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Joe On The Go – Pies!

Time to check in with andamp;lt;a href=andamp;quot;http://www.kxnet.com/t/joe-goldadeandamp;quot; class=andamp;quot;kxInlineLinkandamp;quot;andamp;gt;Joe Goldadeandamp;lt;/aandamp;gt; at the Fair. His daily andamp;quot;Joe on the Goandamp;quot; feature today features some tasty homemade treats. ((Joe Goldade))Joe on the go at the andamp;lt;a href=andamp;quot;http://www.kxnet.com/t/north-dakotaandamp;quot; class=andamp;quot;kxInlineLinkandamp;quot;andamp;gt;North Dakotaandamp;lt;/aandamp;gt; andamp;lt;a href=andamp;quot;http://www.kxnet.com/t/nd-state-fairandamp;quot; class=andamp;quot;kxInlineLinkandamp;quot;andamp;gt;State Fairandamp;lt;/aandamp;gt;! Today, I’m helping judge the 1st annual First Lady’s Pie Contest. All the pies are lined up over there, we’re going to go check them out and declare a winner. As judging started, hundreds of people gathered to watch – many of them contest entrants. First Lady, andamp;lt;a href=andamp;quot;http://www.kxnet.com/t/mikey-hoevenandamp;quot; class=andamp;quot;kxInlineLinkandamp;quot;andamp;gt;Mikey Hoevenandamp;lt;/aandamp;gt;, and daughter, Marcela, began looking through the first of over 60 delicious entries. Our first objective was to judge each pie’s appearance. The idea sounds easy, but with pies looking this good you can see why it took us a while. After the first round of judging, the judges were introduced and these baked beauties were sliced up and placed onto individually numbered plates and delivered to the judges table. Here, each pie was then awarded points for consistency, creativity, and of course, taste. It was the tasting that proved to be the longest and most difficult part of judging this pie contest. We just got done going through all the pie samples. Here are my tallies and all the forks left over from a whole lot of samples. …and I do mean, a WHOLE LOT of samples! 50 minutes, 63 samples and 4 very full judges later, it was time to announce the winner: Sheila Moffatt from andamp;lt;a href=andamp;quot;http://www.kxnet.com/t/minot-ndandamp;quot; class=andamp;quot;kxInlineLinkandamp;quot;andamp;gt;Minotandamp;lt;/aandamp;gt;! What ingredients went into this award winning pie? ((Shelia Moffatt))It takes about 2 hours front to back to make it. I do it in 2 steps: I preheat the crust a little bit. The crust is not your typical roll out crust. It’s a mix of flour, sugar, instant vanilla pudding, milk, eggs… Then, a layer of peaches and cream cheese topped off with cinnamon and sugar. ((Mikey Hoeven))The pie that won first place was a peach cream cheese pie. It was like having a piece of peach Kuchen on a pie crust, which I’ve never experienced before. It was creamy, it was different and it presented well. After I tasted it I pretty much knew that this is the one I wanted to choose. ((Joe))…and I’ve learned that judging the First Lady’s Pie Contest is NOT a piece of cake! For KX News, I’m Joe on the go at the North Dakota State Fair.
I ‘M SO THE FOOD CHOICES WHEN YOU COME OUT HERE TO STAY FAIR BUT nJOE DECIDED TO GO FOR SOMETHING A WHOLE MAY FOR TODAY ‘S JOE ON THE GO nJOE ON THE GOAL OF THE NORTH DAKOTA STAY FARED TODAY I ‘M HELPING JUDGE THE FIRST ANNUAL FIRST LADIES TIME nCONTESTS nALL THE PIES ARE LINED UP OVER THERE BUT % HESITATION CHEFS A MOUNTAIN DECLARE WHEN nAS JUDGING STARTED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TO WATCH MANY THEM CONTEST ENTRANCE nFIRST LADY MIKEY HOPING AND DAUGHTER MARCELLA BEGAN LOOKING THROUGH THE FIRST OF OVER SIXTY DELICIOUS ENTRIES nARE FIRST OBJECTIVE WAS nTO JUDGE EACH PIES APPEARANCE nTHE IDEA SOUNDS EASY BUT WITH HIGHS LOOKING THIS GOOD nYOU CAN SEE WHY IT TOOK US A WHILE nAFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF JUDGING THE JUDGES WERE INTRODUCED AND VIS BAKE THEORIES WERE SLICED UP nAND PLACED ON THE INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED PLATES AND THEN DELIVERED nTO THE JUDGE ‘S TABLE nHERE EACH FIGHT WAS nAWARDED

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