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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

CONTACT:

Matt Buchanan, manager
N.C. Mountain State Fair
828-687-1414

Mountain State Fair announces winners
in specialty cooking contests

FLETCHER — The following winners were announced in several cooking contests held during the 2012 N.C. Mountain State Fair:

N.C. Pork Council’s Bacon!! Tarheel Pork Challenge

  • First place, Reginald D. Cordell of Henderson County for his “Bacon-Wrapped Country Style Pork Ribs with Grilled Caramel Apples” recipe
  • Second place, Connie Pegg of Buncombe County for her “Sausage Stuffed Peppers with Bacon Wrappers” recipe
  • Third place, Sharon Gates of Buncombe County for her “Double Pork Panini” recipe
  • Honorable mention, Jacob Doyle-Allen Bryant for his “Bacon & Ham Pot Pie” recipe

The Incredible Edible Egg!  Appetizer/Picnic Recipe Contest         

  • First place, Lacey Grogan David of Buncombe County for her “Very Gouda Grits Souffle” recipe
  • Second place, Donna Maynor of Buncombe County for her “Bacon & Egg Bites” recipe
  • Third place, Gina Sprinkle of Buncombe County for her “Mini M’Egg’xican Cups” recipe

N.C. Pecan Growers Association’s “Anything Pecan” Recipe Competition                              

  • First place, Lacey Grogan Davis of Buncombe County for her “Southern Pecan Bar-B-Que Sauce”
  • Second place, Barbara Rhodes Capps of Henderson County for her “Glazed Pecans” recipe
  • Third place, Sharon Gates of Buncombe County for her “Yummy Pecan Rolls” recipe

Lisa Shively’s Kitchen Helpers BBQ and Steak Rub Recipe Competition

  • First place, Sharon Gates of Buncombe County for her “Kitchen Helper Spicy Sliders” recipe
  • Second place, Susie Zuerner of Buncombe County for her “Easy Sirloin Steak Dinner” recipe
  • Third place, Rheta Merrell of Rutherford County for her “Steak Bites, BBQ Sauce and Packet Potatoes” recipe

N.C. Apple Growers Association’s Apple Recipe Competition                                                     

  • First place, Rheta Merrell of Rutherford County for her “Apple Style Soup and Salad” recipe
  • Second place, Sharon Gates of Buncombe County for her “Country Applesauce with Bacon Biscuits” recipe
  • Third place, Austin Maynor of Buncombe County for her “Delightful Apple Salsa” recipe
  • Honorable mention, Donna Maynor of Buncombe County for her “Savory Apple Cheddar Pizza” recipe

N.C. SweetPotato Commission “Anything But Ordinary” Sweet Potato Recipe Contest

  • First place, Lacey Grogan Davis of Buncombe County for her “Sweet Potato Crab Casserole” recipe
  • Second place, Susie Zuerner of Buncombe County for her “Sweet Potato Sausage Casserole” recipe
  • Third place, Barbara Rhodes Capps of Henderson County for her “Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks” recipe
  • Honorable mention, Connie Pegg of Buncombe County for her “African Groundnut Soup” recipe

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