Salty, sweet, and slightly nutty, the original Wheat Thins are a simple yet satisfying classic snack that are pretty hard to beat. So it was with some excitement and just as much trepidation that we sampled their latest offering: Wheat Thins Lime. Could the snappy crackers hold up to a dusting of citrus, or would this novel addition take them from dangerously addictive to skippable?
Do you enjoy freshly made juice, but never know what to do with the leftover pulp? We have an easy cracker recipe that only requires three ingredients. The pulp crackers can be made in the oven or dehydrator.
Sunscreen, a hat, and towel always make it in my beach bag, and when it comes to snacks, I always need to pack something salty and crunchy. Chips and crackers are so ridiculously good, and it doesn't help that they can conveniently be enjoyed from a bag or box while you munch away and soak up some rays. Problem is, it's tempting to eat more than your fair share. We already calorie-compared all of our favorite chips, so I've taken the lowest calorie chips and paired them with the lowest calorie crackers, so you can stock up the next time you visit the grocery store (and not worry about calorie counting while enjoying your day at the beach!).
Clockwise from top left: Baked! Potato Crisps, Original (15 Crisps = 120 Calories), Stacy's Pita Chips, Simply Naked (14 Crisps = 130 Calories), Baked Ruffles Potato Crisps (9 Crisps = 120 Calories), Popchips Potato Chips Original (22 Crisps = 120 Calories),
Special K Cracker Crisps (23 Crackers = 90 Calories), Back to Nature Crackers, Poppy Thyme (17 Crackers = 130 Calories), Nabisco Ritz Crackers (5 Crackers = 70 Calories), Kashi Heart to Heart: Whole Grain Crackers (7 Crackers = 120 Calories)
Cracker Creations are described as "seasoned crackers with a cream cheese filling" and tout "real cheese, real vegetables, and 5 grams of whole grain per serving." They come in boxes of six individually sealed cracker twin-packs, in two savory flavors. Find out what we thought of them when you read on.
The holidays are officially behind us, and so, we're turning our attention to healthy eating and culinary resolutions. We're determined to cook more vegetarian cuisine, while learning more about the wines of the world. Since a new year is all about fresh starts, we're also focusing on fabulous breakfast suggestions. Here are five items that will help us reach our goals in 2011.
May I present the bacon cookie? The name says it all. Actually, it's a bacon, blue cheese, and pecan coin that's short and crumbly at first bite, then melts in your mouth with a nutty, sharp, cheese-like finish. You'll never — I repeat, never — be able to eat just one.
Serve it as a Christmas party appetizer, or wrap it up in cellophane baggies and give it to everyone you love. If you do, you're guaranteed to be a favorite this holiday season. Want the recipe? Yes, you do.
A traditional shortbread is truly spare of ingredients, calling only for butter, flour, and sugar. In fact, it's so simple that I plan to experiment with other add-ins just for fun, like the addition of garlic, pepper, and Parmesan cheese to form savory, bite-sized shortbread coins that can be served with any manner of cheese or charcuterie. Want to follow suit with the same idea? Then get both recipes when you read on.
For an all-natural version of cheese crackers worthy of serving at a party, OnSugar blog Fresh Tart turns to blue cheese and butter to create melt-in-your-mouth blue cheese shortbread.
I'll confess. I love Cheez-its. I don't want to know what cheez is, and I endeavor to not eat the things (I forbid them from the house...most of the time), but I'm moved by their flaky, tangy, processed perfection. Addictive little beasts, grrr. But as tasty as they are, I'm obviously not bringing them to a party, at least not in this century. (I've brought much worse to parties, including little cocktail pumpernickel slices spread with herb processed cheese and topped with slices of Oscar Mayer salami cut into Christmas-tree shapes. It took me forever to free-form all those little salami trees. I...yeah. That was a long time ago.) These better days, I think it's nice to bring a host/ess something I've actually made myself, mad scissor skills aside.
See her fast and easy recipe when you keep reading.