Jac o' lyn Murphy: Addicted to Crack-ers!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Addicted to Crack-ers!

We all anxiously await Aunt Nita's holiday package.

It is full of wonderful homemade candies, cookies and salty snacks.
My favorite are her
"Dilly Crackers".
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!



  2. Brilliant little snack! So funny that your grandmother was "Shorty"...one of my grandmother's was the "little one" in her family of 9 brothers and sisters. Guess that's why I'm the shortest in my little family! Thank goodness for high heels!

    xoxo E

  3. These sound great ... i'm going to try them.

  4. Oh yum. Simple and delicious! I'm goint to try these. Visiting from A Little Birdie Told Me.

  5. Carolyn, a picture-perfect post from start to finish! I loved reading about Aunt Nita and seeing the photo of her and your grandmother. Thank you for giving us a glimpse in to your family history and memories and for sharing this delicious recipe. I'm looking forward to making some with my girls! Thank you also for linking up at Rook No. 17. The exceptional quality of your writing, photography and creative projects really adds tremendous value to "A Little Birdie Told Me...". Best, Jenn

  6. stopped in from just a girl and saw this too, beautiful story, and i will definitely be trying this snack. thanks so much for sharing.


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