Fall Maybe

It finally cooled down a little this weekend making it feel more like Fall. While temperatures tipped 100 degrees last week, we woke up Saturday morning to temperatures dipping into the 60’s. Fall maybe?

Temperatures are still too warm to bring out the sweaters but it did put me in the mood for some Autumn like recipes. 
Note: No pumpkin spice included. I am not a fan of pumpkin unless it’s in a pie hidden under a mountain of whip cream. 

I attempted to make blender Tortilla Soup. I did not read the recipe correctly and made it wrong. While the flavor was still there, the texture made it undesirable. I eat two bowls all the same. I didn't think it was all that bad, I just felt like I was eating baby food. Haha. 

My husband surprised me by making some baked pear. He gets all the credit for this one. He even took a before photo. How thoughtful of him. 

These pears were easy. Just cut them in half, core out the center, stuff with cinnamon and walnuts and drizzle with honey. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the pears are soft. Drizzle more honey on top right before serving. I topped mine with a little yogurt. These were so good!

I also got in the mood for this Fall favorite of mine. I have learned to love acorn squash. When cooked it has a similar flavor to a sweet potato. 

I wanted to see if I could make them in my air fryer. The air fryer did a perfect job in half the time as the oven. These are easy to make too.
Just cut in half and clean out the seeds. Rub coconut oil or butter on the inside and add some cinnamon and brown sugar. Place in air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. 

I added a little extra sweetness by adding some walnuts and placing a divided marshmallow on top. To brown the marshmallows, I put the squash in the toaster until the marshmallows were melted and had a nice crisp topping. Delicious. 

How is the weather in your area? Are you seeing Fall yet?


  1. Oh yes, Nick is a show off, those look delicious and I am not even a Pear person. I will say again, you guys make food LOOK delicious. Now I want something sweet and fruity this AM!And yes the cool weather is NICE!
    From between the rivers!
    Sherry & jack

  2. I'm hoping that Fall is here is here! Cool recipe!

  3. The baked pears look amazing and I adore acorn squash. Yum.

  4. mmmm I'll have one of the baked pears. They sure look good.

  5. Hi Lisa!
    This was one of the hottest Septembers we had! I am so over the heat. I do like the sun, but am ready for those cooler Fall days. It was nice to have 60 degrees! I pinned the pear recipe as it looks easy and delicious as does the acorn squash. I love squashes too but havent done much with acorn, have to try it!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  6. I can not wait to try this with my acorn squash tonight! YUMMO!!!

  7. I need to try the pears and the acorn squash.

    I made pumpkin/squash soup the other night and the family agreed it was good, but there was the same complaint that it felt like eating baby food.

  8. Your baked pears look amazing. Pears used to be my favorite fruit growing up. They look so good, and cinnamon makes everything taste better. I hope Fall comes around your neck of the woods very soon. I am enjoying it here in northern California.


  9. My son will love these! Going to pin this :)

  10. The pear and squash look delicious and perfect for fall. I love that your husband made the pears.

  11. I often bake apples but never think to try pears, I'm going to give this a go, it looks so easy and delicious!

  12. They look amazing. Great fall dishes.