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In the meal threads and frugal threads/forum, I keep seeing people talking about crackers...


I swear, I didn't realize crackers were so popular. I think we eat maybe a little box of Stone Wheat crackers in a month or even two. We're just not cracker people, I guess.

Are you? Do you eat them?
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M kids do, I don' . I havn' bough cacks in a whil.

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I eat them with soup, that's about it. I do love pita chips though.
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Yep, I : me some crackers!

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Ruthla, you are cracking me up

I like your persistence. "The broken keyboard won't stop me! I'm posting! Watch this, keyboard!"

I love crackers. There are so many to choose from. I can't usually afford them though
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I like your persistence. "The broken keyboard won't stop me! I'm posting! Watch this, keyboard!"
I U!

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We do, but not daily. My kids like cheese and crackers or peanut butter and crackers sometimes for lunch.

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We do. I'll admit my favorite are Ritz.... mmmm buttery goodness.

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:Crackers! I think I could probably live on plain saltine crackers. We don't often buy them to eat, just when we're planning soup or chili. But if someone finds a stray sleeve in the pantry, we all sit there and devour them. Bizarre.

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We like them, we eat them with peanut butter, soup, chili, baba ganoush, or just plain. Almost always the 365 ones.
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I don't buy them often because the darn things are so expensive. We do have Ritz, Triscuts and oyster crackers in the cabinet right now. But we're not big cracker eaters really.
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crackers are pure starch--flour and water with a little oil. They're awful.

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Ruthla, you are cracking me up

I like your persistence. "The broken keyboard won't stop me! I'm posting! Watch this, keyboard!"
Phew, now I can get back to work. I just spent the last 5 minutes wondering how on earth Ruthla typed her sig line with with broken keyboard. Serious failure in lateral thinking on my part.

Sorry, quite off topic.
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not much. sometimes, when the mood strikes, but not often.
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uh, our crackers (that we make) aren't junk. we use freshly ground whole grains (multiple, usually wheat, barley, corn and teff), celtic sea salt, walnut oil and when we do "veggie thins" tomato, celery and dill/onion.

store bought.. yes, I can see calling those pure junk for the most part.
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The Dr Cracker crackers from Wholefoods are divine.
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uh, our crackers (that we make) aren't junk. we use freshly ground whole grains (multiple, usually wheat, barley, corn and teff), celtic sea salt, walnut oil and when we do "veggie thins" tomato, celery and dill/onion.

store bought.. yes, I can see calling those pure junk for the most part.

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Cant eat 'em.
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ok.. celery flakes too. it's been a while.

Veggie Thins

3 cups whole wheat flour (red or white)-optional-may use all wheat instead of below or no wheat and increase others
1 cup barley flour
1 cup corn flour
1 cup teff flour
2 ripe roma tomatoes, quartered
2 large stalks celery, cut in pieces
2-3 tsp celtic sea salt
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp celery flakes
2/3 C walnut or olive oil
Salt in shaker

Preheat oven to 350f. Combine flour, salt and spices in large mixing bowl, set aside. Combine tomatoes and celery in blender, blend well. Drain through small-gauge kitchen sieve, keeping juice. Add juice to flour/oil mixture and combine just until mixed—do not overmix or it will be tough. Roll out very thin on large pizza pan (covered with foil), use pizza roller to score into squares. Sprinkle top with salt. Bake for 20-30 minutes until just golden brown and hollow sounding to fork. Allow to cool FULLY before breaking squares apart for eating and storing.

for regular (plain) crackers I just use the same salt and add water instead of the veggies.
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Only in soups, chili, etc.

Ditto on the recipe request!

ETA - Thanks!!
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crackers are pure starch--flour and water with a little oil. They're awful.
Bah! They are a spectacular accompaniment to mashed potatoes, macaroni & corn kernels.

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I like Milton's whole wheat with sesame seeds. I eat them plain, but they're lovely with bree cheese. I only eat them once in a great while.


Dd like Carrs water crackers with Havarti and grapes. She'd eat it all the time if she could.

Dh loves all kinds. Ds doesn't like them at all.

I buy them occasionally.

Someone moved my effing cheese.
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I love all kinds of crackers. We make homemade too, but I actually think storebought are tastier. My baking skills aren't that great when it comes to crackers I guess. I give a big "harumph" to anyone who calls them junk

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Are you? Do you eat them?
Yes, we are.

My kids devour whole-wheat premium plus soda crackers with a vengeance.

Personally, I prefer cheddar mini bretons.

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Usually I hate crackers...too dry...give me some nice moist bread any day and you got one happy mama...but oddly enough I had cheese & crackers for lunch today. They were those 1/2 crackers, 1/2 pretzels (which I personally think are gross but we wanted to try them & they were bogo, so I am stuck w/a lot!!)

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Nope, we don't "do" crackers here. I'm just not a fan. My kids would probably be into them (they like goldfish crackers when someone else brings them), but I never think to buy them.
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We're not big cracker eaters, though dd likes Rice Thins maybe once a month and I have a current obsession with Dr. Kracker Pumpkin Seed Cheddar Flatbreads with a thin slice of gruyere or emmentaler.
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Never. I haven't found crackers that are completely whole grains that have been soaked or sprouted, and contain zero sugar, which is the only kind of bread-product I eat. I need to petition Ezekial to start making crackers, either that or figure out how to do it myself!
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Yep, I : me some crackers!


Especially Wheat Thins...yum! :
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Meh. Sometimes. I'm not one to just munch on them but I do enjoy any wheat thin type cracker (can't remember the brand) and there's a generic kind of sundried tomato and mozzerella that I love. OTher than that I like oyster crackers in chili and saltines in chicken soup.

Ds will occasionally eat cheese and crackers or peanut butter and crackers. He also likes goldfish.
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