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The 25 Best Eats at the Texas State Fair

The Texas State Fair runs from September 30 to October 23. Sure there are funnel cakes and corn dogs, but this mega fair has far more to offer. We were there when the gates opened at 10 a.m. on opening day and over the next 10 hours, got into just about every nook and cranny, sampling any and every food we could find. Here are the 25 favorites, a good number of which are deep-fried, ball-shaped, or both (kraut balls, fried meatballs, Kool-Aid balls). More

The Crisper Whisperer: Caramel Apples for Labor Day and Beyond

For the past few growing seasons, I've been thrilled to see more and more varieties of summer apples popping up at my farmers' market. Though many people, at least in the northeast, associate apples with autumn, plenty of heirloom varieties are ready to eat in mid-summer. That makes me happy for lots of reasons, not least of all because now I get to make caramel apples for my Labor Day barbecue and feel totally legit about it. More

Lemongrass Pork Satays

These skewers come via Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and as you'd expect with his recipes, the flavors are complex but expertly blended. The bright sweetness of lemongrass leads, followed by all kinds of complex pungency from the fish and oyster sauces, rounded out with a little sugar, shallot, and toasted sesame seeds. More

Cakespy: Brownie Pops

Dilemma: it's Memorial Day and you need a sweet treat by this afternoon—ideally something simple to prepare and easy to eat outdoors. Never fear: you've still got time to make Brownie Pops! More

Because Everything Is More Fun on a Stick: How to Make Macaron Pops

[Photograph: Bakerella] Want to make macarons look ever cuter? Put them on sticks. Like pies, the round shape lends itself well to lollipopification; unlike pies, most macarons are already the perfect size to be eaten off a stick. All you have to do is lay a stick in the filling before you stick the two macaron cookie halves together. Check out the recipes and photos at Tartlette and Bakerella for more guidance. [via @am3thyst] Related Introduction to French Macarons How to Make Macarons Macaron Glacé = Ice Cream Sandwich with Macarons and Gelato Blogwatch: Bakerella's VOTE Cake Pops... More

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