Homemade Cheddar Crackers
This post is written by me on behalf of Imperial Sugar.
We experienced a milestone this week, and if you follow me on Instagram, you might already know…we bought a new car! Over the last month I have worked up the courage to trade in my beloved Honda Civic. We ended up driving home in a pretty Ford Escape and I can’t even describe how much I love it. But I have to admit it was hard to drive away from the lot with my Civic sitting there so seemingly lonely…as if cars have feelings!
Why the heck was it so hard to part with a car? Isn’t it so funny how we get attached to certain things? The Civic was not my first car, it was my second car, but it was the first one that I picked out and bought all by myself just before I graduated from college. I put a lot of miles on that baby: to and from Oklahoma City when my first nephew was born; to and from Kansas City looking for my first post-college job and my first post-college apartment; all over Kansas City for work and play. It’s been the default car on road trips to the lake, back to my hometown and all over the place. It was such a great car!
Cleaning 6-years-worth of accumulated stuff out of it was an interesting experience. I found 4 tubes of chapstick (addicted, much?), about 18 reusable grocery bags (thank you, blog conferences), a watch with a dead battery, some old business cards and believe it or not – a cookbook. Should that be added to one of those lists, “you know you are a blogger when…?”
If you were thinking the cookbook in the old car had something to do with these Homemade Cheddar Crackers, it didn’t but it does have some amazing Asian-inspired recipes in it and hopefully I can share a couple of those soon. But let’s talk about these cheddar crackers, shall we?
I mean, who doesn’t love cheesy, buttery crackers? I don’t know about you but I can fairly easily finish off a box of Cheez-Its with little help and since today is the first day of school here, I thought it would be fun to share a quick, simple and natural way to enjoy a kid-favorite snack cracker recipe I did for Imperial Sugar. These cheddar crackers have all of the sharp cheesy flavor of the store-bought variety, except without all of the store-bought preservatives. The recipe has only a few ingredients but I promise the end-result is just as addicting as the crackers in the red box!
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Disclosure: This post is written by me in sponsorship with Imperial Sugar. I have an ongoing relationship with Imperial Sugar for recipe development. All photographs, text and opinions expressed are my own.