The data is in and we’re a bit puzzled, to be honest: It seems comfort food season started WAY early this year. While we wait for anything less than boiling temps and humid days, our most popular recipes are snugglier than we ever saw coming. Throughout August, we all warmed our souls with hot bowls of sweet potato grits and endless helpings of veggie cassoulet studded with crispy gruyere bits. And when that wasn’t quite cheesy enough, we turned to these crunchy, gravity-defying mozzarella fritters. Unsurprisingly, no savory situation could evoke peak comfort food vibes without a follow-up scoop of classic banana pudding or a sticky slice of peach pie. So forget what you heard on the daily forecast, we predict a 100% chance of cozy meals beginning…right now. Here are our most popular recipes from August—starting with No. 1.

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