The 30 Best Things to Cook This September
The thing I love most about cooking in September is that this month treats you to a little bit of everything. I’m hardly ready for summer to end (you, too?). Luckily we still have about three weeks left for a few last hurrahs of firing up the grill for lazy summer dinners. Plus, prized produce like sweet summer corn and juicy tomatoes aren’t going anywhere just yet. So, if there’s something on your summer bucket list you still want to check off, there’s time (for me, it’s gathering a bunch of tomatillos for a tangy shakshuka).
September also marks the beginning of fall, which happens to be the most beloved season to cook and bake for so many people. The heat of summer is giving way to cooler days and sometimes chilly nights, which means not only is it bearable to turn on the oven again, but we’re also happy to do it as much as possible to bake all our favorite fall things, like pumpkin bread, apple crisp, muffins, and more.
If back-to-school season didn’t start for you last month, it’s kicking off in early September. This is always a time that marks a need for easy and practical weeknight dinners, and this year that is more true than ever. Plus, given that a lot of us are home with our families for the near future, adding freezer-friendly, make-ahead lunches and snacks to the roster is definitely a good idea.
From fresh tomato basil soup and grilled pizza to apple crisp and roast chicken, here are 30 of our favorite recipes to inspire your cooking all month long.