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Blue Ribbon Chocolate – Pots de Creme

Blue Ribbon Chocolate – Pots de Creme

Today I was craving chocolate…big time. The long weekend was over. It was rainy…I mean really rainy.  And I really wanted something to sweeten my day. Any time I crave chocolate, I daydream of pots de crème…It’s French for…you got it: pots of cream,…

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Double Ginger Cake

Double Ginger Cake

If you like ginger, you are going to LOVE this cake! The cake batter and the frosting both include fresh and candied ginger, which add just the right amount of ginger flavor without being overpowering. And the use of Greek…

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Oatmeal Cookie Sliders

Arkansas State Fair
Oatmeal Cookie Sliders

Chewy oatmeal cookies sandwich a creamy rich filling in this blue ribbon winning cookie from the Arkansas State Fair last year (2014). Rhonda Hull took first place for them. One taste and you will agree: they are a winner! -Cyndi

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Cherry Chili Chocolate Bars

Colorado State Fair Winner
Cherry Chili Chocolate Bars

Ease of preparation and cayenne kick these cookie bars up to blue ribbon status…and complete deliciousness! They come from longtime state fair contester Laura Milosavich who won first place at the Colorado State Fair last year (2014). A delicious cookie crust…

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Bacon SPAM Onion Jam – Blue Ribbon Winner

State Fair of Texas
Bacon SPAM Onion Jam – Blue Ribbon Winner

In honor of the Waikiki SPAM JAM festival taking place this weekend, may we present Bacon SPAM Onion Jam! It’s a blue ribbon winning recipe from the 2014 State Fair of Texas, Great American SPAM Championship. The creation comes from 31-year-old…

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Rosemary Lemon Cookies

Minnesota Winner
Rosemary Lemon Cookies

This wonderful winning recipe makes stacks and stacks of super delicious butter cookies infused with citrus and fresh herbs. Rosemary Lemon Cookies. YUM! You will be happy to have a big batch to share with friends and family. The recipe, which…

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Creamy Citrus Lemonade Pie

Cleveland Blue Ribbon Winner
Creamy Citrus Lemonade Pie

This blue ribbon winning pie has a creamy layer with a fun filling ingredient: lemonade mix. You combine lemonade mix with sour cream and whipped topping. You make a sweet citrus top layer with fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice. You thicken it with egg…

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Homemade Caramel Corn

Homemade Caramel Corn

Caramel corn and state fairs go hand in hand. In fact, Cracker Jack’s, the molasses-coated peanut/popcorn treat debuted at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Next time you have a hankering for this sweet snack, use this easy go-to recipe. -Cyndi  

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Savory Buffalo Chicken Mini Pies

Savory Buffalo Chicken Mini Pies

Next time a flavor craving for “buffalo chicken wings” hits you, make these Savory Buffalo Chicken Mini Pies. They are basically baby-sized savory pies packed with diced chicken, cheddar cheese, and spicy red hot sauce. A bleu cheese crumble topping and celery garnish bring home the buffalo…

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Easy Crispy Crunchy Homemade Crackers

Easy Crispy Crunchy Homemade Crackers

As a big fan of all things crispy, I have been longing to experiment with making crunchy crackers with the fewest possible ingredients. This recipe is it. Easy Crispy Crunchy Homemade Crackers. There’s almost nothing to them. You just mix flour, water, salt and pepper and you…

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