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Ohio State Fair Raspberry Berets

These colorful and creative cookies are like mini fruit pies. They’re aptly named Raspberry Berets. They get me singing the Prince song of the same name every time. They are crowd-pleasing and easy to make! You start with a delicious cookie shell made with butter, granulated and powdered sugars, baking soda, salt, and flour. Fresh out of the oven (while still in the tins) you re-press the cups…

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Thai Coconut Soup - Tom Kha Gai 2a

Thai Coconut Soup – Tom Kha Gai

Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai) was the first Thai food I ever had. This creamy dish is rich, but somehow light at the same time, and is spiked with more than just a hint of lime. Its taste blew…

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Meatballs, two-ways

Swedish Meatballs; Pineapple BBQ Meatballs
Meatballs Two Ways

Washington State fairgoers today (Thursday, Sept 20, 2018) got a taste of  Cooked Perfect®  Meatballs, with recipe demonstrations by local personal chef Nancy Brooks. She featured meatballs, two ways. One was Swedish Meatballs for an easy weeknight meal idea. The other was…

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Swedish Meatball Subs-PreAssembly

Swedish Meatball Subs

These Swedish meatball subs have an easy creamy gravy you serve over meatballs on your favorite bread rolls. Diced dill pickles and berry preserves on top give a delightful punch of sour and sweet, with a bit of crunch. I also…

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Bacon Chocolate Cake-Closeups 6

Bacon Chocolate Cake

This Bacon Chocolate Cake is an indulgent, amazingly delicious dessert. You bake a batch of bacon to a crisp, then bake its crumbles into a super delicious cake. It’s both moist and dense, and the savory/sweet combo makes it a…

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Rainbow Soba Noodle Salad 1

Rainbow Soba Noodle Salad

This rainbow soba noodle salad combines colorful produce (zucchini, yellow squash, snow peas, carrots, cabbage, and spring onions) with a flavorful ginger sesame dressing. It’s a winning recipe. In fact, we’ve been calling it one of our favorite “winner for…

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Blue Ribbon Biscuits 1

State Fair of Texas
Blue Ribbon Biscuits

These blue ribbon biscuits – made with buttermilk, butter, coconut oil, and baking powder – are based on a State Fair of Texas winning recipe. (Hey there Big Tex). Bake these and you’ll see how easy great biscuits are to…

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Mini Cheesecakes

Mini cheesecakes make great after-dinner desserts. Their size is small enough so you don’t feel like you are over indulging. At the same time, their richness and creaminess will easily satisfy your sweet tooth. With the paper liners, they transport…

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French Macarons recipe

Iowa State Fair
French Macarons

French macarons are made easy with this fantastic recipe from Marianne Carlson. She won “best overall cookie” honors with it at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. That means the judges like this cookie better than hundreds of others, 453 to…

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Peachy Creamy Party Pies

Minnesota State Fair
Peachy Creamy Party Pies

Peachy Creamy Party Pies: if  you love mini size desserts or simple sweet treats you can make in minutes, look no further than these state fair winning tiny pies. They won a blue ribbon and 1st place back at the…

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake 1

Minnesota State Fair
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Make this blue ribbon winning chocolate chiffon cake and you will have a divine dessert on your hands. Gwendolyn Swenson won “grand cake of the of fair” honors with it at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. Cake flour and whipped egg…

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