Category Archives: Recipes

It doesn’t get much easier than these peanut clusters, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious! We have served these to guests in past as part of our afternoon “Sweet Treat” available in the Wagon Wheel Room. Peanut Clusters 12 oz. choc chips 24 oz. white almond bark 24 oz. salted Spanish peanuts Microwave […]

Have a few apples lying around that you need to use up? Check out this recipe for a yummy way to consume them! Apfel Küchelchen – Apple Fritters ½ cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons sugar 4 apples, peeled and cored 2 eggs, separated Sift flour, sugar and salt; add milk […]

In the Amana Colonies it’s tradition to celebrate the holidays with New Year’s Pretzel! This is not your traditional hard pretzel snack but a special treat made with sweet dough, often topped with icing. Historically they were baked in the communal kitchens on Dec. 31st and eaten that night or in the morning for (or […]

Here’s not one, but two traditional Amana Colonies recipes! What a good way to make use of potatoes that were grown in abundance on the “home acres”. Gekochte Kartoffel Klösse – Boiled Potato Dumplings 4 cups boiled riced potatoes ½ cup flour Salt and pepper to taste 2 eggs, slightly beaten 2 slices bread, cut […]

Continuing our recipe series, here’s another that would have been made in the community kitchen in Homestead and around the Amana Colonies. Spaetzle can be used in so many dishes! Spaetzle 1 cup milk 2 ½ cups flour 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 6 cups boiling water 1 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter ½ cup […]

Who doesn’t like pie?! Here’s another recipe for a traditional dish that would have been cooked in community kitchens around the Amana Colonies! Mürbe Teig Für Obstkuchen – Tender Crust for Fruit Pies 2 ½ cups flour ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar ¼ cup lard ¾ cup milk 2 teaspoons baking powder ____ Fruit, […]

The Amana Colonies are known for their great food! Many people visit the area to dine on dishes that were traditionally prepared in community kitchens and can now be found in local restaurants. Our hotel shares a part in the Colonies’ rich food history, having formerly operated as Bill Zuber’s Dugout Restaurant from 1949-2006. Over […]

This nacho chip dip was used at our New Year’s Eve party! Nacho Chip Dip Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Ingredients 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese 1 15 oz. can of Hormel Beanless Chili Shredded Cheese – about 1 cup or more – to your taste. Nacho chips Directions Soften cream cheese in […]

Ginger's Almond Cake

This recipe was shared with us by Ginger Campbell – a wonderful guest at Zuber’s. This cake is BEST if made 2 days prior to the desired serving time. Ginger’s Almond Cake Ingredients 1 cup butter                                                                                                              Frosting 1 cup water                                                                                                                ½ cup butter 2 cups flour                                                                                                                ¼ cup milk 2 cups sugar                                                                                                               4 ½ cup […]

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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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2206 44TH AVENUE
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