Cookbook is here!

I am so pleased to announce that my cookbook is here and ready for purchase! During the lock down period for Covid  19 and now during a slower season than usual, I have had time to work on some other projects. I was able to create a cookbook and have it published and now it […]

Egg Roll


Egg Roll-up – serves 8-10 1/4 C. butter 1/4 C flour 12 eggs 1 C cottage cheese 1/3 C. milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 tsp. onion pwd and garlic pwd. In a large glass bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Then whisk together the remaining ingredients. Line a 10″ x 15″ jelly roll pan […]


Statement on Coronavirus

I would love to welcome you all to Die Heimat Country Inn. That is what we do – hospitality! So it goes against all our natural impulses to encourage you to do something else these days; that is to shelter in place and stop traveling any more than absolutely necessary. I wish I could tell […]

woman at communal dinner

Communal Meal during Take-A-Bite weekend 2020

During the warm summer months Amana Communal Dinners are held in the only remaining kitchen in Middle Amana. The Ruedy Kitchen is now part of the Amana Heritage Society which has big plans for creating an authentic Amana homestead on that site. In April, the kitchen which isn’t heated, is not used. This year, during […]

Ox yoke spread

Take-A-Bite Weekend in the Amana Colonies

“Take a Bite” is an award winning 3-day food experience that features sampling, hands-on demonstrations, and special dinners.  Voted the Outstanding new event by the Iowa Tourism Commission, each evening features a special dining event like a historic Amana Colonies communal dinner served in the only intact communal kitchen or a Vintners Dinner that pairs […]

Book Direct

#Book Direct

#BookDirect There’s a movement in our industry to educate guests on why it’s best for them to BOOK DIRECT for their stay at independent inns and B&Bs. Sometimes I assume that people know they will get the best rate by booking directly on our website or by calling us. But it’s become the norm to […]


Design a beautiful Charcuterie Board (and eat!)

Our Valentine 2020 Package includes an evening of arranging food items on a lovely charcuterie board. Friday evening, Feb. 14, 2020 at our Next Door Event Center Charcuterie is the new and fancy name for a meat and cheese tray. Charcuterie officially means the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other meat products. […]

Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

“Wheel of Murder” Saturday, February 15, 5:30 pm  Old Creamery Theatre presents a dinner theatre at the Price Creek Event Center in Amana ” You’ve been invited to enjoy a delicious meal and attend a taping of the hit game show Wheel of Money! The contestants are DYING to win big, but unfortunately the only thing […]

Broom Making in the Amana Colonies

The Amana folks were fairly self-sufficient when they arrived in Iowa in the mid-1800s. They performed all the traditional crafts in each village – Crafts such as wood-working, rug-weaving, quilting, blacksmithing, and tinsmithing, among others. They also made brooms. Today the broom-maker still makes brooms at the Broom and Basket Shop in West Amana. Amana […]