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County Fair final tally! 
 
Aug. 19, 2010 4:17 pm 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2010 9:37 am
Okay so here's my final tally from the fair, 1 purple ribbon for best overall preserved food(tomato soup), 1 purple ribbon for most baked goods entered, and 11 first place ribbons, and 12 second place ribbons.
1st place:  tomato soup, spaghetti sauce, decorated cookies, gift basket with fair themed goodies, chocolate mound bars, whole wheat bread machine bread, pumpkin muffins, super fudge coffee brownies, blackberry bbq sauce, pumpkin bread, and white bread machine bread.
2nd place: blueberry lemon jam, cloverleaf rolls, sticky buns, apple butter, gift basket with jam, apricot jam, cinnamon rolls, peanut butter banana bread, english muffin bread, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies.
I also won a $20 gift certificate to our local grocery store, and a $10 gift certificate to a local restaurant.  I am so excited and proud of myself! If anyone wants a recipe let me know and I will post it!
 
Comments
ruby 
Aug. 19, 2010 8:01 pm
congrats to you! sounds like you had a lot of fun! is your super fudge coffee brownie recipe posted?
 
Lace 
Aug. 20, 2010 5:31 am
My goodness, you've been busy!! Congratulations to you for all those ribbons. Yes, I'd be interested in the white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies as well as the brownies that Ruby mentioned.
 
Aug. 20, 2010 6:14 am
I'd love the spaghetti sauce recipe!
 
Aug. 20, 2010 10:37 am
What a busy girl u are! I would love the tomato soup and Wheat Bread recipe, I don't use my bread machine enough!
 
maggie 
Aug. 20, 2010 11:00 am
Congratulations! I would love the recipe for the chocolate mound bars...I actually searched AR for the recipe after reading your last blog but didn't find it.
 
Aug. 20, 2010 12:04 pm
Congrats! I am entering two items in my fair - the Arizona State Fair. I am entering a Crocuembouche Cake (it's a french wedding cake made with profiteroles) in the King Arthur Cake category and I'm still kind of debating about what to bake in the Fleischmans Yeast category, but I'm thinking of my sticky buns with a Brioche dough and an overnight ferment. Do you have a showcase for your ribbons?? Good job!
 
Aug. 20, 2010 12:06 pm
Oh good job girl! I started my passion for baking breads as a result of the fair. What a great thing to involve yourself in. Have you considered teaching 4H classes? I do that here in the bay area. It is so rewarding to see these young kids really embrace baking and cooking.
 
Aug. 20, 2010 12:08 pm
Belles, go for the sticky buns! I have a great recipe that I make in the bakery here that requires an overnight ferment. The dough is also a brioche and I lay them in the glaze to proof overnight. Hahahaha.. each sticky bun baked sells for $7.50 and they are always sold out before 9AM. ROFL - trust me, that one would win.
 
starryeyed3 
Aug. 20, 2010 12:58 pm
Way to go! looks like your hard work paid off!
 
Aug. 20, 2010 9:45 pm
Holey Cr@p! You rock:) that is soo great! I love blackberries but have never heard of putting them to use in bbq sauce>>> Care to share? Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you! Excellent Job:):) ♥ Patty
 
Aug. 21, 2010 9:37 am
An itemized list to be proud of! Way to go and thanks for encouraging the rest of us!
 
 
 
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I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
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Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
 
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