Farmers' Guest House
October 28th, 2013

Gourmet Breakfasts and so much more…

Staying at a bed and breakfast is a unique getaway experience. At Farmers Guest House we aim to provide guests with a country elegant experience where they are free to join in conversation with other guests, or make their experience private and personal.
If you are considering a bed and breakfast getaway to Galena, we invite you to review TripAdvisor review from our guests including one of our latest:
“Gourmet Breakfasts and a Great Wine Happy Hour Define Your Trip”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 NEW

We took off for Galena for a quick short getaway (October, 2013) hoping to get in some good hiking in fall colors. Horseshoe Bluffs was a great hike in the Mines of Spain just south of Dubuque, Iowa with a [...]

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October 23rd, 2013

Catch the Holiday Spirit in Galena at Farmers Guest House

Chestnuts roasting over an open fire. Carolers singing a holiday tune. The romantic glow of a town illuminated with the gentle flicker of luminaria. And everyone is enjoying simple pleasures. Hot chocolate. Candy canes. Festively wrapped gifts.
Step back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays in Galena. Festivities begin just as soon as the ghosts and ghouls from the hallmarked Halloween Parade go back into hiding for another year. The temperature cools, often crystal-like snowflakes start to fall, and the charming shops transform into a magical wonderland.
Be sure to join the fun as Santa Claus comes to town—after Thanksgiving—on Saturday, November 30. During the celebrated tradition, Santa makes his way down Galena’s historic Main Street to the Old Market [...]

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October 13th, 2013

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

It’s that time of year!

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

 
 
 
 
Preheat conventional oven to 400˚ or convection oven to 375˚.
Cream together in a bowl:
3 eggs
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 ¾ cup sugar
½ cup canola oil
½ cup orange or apple juice
 
Add the following ingredients to the top of the mixture and blend just until moistened after all ingredients have been added to the bowl.
3 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon*
½ tsp nutmeg*
¼  tsp cloves*
 
Stir in
1 ½ cups raisins
1 cup pecan pieces
 
Fill greased muffin cups ½ full. Dust top with coarse sugar.  Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.  Serve warm.
* 1 ¾  tsp of pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for these seasonings.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 parts cinnamon
1 part nutmeg
½ part [...]

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October 1st, 2013

Baked Cinnamon Apples

With the crisp chill of autumn in the air there’s nothing like the warmth of Baked Cinnamon Apples first thing in the morning!
Baked Cinnamon-Apple Slices
4 firm Apples
2/3  cup brown sugar
½ cup raisins
2 Tablespoons melted butter
¼ cup orange juice
 
Core and slice the apples into 8 wedges each and place in an 8” x 8” baking dish.  Pour orange juice in the pan.  Sprinkle the top of the apples with the brown sugar and raisins.  Drizzle the butter over the top.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until apples are tender but not mushy.
Divide into 8 serving dishes, pour any liquid in the pan over the tops.  Serve [...]

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