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

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

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Family Pajamas!

Create Memories with Family Pajamas! Open a family photo album from times gone by and you’re bound to find photos of the children wearing matching Christmas pajamas. The PJs were often the first gift they could open on Christmas Eve. The kids were delighted to open a present, and Moms rationalized the indulgence as being… 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

Christmas in Weston 2018

Christmas in Weston: Restore Your Spirit at Old Fashioned

More than boxes and bows… Amid the search to find the perfect holiday gifts, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. We secretly hope that each perfectly wrapped present will contain the spirit of the season. We try to capture the wonder and delight of children, the sense of community in… 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

candy cane ornament

For the Love of Vintage Ornaments

Charming History There’s a certain charm that only old-fashioned vintage Christmas decorations seem to possess. And when we say “vintage” we’re not only talking about the very precious (and sometimes very valuable) ornaments that date back generations. Rather, we mean those handmade and dime store ornaments from yesteryear that hold a special place in your… more

Cheddar Popover

Cheddar Popovers: Impress Your Guests

Although seen traditionally as an accompaniment for roast beef, popovers are a versatile alternative to breads and rolls at mealtime and they’re easy to make. When you’re pinched for time putting together Thanksgiving dinner, let popovers be your secret weapon. Mix up a batch quickly and put them in the oven, which will give you… more

Vermont Country Store Christmas Catalog

Celebrating Community and Christmas in Vermont

United in the Spirit of Giving Nestled between Landgrove to the north and Bromley Mountain to the south, the village of Peru, Vermont, has a population of 363 and one small, lovely Congregational church. Inside the church is a hand-painted mural of local meadows and rolling hills in shades of verdant summer green. It brings… more