Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie


1 cup sugar 

¼ cup packed
corn starch

2 cups of milk


1 stick of butter
or margarine

1 tsp vanilla

1 pre-baked deep
dish pie shell


Mix sugar and corn starch. Add milk.

Cook until thick. Remove from heat.

Add butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter is melted. Pour into pie shell and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake at 350 for about 15 to 20 min. Cool.

Store in refrigerator.

Jim Dague’s parents began dairy farming in 1960. That same farm is now run by Jim, his wife Peggy, their son Andrew, Andrew’s wife Janet, and the Dagues’s business partner Tyler Bennett. Andrew and Janet represent the third generation to run the farm and have three school-age children who are growing up on their great-grandparents’ farm. The kids are responsible for feeding the dairy calves every evening.

The Dagues milk 170 dairy cows and farm 500 acres of corn, 500 acres of soybeans, 100 acres of wheat, and 100 acres of hay. All calves born on the farm are raised there, the female calves grow up to become dairy cows themselves and the male calves are raised as steers for beef. The farm has five employees to help run the farm. Jim and Peggy’s daughter also helps out when she can.

The Dague kids are active in 4-H Horse and Pony, so the farm also is home to two horses and two ponies. Andrew is a volunteer fireman, Jim is a director in their dairy cooperative, Foremost Farms, Janet is a Milk Promotion Services of Indiana board member, and Peggy is a township trustee. Jim and Peggy are both active in the Grass Creek Lions Club.