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No dough for local Pillsbury contestant

Despite her best efforts, Jonesborough resident Cynthia Bowser returned home earlier this month from a national baking contest without the grand prize dough.
Last week, Bowser took part in the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in Orlando along with 99 other finalists.
Competing for the $1 million grand prize, Bowser was banking on her Blueberry-Almond Créme Muffins to win over the judges.
But it was New Jersey resident Sue Compton’s recipe for mini ice cream cookie cups that earned the $1 million.
Compton ­­­— and her award-winning recipe — appeared on the Oprah Show last Wednesday.
For recipes from the national contest, visit