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Recipe: Three Kitten Pie 

I got this recipe from Audrey Ann Herbers. She was a first grade teacher in Laurens-Marathon when I was a Kindergarten teacher there. She brought this pie to a potluck we had - boy was it a hit! It is also easy to make and could be made by Kindergarten or 1st graders as an […]

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Recipe: Sweet Chex Mix 

I got this recipe from a friend living in West Branch, Iowa - Lisa Kofoed. She served this at a party and people really gobbled it down! The sweet taste is a nice change from the traditional chex mix. I also like that you can make it in the microwave and you use brown grocery […]

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Temporary changes continue 

This week I want to update you on temporary changes that I'm aware of in the colonies. The Ox Yoke Inn posts that they are doing carry out meals only until April 1st. They have a posting on their website with current hours/service. The Ronneburg Restaurant has reduced hours now and is only offering carry […]

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Recipe: Oatmeal Crunchies 

This recipe comes from my mom's recipe box. I am not sure who the cook/author is, but most of the recipes in my mom's box came from either my Granny, my great Aunt Edith or my great Aunt Irene. All were awesome cooks! My family LOVES these cookies when they are fresh and hot. They […]

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Changes in upcoming events 

Just as we are all thinking about spring and looking forward to summer just around the corner, we have to adjust our plans. Due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions the following upcoming events in the Amana Colonies have been rescheduled. Luckily, none of the upcoming events (that I am aware of) have been canceled, just […]

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Recipe: Banana Nut Bread 

This is a recipe from my collection. I copied it from my mom’s recipe collection. I am guessing it came from my Granny or my great Aunt Edith. Banana Nut Bread Measure and sift together: 1 ¾ c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. soda ½ tsp. salt Blend: ⅓ c. shortening ⅔ c. […]

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More “Tea and Tales” tales! 

Tea and Tales is an event at Zuber's which evolved from a conversation my daughter and I had several years ago. We have enjoyed taking advantage of every opportunity we have had to "take tea" at a tea house, tea room, or tea event in the area. I took Jaclyn to her first tea at […]

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Recipe: Monkey Bread 

This is a recipe I received from a high school friend - Lisa Noring. I have adapted it to a larger size. Lisa’s recipe calls for 3 tubes of biscuits - however I use 4 because usually that is how they come packaged at the store. It simply makes a bigger batch - and you […]