There’s this recipe for maple cookies that I make every autumn. In fact, around my house, autumn can’t officially begin until those cookies are made. They signify fall, usher it in, welcome it to the kitchen. The smell of maple and brown sugar don’t just taste right this time of year, they taste essential. I realized the other day, as I was writing a list of recipes I wanted to make before Christmas, that there are lots of autumn recipes like that. Foods you simply have to eat to properly revel in the season. Rather than keeping that list to myself, I decided to pull together the 21 recipes that simply must be made before the season shifts. Full of flavor, warm and comforting, positively delicious, here are 21 recipes you absolutely must try to taste this autumn!