Pecan Bake-off yields sweet results
Published: Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
The first annual Pecan Bake-off showcased 25 entries on Saturday. “We are thrilled with the number of entries for a first time event” said Brenda Bishop, Extension Home Economist. Judged the Best of Show winner, 10-year-old Ashee Bradley credited her secret ingredient handed down from her great-great-grandmother from Mississippi. The recipe has brought top place in the past three Quay County fairs, she said. “The recipe has Tucumcari pecans,” said Bradley, who is the daughter of Ginger and Lee Bradley. Twelve people brought entries. The panel of judges worked very hard to pick the winners, Bishop said. Also, “special thank-yous go to the ASAP office and staff for allowing us to use their building, judges and spouses for helping us prepare the food for the peoples’ choice, 4-Hers and leaders for assisting with booth and contest, and the Six Shooter Siding Festival and Tucumcari MainStreet for providing prizes.” Here are the results of the Pecan Bake-off: Adult Pie Category 1st Dianne Meeks – Pecan Pie 2nd William Lynn – Pecan Pie 3rd Jodie Lamm – Fudge Pecan Pie 4th Kay Bobbitt – Pecan Pie 5th Kay Bobbitt – Chocolate Pecan Pie Adult Cake Category 1st D’Shannon Mendez – Pineapple Rum Cake 2nd Kay Bobbit – Pecan Applesauce Cake 3rd Dianne Meeks – Rum Cake with Pecans 4th Alice McGraw – Pecan Cake Adult Cookie Category 1st Jean McClver – Cacoon’s 2nd Laura Baker – Pecan Bites 3rd Laura Baker – Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Pecan Cookies 4th Dianne Meeks – Christmas Butter Pecan Cookies Adult Candy Category 1st Alice McGraw – Creamy Pralines 2nd Jean McClver – Chocolate Fudge 3rd Rebecca Cawthon – Divinity 4th Laura Baker – Heavenly Hash Adult Bread Category 1st Laura Baker – Pumpkin Bread 2nd Kay Bobbitt – Pecan Cornbread Muffins 3rd Dianne Meeks – Mom’s Cinnamon Breakfast Pecan Rolls Adult Miscellaneous Category 1st Betty Bason – Rum Nuts Youth Cake Category 1st Ashlee Bradley – Butterscotch Cake Youth Cookie Category 1st Taylor Atwood – Old Fashion Pecan Ice Box Cookies Youth Pie Category 1st Ashlee Bradley – Mississippi Pecan Pie Youth Miscellaneous Category 1st Taylor Atwood – Pecan Pie Bar Best of Show went to Ashlee Bradley for her Mississippi Pecan Pie and the Creativity Award went to Kay Bobbitt for her Pecan Cornbread Muffins People’s Choice Awards Adults Divisions: Alice McGraw – Pecan Cake Dianne Meeks - Mom’s Cinnamon Breakfast Pecan Rolls Laura Baker - Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Pecan Cookies Rebecca Cawthon – Divinity Jodie Lamm – Fudge Pecan Pie Betty Bason – Rum Nuts Youth Divisions: Ashlee Bradley – Butterscotch cake Taylor Atwood – Old Fashion Pecan Ice Box Cookies Ashlee Bradley – Mississippi Pecan Pie Taylor Atwood – Pecan Pie Bar Over All People’s Choice Winner: Jodie Lamm with Fudge Pecan Pie Pecans in New Mexico The first pecan forecast for New Mexico’s 2007 crop year is 71 million pounds, compared to 46 million pounds the previous year. The 2007 October forecast is 6 million pounds more than the 2005 crop, the previous 'on' year in the alternate bearing cycle of pecan trees. The October forecast has New Mexico ranked 2nd in the nation and would be a new state record.
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