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About The Haas Machine

John & Gillian Haas are the creators behind The Haas Machine. They like to blog about their simple DIY projects & recipes that they make for their family. When they're not creating, they like to enjoy spending time listening to records, hiking through the southern Wisconsin bluffs, & chasing their spunky 2-year-old daughter through the farmer's market.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: I'll be honest & say that I was a bit intimidated when I found out that I would be receiving a grain mill. Although i love making food from scratch & the majority of what we make is pretty healthy, I was nervous that grinding my own grains would be just another thing for me to do. I'm a busy stay-at-home mama of one, pregnant with our second, & actively blog at The Haas Machine, so I was worried that another step in my cooking or baking process would be bothersome. I was relieved to discover that grinding my own wheat berries for flour in my homemade bread took no more time than my normal preparations! I also discovered that I can buy local organic grains in bulk within driving distance of our home, so I am saving a boatload of money (there's no way we could afford to buy organic flour). We've also been experimenting a bit with eating Paleo, so being able to grind up quinoa instead of buying the spendy quinoa flour has been a life-saver. Being encouraged to write 3 posts using the grain mill was the incentive that I needed to become more familiar with the machine & I'm so glad that I invested the time into using it because now we have a very practical kitchen appliance that will save us money, time, & help keep my family healthy.

Quinoa Flour Brownies

Quinoa Flour Brownies

Brownies are pretty much my most favorite treat ever, so I planned to make a big ol’ batch of them for an annual weekend getaway with friends. We each contribute to making a few meals & bringing communal snacks, so … Continue reading

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Sausage, Pepper, & Egg Polenta

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A few months ago, my father-in-law & his soon to-be-bride visited us for an extended weekend. They live in Florida, so we unfortunately don’t get to see them all too often. They are definitely classified as “foodies” so it was … Continue reading

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Strawberry Poptarts

Strawberry Poptarts

Strawberry poptarts are a childhood favorite treat, but they often contain ingredients that I’m not interested in feeding my family. Because I enjoy making a lot of our meals & snacks from scratch, I knew there had to be a … Continue reading

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