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2013 County Fair season!!! 
Jul. 22, 2013 3:20 pm 
Updated: Jul. 24, 2013 5:02 am
It is that time of year again when I begin pouring over all my cookbooks and try to figure out what to make to enter in the county fair! I absolutely love love love doing this! I think this is going to be the year of the pie! I don't normally enter but one pie, but I have had a great pie making year and am feeling confident that I could finally when best in show over all baked good with a really great pie.....or maybe a cake! Who knows!!! Last year the over all winner was a loaf of bread..yeah a loaf of bread! It was pretty but it was still a loaf of bread..oh well!  Maybe this is the year!
Jul. 23, 2013 3:25 pm
What are the choices? Do you have to enter a dessert? Sounds fun! :o)
Jul. 23, 2013 8:37 pm
I would love to hear about your pie choices! My personal favorite is black bottom banana cream pie! YUM!
Jul. 24, 2013 5:02 am
I can't enter any cream pies or custard (things that have to be refrigerated!) But I do make a killer coconut cream pie! So boohoo to me!
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About Me
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.
My favorite things to cook
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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