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What is your favorite fall food?

Whether it’s a 16-pound turkey, a homemade pumpkin pie or a warm cup of apple cider, students are beginning to crave their favorite fall foods as Thanksgiving break approaches. The Guilfordian asked students which fall foods they love best.

Marissa Pozella


“Corn on the cob. I don’t know why. I just love corn. It reminds me of fall and of Thanksgiving.”

Ethan Byrd


“I love chocolate chess pie. It’s a family tradition that has been passed down on my dad’s side for several generations, and it is delicious.”

Chavonne Trevillion


“I always think about sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie. They remind me of the fall. The smell reminds me of my younger years because my mom always made them during this season.”

Michael MacVane


“Hot pumpkin apple cider. It’s made by a local apple orchard in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. It’s served with marshmallows and is the one thing I look forward to when I go home for break.”

Ashley Maciag


“Definitely sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top. They take a long time to make, and I get to spend a long time helping my mom in the kitchen. I also love green bean casserole.”

Wes Chappelle


“No doubt about it, mashed potatoes and gravy. I could eat that all day. In the fall, as it gets colder, I could eat a huge amount of it and never get full. You know how people load up on turkey at Thanksgiving? Nope. I go for mashed potatoes. It’s the only thing I think about.”

Hannah Schiltz

First year

“Pumpkin pie is so good. I always eat it with whipped cream at my grandparents’ house in Chicago and it’s so good. I don’t know how you make it, ‘cause pumpkins don’t even smell good, but pumpkin pie tastes really good.”

Thanksgiving Popcorn

If you don’t have a favorite fall food of your own, try this homemade Guilfordian recipe for “Thanksgiving  Popcorn.”


  • 1 bag microwaveable popcorn (or kettle corn, if you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar (or 1 tablespoon each cinnamon and sugar)
  • 1/2 cup diced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Follow microwave instructions for popcorn.
  2. While popcorn is popping, stir together cinnamon and sugar.
  3. When popcorn is finished, put all other ingredients into bag.
  4. Close bag and shake for 30 seconds or until all ingredients are properly mixed.

What’s your favorite food for fall? Let us know in a comment below, at “The Guilfordian on Facebook or @TheGuilfordian on Twitter! 

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