My favorite season is finally here. I've been counting down the days to the Autumnal Equinox since December 20 of last year. Maybe it's because I'm an October baby or because I grew up in North Alabama where the beautiful mountains make the perfect backdrop to corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and outdoor bonfires. Or maybe it's because I'm just really excited for some delicious fall food. For that reason, I've collected 7 dishes I can't wait to make this fall. You should try them, too.

Join Cooking Light and our sister brands Food & Wine, Travel and Leisure, Real Simple, Southern Living, MyRecipes, Coastal Living, LIFE, and others as we celebrate the beginning of this beautiful season. Upload your fabulous fall photos to Instagram, and add #ThisIsFall for a chance to be featured. Each day on our Instagram accounts, we will share our own recipes as well as photos from followers.

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Credit: Photo: Iain Bagwell

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