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Herbed Saltines

A thoroughly contemporary take on the recipe for "Souffled Crackers" that dates back to a 1918 cookbook from Fannie Farmer’s Boston School of Cooking. Also called "Ice Crackers" because before baking, the soda crackers are briefly dipped into ice water! Yes, this is a weird retro recipe but oh so ever worthwhile! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes
published every summer since 2009.
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Will readers please take it on faith that when I launched "Summer Easy" that I never once envisioned doctoring saltines with herbs and salt? But I’ve now made these simple almost-homemade crackers four times in ten days, each time to rave reviews and honestly, despite the totally weird technique, they’re just delicious, crispy salty oniony bites.If taste …

Minnesota Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes made from scratch in the crockpot, that familiar, comfort-food favorite from our childhoods that somehow still tastes so good. A great make-ahead recipe for feeding a crowd or hungry fishermen. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


My aunt's recipe for sloppy joes is such an easy summer classic
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes
published every summer since 2009.
Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long!
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Remembering School LunchesWho shudders from memories of the school lunches of our childhoods? So many suffered from bland, overcooked and mushy food slapped onto trays in big glopsfuls. Appetizing, yes?But who smiles? I remember fresh bread hot from the oven during the USDA wheat surplus and my first taste of chocolate milk, a treat on Fridays in grade school, poured cold and dark from a white-tubed milk stainless steel milk dispenser.I salivate at the memo…