Autumn—it's that time of year again! Forget about the fall colors—colors, schmolors. All I really care about (aside from Halloween candy and costumes) is the arrival of the holy honeycrisp apple: sweet, tart, juicy and crisp, with thin skin that pops when you sink your teeth into them.

It's become a very popular apple, not only in our office but nationwide. There's even a website devoted to honeycrisps —complete with a blog and an impassioned plea to send honeycrisps to our troops overseas. What other apple can make that claim? Unlike other apples, I would never think of wasting honeycrisps on pies, tarts or applesauce. These are exclusively eat-out-of-hand apples. I am actually on my second one of the day right now and feeling like I should probably stop.