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Posts by amy

Recipe for Apricot and Butterscotch Scones – Easy and Delicious

Posted on May 18, 2012

Apricot-Butterscotch Scones – brought to you by The Mandolin Inn   Serves 12 generous scones     2 cups flour 6  tablespoons butter 2 ½ teaspoons baking   powder ½ cup chopped dried   apricots (or any combination of dried cherries, currants, raisins, etc.) ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butterscotch chips   (or any other flavor that appeals) ¼ cup sugar 1 egg slightly beaten,   combined with enough buttermilk to equal 1 cup   Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter with a...

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Recipe for Curried Sausage – A Signature Dish here at the Inn

Posted on May 18, 2012

Sausage and Mushrooms with Curry Sauce – brought to you by The Mandolin Inn   Serves 12-25     3-5 pounds mild pork bulk   sausage 4 teaspoons curry powder 3 cups sliced mushrooms 2 cups half & half 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup julienned red, green   and yellow peppers 4 tablespoons flour ½ cup grated parmesan or   romano cheese   In skillet, brown sausage, breaking up with spatula.  Drain sausage in a colander. Sauté mushrooms in skillet.  Place sausage and mushrooms into 2-4...

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Recipe for Spinach Quiche – Enjoy!

Posted on May 17, 2012

Crustless Spinach Quiche - brought to you by The Mandolin Inn   Serves 12 – 16     (What I do to lower the fat content if you are so inclined)   16 eggs (equivalent # egg   beaters) 1 tablespoon chopped   parsley 8 ounces crumbled feta   cheese – black peppercorn or tomato-basil flavored 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 4 tablespoons melted   butter (omit) 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 12 ounces small curd   cottage cheese (low or nonfat) 10 ounces frozen chopped   spinach, thawed, drained and...

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Hardwood Floors here in the Inn

Posted on Apr 17, 2012

Dubuque, IA was the lead mining captital of the world until the mid 1860′s. As a result of this it was the law/common paractice around these parts up  until the late 1800′s that people use soft woods for their floors and save the hardwood for the lead mine shafts. The Mandolin Inn (Nicholas Schrup home) was built in 1908 and is one of the few historic homes in either Dubuque or Galena that has hardwood floors. Schrup was knighted by the King of Belgium in 1920 and wanted everyone...

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Architectural Walking Tour of the Jackson Park and West Eleventh Historic Districts – The Mandolin Inn is site #22

Posted on Mar 17, 2012

This tour starts on the hilltops that are part of the West 11th Historic District and then works its way to downtown. It takes 2 to 2 ½ hours. The hilltops do not have metered parking, whereas the downtown streets do, so you might want to leave your car on the hill and walk back to it at the end of the tour.   Start at the corner of 11th and Prairie Streets. Local lore has Amelia Earhart spending a night at 596 W 11th in the 1930′s. #1. 1295 (O) + 1209 Prairie Street (O, P) The...

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