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iowa state fair

  • Fairgoer3

    Dear Iowa State Fairgoer: Thank you.

    Dear Iowa State Fairgoer: Thank you.  You may not know it, but attending the Iowa State Fair makes farmers and farm families like me quite happy. The Fair isn’t only fabulous-foods-on-a-stick and…

  • IowaStateFairFoodCheeseburgerFries

    Top 9 Iowa State Fair Food Faves

    If you plan to eat your way through the 2016 Iowa State Fair, I’ve got your get-your-hands-on-all-the-food game plan, right here. As a veteran Fair-goer, you’ll find some classic tastes on my menu…

  • SummerCarbonara

    Carbonara Pasta & Sayonara Summer

    I loathe writing these words, but today is the “last day of summer” to me. The Iowa State Fair is my favorite event of the year, but it also ushers in the…

  • zzzzcinnrolls
    Food & Swine

    Caramel Pecan Rolls & Cinnamon

    Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls: With the earnings of this winning recipe, I bought a show pig.  “Cinnamon” (the mythical female pig) was on my mind for a long time after I’d banked some…

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    Food & Swine

    $2,000 Cherry Danish

    Yesterday was a big day in the Food Department at the Iowa State Fair for me.  Opening day is always a high dollar contest day there.  I entered the Tone’s Spices Recipe…

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    Food & Swine

    Blueberry Pie

    For all of the pie-purists I know, a two-crust fruit pie (meaning pastry crust on top and bottom) is the most cherished pie of all.  As a pie baker, if you are…

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    Food & Swine

    $3,000 Pie

    My pear pie brought $3,000 at an auction. Read on. Last night I had the privilege of attending the Corndog Kickoff with my husband, Mom, Dad, cousin Erin and her husband Ryan. …