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Explore Fair Park: South Dallas Cultural Center 

Looking for some fun, family-friendly activities here in Dallas? Look no further than Fair Park! Known throughout Texas as a National Historic Landmark, Fair Park contains a rich history and offers a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. With 277 acres featuring a series of well-preserved Art Deco structures, visitors can find a wide variety of museums and cultural centers located throughout the ...

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#Explore Texas – Travel the Trail of Texas Independence

We celebrate all things Texan at the great State Fair of Texas. For the next several months we’ll be doing just that with our new Lone Star-themed email #ExploreTexas. Each month leading into the Fair, we will explore the amazing sightsaround Texas that make our state truly unique – from Big Bend country to the Piney Woods. We hope these emails ...

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Starting Your Own Backyard Orchard – Part 2

Hello, faithful readers. If you didn’t read my article last week, please do so when you get a chance. In it, I go over some basic information about growing fruit trees and define a few terms that will be helpful. In today’s article, I am going a bit deeper to give you some of my favorite trees that grow well ...

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State Fair Classic Recipe: Chocolate Brownies

Thanks to a recent donation from former Administrative Assistant Skipper Vancil, the State Fair Creative Arts Department now has a complete set of Fair cookbooks. First sold at the State Fair in 1977, the cookbook was originally created by former Creative Arts Director Elizabeth Peabody as a collection of prize winning recipes from previous contest winners. The State Fair continues ...

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A Quick Bite of History – Former SFT Employee Donates Full Collection of State Fair Cookbooks

For those of you who identify yourselves as both Fair fanatics and foodies, chances are you’re already counting down the days ‘til the release of the next annual State Fair of Texas Cookbook. First sold at the State Fair in 1977, the cookbook was originally created by former Creative Arts Director Elizabeth Peabody as a collection of prize winning recipes from ...

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Starting your own backyard orchard

With the “grow-your-own-food” movement continuing to gain popularity, I decided it was time to pass along some tips on starting your own backyard orchard! Be warned before you get started, this is not always easy. Growing fruit trees can be tough. The trees need care, bugs are always waiting to attack, birds want their share of the fruit and oh ...

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Explore Fair Park: The African American Museum of Dallas

Looking for some fun, family-friendly activities here in Dallas? Look no further than Fair Park! Known throughout Texas as a National Historic Landmark, Fair Park contains a rich history and offers a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. With 277 acres featuring a series of well-preserved Art Deco structures, visitors can find a wide variety of museums and cultural centers located throughout the ...

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Football Party Recipes – Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Finger food galore – kick off your football-filled weekend with this quick and easy gameday recipe. Bacon Wrapped Smokies Lillian Greenslade – Fort Worth, Texas 3rd Place – Bacon & Egg contest, 2012 Ingredients 1 lb. bacon, cut into thirds 1 (14-oz.) pkg. cocktail wieners 3/4 c. brown sugar Preheat oven to 325º. Refrigerate bacon until needed. It is easier to wrap wieners with cold ...

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Football Party Recipes – Hot Corn Dip

Finger food galore – kick off your football-filled weekend with this quick and easy gameday recipe. Hot Corn Dip Monette Carr – Garland, Texas 1st Place – Party Foods, 2012 Ingredients 2 – (11-oz.) cans Mexicorn, drained 2 – (4 1/2-oz.) cans chopped green chilies, drained 2 c. (8 oz.) grated Monterey Jack cheese 3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese 1 c. mayonnaise, ...

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Caring for Holiday Plants

The holidays are here again! Time to get out those dusty boxes of ornaments and untangle those lights. Hopefully you can still fit into your favorite reindeer sweater to wear to the office party. It’s also time to start decorating the house, so in this post I’ve included some ideas and tips about two holiday favorites – Christmas trees and ...

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