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

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … 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

7 eggs, separated 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 cup flour Preheat oven to 325°. Beat egg yolks and lemon peel until frothy. Set aside. Beat egg whites and salt until foamy. Slowly add sugar and beat until egg white begin to stiffen. Gently fold egg white … Read more

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 … Read more