Rettichsalat / Radish Salad 2 dozen or so radishes, thinly sliced ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sour cream 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 heaping tablespoon chopped green onions Pepper to taste Sprinkle radishes with salt and set aside. After ½ to 1 hour, drain liquid from radishes. Place radishes in glass serving dish. Stir together sour cream … Read more


Here’s another delicious recipe from the Amana Colonies for you to try out!  We serve our guests sweet treats like this one every afternoon, all year long! Devil’s Food Cake Scant ½ cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 4 tablespoons melted unsweetened chocolate ½ cup buttermilk 2 cups flour ½ cup hot water, into … Read more


Our recipe this time uses rhubarb, something that can usually be found in abundance in the Colonies this time of year! Piestengelpie / Rhubarb Pie 3 cups rhubarb, cut into small pieces 3 eggs, beaten 1 ¼ cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ⅓ cup mil or half and half 1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked (page 156) … Read more

Here’s another recipe that makes fun haystack shaped treats, resembling those that can be seen around the Amanas!  We serve a “Sweet Treat” such as these each afternoon in our Wagon Wheel Room! Ting-a-lings 24oz butterscotch chips 4 Cups salted peanuts 3-4 Cups Chow Mein noodles (they come in a bag) – amount depends on … Read more

This recipe is another easy one that we have served to guests in past as part of our afternoon “Sweet Treat” available in the Wagon Wheel Room! Cherry Dessert Put graham cracker crust in 9×9” pan. Cream & mix: 3 oz cream cheese 2 ½ C powdered sugar Add 1 pkg Dream Whip, mixed up. … Read more

Get out your heart shaped cookie cutter and get ready to make your Valentine some of these traditional cookies! Marzipan – White Sugar Marchpane Cookies 8 eggs 4 ½ cups white sugar 8 cups flour 1 teaspoon soda ½ teaspoon baking powder Beat eggs until thick and light. Add sugar and beat again with rotary … Read more

These crunchy cookies are easy to make and a popular afternoon treat with our guests. Rumor has it that when you bring them to a gathering, it never fails that someone asks for the recipe! Pecan Crunchies ½ 16-ounce box graham crackers ½ pound butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup pecans, chopped Lightly … Read more

Do you have canned green beans you’d like to use up, or want to be prepared for your next harvest? Check out this recipe and make sour green beans a part of your well rounded dinner menu! Sauere Grüne Schnittbohnen – Sour Green Beans 1 qt. canned sour green beans (see below) 1 tablespoon lard … Read more

This sweet recipe comes from innkeeper Brian’s Aunt Janny! Perhaps these scrumptious scones will be a breakfast item when you come to stay? Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Scones 2 cups flour 3 Tbsp sugar 3 tsp baking powder 2 tsp grated orange peel ½ tsp salt ½ cup chopped dried apricots ½ cup white … Read more

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 … Read more