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  • Food

    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…

  • Food & Swine

    Stained Glass Pig

    Easiest. Craft. Ever. I love simple projects that will catch the attention of kids of any age. These ‘stained glass’ pigs are made from 3 basic items: construction paper, tissue paper and contact…

  • 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. …

  • Food & Swine

    Peppermint Ice Cream Bar

    I’ve been attending the Iowa State Fair since I was a little kid.  When I say ‘attend’ that means daily, all 11 days usually. I have eaten most every food on the grounds. …