Way back, when my brother moved away, I knew that our relationship would change. I figured I wouldn't see him as much anymore, and that there wouldn't be a lot that we could have left in common since we'd be so far apart. The years have gone by and, although I was right that we wouldn't see each other as much anymore, old habits die hard and he's still pretty much my same little brother. (If you can count towering over me by at least a foot as "little".) Things are always a little awkward at first when we see each other, but there is one thing that has bonded us together since we were small, and continues to break the ice time and again: Beef jerky. Yes, beef jerky. Those chewy, flavored, dried bits of meat that can be found at just about every check-out counter in America. When we were younger, my dad used to buy us the long strips (if we behaved) and we thought they were the best things on Earth. Now that I'm older, I still love beef jerky, but my tastes have changed. I am no longer content to go for the plain-old, "original" flavors that are offered. I want spicy... I want BBQ... I want teriyaki. A couple of years ago, I was even fortunate enough to try something extra special - deer jerky, made at home by one of my friends. Since then, I've tried to find commercial deer jerky, but it isn't exactly one of those highly available items. I am starting to think that I might want to invest in a food dehydrator and experiment with making my own jerky too. I'd love to see the look on my brother's face if the next time he came home I handed him a bag of homemade jerky!
Ever been interested in dehydrating food? You have a chance to win a food dehydrator just by entering this giveaway! And these things don't just make jerky, they are good for drying all sorts of goodies like fruits & vegetables. Want to try making your own veggie chips or dried apricots? This is the way to do it! So check out the Rafflecopter form below and get to enterin'!
Nesco Gardenmaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator
Fast, Powerful Fan! A quiet, 2,400-RPM motor and specially designed 4-1/2 inch fan mean faster, more nutritious drying. Adjustable Thermostat! The adjustable 90-160 degree F digital control gives you the flexibility to get the best results.
As needs grow, this four-tray unit can be expanded with accessory Add-A-Trays®, up to 20 trays (20 sq. ft.) Drying pressure adjusts automatically to the number of trays. Included accessories: No-Spill Fruit Roll Sheet, Clean-A-Screen®, Jerky Spice Packet and Cure.
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This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on August 29th, 2013