Jan 25, 2012 9:06 AM
Rather than spending a mint on dried fruits (full of preservatives and extra sugars), we've invested in a Five-Tray Dehydrator ($50). We turn slightly wrinkled apples into tasty apple chips, cheap seasonal fruit into fruit leather, and even thin strips of beef into beef jerky with our handy dehydrator. And for a chewy, sweet, and addictive treat, we toss apples in JELL-O powder. Tasty and economical.