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Welcome to the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts recipe blog.

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and on the new recipe blog. Enter in this year’s Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight.

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Big Tex Chocolate Cake

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Big Tex Chocolate Cake Created By Ben Graass from Dallas, TX 1st Place — Youth Cooking, Jrs.   ...

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Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze Created By Jill Spears from Prosper, TX 1st Place — Southern Comfort Food ...

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Sparkling Basil Lemonade

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Sparkling Basil Lemonade Created by Jill Spears of Prosper, TX 3rd Place — 2014 Party Foods Competition   ...

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Pimento Cheese Spread

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight! Texas takes its dips and chips very seriously, and this recipe is one that will please everyone. Pimento cheese ...

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Canning – Okra

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight! Steve O’Con Irving, TX 1st Place – Canning Canned Okra Savor summer’s fresh okra for months to come by ...

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Firecracker Salsa

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight! This simple recipe for salsa is inspired by the Big Tex Urban Farms initiative currently overseen by the State ...

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Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight! Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze Jill Spears Prosper, TX 1st Place – Southern Comfort Food Ingredients 1 (3 ½ ...

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Texas Mac and Cheese

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight! Texas Mac And Cheese Keith Gilbert – Lindale, TX 3rd Place — Cooking with Cheese Ingredients 2 c. spiral ...

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State Fair Classic Recipe: Chocolate Brownies

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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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Football Party Recipes – Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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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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