Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Iowa State Fair

It is time for the Iowa State Fair again!  I love going to this fair!  It has one of the best and largest food departments.  While there I will be conducting two Cooking Seminars and I will also be judging six Cooking Contests.

One of my favorite things to do at the fair it to try all the new and strange food items that the vendors will be selling.  I will be posting pictures from the fair on the My Kind of Cooking  Facebook page.  You know you want to see the Double Bacon Corn Dog and the Deep Fried Pickle "Dawgs" pictures!

Outside of all the fun and food, my main reason for attending the Iowa State Fair is to promote and sale my new cookbook, the Ultimate Busy Woman's Cookbook.

If you are going to the Iowa State Fair, please stop by and say Hi to my Mom and I at the Elwell Family Food Building

Cooking Demos
Sunday August 12th at 11:00 am
Thursday August 16th at 9:30 am

Cooking Contests
August 15th at 11:00 am:  My Kind of Cooking - Desserts
August 15th at 1:30 pm:  Kids in the Kitchen
August 16th at 11:00 am:  My Kind of Cooking - Kid's Snacks
August 17th at 2:30 pm: Desserts for Jake/No Chocolate Desserts
August 18th at 9:30 pm: Beginners Contest
August 18th at 1:00 pm: Desserts for Christina/Chocolate Desserts

My new cookbook will be available at the Iowa State Fair, and soon it will be available at schools, businesses, hospitals, and book fairs in cities across the United States.  Be sure to pick up a copy or two, when you see them.  They make great gifts!

Check back on Friday, 
for my all time favorite Iowa recipe!

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. I would love to go to the Fair!!!!!!!! I haven't been since we moved when I was 12. It is one of the things on my bucket list to do...I know most people have things like Paris on the their list but I am an Iowa girl thru and thru. Have a great time..maybe next year.

    1. Once an Iowa girl, always an Iowa girl! I hope your dream comes true next year!

  2. It sounds like fun but I guess it is also hard work for you as well. Wish we were a little closer :-)Diane

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  4. Sounds like fun to me and wish I could go there! I use to love the Kentucky State Fair with it's great exhibition halls for all things food.

  5. I am a follower of your blog. We're headed to the fair next Saturday. Look forward to hearing your recommendations on food to eat! Hopefully we'll be able to stop by and say hello.