Classic Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

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A Slow Cooker Meal Using Foods from Your Dehydrated Pantry This classic Italian dish must have hundreds of versions; all resulting in a rustic braise of tender chicken and aromatic vegetables cooked in a yummy Italian tomato sauce. It is often called “hunter style” because the word cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian…. Read more“Classic Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore”

Texas Spicy/Sweet Pickles & Chips

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Refrigerate or Dehydrate These Yummy Treats Made From a Jar of Dill Pickles These spicy/sweet pickles are a delectable treat, whether you eat them as is or decide to dehydrate for snacks. These are not made for long-term storage, but rather wonderful snacking food that will be great for the… Read more“Texas Spicy/Sweet Pickles & Chips”

Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup

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Make Your Own Cabbage Soup Mix or Meals-In-A-Jar/Pouch This is my version of an old favorite German family recipe. Use sucralose or other sweetener instead of white sugar if you wish. There is almost no taste difference in sweet and sour recipes such as this one. Using Corned Beef Brisket… Read more“Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup”

Dehydrated Vegetable Soups with Dry Mix

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Make Your Own Vegetable Soup Mix or Meals-In-A-Jar/Pouch I routinely go through my dried vegetables, taking stock of my inventory and pulling out the dribs and drabs of jars that are almost empty. This is the time I put together my vegetable soup mixes. I use just about all my… Read more“Dehydrated Vegetable Soups with Dry Mix”

Tomato Basil Soup Mix

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Makes 4 servings We love this soup. It’s easy. It’s flexible. It tastes like something from a fancy bistro yet comes together in 10 minutes. It is easy to store a pantry pack for quick meals. This soup is packed with the bold tomato flavor you love without any artificial… Read more“Tomato Basil Soup Mix”

Make-Ahead Spiced Pumpkin Latte Mix

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Makes 8 servings Make your own liquid “Torani -style”  flavoring for the popular—but seasonal—Spiced Pumpkin Lattes. Here is the opportunity to make it year-round from your own pumpkin powder, canned purée, or homemade purée! Ingredients 2 tablespoons pumpkin powder 1/2 cup boiling water 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt… Read more“Make-Ahead Spiced Pumpkin Latte Mix”

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend-2 Ways

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Makes 1/4 cup, enough to fill an average spice bottle There are two recipes here, a standard and a gourmet version. I use the gourmet version, but it requires keeping allspice and mace on hand. It is your choice, both are very tasty, economical, and preservative-free! Standard Pumpkin Pie Spice… Read more“Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend-2 Ways”

Easy, Perfect Pumpkin Pie

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Makes 1 9-inch pie (8 servings) This Pumpkin Pie is made with your dehydrated pumpkin powder or canned pumpkin purée. We have provided a great recipe for pie crust or you may use pre-made. Sweetened Condensed Milk is the secret here, along with the eggs, to making a fast, easy, and… Read more“Easy, Perfect Pumpkin Pie”

Dehydrated Vegetable Blends–The Cajun Holy Trinity

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A combination of dried, chopped onions, celery and green peppers used to add flavor and aroma to stocks, sauces, soups and other foods. The holy trinity is the Cajun and Louisiana Creole variant of mirepoix. The taste of Louisiana, Cajun and Creole cookery— hailing from the Christian canon of the Trinity, the Cajun Holy Trinity developed in… Read more“Dehydrated Vegetable Blends–The Cajun Holy Trinity”

Dehydrator Temperatures with Conversion Chart

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Dehydrating Temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius with a list of corresponding common foods. Dehydrating food is very different from cooking, but it’s just as important to set and use the correct temperature. This conversion chart shows the Fahrenheit and Celsius readings for common food settings. Temperatures are rounded to the nearest… Read more“Dehydrator Temperatures with Conversion Chart”