The push-pull of September is real. On one hand, we’re not ready to leave summer and all its glorious produce behind. We’re racing against the clock to use up all that sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini and check those final items off of our summer bucket list. (I’m looking at you, creamy corn pasta!) On the other hand, we usher in fall later this month, which means cool days, cozy sweaters, heartier meals, and, of course, all things apple and pumpkin.
And then there’s back-to-school time. That transition might have happened for you last month or it might be coming up, but one thing is for sure: Make-ahead lunches, easy weeknight dinners, and alllll the snacks are all very necessary right now.
Whether you’re clinging to summer or ready to dive into fall (or a little bit of both), there’s so much cooking inspiration in the air — and we’ve got you covered for all of it. From triple-chocolate zucchini cake and creamy corn chowder to slow cooker brisket and lentil soup, we have 30 recipes that are sure to inspire you to get in the kitchen this month.