How to Make Your Own Jerky At Home

Jerky’s got a bad rap. It's long been synonymous with truckers, gas stations, a hard, nigh-unchewable texture, and dank, fake flavor more akin to dog treats than human food. But jerky has come a long...

Dehydrate Watermelon

by MedfordCapricornDragon 2 years ago

I've been dehydrating watermelon for several years now and it is a incredible healthy treat that keeps for months. My third year as the Watermelon Man at the Oregon Country Faire. If I could figure...

Need advice upgrading from my 30 year old toaster oven

by LostArk 2 years ago

For the past decade I've been using a toaster oven my dear late gran bought in the 80s. It's about the size of a shoe box (can toast 2.5 slices of bread at once), and I use it mostly for reheating ...

Is a cure needed for making beef jerky ?

by pondrat 12 years ago

My food dehydrator just arrived and in reviewing the recipe book I noticed that a cure of salt and sodium nitrite is listed as an ingredient (or their NESCO jerky cure mix made up of same). Then I ...

Can you hot water bathe dehydrated tomatoes in oil?

by Chandler114 3 years ago

So my bf has grown more tomatoes than I know what to do with and I started to put them in the dehydrator. I love store bought dried tomatoes in oil but it's expensive! I've read you can store dried...

Playing With My Food... Emergency Rations Experiments

by Libranflight 2 years ago

Anyone have some amazing things you do with emergency rations all year round? Have great time savers or money saving tips using emergency rations? Have a great recipe using emergency rations, ple...

Dehydrator Recipe Resources

by biggreenmatt 2 years ago

Hi all, I picked myself up a fancy shmancy Sonoma 9000 dehydrator at a neighbourhood sale for a steal- half price, unused, and I'd like to make proper use of it. I used the time and temp settin...

Drying/Dehydrating Paneer

by rw71457 3 years ago

Does anyone know if Paneer can be dried or dehydrated for longer storage?

Salting Orange Slices

by Fickle_Fautress 3 years ago

I am wanting to use thin navel orange slices as a pizza topping but am concerned about the water content. Thought about grilling them on the bbq, but what about a quick salting (like you would with...

Semi science question: Re crisp chips?

by hudsonvlley 4 years ago

Please suggest how to re-crisp yummy (beet) chips, without turning on the oven. Love these chips but they lost their crunch even before opening the bag. Yes, I know: low oven. But wonder if th...

Dehydrating garden goodies

by dfrostnh 5 years ago

Anticipating a good crop of tomatoes this year, I have ordered an Excalibur dehydrator. I thought asking for recipes would be best on the gardening thread instead of home cooking. Do you grow extra...

Suggestions for drying magnolia blossoms

by meatn3 5 years ago

I want to try my hand at making magnolia bitters this year (recipe link below). After much searching for some blossoms that were (a) reachable for a short person (b)in nice shape (c)away from car e...

How good is an oven's "dehydrate" setting?

by CindyJ 6 years ago

I never even noticed this setting on my oven until just a few minutes ago. Now I'm wondering how well the oven can dehydrate foods. Have you ever successfully dehydrated foods in your oven? I'm ...

Eggplant Bacon

by ElsieB 6 years ago

I had a lot of eggplants to use up and came across this idea of raw dehydrated eggplant bacon (http://thevedge.org/2013/05/raw-eggplant-bacon/). There are lots of variations of this recipe out the...

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