This week’s column is dedicated to a restaurant on Route 3 – Searsmont I believe, The Mill who has delicious food, great prices, and suitable for all appetites. And on the weekends they have yeast rolls – light and fluffy- as large as popovers.

Cherry Walnut Delight

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup coconut

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 (1 pound, 5 ounce) can cherry pie filling

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (for topping)

Combine flour, brown sugar, and butter; blend to fine crumbs. Add coconut and walnuts; mix. Reserve 1/3 cup crumb mixture and press the rest into bottom of a greased 9 by 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla. Spread over baked layer and bake 10 minutes. Put cherry filling over cream cheese. Sprinkle with walnuts and crumb mixture. Bake for 15 minutes.

Three Week Coleslaw

1 medium – large head cabbage

2 medium onions

1 green pepper

2 cups sugar

1 cup cooking oil

1 cup cider vinegar

2 teaspoons salt

celery seed, to taste

Chop cabbage, onions, pepper and combine. In a saucepan combine remaining ingredients. Bring a hard boil. Pour immediately over vegetables and stir to mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container for 3 days to 3 weeks. Keep refrigerated.

Onion, Cheese and Walnut Muffins

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large mixing bowl stir together 1 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons baking powder.

Make a well in center. Combine: 1 beaten egg, 3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup cooking oil. Add this all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in: 1 onion, coarsely chopped, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Grease or line muffin cups and fill approximately 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Makes 12 muffins.

Our thought for the week: “To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist – the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” Oscar Wilde