Category Archives: Recipes

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Orange Slice Cookies or Bars 1 c. sugar 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. shortening 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. soda ½ tsp. salt 2 c. rolled oats 2 c. (12 oz.) candy orange slices 1 c. coconut (opt.) Cream sugars and shortening. Add eggs and […]

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Golden Twice Bake Potatoes 4 lg. potatoes, baked 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese ¼ c. salad dressing ¼. c. milk 1 egg salt and pepper to taste ¼ c. onion, chopped 4 crisply-cooked bacon slices, crumbled Cut lengthwise, slice from top of each potato; scoop out potato, leaving ⅛-inch shell. Combine potato, 1 cup cheese, […]

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Breakfast Egg Casserole 2 lb. bulk sausage or ham or bacon 4 slices bread 12 eggs 4 c. milk 2 tsp. salt 4 tsp. dry mustard 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese Brown and drain your meat choice; add bread, cubed and pour into 9×13-inch greased casserole. Beat the eggs with milk; add seasoning and cheese […]

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Note from innkeeper Bonnie – “Hoover House was a restaurant in West Branch in the 70s.” Hoover House Chocolate Pie 2 egg whites ½ tsp. vinegar ¼ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp salt ½ c. sugar Beat together whites, vinegar, cinnamon and salt till foamy. Add sugar last, beating till peaks form and sugar is completely […]

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Delicious Cookies 1 c. oleo 1 c. liquid shortening 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. white sugar 1 c. coconut 1 c. Rice Krispies 1 c. chocolate chips 1 c. oatmeal 2 T. vanilla 3 ½ c. flour 1 tsp. salt and baking soda 1 tsp cream of tartar Cream oleo, liquid shortening, white sugar […]

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Taco Plate 2 cans refried beans lettuce – shredded 1 sm. carton sour cream tomatoes – chopped 1 pkg. dry taco seasoning black olives – sliced 2 green onions, chopped shredded cheese Taco or corn chips Mix beans, sour cream and taco seasoning. Spread onto a flat plate or cookie sheet. Top with lettuce, green […]

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Innkeeper Bonnie says about this week’s recipe, “In past when we served cheese soup at Zuber’s we also offered cooked broccoli, ham, bacon, and homemade croutons with our cheese soup. Guests could add items to their taste! One bowl became a whole meal.” Cheese Soup ½ c. chopped carrots 1 ½ c. chicken broth ½ […]

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This week we’ve got more of a tip than a recipe, with this advice offered up by Innkeeper Bonnie: Fancy Fruit Cup “Fancy up” a fruit cup – cut your fresh fruit in bit sized pieces. If you have extra small cookie cutters – you could cut star shapes or circles out of cantaloupe, pears, […]

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This recipe comes from Innkeeper Bonnie’s friend Evonne Freeman, and it was shared with her from her mother-in-law Marcella Freeman. Banana Nut Bread ¾ cup butter, room temperature ¾ tsp. salt 1 ½ cups sugar 1 tsp. soda 2 eggs ½ cup buttermilk 1 ½ cups (heaping) mashed ripe bananas 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups […]

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Here’s a special recipe for the holiday season for Innkeeper Bonnie – “I had never had Hot Mulled Cider or Wine until a couple of years ago when as part of Prelude-To-Christmas, many of the businesses in the Amana Colonies offered their guests either Mulled Cider or Wine. So I decided that we’d offer the […]

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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.

We invite you to enjoy these stories by reading our blog. Feel free to ask us questions and we’ll do our best to give you an answer. So sit down, grab your cup of coffee (or tea) relax, and share in our stories.

We look forward to the day that you’ll come and experience Zuber’s Homestead Hotel, and the Amana Colonies for yourself!

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ZUBERS HOMESTEAD HOTEL
2206 44TH AVENUE
HOMESTEAD, IA 52236

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