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Chocolate Pecan Pie Crust: Oreo crust (can buy ready made) Freeze crust ahead of time Mix 1 ½ c brown sugar, 1 c light Karo syrup, and 1 ½ c butter. Melt together and boil for 1 minute. Add ½ c whipping cream and 3 c pecans. Boil for 3 minutes. Add 2 - 1oz. […]

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This recipe was submitted by Pam Schnittjer, to be included in the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook. I know Pam through church and she was the nurse at the West Liberty Elementary School when I taught there. This recipe is very similar to one I make here at Zuber’s. I sometimes add onion, red and green […]

Bill Zuber is probably most known for his success in baseball and with Zuber's Restaurant. We are fortunate that people often give us items that are connected to one of these two 'successes' in Bill's life. Zuber's restaurant had a baseball theme to it which was apparent from the moment you looked at a menu. […]

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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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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 […]

Shamrock plant

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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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 […]

yellow spring flowers

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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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. […]

Tea set with purple flowers

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 […]