Autumn

Recipe: Farmers Market Pasta Dinner — Farmers Market Suppers

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The minute you get home from the farmers market, get a pot of boiling water going because tonight's dinner is going to feature whatever's in your farmers market haul. Start with your of-the-moment veggies and fragrant herbs, dress them up in a buttery white wine sauce and grated Parm, and set the table because dinner is pretty much ready. You're going to want to keep this veggie-filled pasta template in your back pocket all summer long because it's one of our favorite quick and reliable solutions for turning a trip to the farmers market into dinner.

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Recipe: Farmers Market Risotto — Farmers Market Suppers

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When you're home from the farmers market with a fresh haul of summer produce and craving a comforting dinner, pull out your Dutch oven and some arborio rice, because risotto is in order. Start with whatever veggies and herbs you picked up and before long you'll be stirring them into a pot of creamy rice bathed in a light and creamy white wine sauce. This veggie-filled risotto template is perfect for simple weeknight dinners or as a fast and fancy meal when hosting friends.

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Recipe: Farmers Market Pizza — Farmers Market Suppers

During the summer, the best time for pizza night is whatever day you hit the farmers market. Whether you shop with a plan or simply buy whatever looks good in the moment, this template teaches you how to transform your haul of fresh veggies and herbs into an irresistible pizza that tastes like summer. It will be cheesy and indulgent, thanks to a layer of herby ricotta and stringy mozzarella, and balanced with a mess of fresh toppings.

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Recipe: The Ultimate Grilled Zucchini Salad — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

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When your garden is awash with zucchini and yellow squash, grill them into submission and make this fork and knife salad. Chunky zucchini are grilled until smoky and tender and then tossed in a bright lemon vinaigrette while still warm so that the squash gets a chance to soak in all that flavor. Creamy crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh mint finish off this easy summery side dish that can be served next to grilled meats or even stuffed into warm pita bread for a vegetarian lunch.

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Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Breakfast Cookies — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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We should all eat more cookies for breakfast. When done right, like these chocolate zucchini cookies, they can be a wholesome, on-the-go morning meal. Don't let the cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks fool you — made with white whole-wheat flour, oats, Greek yogurt, and shredded zucchini, they are cookies you can feel good about eating first thing in the morning.

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Recipe: Tomato Water Pops — Easy Dessert Recipes

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Let me introduce you to your new summer BFF: tomato water pops. These blush beauties are a savory snack on a stick that will make you a hero at every backyard BBQ between now and September, or even just your own personal hero at midnight on a hot August night. These pops are packed full of tomato flavor and studded with fresh basil, making them a fast and fancy appetizer option for serving a crowd. Here's how to make these tomato Popsicles this summer.

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