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Tastes of Autumn

Tiffany Teubert, Crown Writer & Photographer

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At the start of every new season, new traditions, events, and recipes approach. When fall comes around, family and friends go to pumpkin patches, haunted houses, apple farms and many other fall festivities. During fall at Marian students and faculty bake or cook amazing sweets for friends and family to all gather around, laugh and share memories. Fall is not just about the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, it’s about the delicious sweets and treats family and friends.

As fall comes around, seasonal flavors come back more popular than ever such as pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, peppermint, caramel covered apples, and apple cider. Using these flavors together gives such a warm sense to the new and upcoming season. Senior Ellie Tegtman has her own little spin on a fall treat, as she’s stepping away from the seasonal flavors.  Tegtman (12) is following in her grandmother’s footsteps as she makes her grandmother’s famous popcorn balls. She states the first step, “Start by melting down the butter, then add marshmallows, and evenly add the granulated and powdered sugar until it’s a smooth thick consistency”. She then finally adds the popcorn in, making sure to stir eventually so every piece is covered with the deliciously melted marshmallows. One last touch Tegtman (12) needs to do is form the popcorn into the delectable treats!

A classic recipe, English Teacher Mrs. Amy Kelly bakes has a sweet crumbly crust with a zesty filling on top. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust takes around 2 hours to make and involves multiple ingredients. A few seasonal flavors in this recipe includes cinnamon, pumpkin, and ginger. In order to make the crust one must combine the gingersnaps, sugar and melted butter together, then packing the crumbs down into a pan that is covered in cooking spray. When the crust is finally done, the filling is the next step. In a saucepan combine the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt altogether. Then take the mixture and transfer it to a food producer where the cream cheese and eggs will be added. The filling goes over the crust then placed in a water bath and into the oven. Bake at 325 F degrees for 1-½ hours. The very final step is to let the cheesecake cool, then cut it and enjoy! Fall flavors bring family and friends together to eat, enjoy and make memories.

Fall brings many different warm flavors into mind, different flavors of pie, ginger cookies, also different flavors of cheesecake, just like Mrs. Kelly’s Pumpkin Cheesecake. Pumpkin spice lattes and peppermint white mochas are very popular at Starbucks during the fall season. Apple cider donuts, and caramel apples are always a steal at Pumpkin patches and local stores. A family favorite of mine is apple pie and pumpkin spice rolls.

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