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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my summer "To Do" list, and how I am working to check things off. Well, Diane finished the touch up painting, I finished the drapes for The Red Carpet room, and I can now check off a new hosta garden! The only thing left will be to […]

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Another recipe from my collection which I received from my husband’s mom, Corinne Brown James. She always had a huge strawberry patch, and so fixed many different dishes with strawberries as a key ingredient. As with many women, and especially farm wives, Corinne would listen to the radio talk shows while she worked around the […]

We are almost to the end of May, school will really be out after this Friday! :-) We were so happy to have the hotel half full on both Friday and Saturday nights this past weekend! People are ready to get out and enjoy the season and we are ready for guests!!! We are doing […]

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This recipe comes from my collection and is one that my husband’s mom, Corinne Brown James, fixed. This is a family favorite, and one that several cousins remember her bringing to family dinners. Bing Cherry Salad 2 eggs beaten 2 T. sugar ⅓ c. lemon juice dash of salt Cook in top of boiler pan […]

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This recipe comes from a friend of mine. Linda Maylone was a second grade teacher for many years at West Liberty Elementary School. I first met Linda when she was a student teacher in my second grade class. Then many years later, when I was hired to teach at West Liberty Elementary School, I was […]

As you may or may not know, we also own Lace Lodging in the Amana Colonies. Staying at Lace Lodging is a more independent stay. You have a 4 room suite as opposed to at Zuber's you have your bedroom and our Wagon Wheel Room to relax in. I enjoy the opportunities each place provides […]

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This is a recipe I got from my sister-in-law, Susan Barnhill. I love carrots and this is a tasty way to fix them! Carrot Casserole 5 c. carrots ½ lb velveeta 1 stick oleo 1 sm. onion diced ¾ c crushed Ritz Cook carrots Layer with cheese. Saute onion in butter. Pour over carrots / […]

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This recipe was submitted by Aurilee Geertz to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook. Aurilee was a farmer’s wife, mother of several daughters, she was active in their church as well as in the community, and she and her husband were in the bridge group that played cards with my husband’s parents. I was fortunate to […]

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This recipe is from my collection. In the early 80’s, my husband and I attended a Farm Bureau dinner. This was one of the dishes served that night. Several of the wives (myself included) convinced the chef to give us his recipe. The crushed cornflakes on top really add to the flavor and texture of […]

Well a positive side to the COVID virus is that we have LOTS of time to get jobs done around the hotel! I always have a "To Do" list, and this year, we may get through everything on my list! A big project was making new drapes for The Red Carpet Room. It has been […]