Something new bake off, food show opportunities

Cheryl Walker

Do you like cooking demonstrations? Do you like to show off your cooking talents? If your answer is yes to one or both of these questions, make plans to be a part of the first Central Texas Bake-Off and Food Show set for Oct. 8 in Cameron.

The day will start off with judging of the pies, cakes and cobblers entered by the youth and adults in Central Texas. The afternoon will feature award presentations and auction of the top winners from the bake-off as well as famous food speakers and demonstrators at the Food Show. Ann Harder from KXXV-TV will serve as the moderator for the Food Show program.

Enter your favorite pie, cake and/or cobbler in the Bake-Off and get a free ticket to the Food Show. Entries must be completed by the Oct. 4 deadline.

Entry information, schedules and guidelines are all available on the Central Texas Bake- Off and Food Show website, www.CenTexFood or at the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron,

Don’t miss an opportunity to see the Casserole Queens in Milam County on Oct. 8 during the afternoon Food Show. Sandy Pollock and Crystal Cook, known as the Casserole Queens have been on the Today Show and Food Network and now they will be presenting a cooking demonstration in Milam County.

The Casserole Queens w ill present about an hour demonstration. After their presentation, they will have their cookbook available during a book signing. I saw them on the Today Show and I am really looking forward to seeing them on Oct. 8.

Patricia Sharpe, Texas Monthly Executive Editor and Food Writer will be sharing her experiences writing about the Texas food opportunities. Sharpe will also be a judge for the Bake-Off.

ROCKDALE FAIR HOME ECONOMIC S — Fair time is almost here, so get your entries ready for the Rockdale Fair Home Economics Department. Lots of activities at the Oct. 20-22 Rockdale Fair.

There are no entry fees for the Home Economics Department. All Milam County residents ages five and up can enter multiple items to show off their talents. The Home Economics Department will be conducted in the New Salem Building on the Rockdale Fairgrounds.

The New Salem Extension Education Association Club members will be awarding cash awards to youth grand and reserve champion winners. Beginner, Junior, Intermediate and Senior grand champion winners will receive $15 each and reserve champion winners will receive $10 each.

No cash awards will be provided to Baked Goods, Diabetic Baked Goods and Decorated Cakes for any age group.

Youth and adults can enter one item per class. Since many of the divisions have multiple classes, you have a number of opportunities to show off your talents.

Complete rules and entry forms are available at the Milam County Extension Office in Cameron or the website Call if you have questions concerning the rules, 254-697- 7045.

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