22 Favorite Fall & Back To School Recipes

So many feelings and thoughts swirling in my mind right now. Is it odd to say this feels like the vacation that’s never ending? I’ve written and deleted more paragraphs than you can imagine, but still no poetic words to offer today. They will come to me in time, figuring out how to decipher the last few days, especially.

Yesterday began chapter three of vacation, and in many ways the most restorative part of it, as the girls and I settle in for our final few days here alone. It’s almost inconceivable to think this time next week we’ll be knee-deep in back to school mode.

With that in mind, I wanted to share some things I’ll be cooking up for the girls’ lunches when school does begin, as well as some seasonal favorites (hello, concord grapes!). I hope this last week of summer vacation is a peaceful one, and that we can all hold onto these feel-good vibes even once the craziness of business as usual descends after Labor Day.

DIY Fried Rice | In Jennie's Kitchen

Back to School Favorites

Creamy Homemade Hummus


Easy Homemade Granola Bars

Zucchini Oatcakes

Zucchini Oatcakes | In Jennie's Kitchen

Imagine a zucchini muffin and a granola bar had a lovechild—these Zucchini Oatcakes would be it.

Broccoli & Quinoa Patties

Broccoli & Quinoa Cakes | In Jennie's Kitchen

Taco Lettuce Cups

Taco Lettuce Cups | In Jennie's Kitchen

Crispy Baked Kale Chips

Crispy Baked Kale Chips | In Jennie's Kitchen

Save money, and stop buying store bought kale chips. Make these Crispy Baked Kale Chips at home for less money. | In Jennie’s Kitchen

Kale “Sushi” Rice Bowls

Kale Sushi Rice Bowls | In Jennie's Kitchen

This vegetarian mock sushi bowl is perfect for back to school lunches.

English Flapjacks

Vegetable Fried Rice

Crispy Rosemary Chickpeas

Crispy Roasted Rosemary Chickpeas | In Jennie's Kitchen

Skip the chips, and reach for a bowl of these easy-to-make Crispy Roasted Rosemary Chickpeas. | In Jennie’s Kitchen

No Bake Crisped Rice Snack Bars

Falling in Love with These Again

Concord Grape Muffins

Apple Breakfast Bars

Italian Rice Salad

Apple Fennel Scones

Apple Fennel Scones | In Jennie's Kitchen

Peach Raspberry Tart

Pickled Jalapeno Watermelon Rind

Sweet & Savory Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam | In Jennie's Kitchen

Homemade Corn Broth

Homemade Corn Broth | In Jennie's Kitchen

Salted Thyme Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Thyme Chocolate Chip Cookies | In Jennie's Kitchen

Favorite Tomato Recipes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes | In Jennie's Kitchen