Fall in the Midwest is one of my favorite times of the year. There is the return of my favorite seasonal flavors: pumpkin and cranberries. Pumpkin muffins and bread along with cranberry desserts seem to flood the local bakeries, coffee shops, and grocery stores highlighting my seasonal favorites. Cranberries can be found in fruit tarts, breads, and cereals and paired with oranges in muffins. Coupled with corn, apples, and cinnamon, the fall harvests seem to be full of rich and diverse flavors. If one is lucky enough to be in a town with several taverns and local breweries, both pumpkin and cranberries can be found within the local ales and lagers, too. Simply put, fall seasonal flavors mixed with the weather is my definition of perfect.