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Fair and Carnival Desserts

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You don't have to go to a fair or carnival to make your own funnel cakes.

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Falling leaves and cool evenings signal that my favorite time of year is here. Every weekend there is some type of festival or fair. Fairs are the best part about fall. Ever since my daughter saw a picture of a Ferris wheel, she has asked daily "is today the day we go to the Ferris?" Luckily, she doesn't see the local papers. She'd want to be at the "Ferris" every night. In our area there are at least four fairs within an hour's drive over the next few weeks. Well, last night was our night to go to the "Ferris".

It was a beautiful evening at the North Georgia State Fair. There is just something about the bright lights, walking on straw, riding rides and smelling funnel cakes that brings out the kid in me. Speaking of being a kid, it was my daughter's first fair and she loved it. She had three goals in mind when she got to the fair. One was to ride the "Ferris", which we did - twice. The second goal was to eat a corn dog, and she did. The last goal was to win a goldfish. (She needed a goldfish so she wouldn't be alone in her room anymore.) For one dollar, she got seven ping pong balls. To win a goldfish, the ball must be thrown into one of the little fish bowls that are stacked in a pyramid shape. Her daddy and I threw two balls each - and missed. She had the remaining balls, and got the fish with the second ball.

Just in case you aren't lucky enough to get to a fair or carnival this fall; you can still enjoy the desserts found there with the below recipes. Enjoy!

Fair and Carnival Dessert Recipes

Funnel Cakes
Funnel Cake Video
Deep Fried Twinkies
Candied Apples
Caramel Apples
Fried Pies
Sweetened Popcorn

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