Recipe: Pfüttele / Puffs 

This recipe comes from the communal kitchen of Noé Kitchen House in Amana.Recipe: Pfüttele / Puffs1 ¼ cups milk½ cup butter1 ¾ cups flour1 tablespoon sugarPinch salt¼ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon baking powder6 eggsLard or vegetable shortening for deep fat fryingPowdered sugar Bring milk to a boil; add butter and stir until the butter is […]


Recipe: Date Nut Cookies 

This week’s recipe comes from West Amana via the Seasons of Plenty: Amana Communal Cooking cookbook. Recipe: Date Nut Cookies 1 cup vegetable shortening1 cup granulated sugar1 cup brown sugar3 eggs, beaten3 cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla1 cup nuts, chopped½ pound dates, chopped Preheat oven to 350°. Cream shortening […]


Recipe: Jean Barnhill’s Pecan Rolls 

This special recipe comes to us from innkeeper Bonnie’s mother! Recipe: Jean Barnhill’s Pecan Rolls Melt together 1 ½ cups brown sugar, ¾ cup oleo, ⅓ cup water and 3 tablespoons corn syrup. Add any amount of pecans. Place in large cake pan and set aside. Dissolve 2 packages dry yeast in ¾ cup warm […]


Recipe: Pork Chop Potato Casserole 

This week’s recipe requires a lot of baking time: Recipe: Pork Chop Potato Casserole 6 pork chops1 T. butter5 c. sliced potatoes desired amount of chopped carrots and celerysalt and pepperflour1 onion1 can cream of mushroom soup1 soup can of water Brown 6 pork chops in 1 tablespoon butter on both sides. Have 5 cups […]


Recipe: Pizza Witches 

This recipe has a fun, Halloween themed name and is something you could prepare the night before to then heat and serve before trick or treating or a visit to the pumpkin patch! Recipe: Pizza Witches 1 lb. hamburger, browned and drained1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, chopped in small pieces2 sm. onions, chopped1 can ripe […]

FAQ – Who Was Bill Zuber? 

“Zuber’s Homestead Hotel”  Where does that name come from? “Didn’t this used to be a restaurant?” “We used to come here (to eat) on Sundays.” “Why is there a baseball theme in parts of this place?” All of these are questions we hear frequently and are more than happy to answer. This building was built […]

Grandma’s Gift 

Just in time for Christmas, here is a chance to make a keepsake memory book from you to your grandchild!  Share memories and make memories as you begin this book and you will receive ideas on how to finish it with your grandchild! On Sunday, November 3rd from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. join other […]


Recipe: Pumpkin Bars 

You’ll need a jelly roll pan for this recipe! Recipe: Pumpkin Bars 1 c. oil2 c. sugar2 c. pumpkin4 eggs2 c. flour2 tsp. baking powder½ tsp. salt1 tsp. soda2 tsp. cinnamonnuts, optional FROSTING:3 oz. pkg cream cheese1 tsp. vanilla ¾ stick oleo1 T. milk1 ¾ c. powdered sugar Mix first 9 ingredients well and pour […]