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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 … Read more

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“From my Great Aunt Edith Hoover. I used to go to their farm and help collect eggs from the chickens.” – Innkeeper Bonnie Three Layer Cookies 1) In a double boiler mix:  ½ C oleo ¼ C sugar ⅓ C cocoa 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg Cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes until well … Read more

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“This recipe came from my Granny. It was a tasty holiday cookie.” – Innkeeper Bonnie Gumdrop Bars Mix: 2 c. flour ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon ⅓ c. shortening Add: 3 eggs well beaten 2 c brown sugar ¼ c. evaporated milk 1 c. soft gumdrops cut up. ½ c. nuts Spread in 9 … Read more

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Breakfast Pizza (over night) 1 pound pork sausage 1 package tube crescent rolls 2 cups frozen hash browns 1 – 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese 1 – 2 c. of mozzarella cheese 5 eggs ¼ c. milk ½ t. salt ¼ t. pepper Brown sausage and drain. Spray bottom of 9×13” baking pan with cooking … Read more

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Baked Carrots Chop and brown 2 strips bacon and ½ onion Parboil 2 lbs chunked carrots Place carrots, bacon, onion, in casserole and add 1 small can tomato soup and ½ cup brown sugar. Bake about 20 minutes at 350° “My mom used to make this recipe. The flavors blend nicely.” – Innkeeper Bonnie

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Fruit Soup 10 oz. box of frozen strawberries 6 oz. can frozen orange juice 1 c. drained mandarin oranges (small can) 1 large can diced peaches 2 – 4 bananas (will be added to your taste) 3 T. instant Tapioa box pudding ½ c. sugar 1 c. water Pinch of salt   Strawberries and juice … Read more

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Apple Salad Apples Bananas Marshmallows Celery Cool Whip ¼ marshmallows, ½ banana, cube apple, small celery pieces. Put all in a bowl. Mix in Cool Whip to cover all.    “This is a recipe that I watched a friend “toss” together just using things that were “on hand”.” – Innkeeper Bonnie

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Macaroni Salad Cook 1 lb pkg of shells macaroni. Rinse. Cool.  Chop and mix together: 1 lg. green pepper 4 carrots 1 onion Add to cooled macaroni.  Mix together: 1 can Eagle bran can milk ¾ – 1 cup sugar ½ cup vinegar (A little less if white vin.) 2 cup mayo 1 t. salt … Read more

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This recipe was submitted to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook by Darlene Little. Innkeeper Bonnie says, “Darlene was the mother of a good friend in college. I lived with the Littles when I student taught, and Darlene made my wedding dress.” Texas Sheet Cake 2 c. flour 2 c. sugar ½ lb. oleo 4 T. … Read more

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This recipe was from Innkeeper Bonnie’s mom, Jean Barnhill and is a family favorite in the Fall.  Quick Pumpkin Bread Mix: 3 c. sugar 1 c. oil or crisco 4 eggs 2 c. cookies pumpkin ⅔ c. water 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 3 ⅓ c. flour 2 tsp. soda … Read more