Your Sunday Schedule: Cozy Up with 5 Shows and Treats to Welcome the New Season

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If you haven’t noticed by the crisp air, those stressful first exams and many early morning tailgates — fall is upon us! As this time of year is arguably the best of all, VALLEY is here to share some classic shows and yummy treats to give autumn the warm welcome it deserves. So, light your favorite fall candle, relax and enjoy!

“Gilmore Girls” & Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

There’s nothing like watching Rory’s back-to-school jitters and the annual Stars Hollow Autumn Festival to get into the spirit of fall. “Gilmore Girls” is the ultimate comfort show to throw on when you are looking to recharge, do some homework or hang with friends. A few episodes in and you’ll find yourself feeling like a true Stars Hollow resident.

Even Lorelai and Rory could not mess up this fool-proof, no oven needed Homemade Rice Krispie Treats recipe that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. All you need is marshmallows, butter, Rice Krispies and some muscle to mix it all together, let sit for an hour and enjoy!

“Friday Night Lights” & Buffalo Chicken Bites

Sure, Penn State football is great and all, but don’t you ever miss high school football? Something about cheering on your best friends, diehard rivalries and student section themes definitely bring about a sense of nostalgia. Get your fix with “Friday Night Lights,” the perfect mix of love triangles, family struggle, and southern charm that is sure to transport you back to the good ole days.

A show centered around football calls for a tailgate staple — with a twist. Buffalo Chicken Bites are easy to share and even easier to clean up. These bites require the same ingredients as buffalo chicken dip, divided into 45 phyllo cups or pastry shells to be baked at 350°F for 15 minutes.

Stranger Things” & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s always spooky season on “Stranger Things,” a show set back in the ’80s centered around supernatural mysteries and a gang of middle schoolers trying to solve them. There is no shortage of freaky occurrences and adorable moments as Eleven, Will, Mike, Lucas and Dustin navigate their first relationships, new family dynamics and growing up.

Because the “Stranger Things” characters are always munching on something sweet, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ideal treat to whip up while tuning in. They are a bit more cake-like than your typical chocolate chip cookies and will definitely satisfy any fall flavor cravings. Try adding walnuts or pecans for some crunch!

“The Haunted Mansion” & Mummy Dogs

A true ode to childhood, this classic is sure to bring back some memories of hunkering down in the family room for a night full of Disney Channel. Eddie Murphy is funny as ever as he drags his family along to an estate he is looking to sell only to find out they’re all getting more than they bargained for.

This throwback film calls for Mummy Dogs, the perfect blast from the past goodie. Great for lunch or dinner, Mummy Dogs are hot dogs wrapped in American cheese and a crescent roll, with optional mustard for eyes and ketchup as blood.

Hereditary& Loaded Popcorn

Not for the faint of heart, “Hereditary” is the perfect show to turn on when you are looking for a good scare. Centered around the haunting of a family following the death of their grandmother, this horror movie is sure to get you in the Halloween mood.

Because this film requires lights out and your full attention, this Loaded Popcorn recipe is quick and easy. The sweet treat features marshmallows, caramel and any of your favorite snacks such as Chex mix, pretzels, mini Reese’s cups, M&M’s and nuts. Heat up your favorite microwave popcorn, mix it together and voilà!

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