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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries

Utah State Fair Winner
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries

So simple. So scrumptious. These Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries have just a few ingredients and taste amazing. Everyone give Maddie, first place winner at last year’s Utah State Fair (2013), a round of applause for this recipe! The 18-year-old blue ribbon…

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Key Lime Delights

Indiana State Fair 2013 Best Cookie
Key Lime Delights

These Key Lime Delights are absolutely delight-ful! They’re a blue ribbon winner from the 2013 Indiana State Fair, created by entrant and home baker Rebecca Burgardt. There’s cream cheese, along with fresh key lime juice and fresh key lime zest in what’s…

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Spicy Chicken Cheesy Bowl

Minnesota State Fair Winner
Spicy Chicken Cheesy Bowl

I love a good salad, but I think we can all admit that sometimes our salads need to be kicked up a notch. Now we can thank Mary, a 2013 Minnesota State Fair winner, for helping us spice things up!…

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Pizza Waffles

Minnesota State Fair Winner
Pizza Waffles

Easy, kid-friendly and extraordinarily delicious, these Pizza Waffles from contester Alice Seuffert were a top finalist winning recipe at the Minnesota State Fair last year (2013). Here’s Alice with the hosts of the popular TV program, Twin Cities Live, which…

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Coconut Dreams

Minnesota State Fair Winner
Coconut Dreams

Coconut and chocolate? Yes, that combination is a dream come true! So are these cookies!These Coconut Dreams have just the right balance of coconut and chocolate, and they are soooo soft. They hail from the Minnesota State Fair where they…

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The Incognito Mojito

Minnesota State Fair Winner
The Incognito Mojito

Have you ever had a Mojito? That delightful Cuban drink with crushed mint and fresh lime? It is one of my favorite cocktails to have on vacation and in the summer. One of the Minnesota State Fair winners last year…

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Minnesota State Fair Winner
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are one of my all-time favorite classic cookies. When Minnesota State Fair baker/contester Loretta added chocolate, chopped peanuts, and crushed vanilla wafers, she made this classic cookie a real winner–literally! Loretta won the 2013 Gold Medal Flour contest at the Minnesota…

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Pineapple Upside-Down Coffee Mug Cakes

Blue ribbon winning spin on a classic recipe
Pineapple Upside-Down Coffee Mug Cakes

These coffee mug cakes are a fun, blue ribbon winning spin on a long-time classic recipe.  The “traditional” Pineapple Upside-Down Cake many of us are familiar with, is a dessert  known for how tender the fruit gets and how moist it makes the cake. There’s also…

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Turkey Apple Puff

Minnesota State Fair Winner
Turkey Apple Puff

This Turkey Apple Puff is comfort food with a twist. It was created by Lisa, a teacher and mom, who says the recipe quickly became a popular lunch with her husband and kids. I can see why!  It is easy to make…

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Fab SPAM Rangoon Cups

Fab SPAM Rangoon Cups

The San Diego County Fair is in full swing. Among the fair’s special one-day contest line-up is the Great American SPAM Championship. One of the top finishers this year was Lucia who made these Fab SPAM Rangoon Cups. Inspired by Crab Rangoon, the…

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