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Gluten Free Appetizers Made Easy with a Handy Convection Oven

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start brainstorming recipe ideas. Why not test out a few ideas before the big day? Everyone knows all too well the stress of holiday cooking and that feeling of “how will I possibly have everything ready in time?” This year if you feel like you may need an extra hand in the kitchen, make things a little easier for yourself with a Black & Decker Extra-Wide Convection Oven. With convection ovens, the circulating air helps to heat your food faster and speed up the baking/toasting/broiling process. Although your family may have traditional Thanksgiving appetizers that you look forward to every year, change up your holiday routine by offering your guests a few simple and scrumptious gluten free options that are so addicting they might become a new holiday favorite! For starters we have an amazing recipe for cheesy cauliflower “bread” sticks with marinara dipping sauce, Greek-style stuffed mushrooms and classic double stuffed mini potatoes.

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Getting Creative With Candy Corn for National Candy Corn Day

Candy Corn has been a symbol of Halloween for over a century. George Renninger, an employee of the Wunderle Candy Company in Philadelphia, first invented candy corn but the credit for sale and production of this innovative tri-colored candy is mostly attributed to the Goelitz Confectionary Company, now known as Jelly Belly! This tiny kernel shaped, yellow, orange and white sugary morsel has made it’s way into every trick-or-treater’s candy bag, every store front window display, every Halloween party and most importantly has influenced years and years of Halloween themed recipes and family traditions. This year for National Candy Corn Day we have summed up three impressive candy corn recipes for you to whip up that are sure to impress your friends and family: An Amaretto Spiked Candy Corn smoothie, Spooky and Nutty Candy Corn Biscotti and last but not least, Trick-or-Treat Salty and Sweet Chocolate Bacon Fudge!

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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.

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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.