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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

If you want an easy, flavorful version of Irish Soda Bread, make this recipe. It’s so delicious and makes a perfect pairing for fall soups and stews. -Cyndi p.s. Breads are hands-down one of the most popular categories to compete…

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Twix Shortbread Cookies

Homemade caramel chocolate topped treats
Twix Shortbread Cookies

We’re admittedly a bit addicted to these Twix Shortbread Cookies. I personally grew up a fan of Twix, the caramel and milk chocolate cookie bars…and the peanut butter version. A variation on this recipe won “best new entrant” at the…

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Upside-Down Caramel Apple Cakes

Top finalist at the Tulsa State Fair
Upside-Down Caramel Apple Cakes

Want a fun and easy recipe that is both fool-proof and fantastically delicious? Try these Upside-Down Caramel Apple Cakes. They come from 20-year-old Jenn Bolen at the 2014 Tulsa State Fair. We love the theme, serving portions, and how yummy they are.…

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Lemon Blueberry Pecan Crumble Bars

State Fair of Texas #1 Cookie Day Winner (Original Recipe)
Lemon Blueberry Pecan Crumble Bars

At the State Fair of Texas this month, these Lemon Blueberry Pecan Crumble Bars wowed the judges and won out of dozens upon dozens of entries. Once we baked and tasted them, we knew why. Paula Wyse Kindred, the winner, created these completely from…

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Ham & Pineapple Breakfast Mini Pies

Cute & Quiche-Like
Ham & Pineapple Breakfast Mini Pies

These Ham and Pineapple Breakfast Mini Pies are a perfect brunch-type food that your friends and family will love. We used a thick-cut bacon in them and they were a HIT. They hail from Denise Hills in Massachusetts where she…

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

L.A. County Fair Winning First Place Cookie
Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Like a bit of heat in your baked goods? Try these Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles. They won first place in the 2014 Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest at the L.A. County Fair. We added cayenne to Kim Dame’s blue ribbon winning cookies and totally…

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Gluten-Free Sticky Toffee Pudding

A time-saver's take on a traditional English dessert
Gluten-Free Sticky Toffee Pudding

This winning recipe comes from Annike Neubauer who was a top finalist at the Washington State Fair this year (2014). She told us: I’m a Chicago native, living in Washington with a British dad…and I longed for having a gluten-free and easy version of a…

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SPAM, Cream Cheese & Peach Preserve Vanilla Cookie Treats

North Carolina State Fair Winner
SPAM, Cream Cheese & Peach Preserve Vanilla Cookie Treats

The North Carolina State Fair is coming up! Last year these unique and delicious treats took first place at the Great American SPAM Championship in Raleigh (2013). They come from Sueanna Faith Bass. She called them “Afterschool Treats.” They have…

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

State Fair of Texas Winner
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Do you like apples? Do you like cheesecake? Do you like delicious dessert bars topped with caramel?! If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you need to make these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars ASAP! You will love…

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