Recipes You Need To Cook This Week: September 9–15

In some places the air may still be thick with post-hurricane humidity and the daily temperature highs and lows may still be trying to figure themselves out, but that doesn't mean we aren't more than ready for fall to begin. In spite of the seasonally erratic weather, pumpkin spice is emerging from its annual hibernation and farmers markets are finally being filled with early autumn squash alongside the last ears of corn and the rest of the end-of-summer produce.

30 Fabulous Pasta Dishes for Fall

Get your first fall fix with meals that incorporate autumnal produce, but do so in a lighter way by making meals more appropriate for the warm weather that many are still experiencing. The five recipes we've selected this week are comforting but not heavy and will satisfy an array of appetites. Make one or all of these recipes throughout the week and enjoy the flavors of fall in dishes that a perfectly suited to unseasonably mild weather!

Sage, Green Apple, and Aged Cheddar Tart

cheese is unctuously oozy. If you want to make this a whole meal, a simple side salad is all you need!

Maple Dijon Salmon Skewers

maple. These easy salmon skewers are quick to prepare, and they taste amazing. If the weather is nice, why not fire up the grill for some end-of-season alfresco cooking?

Mandarin Chicken With Giant Couscous and Charred Broccoli

marinate the chicken in the morning and throw everything in the oven that evening. Couscous is even easier to prepare, just toast it in a pot, add water and cook for 15 minutes.

Lentils With Brown Rice and Feta

enjoy cold leftovers the next day, add your favorite vegetables or leave out the ones you dislike— this really is a wonderfully versatile dish.

Salted Caramel Blondies

fall recipes we can't wait to make!