Try These Transitional Summer to Fall Recipes

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September can be an interesting time of year. The days are still warm and the remnants of summer hang in the air while excitement for fall begins to build. It can be difficult to know whether to look ahead or to continue to savor those warm weather feelings. Luckily, when it comes to cuisine, this seasonal confusion can be managed with fun recipes that bring in elements of both times of the year.

Here are a few dishes we’re particularly excited to try.

Caramel Apple S’mores

The summertime classic of smores merges with the crisp apples of fall in this decadent dessert recipe. The preparation is very simple. Slice up a Granny Smith apple and set it aside. Then, head to your community firepit and toast marshmallows over the crackling flames. Once they’re toasted to your liking, place a marshmallow on an apple slice, add chocolate, and drizzle with caramel.

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

When you’re in the mood for comfort food, this chowder from The Daring Gourmet will satisfy your craving. By adding sweet potatoes to the unofficial soup of the summer, this dish incorporates a hint of sweet fall flavors into a rich and creamy base. Other components include thick-cut bacon, onion, red bell pepper, corn, and dried thyme. After cooking all the ingredients, you can leave them as is or use an immersion blender for a creamier texture.

Carrot Top Pesto Pasta

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When you’re feeling creative, this carrot top pesto pasta from Lahb Co. does not disappoint. Head to your local farmers market and stock up on carrots with the stems and tops attached. After blanching, add them into a blender with peas, mint leaves, garlic, and saffron threads. Add walnuts, nutritional yeast, and a bit of water and blend until smooth. After preparing your favorite pasta, add it to the sauce with about a quarter cup of pasta water. Stir until coated and enjoy!

For even more fun recipes to make in your Lincoln home, check out our recent post covering fun and simple breakfast recipes. Or, if you’re looking for a new apartment to prepare delicious recipes in, reach out to the Lincoln team today!