen (because I’m trying to finish the 4th season of Love Island…let’s be honest), so finding a recipe that’s both delicious and easy to make is at the top of my list lately. This avocado & spinach pesto pasta is the perfect meal to make in between seasons when you’re having a hard time saying goodbye to Summer, but looking forward to cozy nights in too.
I’m not sure how summer temps have been in the rest of the country lately, but Utah has been hitting over 100 degrees these last few days! Bring on all of the frozen drinks and pool days please! But if you combine those sunny and hot days with an extra dry desert climate, you’ve got a recipe for a dry skin disaster. I can always tell when my skin needs an extra little moisture boost and when it does, I head into my kitchen to whip up this easy DIY avocado aloe face mask!
Pear and avocados are the star of the show for this delicious pear guacamole recipe that’s perfect to serve for Cinco de Mayo this year!
Mexican food is all about guacamole for me. (And a good guacamole at that). Yes, beer, sangria, and mimosas are equally as important, but there’s just something about chips and guac. That’s why I can clearly remember two years ago, when my friend Crystal brought the most amazing pear guacamole over to a friends house for Cinco de Mayo. Yes, I said pear. Pear IN guacamole. (Trust me guys…it’s amazing). I don’t know why I didn’t think about that combo sooner. So, of course, I begged her for the recipe. But, alas, she made it on the fly and couldn’t remember the recipe off of the top of her head. Regardless, I did my best to recreate this yummy pear guacamole recipe for you guys, because it was just too good not to try to make again.