26 Recipes to make before September is over

Sep 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET

We've rounded up all our favorite recipes from September, whether they're seasonal ingredients or just plain cool dishes. So get that "Pin It" button ready; it's about to get a workout.

Breakfast

1. How to make homemade butter (in a stand mixer)

homemade butter

Who knew homemade butter was so easy to make? You'll never buy it at the store again.

Snacks and appetizers

2. Southwest loaded sweet potato skins

sweet potato skins

No need to feel guilty about eating these sweet potato skins stuffed with tons of flavor.

3. Spicy beer-marinated chicken drumsticks

beer-marinated drumsticks

Football season requires beer-marinated drumsticks, doesn't it?

4. Poutine-topped sliders with Sriracha sauce

poutine sliders

The ultimate slider: Poutine and Sriracha. Yes, please.

Lunch

5. Tomato-basil soup with grilled cheese croutons

tomato soup

You win at lunch if you serve a classic tomato soup topped with miniature grilled cheese sandwiches.

6. Mason jar chicken salad with pineapple and potatoes

Mason jar chicken salad

Make your coworkers jealous with the ultimate portable gourmet lunch: Mason jar chicken salad.

7. Crispy sausage and steak flatbread pizza

sausage flatbread

Because lunch at your desk doesn't have to be PB&J.

Dinner

8. Roasted cherry and walnut compound butter over steak

steak with compound butter

Compound butter adds decadent flavor to a mouthwatering steak.

9. Pepperoni and cheese Hasselback potatoes

hasselback potatoes

Baked potatoes are good, but stuff 'em with pepperoni and cheese and you've got a new favorite side dish.

10. Mango-Sriracha fried rice

mango Sriracha fried rice

Sweet, spicy and so good.

11. Southwestern rice with chorizo and broccoli rabe

chorizo rice skillet

When you need dinner on the table in minutes, turn to this super-fast chorizo and rice meal.

12. Easy, cheesy, pull-apart pepperoni pizza bread

pull-apart pizza bread

It's like pizza, but way more fun.

13. Corn and quinoa-stuffed poblano peppers with cilantro cream sauce

quinoa stuffed peppers

Meatless Monday, or any day for that matter, just got tastier.

14. Duck noodle soup

duck noodle soup

Roast a duck, then reap the rewards for the rest of the week. Case in point: Drool-worthy duck noodle soup.

15. One-skillet extra-creamy pasta with garlic chicken

one-skillet creamy pasta

Cheesy, creamy pasta and only one pan to clean? Winner.

16. Vegan eggplant, asparagus and black bean tacos

vegan tacos

Who needs meat when you have loaded vegan tacos like these?

17. Chicken pot pie empanadas

chicken pot pie empanadas

It's chicken pot pie in an empanada. C'mon!

18. Crispy tempeh-stuffed dumplings with hearty bean chili soup

vegan chili with tempeh dumplings

Vegans need chili with dumplings, too.

19. Spaghetti with seafood ragù

seafood ragu

This seafood twist on ragù alla Bolognese will blow your mind.

Dessert

20. Fig tartlets with custard cream and pistachios

fig tartlets

Make these gorgeous mini tarts while you can get your hands on ripe, juicy figs.

21. Chocolate twist bread

chocolate twist bread

This decadent chocolate bread might look like it came from a bakery, but it's actually easy to make.

22. Gluten-free skillet berry cobbler

gluten-free berry cobbler

Berry season may be waning, but good news: You can make this skillet cobbler with frozen berries, too.

23. Candy-filled Rice Krispies Treat globe

candy-filled Rice Krispies globe

Wouldn't we all be just a little happier knowing the center of the world was filled with candy?

24. Campfire dessert cone

campfire dessert cones

S'mores are so last season. Your campfire needs these gooey, chocolaty dessert cones.

Cocktails

25. Slow-roasted peach and fig bourbon cocktail

peach-fig bourbon cocktail

With peaches and figs, this bourbon cocktail practically screams fall.

26. Hard cider whiskey cocktail

hard cider whiskey cocktail

Gone are the days of raspberry mojitos and strawberry daiquiris. Enter the hard cider whiskey cocktail.

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