Category Archives: Recipes

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Fruit Soup 10 oz. box of frozen strawberries 6 oz. can frozen orange juice 1 c. drained mandarin oranges (small can) 1 large can diced peaches 2 – 4 bananas (will be added to your taste) 3 T. instant Tapioa box pudding ½ c. sugar 1 c. water Pinch of salt   Strawberries and juice […]

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Apple Salad Apples Bananas Marshmallows Celery Cool Whip ¼ marshmallows, ½ banana, cube apple, small celery pieces. Put all in a bowl. Mix in Cool Whip to cover all.    “This is a recipe that I watched a friend “toss” together just using things that were “on hand”.” – Innkeeper Bonnie

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Macaroni Salad Cook 1 lb pkg of shells macaroni. Rinse. Cool.  Chop and mix together: 1 lg. green pepper 4 carrots 1 onion Add to cooled macaroni.  Mix together: 1 can Eagle bran can milk ¾ – 1 cup sugar ½ cup vinegar (A little less if white vin.) 2 cup mayo 1 t. salt […]

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This recipe was submitted to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook by Darlene Little. Innkeeper Bonnie says, “Darlene was the mother of a good friend in college. I lived with the Littles when I student taught, and Darlene made my wedding dress.” Texas Sheet Cake 2 c. flour 2 c. sugar ½ lb. oleo 4 T. […]

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This recipe was from Innkeeper Bonnie’s mom, Jean Barnhill and is a family favorite in the Fall.  Quick Pumpkin Bread Mix: 3 c. sugar 1 c. oil or crisco 4 eggs 2 c. cookies pumpkin ⅔ c. water 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 3 ⅓ c. flour 2 tsp. soda […]

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This recipe was submitted to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook by Bev Criswell. Bev was the church secretary and danced in a liturgical dance group together for several years with Innkeeper Bonnie. Dirt Cake 1 lb. pkg. Oreo cookies 16 oz. Cool Whip ½ c. oleo 8 oz. cream cheese 1 c. powdered sugar 1 […]

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This recipe was submitted to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook by Marion Duncan. Marion is the mother of a high school friend of Innkeeper Bonnie.  Pumpkin Pecan Pie 3 slightly beaten eggs 1 c. cooked pumpkin 1 c. sugar ½ c. dark corn syrup 1 tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. salt 1 c. […]

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Tuna Melt Sandwiches ¼ pound cubed American cheese – Velveeta 3 shelled, chopped hard boiled eggs 1 c. chunk style tuna 2 – 3 chopped sweet pickles ½ c. mayonnaise Salt and pepper Small amount of chopped onion – optional Hamburger buns Mix all items together.  Spread mixture of hamburger bun. Can be served cold, […]

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“This recipe is from a friend I taught with at Laurens-Marathon school district.” – Innkeeper Bonnie Wheaties Cookies ½ c. sugar ½ c. wh Karo syrup 1 c. peanut butter Heat until it melts. Don’t boil! Stir in 4 c. (or more) of flake cereal. Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper.  

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Innkeeper Bonnie says, “This recipe was shared with me by my mom and granny.  My granny made chunky applesauce – it was delicious!” Applesauce – chunky – freezer Apples Dutch oven or large pot Sugar Containers Peel and quarter apples, discarding the core and seeds. Cut the quarter slices into chunks and put in dutch […]

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Thank you for checking out our blog at Zuber’s Homestead Hotel! As owners we have the daily pleasure of visiting with our guests. Often we are sitting in our Wagon Wheel Room and have our conversation over a cup of coffee (or tea)!

Our blog will be a reflection of those conversations. We often share stories about Zuber’s Homestead Hotel and the history of this wonderful place! We also share information about events and happenings in the Amana Colonies.

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2206 44TH AVENUE
HOMESTEAD, IA 52236

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