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by Andrew Hodges posted Aug 28 2013 8:54AM

The State Fair of Texas will announce the winners of the Big Tex Choice Awards for 2013 on Monday. This award goes to the most decadent, unusual, and delicious fried food submitted in the yearly contest.

Past winners of the Big Tex Choice Awards Contest have included fried Coke, deep fried latte, deep fried butter, and in 2012, a fried bacon cinnamon roll.

This year's submissions are: ( Our favorites are Highlighted in yellow)  What are your?

Awesome Deep Fried Nutella – Cream cheese and Nutella® are whipped and spread over flaky Phyllo dough sheets, rolled up, and deep fried. Served with a drizzle of honey and shaved almonds.

Deep Fried Cuban Roll – A filling of slow cooked pork shoulder, chopped ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and secret sauce is spread onto a slice of Swiss cheese, rolled up in pastry dough, and deep fried. Roll is served with a side of majo sauce for dipping.

Fernie's Deep Fried King Ranch Casserole – This creation is melted cheese, salty, spicy, goodness that is dipped in a zesty southwestern egg wash and coated in panko bread crumbs. Deep fried golden brown and crunchy on the outside; steamy and creamy on the inside! Served with a side of red, white, and blue tortilla chips and your choice of our homemade "salsafied" sour cream or cheesy queso. Each one proudly flying the flag of the Lone Star State and deep fried in the Heart of Texas!

Fried Thanksgiving Dinner – Mama's homemade stuffing and diced roasted turkey are rolled in a ball. Next it's dipped in southern cream corn and rolled in seasoned corn meal - all fried to a crispy golden brown. Served with old fashion giblet brown gravy. The zesty orange cranberry sauce fills your dipping needs and results in a complete thanksgiving dinner, FRIED!

Golden Fried Millionaire Pie – Sweetened, fluffy cream cheese filling is loaded with golden pineapple and Texas pecans then wrapped in a flaky pie crust and fried to a golden brown. Topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut, and candied pecans.

Spinach Dip Bites – Creamy and delicious spinach artichoke dip bites are coated with crispy tortilla chips and flash-fried until golden brown. Bites are served with salsa for an additional kick.

Southern Style Chicken-Fried Meatloaf – Homemade meatloaf slices are coated in an authentic Texas chicken-fried breading and deep fried golden brown. Served with garlic mashed potatoes, Texas cream gravy, and a ketchup/brown sugar glaze for dipping.

Texas Fried Fireball – Pimento cheese, pickles, cayenne pepper, and bacon are rolled into a ball, dipped in buttermilk, covered with a jalapeno-infused batter and deep fried. Served with chipotle ranch for dipping.
Check out the Big Tex website for more information, and check back on September 2 to find out which deep-fried delicacy wins the prize!

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by Mandy Williamson posted Aug 21 2013 7:56AM
My sweet little baby boy is headed off to his first day of Kindergarten……..

AHHHHH It's hard to believe that my babies are all growing up, "Part of me wishes I could go back in time to when I looked into your big blue eyes for the first time.

So sweet and innocent yet full of love. Oh how the time flies. Everyone always told me to enjoy little moments because they grow up in the blink of an eye and that’s exactly where we’re at.

Yesterday you were being born and today you’re my little Kindergartner in elementary school. Not a baby, not a toddler, not a preschooler!!!!


This is a big moment for you. Something you’ll remember forever.

I’m so sad I can’t be there to give you a great big hug and let go of your hand as you go into your kindergarten class but it probably best.

I’d just be a crying mess, I’d more than likely just sit down in a desk and stare at you is disbelief that you are in kindergarten and then you’d ultimately be embarrassed by me.

I hope you have a wonderful first day and if you’re good all week I’ll take you to the store for a prize.
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by Mandy Williamson posted Aug 20 2013 6:58AM
First day of school……….

Bella I’m so excited for you I can’t stand it and no it’s not because you’re going back to school and I have more free time.  It’s because I know how much you’re gonna love being in the Fifth grade. 
I know you’ve been freaking out and more than likely have extremely sweaty hands but I have no doubt in my mind that you’re going to be great. 

Let’s just call this the year of Growth.  

Growth spurts, Growing friendships and a growing mind. 

This is your time to grow into the sweet little girl that I know you are.  You light up an entire room with your smile alone and have such an Infectious Personality (meaning that your personality rubs off on the people around you).  

So instead of being nervous as you get out of the car this morning and walk into your class room for the first time this year, Know that this is the year of Growth and that you have the power to be who you want to be weather it’s a shy girl who’s afraid of change or the little girl who took on the world. 

If you Just be yourself and work hard I know that nothing can stop you.  And if you still feel nervous after all that, then just tell yourself that you have a mom and dad that know you are and amazing little girl. 

Enjoy your day and I love you very much

Don’t forget to brush you teeth

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