December 30, 2007

Cocktail Crackers Recipe

Remember a while back when I designed a recipe kit for Ellen's store? My plan was to give this kit to my girls and let them use it for their favorite recipes and to plan our *special dinners* as they call them. They are excited to start adding their own recipes to the recipe box. I got them started by creating their very first recipe card to go behind the *snack* section. It's the Cocktail Crackers recipe that you've all been patiently waiting for. Isn't this recipe card just cute? It's soooo easy and fast to make your own recipe cards. I think I'll start doing this for friends and neighbors that ask for all my recipes. I just make sure that my finished size is 4" x 6" so it fits in a standard recipe sleeve or box. The rest is up to you and you can embellish til your heart desires. I would just be careful to not make the cards too thick with embellishments like ribbon, etc that so you don't crowd your recipe box.

I'm thinking ahead here but wouldn't it be awesome to send your child off with a recipe box full of their favorite recipes and/or family favorites for when they head off to college or on their own? I would have LOVED to have my mom's recipes all in one place when I left home. Instead I spent many a night having boxed macaroni and cheese and bologna sandwiches because I didn't know what to cook for meals. I'm thinking I might just need to make another kit so that BOTH the girls can have their own recipe box kits. I am certain that you'll be seeing more of our recipe creations....and I'll even include my favorite recipes for you since I know you all like recipes. The entire recipe kit and add on kit which includes the recipe box, menu planning clipboard and notebook is available at Ellen's store HERE.

Let me know if you're purchased a kit and what your plans are for your kit. Think ahead for someone getting married or graduating this coming year..this would be a perfect gift, with your favorite recipes included of course. And I love the idea of doing a creative activity with your kids this year and this recipe kit would be perfect. I know my girls and I will have a lot of fun with it. So stay tuned for more.

I think you should be able to copy and paste the recipe below into a word document and print off. Enjoy!! And NO, you don't bake it.....easy peasy!

Cocktail Crackers

Combine together in a small bowl:

1 package Original Ranch Dressing (dry mix)
1-1/2 cups oil
1 Tablespoon each: lemon pepper, dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder

Pour over:

1 bag soup crackers 1 box Cheezits
1 box Wheatables 1 box Wheat Thins
1 box Keebler Club Snack Sticks

Stir to coat crackers evenly. I use two large Tupperware bowls. Let the crackers dry for 2 hours or til liquid is absorbed and crackers are dry, stirring several times to evenly coat crackers. Store in airtight container. If you find that your crackers are not sufficiently coated, you can mix up a little more oil and seasonings and add to the crackers. It’s better to add more liquid later if you need it. This makes a huge batch and is perfect for parties, work functions or to package up as gifts. I have also frozen half the batch, just take out several hours before serving.


Rachel Hope said...

CUTE!!! What a Cute idea!! I bet your kids will LOVE it when they get to take it with them....

I make that same recipe but just use Oyster Crackers...I'll have to try it with all the different crackers!

Dottie K. said...

So cute! I'm make recipe books with a 6X6 scrapbook for shower presents and housewarming gifts. I think my recipe is the same only we use sourdough hard pretzels and they are yummy. Will have to try it with the crackers. TFS Happy New Year! :)

Diane Noble said...

You are just an awesome crafter. I love all your projects. This is great.

I hope you'll approve...I just tagged you! I got tagged and wanted to send all my visitors your way to check out your awesome designs. You are too good to miss!! Hope you have fun meeting a few new guests and enjoy playing along...(check out my blog to see how I plugged your site)

The rules of the game:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring all of us. You are the greatest!

Jenn in GA said...

what a thoughtful mom you are! your daughters are blessed, and yes, i would STILL love to have all the recipes my mom makes in one place! i had my share of blue box meals too when i first started out...

Anonymous said...

Adorable!!! I love the idea of having all of your recipes in an adorable box to give your kids. That will mean so much to them. I can't wait to try your cracker recipe. I LOVE recipes. Please post more! I can't remember how I found your blog, but I love all of your ideas. Have a Happy New Year!!! :)

DeeDee said...

This is a wonderful recipe....thanks for sharing it....I love your's so cheerful!

Leslie Knox said...

Great idea! When I got married I asked my Mom if I could copy her recipes. Of course she said yes!
Now you have to know her recipe box was an assortment of papers and newspaper clippings etc,,in short a mess. Well I spent hours copying each and every one onto index cards, color coded I may add. When I was finished she took the copied cards and handed me the mixed up mess that was inside her box LOL Mom iscrafty like af ox sometimes lol

Suzanne @ Day to Day said...

Love the recipe kit. Fun you should mention send your kids off with recipes, because I was thinking the same thing a few days ago when I was making our menu for the month. I was thinking about making recipe books for mine.

Anonymous said...

I fixed the crackers for our New Year's Eve party. They were a hit. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful recipe cards and great idea to make each of your children a box of their own . . . I'll have to start doing this, too!

I use about this same cracker recipe but use oyster crackers . . . we had them New Year's Eve!

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