Signs of Fall 

Like it or not, the seasons are changing!  There definitely is a difference in the weather.  We went from hot and humid, to chilly, and this week two very humid days leading up to lower temperatures and rain soon to come.  Is this our “Indian Summer”? In the colonies, fall means Oktoberfest (among other things).  […]


Recipe: Moist Dessert Cake 

As the name implies, this recipe makes a moist cake that’s excellent served warm with ice cream! Recipe: Moist Dessert Cake1 c. flour1 c. sugar1 tsp. soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 beaten egg2 c. fruit cocktail, drained½ c. nuts ½ c. brown sugar Mix all ingredients together, except nuts and brown sugar. Pour into an […]


Recipe: Swedish Pineapple Cake 

When we first posted this recipe, we discovered that the basic recipe seemed to be missing something important – so upon looking for similar recipes on-line, Innkeeper Bonnie made adjustments which are noted in red. The original recipe was from Nan, the mother of one of Bonnie’s very good friends from high school.  Sadly Nan […]


Recipe: Vickie’s Escalloped Corn 

In the mood for a casserole dish? Here’s a recipe for you to try: Recipe: Vickie’s Escalloped Corn ⅔ c. milk16 soda crackers2 eggs1 can creamed corn 1 T. sugarsalt and pepper to taste3 T. melted butterbread crumbs on top Soak the crackers in the milk. Put all together, bake at 350° for 45 minutes. […]

brown and blue model cars

Plan a trip to the Amana Colonies 

Pack your bags and head down the road to the Amana Colonies! Don’t know what to see or do?  We would be happy to help you plan your visit to the colonies! In our “Things To Do” drop down, we have included several links that list upcoming events and special activities which can help you […]


Recipe: Trail Cookies 

These cookies are filling, making them great to take along on hikes! Recipe: Trail Cookies 3 eggs1 stick oleo1 c. brown sugar1 c. white sugar1 T. vanilla1 ½ c. chunky peanut butter2 tsp. baking soda4 ½ c. reg. old fashioned oatmeal6 oz. mini chocolate chips Cream sugar and oleo. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. […]

Zuber's breakfast table

FAQ – Is there a breakfast? 

I am going to add a new category to my blog posts that focuses on Frequently Asked Questions about our B & B or about B & Bs in general.  We are excited to be having so many ‘First time’ at a B&B guests, that I decided to offer some information up front to help […]


Recipe: Endiviesalat / Endive Salad 

As this recipe explains, endive salad was often the communal kitchen accompaniment to fried side pork and boiled new potatoes. Recipe: Endiviesalat / Endive Salad 1 tablespoon minced onion½ tablespoon vegetable shortening (or bacon fat)¾ cup water2 tablespoons vinegar2 tablespoons flour¼ cup half and half3 hard-boiled eggs, chilled, peeled, and chopped1 pound endive, chopped and […]