On the way out of the library this week, I happened upon this book on making jerky. I always hated jerky but for some reason my kids love it. The book is filled with great recipes from jerky made out of ground beef to Korean style Kalbi jerky. My favorites are the vegetarian recipes: cheesy cauliflower jerky and chipotle and chocolate orange jerky! But if you like bacon, make the pig candy recipe. Yes, it’s bacon strips dipped in maple syrup, dusted with cayenne pepper and then slow cooked until crispy. You don’t need a dehydrator to do most of the recipes, an oven will do. Check out Pamela Braun’s book for more.