3 chocolate acorns cookies

Easy-to-Make Cookies Inspired by Fall

Leaves are falling and so are we…for these delicious fall inspired treats! When fall settles in, the air in Vermont takes on a crispness that’s felt even on the warmest days. When the sun is shining in brilliant blue skies, and the trees are heavy with apples and fire bright leaves, that crispness feels just… more

Vermont woods

Wild Spring Greens with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Preparing a salad with wild greens and herbs is a tasty way to learn about foraging in Vermont. Dandelion greens, a wild chicory, are ubiquitous; purslane grows in everyone’s gardens; and watercress can be found in local streambeds. Blend these with wild herbs such as mint, thyme, and parsley and then combine with early spring… more

Vermont Shepherd's Pie

Vermont Shepherd’s Pie

The ultimate comfort dish, shepherd’s pie is easy to make ahead, loved by kids and adults and satisfyingly filling. As many version of shepherd’s pie exist as there are layers of an onion, and variations are found in almost every cuisine around the world. In Vermont and traditionally, shepherd’s pie is made from lamb (when… more

cinnamon buns

Cinnamon Swirl Buns

Who doesn’t love cinnamon buns? There’s nothing quite like the warm, inviting scent of cinnamon rolls baking away in the oven. Their rich, gooey goodness has a way of drawing people together, making them the perfect treat for Easter morning or Mother’s Day brunch. The rich butter layered with maple, cinnamon, sugar, and pecans is… more

Maple Ham

Mildred’s Maple-Glazed Ham with Maple Mustard

Mildred’s Maple-Glazed Ham with Maple Mustard The Orton family would often serve ham for holiday dinners when everyone gathered, because no one cooked a ham like Mildred. She would start with a fresh ham, straight from a local farm, but we suggest you start with a gone-in smoked ham, more easily found in the supermarket.… more

Maple bonbons

Mildred’s Maple Bonbons

Made with the signature flavor of Vermont, these easy maple cream bonbons feature just a few simple ingredients – maple, cream, sugar, vanilla, and pecans. As candy making goes, this is a surprisingly easy recipe to follow. Once the mixture has been heated to temperature, and then cooled slightly, the whole family can join in… more