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Posts by amy

Shirred Eggs Florentine in Ham Cups – very pretty and quite tasty

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

Shirred Eggs Florentine in Ham(or turkey) Cups – brought to you by the Mandolin Inn Serves 6 people    (indicates changes you can make to lower the fat) ¾ lb fresh spinach, finely torn 2 Tbsp sour cream (fat free) 1   Tbsp finely chopped garlic 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon 2   Tbsp butter (PAM) 12 slicesBlack Forest  or Virginia ham without holes 12 large eggs · Preheat oven to 400° ·Prepare Spinach:             Cook spinach and garlic in butter with salt and pepper in a large, heavy...

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Zucchini and Tomato Crustless Quiche

Posted on Aug 4, 2012

Crustless Zucchini and Roma Tomato Quiche – brought to you by the Mandolin Inn   Serves 12-16 people    (indicates changes you can make to lower the fat)   1 dozen eggs    (equivalent # egg beaters) 2 large roma tomatoes, 1-1’1/2 cup grape tomatoes or any home grown tomatoes, diced 2   cups cottage cheese (low or nonfat) 4 tablespoons melted butter (omit) 2   cups shredded  cheddar cheese (lite or   low fat cheese) 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely diced (1 teaspoon   dried) 1...

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Potato-Cheese Strata and Bread Pudding with Apple Cider Sauce

Posted on Aug 4, 2012

POTATO-CHEESE STRATA – brought to you by the Mandolin Inn   Serves 8-12 people    (indicates changes you can make to lower the fat)   ½ cup green onions, chopped – optional 2/3 cup milk (I use skim milk) ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce (I use 1+ teaspoons) –or   omit and use oregano and and basil for flavor 2 tablespoons butter (I use lower fat or fat-free   margarine) 1 ½ cup sour cream (I use light or fat free sour   cream) ¼ teaspoon salt (I don’t use) 1 ½ lbs. frozen hash browns...

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Sour Dough Baked French Toast and Old Fashioned Rhubarb Sauce

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

Sour Dough Baked French Toast - brought to you by The Mandolin Inn Serves 6-8     (What I do to lower the fat content if you are so inclined)   1 loaf sour dough bread   (or French or Italian) cut in 1 inch slices ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 6 large eggs (egg beaters) ¼ cup butter (light butter   or margarine) 1 ½ cups milk (skim) ½ cup firmly packed light   brown sugar 1 cup cream (fat free half   and half) ½ cup sliced  almonds (use sparingly or delete) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon...

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The Schrup Mansion and Mandolin Inn History

Posted on Jun 20, 2012

THE MANDOLIN INN – HISTORY   A well-known architect named Fridolin Heer designed the Mandolin Inn. Mr. Heer was the architect of a large number of magnificent buildings in the Dubuque area.  Some examples of his work are: the Dubuque County courthouse, Behr Funeral Home,  Hoffman Funeral Home, and what is today called the Fanny Stout House. This house was built in 1908 for Nicholas J. Schrup. Mr. Schrup was the son of a farmer who had emigrated from Luxembourg when Mr. Schrup was two years...

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