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Three Delicious Recipes Perfect for Fall Baking

As we make our way into the middle of October and closer toward winter, we also think about activities that require zero contact with the chilly outside world. Baking is one of those activities. With the assistance of three seasonal fruits, apples, pumpkins (yes a pumpkin is a fruit), and pears we have some simple and scrumptious recipes for those days that you feel like keeping warm at home. First, we have a recipe for an easy apple and honey tart with puff pastry, pumpkin ricotta and chocolate chip muffins and, last but not least, a pear crisp with grapes, almonds and ginger. All of these flavor combinations work, we promise!

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Mexican-Style Corn & Chorizo Tacos for National Taco Day





















Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: About 40 minutes

Ingredients

4 large ears of cooked corn, cut off the cobs (2 cups)

1 red pepper, chopped

2-3 tablespoons lime juice

1 ½ teaspoon salt

1 clove garlic, minced

1 scallion, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

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How to Make the Best Butternut Squash You'll Ever Eat




Total Time: 1 hour 25 min

Prep: 45 min

Cook: 40 min

Ingredients

1 prepared 9-inch single pie crust

2 cups pre-cubed & peeled butternut squash

8 oz. cubed pancetta

1 cup coarsely chopped Shitake mushrooms

¾ cup sliced yellow onion

Extra virgin olive oil

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Cookies Just Like Grandma Used to Make

It’s homemade cookie day! Even if you didn’t realize this holiday existed, you can bet it’ll be a fun and easy way to celebrate. So, this Wednesday get out your kitchen-aid and other baking gadgets and get ready to make some of the best cookies that can be found anywhere! Plus, it's not like you needed another excuse to bake delicious goodness.




1. White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies-

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup white-chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries

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Score A Touchdown With Joonbug's DIY Game-Day Food Guide!

Summer might be coming to a close, but with the end of one season comes the beginning of another… Football Season! The fantasy leagues are organized, plans are made for those game-viewing parties, but what happens when it’s time to eat? Well, we opened up the Joonbug kitchen to create the best game-day recipes for our Football Season Game-Day Food Guide.

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10 Amazing Places to Take Your Tinder Date

Congratulations! After checking app after app, Tindering through your OkCupids, you’ve finally found a decently attractive person who didn’t make you want to swipe right. You’ve exchanged romantically witty messages for a whole two days and it’s finally time that you made plans to meet in person. Wondering where to take them? Well, we’ve got you covered with our guide for the best spots in NYC to bring your internet date! Now, all you have to do is think up ways to fill the horribly inevitable awkward-silences you two will have. The weather really is lovely, isn’t it?

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Get Cooking with Fresh Food Vinegar

Hey food fans! Have you been searching around for a new “special ingredient” to add to your kitchen’s arsenal? Well, how does the idea of “fresh fruit vinegar” sound?

Mangé Fresh Fruit Vinegar has created a new product which utilizes fruit purée and vinegar, resulting in a sweet and tangy solution which is perfect for marinades, dressings, and even cocktail mixers. Thanks to the natural pectin in each purée, the final liquids are slightly thicker than normal vinegars, providing not only sweet, natural flavors, but also additional texture and body. With eleven flavors available, from red pepper to fig, the diverse culinary possibilities are endless. In order to take advantage of this, we opened up the Joonbug test kitchen and created two recipes to highlight these delicious products.

FIRST COURSE
Get Cooking with Fresh Food Vinegar

Hey food fans! Have you been searching around for a new “special ingredient” to add to your kitchen’s arsenal? Well, how does the idea of “fresh fruit vinegar” sound?

Mangé Fresh Fruit Vinegar has created a new product which utilizes fruit purée and vinegar, resulting in a sweet and tangy solution which is perfect for marinades, dressings, and even cocktail mixers. Thanks to the natural pectin in each purée, the final liquids are slightly thicker than normal vinegars, providing not only sweet, natural flavors, but also additional texture and body. With eleven flavors available, from red pepper to fig, the diverse culinary possibilities are endless. In order to take advantage of this, we opened up the Joonbug test kitchen and created two recipes to highlight these delicious products.

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Chill Out With Summer Poptails

There’s no shame in packing some alcohol when you’re going on a picnic, right? Of course not! That being said, it’s much more fun to mix-up the booze and turn it into a sweet treat for your next summer outing. Say hello to spiked popsicles, the trendy dessert which satisfies your sweet tooth with a playful kick of alcohol. The next time you’re going out in the summer heat, pack these refreshers in a cooler to take with you, and indulge in some outdoor fun coupled with “adult” sweets.

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FIRST COURSE
Cocktails for the Final World Cup Game

Want to get creative for your World Cup party for the final game on Sunday, July 13? Well you've come to the right place!

Read below to create some of the best drinks each of these countries have to offer!

German Cocktails:

1) They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not start your World Cup Sunday Funday by having The German Breakfast.