Photo by Husband

Photo by Husband

I enjoy posts that feature recipes and provide step by step photos of the process.   I never thought I would include a recipe in one of my posts, but just for fun I decided to share this one to celebrate Independence Day.  Last July 4 one of my neighbors brought a sample over in a lovely bag decorated in red, white and blue.   They are great by themselves or with a little cheese.  Warning!  They are addictive if you like it hot!


3/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 (1 oz.) envelope ranch dressing mix

1  1/2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)

1/2 (16.5 oz.) package multigrain saltine crackers

Put the olive oil, garlic powder, black pepper, ranch dressing mix and crushed red pepper in a 1-gallon plastic zip lock bag. Seal and shake and smooth to mix olive oil and dry ingredients.  Place crackers in bag and seal.  Gently turn the bag over to cover the crackers with mix and let sit for about an hour.  Repeat several times until crackers are well-coated.  Allow to sit overnight.  Remove crackers and enjoy.

Have a safe 4th of July celebration!


    • Ha! I think I am becoming less and less domestic but I do cook a bit even if it is simple. You and Virginia inspire me. You have a safe and happy July 4 also. Stay cool if possible.


  1. Girl – you are on fire! This is a dynamite recipe. Who knew you could do such wonders with Saltine Crackers. Darling husband – who is a cracker fiend – will devour these and become a fire-breathing dragon. It’s early am here on The Farm. I’m lacking the Ranch Dressing mix but I want to make these NOW so poking around in my spice cupboard I found some dried parsley and chives, add a little extra garlic and black pepper, sprinkled the tiniest bit of cayenne and paprika over all, and let the ingredients do their magic. Happy Independence Day Jo Nell. XX V.


  2. I think I had these once. My nephew’s wife sent some little crackers (oyster crackers) that tasted very much like you describe here. They were very good although not too hot and spicy. I have to give this recipe to my daughter since I don’t cook even something this easy! 🙂


      • Rita eats anything I’ll give her! If I eat it, she wants it too.
        Parrots don’t automatically recognize something new as food. Often, she refuses something until she sees me eat it first. 🙂 They have no sense of smell. The short answer would have been: Yes, she eats crackers! 🙂


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