September favorites

Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchen
AMY TRAVERSO

Cucumber Salsa

Maria Slape of Mountain View, CA, enjoys this Korean-inspired salsa on grilled pork, chicken, or beef. The juices also make a good marinade.

Fig and Goat Cheese Pitas

"I live on this recipe all summer," says Sonya Bavvai of Palo Alto, CA. She prefers fresh Black Mission figs.

End-of-Summer Pasta

Lea Black of North Tustin, CA, created this recipe to satisfy a late-pregnancy craving for grilled chicken and pasta.

Apple-Pecan Breakfast Buns

Betty Jean Nichols of Eugene, OR, celebrates Oregon's apple season with these sticky buns filled with thin slices of fruit.