We all anxiously await Aunt Nita's holiday package.
It is full of wonderful homemade candies, cookies and salty snacks.
My favorite are her
They are so simple but you can't stop eating them...
Aunt Nita is my Grandmother's sister.
I spent a few weeks every summer with my Granny in Washington State,
where my dad grew up and her entire family of 8 siblings lived.
They were a group of characters,
who loved to cook, sew, go "clamming", play cards and laugh.
I have always cherished this family portrait
that each of the sisters had in their homes.
I begged Nita for her extra copy and now it is in my living room.
(this is Aunt Nita and my Grandmother "Shorty" is next to her on the right)
Enjoy a little bit of Kelso, Washington!
Aunt Nita's Dilly Crackers
2-12 ounce packages oyster crackers
l-1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing (original)
2-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Mix oil, ranch dressing (dry) dill weed and garlic salt
Pour over crackers and coat well.
Put into medium roaster pan and bake at 200 degrees for l hour. (stir after 1/2 hr.)
Remove from oven and put on paper towels.
Cool and store.
Check it out here!