I’m not sure why I am such a fan of fall. It does represent the end of summer and the start of winter. Maybe it’s the cool crisp air that I love or possibly the spectacular colors that fill my senses with awe. I will never tire of looking up at those gorgeous trees. I love the contrast of colors and each day a new surprise awaits my eyes. As for cooking this time of year, there are so many choices. I want comfort food, hearty soups & sandwiches, roasts, and pastas. I love using up the last of the garden veggies. I cannot get enough apple desserts, pies, crisps, crostatas, cakes, and caramel apples. So bear with me as I navigate through fall. Did I mention my love of anything pumpkin! A walk in the woods, the smell of fallen leaves… coming home to a house filled with good food and friends, there is really nothing better.