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This recipe was from Innkeeper Bonnie's mom, Jean Barnhill and is a family favorite in the Fall.  Quick Pumpkin Bread Mix: 3 c. sugar 1 c. oil or crisco 4 eggs 2 c. cookies pumpkin ⅔ c. water 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 3 ⅓ c. flour 2 tsp. soda […]

As we are almost to the end of October, now is the time we begin to think about and plan for the Tannenbaum Forest followed by Prelude to Christmas! The Tannnbaum Forest will open the weekend of November 27- 30. It will be open weekends, closing on December 20th. The Tannenbaum forest is a magical […]

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This recipe was submitted to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook by Bev Criswell. Bev was the church secretary and danced in a liturgical dance group together for several years with Innkeeper Bonnie. Dirt Cake 1 lb. pkg. Oreo cookies 16 oz. Cool Whip ½ c. oleo 8 oz. cream cheese 1 c. powdered sugar 1 […]

For the last several years, each Fall visitors to the Amana Colonies can travel the 'Scare Crow Trail' through the outer villages. Each scare crow is unique and fun to look at! You can pick up a list of the locations of each scare crow at the Visitor Center or several of the businesses, then […]

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This recipe was submitted to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook by Marion Duncan. Marion is the mother of a high school friend of Innkeeper Bonnie.  Pumpkin Pecan Pie 3 slightly beaten eggs 1 c. cooked pumpkin 1 c. sugar ½ c. dark corn syrup 1 tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. salt 1 c. […]

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Tuna Melt Sandwiches ¼ pound cubed American cheese - Velveeta 3 shelled, chopped hard boiled eggs 1 c. chunk style tuna 2 - 3 chopped sweet pickles ½ c. mayonnaise Salt and pepper Small amount of chopped onion - optional Hamburger buns Mix all items together.  Spread mixture of hamburger bun. Can be served cold, […]

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"This recipe is from a friend I taught with at Laurens-Marathon school district." - Innkeeper Bonnie Wheaties Cookies ½ c. sugar ½ c. wh Karo syrup 1 c. peanut butter Heat until it melts. Don’t boil! Stir in 4 c. (or more) of flake cereal. Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper.  

We are officially in the season of Fall. Such a beautiful time of the year! Already trees are changing colors and there are mums and pumpkins all around! Another 'sign of Fall' is Oktoberfest! Due to COVID, Oktoberfest was cancelled for this year. However several smaller weekend events/activities have been planned! Here is what will […]

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Innkeeper Bonnie says, "This recipe was shared with me by my mom and granny.  My granny made chunky applesauce - it was delicious!" Applesauce - chunky - freezer Apples Dutch oven or large pot Sugar Containers Peel and quarter apples, discarding the core and seeds. Cut the quarter slices into chunks and put in dutch […]

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Innkeeper Bonnie says, "I learned this recipe from my mother-in-law. My family always enjoyed the “taste testing” time of making applesauce as we all had multiple tastes to determine how much sugar and cinnamon taste good to us! " You can set aside 1 cup amounts of UNSWEETENED applesauce to use in cookie recipe posted […]

Welcome to Our Blog

Thank you for checking out our blog at Zuber’s Homestead Hotel! As owners we have the daily pleasure of visiting with our guests. Often we are sitting in our Wagon Wheel Room and have our conversation over a cup of coffee (or tea)!

Our blog will be a reflection of those conversations. We often share stories about Zuber’s Homestead Hotel and the history of this wonderful place! We also share information about events and happenings in the Amana Colonies.

We invite you to enjoy these stories by reading our blog. Feel free to ask us questions and we’ll do our best to give you an answer. So sit down, grab your cup of coffee (or tea) relax, and share in our stories.

We look forward to the day that you’ll come and experience Zuber’s Homestead Hotel, and the Amana Colonies for yourself!

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