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Staycation Ideas #6: Travelling through the flavors of American cuisine at home

Who said that to travel, you needed to leave your house?

Jagger polls and rewards app is back with another staycation edition and takes you on a journey right from your kitchen where American cuisine and flavors are the guide.

Earlier this summer, we brought a staycation Series full of ideas with articles like Staycation Ideas #5: A Day Exploring The Best Of New York City or Staycation Ideas #4: Summer Festivals in New York. Today, we are elevating your staycation by making you embark on a culinary adventure without leaving your kitchen.

Traveling can also be done through flavors and getting to know the ingredients of your favorite recipes. Keep reading as we are bringing the taste of travel right to your plate with two famous American recipes that will leave you craving for more, so get ready to indulge in these iconic flavors and elevate your staycation experience.

Homemade Apple Pie – A Taste of Tradition with the Help of Jagger Gift Cards

Ah, apple pie, one of the most iconic American desserts and “the true comfort food” that warms anyone’s heart. To create this delightful treat, gather the ingredients listed below, which you can easily find at Whole Foods Market or Walmart, and make use of your Jagger gift cards for a rewarding culinary adventure.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup ice-cold water
  • 6 cups thinly sliced and peeled apples (a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


To create the flaky crust, mix the flour, sugar, and cubed butter until it reaches a crumbly texture. Then, add the ice-cold water and form the dough. Allow it to chill for about 30 minutes, ensuring it’s ready for the pie-making adventure.

Now, the delicious filling awaits. Toss the thinly sliced apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice.
Roll out the dough and line your pie dish, and dot the filling with small cubes of butter, sealing the deal for a heavenly taste.

Complete your homemade apple pie by adding the top crust, sealing the edges, and making a few slits on the surface. Bake the pie at 375°F for 45-50 minutes, watching it turn a golden brown as its delightful aroma fills your kitchen.

Grill & Chill: Preparing the Classic American Hamburger

And we couldn’t end our list of American cuisine iconic foods without the classic American Hamburger. Born in the late 19th century, this American invention still wins our hearts (and taste) for its simplicity yet tastiness. Relatively easy to prepare, keep reading to discover how.


(for 2 people)

  • 1 pound ground beef (80% lean)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese, ketchup, mustard


Start by shaping the ground beef into patties, and season with salt and pepper.
After, grill the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side. While the meat is cooking, toast the buns and have the remaining ingredients washed and sliced.
Once the meat is ready, assemble the burgers with your favorite toppings and enjoy your meal.

Jagger polls, prize draws, gift cards, and surveys add the final flavor to your staycation

A staycation is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the diverse and iconic flavors of America right in your own kitchen.
While you wait for your delicious homemade apple pie to finish baking, you can squeeze in some time for Jagger’s polls and surveys and keep earning amazing rewards. Get rewarded to take surveys while enjoying your flavorful staycation.

Whether you use a Jagger gift card at Whole Foods Market or Walmart, there are plenty of choices to satisfy your taste buds. Select from marinated meats, vibrant salads, fresh vegetables ready for the grill, and delicious sides. Your survey earnings will help you indulge in culinary delights without feeling the pinch in your wallet.

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