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30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

I look forward to sweater season every year because it means I can eat more.

WHAT’S IN SEASON:

(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live)

Apples
Arugula
Beans
Beets
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel
Figs
Grapes
Mangoes
Melons
Okra
Pears
Peppers
Plums
Pumpkins
Raspberries
Shallots
Sorrel
Summer squash
Tomatoes
Watercress
Watermelon
Winter squash

1. Upside-Down Plum Cake

This seriously beautiful dessert is also super easy to make. Recipe here.

2. Garlic Butter Salmon with Caramelized Shallot Relish

Recipe here.

3. Zucchini Agrodolce

Agrodolce is a traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce. It’s typically a reduction of vinegar and sugar, though this recipe uses honey. Recipe here.

4. One-Pan Farro with Tomato, Sausage and Kale

Recipe here.

5. Fig and Cantaloupe Salad with Watercress and Creamy Garlic-Lime Dressing

Recipe here.

6. Japanese Curry Rice

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Recipe here.

7. Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch

If anything compliments runny egg yolk as well as bread does, it’s polenta. Recipe here.

8. Double Chocolate Brownie Waffles

Buh-bye, bikini season. Recipe here.

9. Turkey Club Sandwich with Pork Belly and Enhanced Mayo

H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa / seriouseats.com

Get into back-to-school mode (even if you’ve been out of school for years) with this reinvented sandwich classic. Recipe here.

10. Pan-Fried Eggplant with Balsamic and Capers

Landon Nordeman / saveur.com

Eggplant done wrong can be bland, bitter, and mushy. This is eggplant done RIGHT. Recipe here.

11. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Anchovies

Roasted tomatoes are a seriously underrated thing. Recipe here.

12. Pear and Arugula Salad with Roasted Chickpeas, Sweet Onions and Potato Wedges

Macey Foronda / BuzzFeed

Salty, sweet, and wonderfully green. Recipe here.

13. Chicken Roasted on a Bed of Vegetables

This month, it will finally cool down enough for you to turn on your oven. This is the first thing you should cook to celebrate. Recipe here.

14. Pickled Corn Succotash Salad

Pickling is a good way to make summer last forever. Recipe here.

15. Fig Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Recipe here.

16. Greens-Potato Hash with Fried Eggs and Potato Chip Breadcrumbs

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The lesson here is that everything tastes better with crumbled potato chips. Recipe here.

17. Ginger Melon Sangria

Drink in as much summer as possible. Recipe here.

18. Butternut Squash and Crispy Sage Pizza

Oh hello, perfection. Recipe here.

19. Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Cucumber and Avocado

Recipe here.

20. Fresh Corn Soup

Recipe here.

21. Beet, Goat Cheese and Honey-Drizzled Tarts

Even someone who doesn’t like beets will *probably* like beets baked into puff pastry with goat cheese, drizzled with honey. Recipe here.

22. Shrimp Rolls with Herb Brown Butter Mayo

These deliciously summer-y sandwiches taste even better in September, when bikini season is nine months away and you can really load up on the brown butter mayo (yes, you read that right). Recipe here.

23. Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

I think eating vegetables is more fun when they’re mixed with cheese and then fried, but that’s just me. Recipe here.

24. Rice Pudding with Fresh Pears and Honey

Christina Holmes / bonappetit.com

Rice pudding isn’t for everybody, but this one can be. Recipe here.

25. The Perfect Cheeseburger

Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! And frankly, grilling on a cool night in September is way more pleasant than on a 100-degree afternoon in July. Recipe here.

26. Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

On the one hand, it’s a little too early for apple pie. On the other hand, it’s never too early for apple pie. Recipe here.

27. Baked Rosemary Beet Chips

Recipe here.

28. Salted Chocolate Tart With Kettle Chip Crust

Berries and peaches are out of season. That makes me sad, because they are delicious. But it also makes me happy, because it means that I have to make do with straight chocolate for tart filling. Recipe here.

29. Baked Fennel with Parmesan and Thyme

Recipe here.

30. Portuguese Baked Eggs

Matt Duckor / bonappetit.com

Cheese, eggs, and tomato sauce are three very good reasons to wake up. Recipe here.

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