Author Archives: theCrackerBoxKitchen

Tiramisu © 2018 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.


It has taken me five years to get around to sharing this recipe.  I’ve made it every one of those past years, but for one reason or another, I just never shared it.  Maybe I was in a food coma. … Continue reading

fudge © 2017 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Easy Fudge, 3 Ways

Looking for a last-minute Christmas treat? Then look no further. This is truly the easiest fudge you’ll ever make. And you only need two ingredients. (And if you still haven’t gotten something for that special cook in your life, be … Continue reading

kitchen essentials gift guide © 2017 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Kitchen Essentials Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us once and again, and with a mere 14(!) days until Christmas, no doubt the scramble is on to mark off the last names on your shopping list. A go-to gift category is often “kitchen … Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins © 2017 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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

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The Cracker Box Kitchen Is Now On Facebook!

Dear Subscribers: The Cracker Box Kitchen is now on Facebook! Like us at 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!  

fermented pickles © 2017 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Spicy Fermented Dill Pickles

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

Taco Seasoning spices © 2017 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Mexican-style Seasoning

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

pesto and pistou © 2017 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

A Tale of Two Basil Sauces: Pesto and Pistou

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

blueberry muffins © 2017 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

The Best Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

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

scuppernong grapes © 2014 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Fruits of Summer, a photo essay

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

chocolate rum mousse © 2014 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Chocolate Rum Mousse

When I was a little girl, my Grandma used to make “chocolate moose”.  Her chocolate “moose” consisted of Cool Whip and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. To a 6 year old, this was the epitome of rich, decadent desserts. Chemically processed sugars … Continue reading

Turkey Pot PIe © 2013 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Solution: Turkey Potpie

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