Fall is the time of year in Minnesota when the air turns cool, the leaves drop and we mourn the end of summer. I choose to think of it as the beginning of comfort food season. A period of time when we can give ourselves permission to enjoy dishes that are just a little sweeter, a little higher on the calorie scale and that during the spring and summer may give us pause. We’re still utilizing a variety of splendid fruits but now they are wrapped in delicate pastries, folded into beautiful harvest pies and added to rich bread puddings. I truly believe that our senses can perceive the shift in seasons and our palates are inspired accordingly.