The fourth annual Pecan Treasures Food Show was held Friday with 15 delicious entries. The judges had a hard time selecting winners from the entries. One of the main criteria for selecting the winners is how the pecan is shown off in the food. Cookbooks with all of the recipes from this year’s show should be available at the extension office sometime next week.
Adult Candy Category
First place — Bobby Marchbanks with pecan millionaires
Second place — Gail Balzano with pecan fudge caramels
Third place — Gail Balzano with peppermint pecan patties
Fourth place — Linda Ellis with pecan brittle
Adult Bread Category
First place — Lisa Hight with pecan honey light bread
Second place — Dellia Sue Winnett with cranberry pecan bread
Third place — Gail Balzano with banana applesauce pecan bread
Fourth place — Jo Beth Plummer with sour cream pecan pumpkin scones
Adult Creative Pie
Second place — John Rodgers with a sweet potato pie with pecans
First place and Grand Champion — Dellia Sue Winnett with persimmon pecan cookies
First place and Reserve Champion — Dellia Sue Winnett with hot spiced pecans
Second place — Dellia Sue Winnett with spiced pecans
Third place — John Rodgers with cinnamon sugar pecans
In the youth division, Andy and Tina Cordova entered two dishes as a team. Mom’s Pecan Brittle was the Grand Champion and the People’s Choice Winner, and Buttermilk Pralines was the Reserve Champion dish.
The Quay County Extension Service is a field office of NMSU and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.
—Submitted by Brenda Bishop