Check out this recipe for a non-almond version of traditional Marzipan. This week we’re featuring the white version of this recipe, but be sure to check back next week for the brown version! Marzipan / White Marchpane  4 eggs, beaten 10 to 15 minutes 4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking … Read more


When you think of string beans, the green variety probably comes to mind. But did you know yellow beans, prepared with dill, is a very popular summertime treat in the Amanas? They can be enjoyed year round when canned! Kater Bohnen – Dill Beans Yellow string beans 4 ½ cups water Dill ½ cup vinegar … 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

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

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

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

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 time we’ve got a good recipe to help you use the tomatoes that can be found in abundance in many Amana gardens! Tomaten Salat – Tomato Salad 6 tomatoes, skinned and quartered 1 large onion, cut in rings 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vinegar ½ teaspoon salt Dash of pepper Mix in order given … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more