Goodwill NCW has long been known for its commitment to helping communities and individuals thrive. Beyond its charitable efforts, Goodwill NCW offers a treasure trove of culinary inspiration with a variety of kitchen gadgets, appliances, and utensils. Let’s dive into the world of dehydrated snacks, tangy salsas, and mouthwatering pies, exploring the possibilities that Goodwill NCW brings to your kitchen.

Finding Food Dehydrators: Goodwill NCW is a haven for finding affordable and functional food dehydrators. These devices allow you to transform fresh ingredients into nutritious and delicious snacks. From crispy apple chips to chewy banana slices, dehydrators offer a healthy alternative to store-bought snacks. 

Recipe: Homemade Fruit Leather Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of your favorite fruit (such as strawberries, peaches, or mixed berries)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional, depending on the sweetness of the fruit)


  1. Wash and prepare the fruit by removing any pits, stems, or seeds. Roughly chop the fruit into small pieces.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the fruit, lemon juice, and sweetener (if desired). Blend until smooth.
  3. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness if needed by adding more honey or maple syrup.
  4. Line the trays of your food dehydrator with non-stick drying sheets or parchment paper.
  5. Pour the fruit mixture onto the trays, spreading it evenly with a spatula to create a thin layer.
  6. Place the trays in the food dehydrator and set the temperature to 135°F (57°C).
  7. Dehydrate the fruit leather for 6-8 hours, or until it is no longer sticky and can be peeled away from the drying sheets.
  8. Once fully dehydrated, remove the fruit leather from the trays and let it cool. Cut it into desired shapes, roll it up, and store it in an airtight container for a delicious and healthy snack on the go.

Discovering Pie Plates: Goodwill NCW is a treasure trove of kitchenware and finding a perfect pie plate is no exception. Whether you’re looking for a traditional glass plate, a classic ceramic dish, or a vintage find, Goodwill NCW’s inventory has a variety of options to suit your baking needs. 

Recipe: Scrumptious Peach Pie Ingredients:

  • 2 prepared pie crusts (homemade or store-bought)
  • 6 cups fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (for sprinkling)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced peaches, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Gently toss until the peaches are coated in the mixture.
  3. Roll out one pie crust and gently transfer it to the pie plate, pressing it against the bottom and sides.
  4. Pour the peach filling into the pie crust, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
  5. Dot the top of the filling with small pieces of butter.
  6. Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the filling. Seal the edges by crimping them with a fork or your fingers.
  7. Cut slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape during baking.
  8. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with granulated sugar for a golden finish.
  9. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least 2 hours before serving. Indulge in the flavors of juicy peaches and buttery crust with every bite of this delightful peach pie.

Finding Salsa Containers: Goodwill NCW is a fantastic resource for finding containers to store your homemade salsas. From glass jars with secure lids to convenient plastic containers, you’ll discover an assortment of options to keep your salsa fresh and flavorful. 

Recipe: Flavorful Cowboy Salsa Ingredients:

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn kernels, drained
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine

Serve the salsa with tortilla chips, grilled meats, tacos, or as a topping for various dishes.

Visit your nearest Goodwill NCW store or explore our online marketplace embark on your next culinary journey.