April 25, 2017

RECIPE CORNER: More 250th celebration recipes

By Ginger Isham

Remember to attend the old-fashioned potluck supper on March 4 at 6 p.m., with live entertainment that you won’t want to miss! “Be there or be square,” as the saying goes!


Red Flannel Hash
(Colonial Cookbook)

2 cups cooked, corned beef, chopped (1 1/2 cups would work, can use canned also, but rinse)

2 cups boiled, chopped potatoes

1 cup cooked beets, chopped

3 tablespoons butter (may use less)

1/4 cup milk or cream

salt and pepper

Mix corned beef, potatoes and beets. Add salt and pepper. Melt butter in skillet. Add meat and veggies and pour milk/cream over all. Flatten hash in pan with spatula. Cook over low heat until one side is brown. May turn and brown other side—optional. Add more milk if mixture seems dry. May double recipe for a crowd.


Indian Custard Pudding
(A Vermont Cook Book)

2 1/2 tablespoons corn meal

2 tablespoons molasses  (or maple syrup)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups milk

2 eggs, separated

Combine all ingredients but egg whites. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture. Bake in 35- degree oven for 35 – 45 minutes.


Baked Sweet Potatoes With Apples
(Open Hearth Cookbook)

2 and 1/2 cups boiled, sliced sweet potatoes

1/2 cup water

6 tablespoons butter (try 5)

2 cups apple slices (I prefer Macs that cook quickly)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

juice of 1 lemon

Boil white sugar, lemon juice and water 2-3 minutes. Add apples and cook until soft. Remove with slotted spoon, save syrup. Sprinkle a little of brown sugar in medium casserole dish. Arrange layer of sweet potatoes and apples. Dot with some of butter and sprinkle more brown sugar. Repeat layers. Stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Ginger Isham lives with her husband on a fifth generation family farm on Oak Hill Road.



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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