Make your own dehydrated foods

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Take advantage of sales or in-season fruits, vegetables and meats to create delicious stores of healthy, inexpensive foods.

– Learn the basics of how to start preserving your favorite fruits, veggies and meats

  • Food Drying Basics
  • Equipment and Methods for Drying
  • Dried Food Recipes
  • Storing and Using Dried Foods
  • How to Use Dried Food in Recipes
  • Make Your Own Food Dehydrator

    Fruits –

  • Dehydrating Fruits Table: Excellent informative source showing the drying times of all your favorite fruits
  • Dehydrating Tomatoes
  • Drying Fruit Leathers – make your own fruit roll ups using your favorite fruits

    Herbs – Dry your own herbs for use in your favorite recipes and crafts

  • How to Dry Herbs
  • How to Add Herbs in Food


  • Drying Meats – make your own Jerky
  • Drying Poultry– Make Turkey Jerky, Chicken Jerky, Duck Jerky etc


  • Dehydrating Vegetable Table: Drying times needed for all your favorite vegetables, as well as how to prepare them
  • Dry your own Chili Peppers
  • Dehydrating Tomatoes


  • Apple Pie
  • Cherry Pie – Create a family favorite using dried cherries
  • Chocolate Cherry Pie – Frozen treat made from Dried Cherries
  • Creamed Corn– classic creamed corn recipe using dried corn kernals
  • Creamy Mushroom Soup Mix
  • Dehydrated Soup Mix
  • Dried Apple Cakes
  • Dried Tomato Basil Pesto
  • Fresh Fennel With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Drying Fruit Leathers– make your own fruit “roll” treats for an inexpensive, healthy alternative
  • Fruit Powders
  • Green Bean Casserole -dehydrated
  • Harvest Cake
  • Munchie Bites– coconut, apples, peanut butter & vanilla
  • Orange Julius Fruit Roll/ Fruit Leather
  • Peach Pie
  • Sauteed Onions– perfect sauteed onions from dried onions
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Sun-dried Tomato Dip
  • Vegetable Soup

    Jerky Marinade Recipes: Create inexpensive homemade jerky with beef, venison, game meats, chicken, turkey, and more

  • Basic Jerky Marinade
  • Chinese Beef Jerky
  • Cracked Black Pepper Jerky
  • Deer Jerky
  • Hot and Sweet Venison Jerky
  • Smokin’ Hot Jerky
  • Sweet Onion Jerky Recipe
  • Sweet & Sour Jerky
  • Teriyaki Jerky
  • Turkey Jerky

    While you can use your oven or choose from other drying methods, we highly recommend Nesco Food Dehydrators.

  • About Liss 4017 Articles
    Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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