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Fall is back in business!

Edison Insider authors Lexi Wessner, Etta Schaefer and Sari Korr made fall treats for their class to get everyone in the fall spirit.

The fall season is finally here! Yummy foods, cozy sweaters, and festive activities are back in business. Fall festivities bring excitement for the holidays to come. Fall is loved by many students and staff at Edison Intermediate School (EIS). Everyone has their unique traditions and favorites during this fun time of year. 

Many people at EIS love to cuddle up and watch festive movies and shows during the fall season. Zachary Crutcher, an eighth grade math teacher said, “My favorite thing to do in the fall is to wear cozy sweaters and bundle up in blankets.” 

We all love fall foods, don’t we? Baking your favorite fall recipes in the fall can be such a fun activity to do with family, friends, and even by yourself. Students and staff at EIS love fall foods! 

From this chart, we can see that pumpkin muffins are the school’s favorite recipe. What’s more fun than eating fall foods in the fall weather? Courtney Smith, an eighth grader at Edison Intermediate School, loves the fall weather! “I absolutely love the fall weather! It’s breezy with a side of heat,” she explained. 

Alexis Rusika, a sixth grader at EIS, also enjoys the fall weather. “I love fall because it’s cold, and I don’t like

Here are some of Edison student’s favorite things to eat in the fall.

the hot weather,” she described.  

To continue, students at EIS love staying in their homes to watch fall shows and movies. Some of the fall favorites at EIS are Gilmore Girls, Hocus Pocus, and football. Many people also love getting together with their family and friends during this time of the year. Andrew Cusamano, a media director at EIS, has his own, unique traditions in the fall. “I’m a big fan of relaxing by the fire pit with family and friends,” he explained, “My family and I also always get together to have a big dinner every Sunday, Italian style.”

There are many places to get your favorite fall foods. John Brodo, a seventh grader at EIS, loves fall foods! “I like to get pies from Dreyer Farms. My favorite is pumpkin pie,” he expressed. 

Have you been wondering what fall recipes to make? Here are some fall recipes for you to make with your family and friends!

Pumpkin Pie from verybestbaking.com

What you need:

 3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 large eggs

1 can (15 ounces) Pure Pumpkin

1 can (12 fluid ounces)  Evaporated Milk

1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell

Step 1

Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

Step 2

Pour into the pie shell.

Step 3

Bake in a preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Enjoy!


Pumpkin Muffins from allrecipes.com

What you need:

Cooking spray

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

¾ cup melted butter

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup water

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup white sugar

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 14 muffin cups or line with paper liners sprayed with cooking spray.

Step 2

Mix pumpkin puree, butter, brown sugar, water, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl.

Step 3

Mix flour, white sugar, pumpkin spice, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Pour into pumpkin mixture and mix until fully incorporated.

Step 4

Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

Step 5

Bake in the preheated oven until muffins are slightly browned on top and spring back easily when pressed, 25 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Etta Schaefer
Etta Schaefer, Writer
Etta Schaefer is an eighth grader at Edison Intermediate School. She plays first base on her softball team. Something Etta really enjoys is taking naps when she gets home from school. She also likes to hang out with her friends and listen to music. Some of her favorite music artists are Zach Bryan, Noah Kahan, and Harry Styles. Although her favorite holiday is Christmas, her favorite season is fall because she likes the cooler weather and Thanksgiving. Her favorite animal is a giraffe, and her go-to beverage is lemonade. She's very excited to be a writer for the Edison Insider.
Sari Korr
Sari Korr, Writer
Sari Korr is an eighth grader at Edison Intermediate school, and she is also a writer for the Edison Insider. Outside of Journalism, Sari enjoys softball, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. She also loves going to the beach, and her sleepaway camp. She likes shopping, especially at Brandy Melville. Her favorite singers are Morgan Wallen and Drake, her favorite color is pink, and her favorite season is summer. 
Lexi Wessner
Lexi Wessner, Writer
Lexi Wessner is an eighth grader at Edison Intermediate School. She enjoys listening to music; her favorite artists are Taylor Swift, Drake, Frank Ocean, and Zach Bryan. During the summer, Lexi goes to sleepaway camp for six weeks. Her favorite color is blue, and her favorite food is watermelon. Fall is her favorite season because she likes the cool weather and the colors of the trees. Even though her favorite season is fall, her favorite holidays are the 4th of July and Christmas. In her free time she likes to hang out with her friends. She likes ELA and is a writer for the Edison Insider.

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