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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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Apple Pie Cookies with Caramel Drizzle

Tulsa State Fair
Apple Pie Cookies with Caramel Drizzle

Chosen as the best of the best at the Tulsa State Fair 2014 Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest, this pie-inspired recipe is one not to be missed! (Cookie kudos to April Kelly of Tulsa!) You prep and freeze the dough ahead…

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Black Forest Coffee Cake

State Fair of Texas Winner
Black Forest Coffee Cake

This Black Forest Coffee Cake is one of the easiest Black Forest-inspired desserts you will ever make. It was for me. I had it ready for the oven in minutes. Juliana Black was a top finalist with this creation at last year’s State…

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Ginger Sugar Cookies

State Fair of Texas Winner
Ginger Sugar Cookies

I love all things ginger, from ginger tea and ginger candy, to ginger cookies of course. As the weather starts to get a little cooler, I always get the urge to bake up a batch of really great ginger cookies. I…

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Coconut Chicken Fingers

Dixie Classic Fair
Coconut Chicken Fingers

The inspiration for these Coconut Chicken Fingers was last year’s 1st place recipe at the Dixie Classic Fair (2013 Bisquick Family Favorites competition). Caroline Webster loves convenience recipes she can quickly assemble and pop in the oven. This blue ribbon recipe fit the…

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