There are four more Madera District Fair special cooking contests to mention, but since entries close Tuesday, this will be the last column to appear before the deadline. So I will include one recipe for each category and do my best to include really good ones. The fair runs Sept. 6-9 and more information can be found at www.maderafair.com.
Plan to participate as a contestant or attend just for the food and entertainment and share in the sense of community that county and district fairs are famous for. If I could award blue ribbons for “Best Newspaper Friends” you’d all be wearing one right now!
First up for consideration is the Junior Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest, sponsored by Save Mart Supermarket on Howard Road. This is open to any youth attending school 18 years of age or younger. No mixes are allowed. Seven cookies must be entered, on a plate in a zip-closure plastic bag.
Next is the Potato Salad Contest, sponsored by Jensen Cattle Co. An entry is one pint of any type of potato salad and can be a side dish or a main dish...