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Pear, Gorgonzola & Raspberry Honey Dessert Pizza

Minnesota State Fair Winner
Pear, Gorgonzola & Raspberry Honey Dessert Pizza

Crust is the key in this award winning dessert pizza. It was entered at the Minnesota State Fair by Lynda Decker, who won first place honors in the 2013 Fleischmann’s Yeast competition for best dessert pizza! When I tasted it…

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Chicken Sausage, Mushroom & Swiss Pie

Chicken Sausage, Mushroom & Swiss Pie

As I prepared for a weekend at a friend’s cabin — late autumn girls getaway! — I realized we had no food plans yet. That’s a danger zone in my book, especially since it was already late evening. Then I…

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Simply Chocolate

Simply Chocolate

We got recipe obsessed when this wonderful winning chocolate creation finished as a top finalist at the DuPage County Fair. We nearly made it a dozen times and ways. A favorite form was in shot-type glasses as a dinner party dessert.…

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Pepperoni Pesto Bites

Washington State Fair
Pepperoni Pesto Bites

Originating from the 2013 Washington State Fair these were another winner we just had to try. They make great party appetizers and are a fantastic kid-friendly snack!

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Sea Salt Caramels… Homemade

1st Place in San Diego
Sea Salt Caramels… Homemade

Homemade Sea Salt Caramels.  These are going to make terrific “giftoids” for the holidays. Make that year-round gifts. It was a blue ribbon winner at the San Diego County Fair this year…nice work Nancy Flint! My niece Crystal made them…

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Savory Butternut Squash & Carrot Pie

Minnesota Winner
Savory Butternut Squash & Carrot Pie

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy squash. At the 2013 Minnesota State Fair, this recipe stood out to us…from Susan Gran, winner in the Pillsbury Pie Crust Pie Baking Championship. Try it out. We did. And wow! I made…

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Giant Oatmeal Cream Cookies

Tulsa State Fair Winner
Giant Oatmeal Cream Cookies

We just had the good fortune of making and tasting these delicious cookies Giant Oatmeal Cookies. They won first place at the 2013 Tulsa State Fair where Alexandra Coppinger made a giant one for the Gold Medal cookie contest. She…

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Chocolate Hazelnut Rolls

Chocolate Hazelnut Rolls

We always know the annual fair season is nearing its end when the Topsfield Fair takes place. It’s a quintessential “fall fair” complete with pumpkin carving and pig races. Since the 1990’s the Topsfield Fair has hosted special bread baking…

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