Cheddar & Fennel Seed Crackers

  Life is finally returning to normal after vacation.  The work week came and went, the bills that piled up in the mail have been paid, the jet lag is gone and I’m back in the kitchen.  When I left in late August summer was in full swing but it was fall that greeted me […]

Seeded Crackers

  If you’ve been coming here for a while you might have noticed that I have a thing for homemade crackers.  It hardly seems worth the trouble to make them when there are countless very good store-bought options.  The best ones command a premium price and they’re a nice treat but at the speed my […]

Cheddar, Feta and Caramelized Shallot Crackers

  My birthday celebration in Napa Valley last week started with a minor problem before we even drove off our driveway.  My husband packed up our bikes hoping that we’d be able to get in a ride or two while in wine country.  It was our first time lowering the rear seat backs in our […]

Homemade Chocolate Crackers: A Guest Post for A Little Bit of Everything

  My dear friend, Roxana, of A Little Bit of Everything has been vacationing with her family for the last couple of weeks.  Her friends have happily taken turns “housesitting” and sharing some of their own recipes.  Today, I’m excited to take my turn and be surrounded by sweet, delicious treats and of course to […]

Rosemary-Parmesan Crackers

As I type, there is a quintet of kitchen pots doing double duty as drip catchers in my family room.  I wouldn’t mind so much a drip…drip…drip, a slow harmony but last night’s rain has produced a fast, furious drum beat, a constant downpour in my home.  My husband has just discovered that the roofers […]

Sea Salt and Pepper Crackers

  In preparation for a last minute get-together with friends last week, my husband and I dashed to our neighborhood grocery store for a whirlwind shopping trip.  There was no time for homemade appetizers.  Some wine, cheese, olives, salami, hummus and crackers would have to do.  Of course, I couldn’t help myself; I doctored up […]