State Fair Recipes

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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Peppermint Candy Bark

Peppermint Candy Bark 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! Shaylie McIntire 3rd Place – Youth Cooking-Juniors, 2013 Ingredients 2 (12-oz.) pkgs. dark chocolate chips 1 …

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Big Tex’s Spicy Cookies

Big Tex’s Spicy Cookies 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! Ingredients 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. …

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Eggnog Creme Brulee

Eggnog Creme Brulee 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! Sue Rainey – Pottsboro, Texas 2nd Place – Bacon and Egg Contest, 2011 Ingredients 4 c. …

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Warm Up with Winter Recipes

‘Tis the season for infinite family gatherings, overly crowded shopping malls, extreme traffic jams and, of course, overindulgent holiday eating. The month of December is often characterized by an overbooked calendar brought on by an extensive number of social gatherings held in a short period of time. Whether you’re the host or the guest at such festivities, the presence of …

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Hazelnut Orange Thumbprint Cookies

Hazelnut Orange Thumbprint Cookies 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! Mary Ehrenberger – Dallas, Texas 1st Place – Gold Medal Cookie Challenge, 2013 Ingredients 1 …

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Fresh Cranberry Salad

Fresh Cranberry Salad Pauline Ofstad – Dallas, Texas 1st Place – Fall Family Favorites, 2011 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! “A sweet starter featuring …

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Black-Bottom Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Black-Bottom Pecan Cheesecake Pie Sue Rainey – Pottsboro, Texas 2nd Place – Cheese, 2011 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! “The name is a mouthful, …

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Mama’s Pecan Pie

Mama’s Pecan Pie Dianne Sheridan – Allen, Texas Best of Show – Pies, 2012 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! “A Thanksgiving table essential” Pie …

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole Roberta Sigel – Dallas, Texas 2nd Place – Fall Family Favorites, 2011 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! “Sugar, spice & everything …

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Roasted Cranberry Sauce with Herbed Candied Walnuts

Roasted Cranberry Sauce with Herbed Candied Walnuts Brandon Rodriguez – Duncanville, Texas 1st Place – Fall Family Favorites, 2011 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! …

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