Fall Recipe – by Laurel Richburg-Desilva

The season everyone’s been waiting for…fall, has finally arrived and you want to make something to remind you of the chilly season that has arrived. Do you like chocolate chip cookies and pumpkins? Well, you’re in luck because I am going to give you a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.


All-purpose flour
Baking powder and baking soda
Granulated sugar and brown sugar 
Vegetable oil
Canned pumpkin 
Chocolate chips


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment.

2.) Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

3.) in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil until combined.

4.) Mix in egg and vanilla then blend in pumpkin.

5.) With mixer on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until nearly combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed (batter will be pretty wet)

6.) Fold in chocolate chips 

7.) Drop dough 2 Tbsp at a time (using a cookie scoop or two spoons) onto baking sheets spacing 2-inches apart.

8.) Bake in preheated oven until nearly set, about 12 minutes.

9.) Let cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container at room temperature 

10.) Enjoy!

WHO. AM. I? By: Foluke Awe 

Sunlight hits my face 

10:20 a.m.

My hands bound together 

Executioner dragging me center stage

My people’s gazes filled with rage 

10:21 a.m.

I touch my neck for the last time 

Knowing that in a moment, it will no longer be mine

I see some men prepping the guillotine

If only I could change the past 

If only this was a dream

If only I wasn’t the last



I can’t even blink 

My heart drops

Suddenly everything stops


Just maybe 

These last years of my life may have been a waste

10:22 a.m.

Oh well!

Swing goes the guillotine

My death awaits

Irish Soda Bread Recipe by Laurel Richburg-DeSilva

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and you’re probably wondering what to eat. On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish people eat Irish soda bread, so I am going to teach you how to make it.


Buttermilk, egg, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and butter

Preparation time: 10 minutes 


1.) Whisk buttermilk and 1 egg together. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl.

2.) Cut cold butter into the flour mixture. Like scones and pie crust, cutting cold butter into the flour is a key step. Coating the flour in cold butter guarantees a lovely flaky texture. You can use a fork, your hands, or a pastry cutter. Add the wet ingredients.

3.) Bring the dough together with your hands. Using a very sharp knife, score the dough. This allows the center to bake.

4.) Bake until golden brown.

5.) Enjoy!

The Awaking of Spring- Laurel Richburg – DeSilva 

The month of warm weather is coming very soon

You can even see the flowers starting to bloom

But spring hasn’t come just yet

But I know the time will come at the very best

The sun will come even brighter than before 

Letting us know what lies in store

The grass becomes greener, and the trees become fuller

That comes with beautiful scenery that makes the sky even bluer

There will be days where it’s rainy and gloomy 

And sometimes that can make spring look spooky 

But spring is a wonderful season as its own being 

And spring will open a new beginning

A beginning of sun and joy

So, everyone can play outside with toys 

A beginning of heavy rain and mist

So, you can watch your favorite tv shows with a twist

But most importantly so you can start spring with a swing  Because soon will be the awakening of spring

Waffle Heart Breakfast Sandwiches by Leyla Montrose


  • 4 slices of sandwich bread
  • 2 tablespoons of whipped cream cheese
  • honey
  • 6-8 fresh raspberries


1.  Preheat waffle iron

2. Using a large heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut the breads into hearts

3. Spread half the cream cheese on 1 heart and drizzle with honey. 

4. Flatten the raspberries by opening them up with your fingers.

5. Place 3-4 raspberries on top of the cream cheese and top with another plain piece of heart bread.

6. Place the sandwich in the waffle iron for 3-4 minutes or until golden-brown.

How cute and delicious do these look?!