September marks the transition from summer’s airy recipes to the comforting, warm foods of fall, and the recipes you loved most this month follow that trend. From a four-cheese macaroni and cheese to classic meatballs, a soul-warming Tuscan bean soup, and more, these 10 recipes were the most popular—most viewed, shared, tweeted, and pinned—for September 2012.
Creamed Onion Gratin
Sweet, translucent roasted onions marry beautifully with bechamel and Gorgonzola for a rich casserole.
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Bathed in fragrant curry and ginger-infused coconut milk, this Jamaican stew is a popular breakfast dish at Kingston cafes.
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The combination of lobster, mayonnaise, and crisp cucumber in this classic New England lobster salad is unbeatable served in a buttered roll.
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Tuscan Bean Soup
Olive oil is used three ways in this version of the venerable Italian soup: for sauteing garlic, rubbing on the toasts that accompany the dish, and finishing the soup.
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The key to making these meatballs is to brown them first in a skillet and then braise them in a sauce of red wine and tomatoes. Serve with crusty bread or spaghetti to sop up the sauce.
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The Original Fettuccine Alfredo
Mixing the ingredients on a warmed platter will help them melt quickly to make a satiny sauce. For the best results, use dried pasta, which doesn’t break as easily during tossing as fresh egg pasta does.
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Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Our version of these spicy burgers includes a tangy chili, garlic, and mayonnaise sauce.
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Chewy Fruit and Nut Granola Bars
The bright acidity of dried fruit pairs perfectly with the warm flavors of coconut and almonds in these sweet, satisfying granola bars. They’re are as good for breakfast as they are for a mid-afternoon snack, and the easy, high-yield recipe means there’s always plenty to go around.
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Rosemary Chicken (Kotopoulo me Dendrolivano)
This delicious, skillet-braised chicken dish gets its depth from fresh rosemary, bay leaves and wine.
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The addition of truffle and truffle-infused oil heightens an already indulgent dish.