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Laboring At Home

Happy Labor Day!  I’m celebrating by laboring at home instead of at work today.  I usually take the holidays off from blogging, but I wanted to sneak in a quick one to let you know I’ll be MIA most of this week, save Thursday (because I’m committed to Thankful Thursdays, come what may!).  As I type this, it is 3 AM on Labor Day and I’m just about to hit the sack (gotta love the convenience of prescheduled blogging, which allows me to schedule this to post at 8 AM, despite the deep REM cycle I’ll be devoted to at the time), but once I awake at the crack of noon, I’ll be spending my day baking up a storm in preparation for this year’s fair.  This is my third year entering baked goods at the Kansas state fair and I decided to focus on my specialty this year: cakes!  I won’t know how I fared until next week, but I’ll be sure to let you guys know when I do.

In the meantime, check out a few of the recipes I’ve won with in the past:

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies (1st place)

Chocolate Sparkle Cookies (1st place)

Carrot Cake Cookies (2nd place)

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting (2nd place)

Dark Chocolate Chunkies (3rd place)

Condensed Milk Pound Cake (3rd place)

Fresh Apple Bundt Cake (3rd place)

Recipes from other sites that I’ve won for:

Carrot Cake (2nd place) (I added raisins and walnuts)

Bread Machine Hamburger Buns (2nd place)

Recipes I still need to post that I’ve won for:

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Sugar Cookies

I’ll check back in as soon as I can!  Peace out, my Cornicopi-cats! :)

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

15 responses »

  1. Good luck with your entries! :)

  2. As a very old fair participant, I wish you the very best of luck.

  3. Awesome that you’ve won so many! We went to the state fair on Saturday here in Minnesota and were drooling over the cakes, breads and everything else! Have fun baking and hope you do well!

  4. What is that watermelon type cookie in that picture?
    Is it like a colored shortbread cookie?
    Good luck!

    • That photo mainly has refrigerator cookies in it. My cinnamon roll sugar cookies won for that category. My guess is that the watermelon cookies are just very cool looking sugar cookies. I’d also guess they didn’t win b/c they probably don’t taste as good as they look–probably more artistic than tasty.

  5. Wow that is very exciting! Good luck to you!

  6. Good luck and I am sure you will do well. Is it really fair time??? Already???

  7. Good luck at the fair!!!!

  8. Thanks everyone! I have 4 frosted cakes in the fridges, two more in the freezer, 2 types of cookies, brownies, 4 different quick breads, cookie dough in the fridge ready to be baked as soon as I get up in the morning. I only have a few things to finish up before I head out to turn everything over to the judges and then I’m not going to bake again for a MONTH! ;)

  9. Oooh! Good luck, and I can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  10. I doubt you could last a month without baking Veronica! I wish I was a baker, maybe if I tried more, but I’d be tempted to eat it too!

    Happy Thursday!

  11. Fair time is always fun — good luck to you, Veronica! (I’m sure you’ll do great since we all know your cakes are world-class!)

  12. Veronica – how did you fare at the fair? I love that you enter and hope you did well!


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