storekeeper's favorites

Storekeeper Favorite Foods, Just in Time for Spring!

With the change of seasons comes the welcome prospect of getting together with family and friends. There are so many delicious and tempting treats in our store; it can be hard to know what to try or where to start. So, when we’re looking for something tasty to share and serve at our next gathering,… more

Maple Baked Beans

Town Meeting Day Maple Baked Beans

Today is Vermont’s annual Town Meeting Day, where tradition is for each town to hold a public meeting for neighbors to gather and discuss and vote on issues of importance to the community. Over the years, Town Meetings have evolved to accommodate changing lifestyles, but the purpose remains the same. The meeting can be a… more

Cookie Button Truffles

3 Easy Cookie Button Truffles Recipes

Bite sized, crunchy, and flavor packed, Cookie Buttons from The Vermont Country Store make a delicious sweet treat all on their own. Low in sugar and calories, these all-natural cookies are made right in our very own bakery. You should be here when a fresh batch is baking away in the oven; that’s an aroma… more

soda counter

Turn Your Kitchen into Your Own Soda Shoppe

It’s hard not to notice all the craft soda companies bubbling up (pun intended!) across the country. The advent of countertop seltzer makers and a raised consciousness around both artificial and real sugar consumption has culminated into a frenzy for fizzy drinks that are a better choice compared to most of the sodas on grocery… more

Butter Cookies with Christmas Jam

How to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap

Cookie Break Holidays can be a hectic time. Between the hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating, and spreading holiday cheer, who doesn’t deserve a cookie break? But with everything going on, spending hours in the kitchen cooking batch after batch of all your favorite holiday cookies just sounds exhausting. If you’d rather spend your time decking… more

cranberry orange scones recipe

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

Scents of the Holidays… There are certain aromas that become inextricably linked to the holidays. The fresh, sharp smell of a fir tree decorated with care. The spicy, sweet scent of gingerbread men cooling on the counter, waiting to be frosted. The warm, inviting fragrance of mulled apple cider, ready and waiting to thaw winter… more

Vermont Country Store Christmas Food Catalog

The Christmas Foods That Time Forgot

Why is it that some Christmas foods… have become beloved traditions while others have fallen out of favor and landed on the Isle of Misfit…Recipes? Take mincemeat pie, figgy pudding, and fruitcake for example. Despite heated debates over fruitcake in particular, these earthy, spiced desserts show up on dessert tables around the world. And if… more