Not back to school time or Halloween candy time (though I spotted shelves being stocked full of candy corn at a local Rite-Aid this weekend... I can't!).
It's zucchini time!
That glorious time of year when everyone who planted zucchini in their gardens is going to great lengths to use the excess crop of summer squash. Ask a random stranger on the street if he/she has a zucchini plant and, if so, I bet you'll be offered a fruit or two by the end of the encounter. Speaking as someone who wishes she had a zucchini plant of her own (and a husband who wishes he had a garden for said zucchini plant), I can't get enough of those gorgeous green zukes and will buy/accept them any chance I get.
Whether you're on the harvesting end or the receiving end, here are 15 of my favorite zucchini recipes to satisfy any savory or sweet craving you have!
Small bites & side dishes