Taste of Elegance

taste4Congratulations to Appleton Wisconsin Machine Shed Chef Kurt Wagner for winning the People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Taste of Elegance.  Chef Kurt prepared Spicy Caramel Apple Bacon Pork Loin.

tasteThe Taste of Elegance featured eight of Wisconsin’s finest chefs who prepared an original pork entrée that has not been previously featured on their menu.  Johnsonville Sausage; Pork Checkoff; Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board; and Wisconsin Pork Association sponsored the 2014 Taste of Elegance event.  To get the recipe for Chef Kurt’s dish, and learn more about the competition,
follow this link: http://ow.ly/tz7h2

Photos courtesy of Wisconsin Pork Association

Machine Shed in Rachael Ray Magazine!

Feb-Cover-418x552We were so excited to open up the March issue of Rachael Ray Magazine and see The Machine Shed featured in their article “America, What’s for Breakfast?”  The magazine highlighted a personal favorite of ours, The Pork Producer’s Breakfast.  Pick up your copy of the issue, and stop in to the restaurant to see what they are talking about!


The Pioneer Recipe!

Pork Pioneer

Throwback Thursday Recipe!  A favorite from Machine Shed menu’s past, The Pioneer.  Check out the recipe, and make it for dinner tonight.  Find the recipe by following this link: http://www.machineshed.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/thePioneer.pdf .

Save Your Egg Cartons!

egg cartonIt’s not too early to be thinking about Spring, here at the Machine Shed we are already getting excited about planting our gardens this year.  The Machine Shed blog will do a gardening series this spring, and to get prepared we want everyone to start saving their paper egg cartons.  We will use these egg cartons to start seedlings indoors.  Stay tuned, Spring is coming!




Image courtesy of artur84 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Thank You Farmers!

DSCN2137As we anxiously await this years Super Bowl commercials, we remember our favorite commercial from last year, and possibly of all time! Since the Dodge Ram commercial “Farmers” aired, we worked with the local artisans from Isabel Bloom to create a keepsake of this profound message. You can get your Isabel Bloom “Farmers” keepsake at select Machine Shed Restaurant gift shops or we can ship it to you.

Follow the link to watch the commercial: http://youtu.be/AMpZ0TGjbWE


Superbowl Party Recipe!

This Sunday is the anticipated Superbowl, and for many of us that means we will be throwing, or attending a Superbowl Party.  What will you be eating this Sunday?  Need some inspiration?  Why not try these Short Rib Sliders!

Ingredients:bbq pulled pork sandwich sliders

2 pounds short ribs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons oil
3 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup red wine
3 oz tomato paste
2 cups beef stock
1 cup of dark cola
Slider buns


1. Season short ribs with salt and pepper.
2. Heat oil and sear short ribs on each side until they are caramelized, a few minutes on each side.
3. Remove short ribs, and in the same pot add onion and garlic.
4. Once cooked, add tomato paste.
5. Add red wine and stir to deglaze the pan.
6. Place the short ribs, remainder of ingredients in the pan, beef stock, and cola into a crock pot.
7. Cook on medium for 4 hours or until tender.
8. Place short ribs and coleslaw on slider buns and serve

National Pie Day!

bananaCreamPieToday is National Pie Day!  Celebrate by making our Banana Cream Pie in your kitchen at home.  Don’t have time to bake today?  Save the recipe for later and come have pie with us at The Machine Shed!  Click on the recipe card to get the recipe.

Stuffed Iowa Chop Recipe

Stuffed Chop

Winner of the Iowa Pork Cookoff and The National Pork Recipe Contest, The Machine Shed’s Stuffed Iowa Chop will make a delicoius addition to your dinner table!  Make it at home tonight, or come try the real thing at any of our Machine Shed locations.


Click on the recipe card to the right to see the recipe.

For more great Machine Shed recipes visit: http://www.machineshed.com/chefs-and-recipes/.

We Have a Winner!

Blue RibbonCongratulations to Colleen Flathers, you are the winner of our giveaway!  Check your email for directions on claiming your prize.

Stay tuned to the blog, more giveaways to come this month!

Machine Shed’s Famous Meatloaf Recipe

meatloaf.psdOne of the most popular menu items on The Machine Shed menu is none other than our famous meatloaf.  Try out our recipe to impress your friends and family tonight!  Visit our website for more great Machine Shed recipes, or visit us at the restaurant for Midwest American cusine at its finest!  Click on the recipe card, and get cooking!






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