New at the fair: Recipe cards

Kim Mueller hands out recipe cards
When asked why her jam won a Blue Ribbon, Kim Mueller says "I knew when I found the berries."
Evan Frost | MPR News

One of the newest attractions at the Minnesota State Fair this year isn't a ride or anything on a stick.

This year, the fair is giving away a half dozen collectible recipe cards that feature Blue Ribbon-winning foods from State Fair competitions.

Barbari is one a half-dozen passing out recipes.
John Barbari hands out his zesty salsa recipe.
Tim Nelson | MPR News

The Recipe Card Roundup started Thursday with strawberry jam made by Kim Mueller, a retired cosmetics and human resources executive from Shakopee.

One of the others handing out recipes was John Barbari, who created a blue-ribbon winning zesty salsa. Barbari got a pink ribbon for his barbecue sauce this year.

Candy Freeman won a blue ribbon for pumpkin bars.
Candy Freeman and her gluten-free pumpkin bar recipe.
Tim Nelson | MPR News

Candy Freeman won a blue ribbon for her gluten-free pumpkin bars in 2015, a recipe she's been working on for years. She is back at the Minnesota State Fair this year, handing out her award-winning recipe as part of the new Recipe Card Roundup.

Use the audio player above to hear from the recipe card winners.

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