Linda Skeens’s entries swept the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair food contest


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The competition at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair began innocently enough when a woman named Linda Skeens entered her many baked treats, canned goods and other items for the judged contest.

Then she won — and she won huge. The fair posted a list of winners on Facebook showing that Skeens dominated the June 13 competition, winning more than 25 of 80 contest categories. That’s when things took on a life of their own. Her online fans wanted to find her.

Skeens swept the cake, pie, cookie, bread (both sweet and savory), brownie and candy categories. In addition to baked goods, Skeens’s corn won best overall canned vegetable, and her peppers prevailed as the overall best non-cucumber pickled item.

Skeens won best spaghetti sauce, best applesauce and best sauerkraut. Not only did she win best jelly with her grape jelly, but her peach-raspberry jam

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Grillable Tofu Burgers


Wayne calls this the “1996 Veggie Burger.” It’s essentially an aged-university hippie burger. I really like them for a few good reasons. Initial, they’re grill-in a position. 2nd, they are manufactured from components I fully grasp – natural tofu, seeds, nuts, eggs, spices, and breadcrumbs. And 3rd, they are endlessly adaptable by switching up the spices & your burger toppings.
A Grillable Tofu Burger Recipe

The Recipe

On the cooking entrance, I have been cleansing out some drawers. Principally likely through aged magazine clippings (which is aspect of the cause I’ve been that includes much more journal motivated recipes than normal). I have been finding tons of gems, and these tofu burgers jumped out at me. I have tailored them from a reader contributed recipe that ran in the Oct 2004 challenge of Sunset Journal. The recipe was sent to Sunset by Jeremy Wolf of San Francisco, and I liked them so a great

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Linda Skeens is internet famous after VA-KY District Fair


Linda Skeens has become an internet legend after nearly sweeping the contests at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair.

Linda Skeens has turn out to be an online legend following just about sweeping the contests at the Virginia-Kentucky District Good.

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Small is acknowledged about Linda Skeens, but it is simple to aspiration about what it’s like in her house.

The sweet odor of freshly baked cookies lofting from the kitchen to the living area. That initially bite into a single of her savory breads providing a mouthful of pure pleasure.

The seem of Ms. Skeens dicing and chopping all of the contemporary produce that arrives her way to make her fulfilling canned veggies and fruits.

Linda Skeens may as perfectly be an world-wide-web fable — a majestic chef who appreciates her way all over sauerkraut as very well as she does strawberry fudge.

But she’s as serious as the dozens of awards she gained at previous month’s Virginia-Kentucky District Fair. Linda Skeens — colloquially regarded on the

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My Favorite Super Easy Strawberry Sheet Cake Joy the Baker


strawberry sheet cake on a plate with strawberries on top.

It would seem I’ve landed on baking these to get us through these summer days – small batch and EASY.  That’s my level in the kitchen these days.  I’m either making just two giant cookies, one cinnamon roll, or the actual best coconut sheet cake with cake mix. Since we’ve mirrored each other in the kitchen for the last fourteen years running, I suspect that this is your level these days as well!  Let’s lean into it today with what is now my very favorite strawberry cake – a very southern combination of white cake mix, strawberry Jell-O, sour cream and cream cheese frosting. Because we are, in fact, a little fancy though not from scratch, we’ll add strawberry puree to this perfect strawberry sheet cake and it’s cream cheese frosting.

Doesn’t this sound great? Doesn’t this cake sound like we’re on our way to a church picnic where

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