Drying Fresh Chives

  Summer is over and so is the garden. Before the cold hits I picked the last of my chives and I dehydrated them. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator to do this. Chives can also be dried by hanging them, dried in the oven or even frozen. Once they are dehydrated they should be stored in an airtight container and should […]

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Bacon Jerky

Yes I did! I made me some Bacon Jerky and it turned out great! There are only three ingredients in this delicious Bacon Jerky. It was so different from anything I have ever dehydrated before. Keep in mind that you cannot dehydrate fat. However, what the dehydrator did to the bacon fat tasted amazing! As you see in the picture, […]

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Preserving Garden Herbs

Before the cold weather gets here I cut my herbs and preserve them. I have been using my fresh herbs all summer but now it’s time to preserve what is left. I preserve my herbs by dehydrating them and storing them in airtight containers. For the last two days I have dehydrated my sage, thyme and rosemary. I still have […]

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Beef Jerky

My Granddaughter has been bugging me to make some Beef Jerky. She will be here tonight so I made sure it was ready for when she gets here. Beef Jerky is so expensive to buy and so easy to make. It is time-consuming but makes a lot of jerky. I don’t use a jerky gun, I just slice beef. I […]

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Dehydrated Apples

So you don’t know what to do with all those apples, why not dehydrate them? Apples are high in fiber and very nutritious. I keep the skin on mine for even more fiber. They last all year-long (except in my house because we eat them). Use them for snacks or even the kids lunches at school and home. Just store […]

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Dehydrated Herbs

I just love drying fresh herbs from our garden. I get more than enough to last us until the next year. There is so much satisfaction when I cook and use my own home grown dried herbs. We don’t grow a lot of different kinds of herbs, just the ones I use the most like parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, basil […]

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Dehydrated Peeps

Did you enjoy eating Lucky Charms as a kid? Do you enjoy eating Peeps? How about marshmallows toasted over a fire? If you answered yes and have a dehydrator, you have to try these! I have dehydrated small marshmallows before but never Peeps. I keep seeing posts about how delicious these are. I know I like to munch on small dehydrated […]

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Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky is a healthy, high protein snack. This is my favorite Beef Jerky recipe. I keep wanting to try new recipes, after all, I did receive a wonderful book of Beef Jerky recipes from my son two Christmases ago! But for some reason I just keep making this one. My dear friend messaged me yesterday and asked me how to […]

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