Zesty Ranch Crackers

Ranch Crackers 2 in a jar with wood burn pyrography spoon

Zesty Ranch Crackers are one of the things my family considers a staple in the pantry.  I do not keep much “junk food” in the house and this is as close to it as we really get.  These crackers kick up tomato soup and make salads perfect.  But who am I kidding we have been known to have a handful as a snack too.  The pyrography spoon  was made using this WOOD BURNING technique.  I made 8 in a little over an hour and had a ton of fun doing it.  Be prepared to see a lot more of it over the next few months.  I bought more spoons and wood tags to play with too.  I drew the flower by hand and then applied the wood burning tool.

Zesty Ranch Crackers Mix:

2 Tbsp powdered buttermilk
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp dried dill
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
( 1/4 -1/2 tsp salt optional)
5 cups oyster crackers  ( a standard bag from the store)

Add each of the dried spices to a bowl and mix.

  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
    2. In a large bowl, combine the dressing mix, dill weed, vegetable oil, lemon pepper, and garlic powder. Add oyster crackers, and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a baking sheet.
    3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring gently after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool before serving.

      To decorate the jar you will need:

      Instructions – Add a drop of hot glue to the lid and wrap the twine around and add a little hot glue as you go along. Add the label to the top of the jar and then add the lid back on top of the jar. Wrap and additional string around the jar and tie on the spoon.

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