Cookbook Club: Bread Sticks!

MS_cookbook_club_logo_finalHave you picked up your copy of this month’s cookbook?  If not, don’t worry, we still have them in stock!  This week we made the recipe for bread sticks, but as always, we decided to give them a twist by stuffing them with mozzarella!  Can you say YUM.  We love all the traditional recipes this cookbook provides, and we know you will too!

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Corn Dogs!

ms_corn_dogIt’s State Fair season, and with State Fairs come food on a stick!  The Machine Shed has served up everything from Chocolate Covered Bacon on a Stick, to the Fry Dog on a Stick, and this year at the Mississippi Valley Fair we are even serving Meatloaf on a Stick!

You can make one of the most well known recipes on a stick at home, a corn dog.  Click here for Machine Shed’s very own recipe from our Now That’s Cookin cookbook.

Cookbook Club-Blueberry Muffins

367_MS_Cookbook_Club_Eblast batterThis week we chose to make Blueberry Muffins from The Old Farmhouse Kitchen Cookbook.  The great thing about muffins is that you can add a variety of ingredients to a traditional recipe to give a new added flavor!  We used the recipe from the cookbook, but added vanilla vanillaextract for an extra sweetness!  You can add variety to your muffins by adding nuts, other types of fruit, or different spices like cinnamon.

Don’t forget we will also have giveaways at the end of each month. To enter, simply share a picture with us with muffinsyou and your cookbook on our Facebook page as you cook along with us each month! Don’t have a Facebook? That’s ok, send the picture to and we will post it for you!


Summer Events!

airshowThe Machine Shed Restaurant will be participating in many fairs and events this summer.  From serving the famous Krispy Kreme burger at the Wisconsin State Fair to serving food at the worlds largest air show, we hope to see you soon!

Come see us at….

EAA Airventure July 27- August 3 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Come check us out at the worlds greatest aviation celebration.

Mississippi Valley Fair July 29-August 3 in Davenport, IA.

fairWisconsin State Fair July 31-August 10 in West Allis, WI.  This year we roll out a new fair food-Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Melts!

Boone County Fair August 5-10 in Belvidere, IL.

Iowa State Fair August 7-17 in Des Moines, IA.  This year we will be at the Varied Industries Building with the Iowa Food and Family Project on August 15!

Cookbook Club-Spaghetti Pie!

It’s the first week of our Cookbook Club!  We selected The Old Farmhouse Kitchen as our first cookbook, because come on, that’s so Shed!  367_MS_Cookbook_Club_Eblast

Wondering what the Cookbook Club is all about?  Each week we will show you our experiences cooking from the selected cookbook so that you can get a feel of the type of recipes available, and the unique ways you can mix up the recipe to make it your own!  Now, we can’t share the recipes, (because that wouldn’t be fair to the authors) but we will entice your tastebuds with great photos of our adventures in cooking.  We will also have giveaways at the end of each month.  To enter, simply share a picture with us with you and your cookbook on our Facebook page as you cook along with us each month!  Don’t have a Facebook?  That’s ok, send the picture to and we will post it for you!

This week we selected the recipe Spaghetti Pie.  The great thing about this recipe is that you can use leftover spaghetti and incorporate a few extra ingredients for an easy weeknight meal!  We added a mushroom cream sauce to give the recipe some extra flair!  Check out our photos and share yours with us!


Click on the pictures below to see what we made!



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