Cooking Video: Iowa Pork Chop with Peach Bourbon BBQ sauce

Chef Tim, from the Machine Shed in Des Moines, shows you how to brine and cook our famous Iowa Pork chops.  This cooking demonstration really shows how easy it is to make a signature dinner for your family.

Machine Shed Original Recipe: Applesauce Bread

Applesauce Bread is a favorite at the Machine Shed Restaurants and is a part of the Shed’s “Fixin’s” that are served with every dinner entree. Enjoy this great bread for your next brunch or family get together!

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Have you tried the Applesauce Bread? What do you think? Share in the comments below.

Machine Shed Original Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes

With only 2 days left in our Week of Chocolate, make sure you enter to win our Chocolate giveaway before time runs out! Click here to learn more. 

A container of unsweetened cocoa powder is a staple in every kitchen – it can be used in cookies, cakes and this recipe for cupcakes.

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Do you prefer cupcakes or cake? We’d love to hear why! 

Machine Shed Original Recipe: Stuffed Chicken

Stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and thyme, this recipe will remind you of summer harvest in the middle of winter.

You can find sun-dried tomatoes in the health food section of most grocery stores, and look for fresh thyme if you have an indoor farmers market.


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Let us know how yours turns out!

Shed Recipe: Good Morning Oatmeal

On a cold day, a hot breakfast hits the spot.

Start the day off right with the Machine Shed Original Good Morning Oatmeal Recipe.

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What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?

Machine Shed Original Recipe: Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Today we’re sharing our original recipe for Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps. 

This is a great dish to serve on Christmas Eve or as an appetizer on Christmas Day.

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Machine Shed Recipe: Pumpkin Bread

Nothing says Fall like this recipe for Pumpkin Bread, which would be a delicious Thanksgiving Day breakfast treat.

 2 cups Eggs, Beaten
1 cup Water
 2 cups Salad Oil
1.5 lb Canned Pumpkin 
2.5 lb Sugar
2 lb Flour
½ oz Baking Soda
¼ oz Cinnamon¼ oz
¼ oz Nutmeg
1/8 oz Salt


1. Mix eggs, water, oil, and pumpkin in mixer.
2. Mix in remaining ingredients and mix for 4 minutes.
3. Pour into greased pan or muffin tins
4. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes to 1 hour for pan or 35 minutes if you are preparing them as muffins.

Video: How to Make the Machine Shed’s Signature Apple Dumpling

Wow your family with homemade Apple Dumplings! 

Chef Aaron from the Machine Shed’s Appleton, WI location demonstrates how to make a signature Apple Dumpling dessert.

Let us know how yours turn out!
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Reminder! Only 10 More Days to Get Your Free Chef Inspired Recipe Ebook!


The Chefs at the Machine Shed are sharing eight favorite pork recipes. 

All you need to do is “Like” our facebook page to download your complimentary copy of “Chef Inspired Recipes”. 

Each recipe is an easy, flavorful idea perfect for everyday cooking.  Hurry, the link is only available Oct. 1st – 31st!

Click here to go to our Facebook Page to get your Ebook now! 

Machine Shed Original Recipe: Cheddar Casserole

If you’ve stopped into the Shed for breakfast, you’ve surely come across the Machine Shed ‘Sheddar-Style’ hash brown casserole.

It’s a guest favorite, and we’re sharing the recipe with you today! 

Follow the instructions below, and download the 5 by 7 recipe card at the end of the recipe to add to your collection.



Machine Shed Cheddar Casserole


2 lbs Russet Potatoes, shredded, cooked

1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1.5 cups Chicken Gravy

1/2 cup Sour Cream

1 stick Butter, melted

1/4 cup Onions, diced

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp White Pepper



Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Fill a greased casserole dish with the mix. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until top is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving.


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Let us know if you try this recipe! Leave a comment below.

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