Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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I’ve been on a mission. A mission to make a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin like the ones from the bakery up the street. I’ve been on this quest for years. And up until now I’ve only been met with disappointment. … Continue reading

The Cracker Box Kitchen Is Now On Facebook!

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Dear Subscribers: The Cracker Box Kitchen is now on Facebook! Like us at www.facebook.com/thecrackerboxkitchen You’ll still get recipes in your in box, but now you can Like, Share, and get special “bonus material” on Facebook! Thanks for following!  

Spicy Fermented Dill Pickles

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Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled cucumbers…. In my house, we go through pickles faster than just about any other “accoutrements”. If left alone, my husband will blow through half a jar at one sitting. And I’m talking about … Continue reading

Mexican-style Seasoning

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This might just be the easiest “recipe” I’ve ever shared. Part of me feels like I should save this post for “Taco Tuesday!”, but for all you folks looking to livin’ up your weekend, I’m going to go ahead and … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Basil Sauces: Pesto and Pistou

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There’s actually not a whole lot of difference between traditional Italian pesto and its French cousin pistou. But it’s still fun to discover a food, even one as simple and familiar as pistou, that you never knew existed. (I searched for … Continue reading

The Best Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

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This recipe will seriously make you wanna smack yo mama. (Sorry, Mama.) It’s just that good. The raw batter alone (yes, I’m a batter licker; consume raw or undercooked eggs at your own risk) was nearly enough to put me … Continue reading

Fruits of Summer, a photo essay

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As we enter into the final days of summer, I thought I’d share a collection of photos I made over the summer. In the summer time when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky… … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Leftovers Solution: Turkey Potpie

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Have you been staring into your refrigerator thinking that you Can. Not. Eat. one more plate of reheated leftovers? Then this is the recipe for you. Not only is this a delicious, easy meal, you’ll hopefully be able to take … Continue reading

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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This is a fun twist on traditional lemonade.  Sounds a little weird, I know, but strawberries and basil really do pair well together! I like to use chamomile tea as my base (instead of just water) because I think it … Continue reading

Dairy-free Chicken Pot Pie

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This post is just an updated, dairy-free version of my Easy Chicken Pot Pie. I provided a meal tonight for some friends who are dealing with some rough stuff and don’t have a lot of time to cook for themselves. … Continue reading

Black Beans and Rice with a Twist

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I started making this recipe last fall and it was an immediate favourite. I took a big crock pot full to the pot luck at work, and it was gone in no time!  It’s a simple recipe with easy prep, short cook time, … Continue reading

Pound Cake

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INGREDIENTS 16oz (1lb) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 16oz (1lb) cake flour 16oz (1lb) sugar 9 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + 1 TBS butter and a little flour for pan DIRECTIONS Preheat … Continue reading