How to Make Three Delicious Fall Foods

 PC: Kayla Potts

PC: Kayla Potts

How-to

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Delicious foods are one of the many great things fall brings. It’s that time of the year to partake in comfort foods that warm our souls. With a variety of dishes to choose from, I want to share three simple fall foods that any college student can make.

Pumpkin Bread

Cook Time: 45 - 55 minutes

Servings: 2 loaves

Pumpkin bread recipies are everywhere, but this is my favorite. Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups of canned pumpkin puree

3 cups of white sugar

1 cup of vegetable oil

4 eggs

2/3 cups of water

3 1/3 cups of white flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg

1.5 teaspoons of table salt

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and pour them into a bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45- 55 minutes.

(http://www.momalwaysfindsout.com/recipe/pumpkin-bread-recipe/#_a5y_p=5870367)

Chili

Cook Time: 20 - 30 minutes

Servings: 4 - 6

Noah Ford, a good friend of mine, shared her family’s chili recipe with me. Here’s what you’ll need:

3 cans of beans--pinto, kidney or garbanzo.

1 large can of crushed tomatoes

1 bag of frozen corn

1 ½ bell peppers

½ white onion     

Salt (to taste)

Ground chipotle chili powder (to taste)

Sauté the bell peppers and onions. Once they’re done throw all of the ingredients into a pot and heat on medium for 20-30 minutes. You can add tomato paste to thicken or water to thin­—whatever caters to your needs.

Caramel Apple Cider

Cook Time: 5 - 10 minutes

Servings: 1 - 2

Here’s what you’ll need:

12 ounces of apple juice or apple cider

whipped cream

caramel syrup

Heat up your apple drink of choice then add the whipped cream and caramel syrup. For a fancier feel, top this drink off with cinnamon dulce syrup. You can buy a container of it at Starbucks for $13, but if you’d rather have it homemade, here’s what you’ll need to create your own:

1/2 cup brown sugar and white sugar

1 cup of water

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Throw your sugar and a water into a saucepan and stir until it comes to a slow boil, then finish it off with cinnamon. Add the syrup to your cider, apply the whipped cream, then drizzle your Carmel on top and enjoy a nice warm drink.

(http://myfrugaladventures.com/2013/10/homemade-starbucks-caramel-apple-cider-recipe/)

You can find variations of these recipes all over the internet, so go ahead and make some delicious meals for yourself and your friends. May your heart be happy and your stomach full this fall season!


Alaysha Harris is a senior studying communication.