Gingerbread Spice Makes Everything Nice

Gingerbread Spice Makes Everything Nice

When you are longing to share warmth and comfort indoors, a batch of gingerbread can do just the trick! Inspired by Mildred Orton’s original recipe, ours takes the ginger aspect up a notch with the addition of crystallized ginger, which gives the bottom of the cake a sweet, sticky layer. The batter will seem thin… more

Fall in Vermont: It’s Time for Apples and Maple!

Fall in Vermont: It’s Time for Apples and Maple!

One of Our Favorite Fall Family Recipes By Eliot Orton, Proprietor When it comes to apples and maple, none compare to the bushels and gallons you’ll find here in Vermont. And when my kids and I combine them with The Vermont Country Store pancake mix (our very own), they 
turn into a breakfast treat that’s perfect… more

Introducing Our Book of Family Recipes—Generations in the Making

Introducing Our Book of Family Recipes—Generations in the Making

Recipes, History, and Lore from The Vermont Country Store  By Eliot Orton, Proprietor The Vermont Country Store Cookbook has been decades in the making! The 120 recipes included in our cookbook have their roots in five generations of the Orton and Wilcox families. Our Inspiration   Just as there is a long history of storekeepers… more