The Dukes of Des Moines Win 40 Ribbons, as Rival Chefs Boil
At the fair—don't read this on a full stomach—Bobbie won for her spiced pear butter, cherry jelly, beef jerky, dried grapes, fruit roll, BBQ sauce, tomato butter, canned blackberries, ketchup, cheese-cornmeal muffins, carrot cake, and pecan pie; cherry, pineapple, apricot and gooseberry preserves; and pineapple, zucchini, gooseberry, rhubarb-blueberry, blackberry, apricot and ambrosia jams. Joshua, 13, won in ice cream, and Charles, 12, in elderberry jelly, pralines, noodles, popcorn balls, biscuits, cookie decorating and low sodium lasagna. Jeremiah, 10, got ribbons for his dill pickles, oatmeal cookies, applesauce, applesauce cake, low sodium spaghetti, pumpkin bread and whole grain muffins. And little Angela, 7, won for her low sodium salad dressing and rendered lard.
Any complaints? Yes. One competitor said Bobbie had too many kids.