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As a child, Jeni fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie books, mostly because of all the wonderful things that were made at home from the simplest ingredients. Most weekends, Jeni can be found in her kitchen creating the basics for future meals. Culturing cheese and yogurt, breaking down larger cuts of meat into usable portions or for future grinding, fermenting cabbage, preserving fruits and veggies or dehydrating snacks of any variety keep her busy pretty much all weekend. When not involved in culinary pursuits, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, spinning and sewing as hobbies. She lives in Albany with her partner of 12 year and their bullmastiff.

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  1. Pam
    Pam at | | Reply

    I have never made my own jerky. This is going on my list. How is that I am just discovering your wonderful blog!?!

    1. Jeni B
      Jeni B at | | Reply

      Hi there! I only just discovered your wonderful blog.. The blogosphere is HUGE.. I say we just give the Hat Tip to Food in Jars for “introducing” us!

  2. Adoxy (@Adoxy30)
    Adoxy (@Adoxy30) at | | Reply

    This looks delicious! But what if I am without a food dehydrator? Is there any way I could get away with doing this in my electric oven? O_O

  3. PaulieWalnuts
    PaulieWalnuts at | | Reply

    I’ve done it in the oven in the past but could never seem to get it bendy/chewy, it always ended up overly hard and dry. Might have been the oven, it was electric and never held temperature very well. The temp might have averaged out at 170 (the setpoint) but the high and low extremes were probably at least 30 degrees in both directions…but in theory I don’t see why it wouldnt work in a gas oven or a better electric that can hold temp.

  4. Adoxy (@Adoxy30)
    Adoxy (@Adoxy30) at | | Reply

    Cool! Thanks much! I just might give this a try in the oven…or maybe use it as an excuse to get myself a dehydrator. ;-)

  5. Eileen @ Phoenix Helix
    Eileen @ Phoenix Helix at | | Reply

    This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol. So, thank you! I just started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2013/12/11/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-6/

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