Iowa State Fair

frontThis year The Machine Shed was excited to work with The Iowa Food and Family Project out at the Iowa State Fair.  The Machine Shed Team helped to spread the word about where our food comes from and the importance of supporting local farmers.

The best part was seeing The Machine Shed building built into a GIANT sand sculpture right at the fair!shed

Cookbook Club!

51eNepQoodLThis week we are featuring the Pizza recipe from page 154.  What we love most about pizza is its versatility, it can be a vehicle for SO MANY flavors.  This recipe is great because it gives the recipe for the sauce and the dough, but leaves the toppings up to the creator!  Whatever you have fresh from your garden is fair game!

Check out our Pinterest board for ideas on what to put on your pizza!  Don’t forget to cook along and share your photos with us on Facebook or by emailing


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Wisconsin State Fair

cheddar meltsThis year we had a blast at the Wisconsin State Fair!  Our fair food was a HUGE hit!  Who could resist Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Melts.  Check out our photos from the event, and try to hold out your excitement until next year to see what we create!

Cookbook Club

51eNepQoodLThis weeks edition of the Cookbook Club features the recipe for Wild Mushroom Lasagna on page 271.  As usual we mixed it up a bit to suit us!  Since work nights can be busy, instead of a lasagna we made a pasta bake using rotini!  Saves plenty of time but doesnt sacrifice taste.  Also, we added artichokes and spinach to kick up the flavor. ( We also used some extra onions and garlic, can you blame us? YUM!)



Remember to buy your cookbook and cook along with us!  Send your photos to or post them to our Machine Shed Facebook page.  Happy cooking! (and eating!)



EAA Airventure

eaaThis year The Machine Shed in Appleton took part in EAA Airventure, the world’s greatest aviation celebration.  They served up great food to visitors and fed 1200 sponsors daily.  Check out our photos from this great event!

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