Welcome to my virtual kitchen!

I hope you enjoy your visit here, whether it’s your first time or your 30th. I first started sharing my recipes as Facebook Notes, until my friends began asking how they could share them with their friends; so I gathered my courage and tiptoed into the world of blogging via Tumblr. As interest in my blog started “cooking,” my wonderful hubby set me up at WordPress with my own domain. (All the content from my previous blog moved here as well.) Let me know what you think, and be sure to bookmark it for future reference!

My other hobby, scrapbooking, is also documented at WordPress here.

Oyster Crack

You’ve seen these, I’m sure — the little circuloctagonal crackers made for soup garnish, coated in butter or oil and seasonings and baked like party mix. Here is my version, which is a bit of a kitchen sink of ingredients because, well, I like them all!

  • 4 bags oyster crackers (9 oz or so)
  • 2 sticks butter (or 1 cup olive oil)
  • 2 packets ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp white or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Old Bay or your favorite seasoning blend (optional)
  • Hot sauce to taste (optional, of course)

Coat roasting pan with cooking spray and pour in crackers. Add all dry ingredients and stir, then butter/oil and hot sauce. Bake at 250⁰ for 10 minutes, stir and bake 10 more minutes. Allow to cool before eating (or you will burn your fingers and tongue!)