Recipes from Amid Summer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast  

You will be treated royally during your stay in Cedar City, UT,  with home baked items being served throughout the day. Here are a few of our most requested recipes.


Banana Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups very ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cream margarine, sugar and eggs. Add sour cream, bananas and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Put in greased 9”x13” pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden or until toothpick placed in the center, comes out clean.

Frosting for Banana Bars

  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ pound of powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter

Blend all ingredients together well. Can add milk if frosting is too thick. Spread on cooled cake. Sprinkling with chopped nuts is optional. 

Best Brownies Ever

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Cream together ½ cup butter and 1 cup sugar.
  • Add 2 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 4 tablespoons cocoa (level).
  • Place batter in an 8”x8” pan.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 5 minutes and swirl the chocolate chips with a knife.
  • Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

If wanting to make a 9”x13” pan of brownies, just double the recipe.

Lemon Squares


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, ½ cup powdered sugar–cream together
  • ½ teaspoon salt, 2 cups flour–add to the above creamed mixture

Put into a greased jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake. Prepare the filling while the crust is in the oven.


  • 6 eggs-slightly beaten
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • rind of lemon-grated (opt)

Mix all ingredients well. Pour over hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is just golden. Cool. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.