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Homemade Beef Jerky

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Homemade Beef Jerky

One of the earliest methods of preserving meat was dehydration; archeologists have found remains of drying racks all over the world, and in practically every culture. Back then, the only reliable option for dehydrating meat was sunlight. In modern times, however, we have better options. While stand-alone dehydrators are available and can work well, they cost money. If you are considering a dedicated dehydrator, make sure to get one with a fan and not just a heat coil as this feature will significantly reduce drying time. The Elite Gourmet and the Magic Mill are quality products.  If you don't want...

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Why Is Everyone Suddenly Obsessed With Cast Iron? We Have the Answer, Plus the Best Skillets to Buy Right Now

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Why Is Everyone Suddenly Obsessed With Cast Iron? We Have the Answer, Plus the Best Skillets to Buy Right Now

Your grandmother probably loved it, your parents likely shunned it in favor of Teflon and your peers buy as much of it as they can. What are we talking about? Cast iron, of course. Although cast iron cookware has been on the market for more than 100 years, it has experienced a bit of a resurgence in the last decade. In fact, sales of cast iron have experienced more than a 225% increase in the last ten years, according to the Cookware Manufacturer’s Association. This is due in part to the revelation that the chemicals in non-stick skillets have caused...

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Not into Microwaves? These Alternatives Will Reheat Your Food Just As Well

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Not into Microwaves? These Alternatives Will Reheat Your Food Just As Well

Since their induction into the kitchen appliance “must-have” hall of fame, the microwave has stood as a pillar of modern culinary convenience. Whether you’re softening butter, reheating day-old noodles or keeping prepared dinner warm the microwave can just about do it all. It was invented shortly after WWII but didn’t establish itself as a must-have tool until the 2000s when it was named the #1 piece of technology that made American lives easier. Some people are turned off by the zapping kitchen appliance, believing that “nuking” food destroys its molecular structure of key vitamins and minerals and leaves behind nutritionally...

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15 Kitchen Gadgets That You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

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15 Kitchen Gadgets That You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

What’s cookin’? Preparing meals doesn’t have to be painful or tedious! People are always looking to reinvent the wheel, which means there are so many clever inventions out there (and we always love a good kitchen hack). That’s why I love these clever kitchen gadgets from Amazon which truly make life easier, hassle-free, and even more fun! 1. PB-JIFE! peanut butter knife Buy it on Amazon | $12.99 This ultimate peanut butter knife helps you to scoop up the last of your peanut butter from even the biggest jars. With its round stainless steel ergonomic design, you’ll never be dealing with...

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