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Firecracker Saltines

I made these years ago when I had them at church potluck and had to have the recipe.  I loved them, and they are highly addictive.  (Not good for a reset week – but we are having a potluck a work today, and made these last night.)  These pair well with my pimento cheese or on their own.

1 cup canola oil
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch (dry)
3 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
4 sleeves saltine crackers

Place sleeves of crackers into a large Glad container.  In a bowl, mix oil, ranch dressing mix, and red pepper flakes.  Continue to stir the mixture. You don’t want the red pepper flakes to settle.  Drizzle the mixture over the crackers.  Put lids on the container and turn upside down every 5 min. for 30 min.  Will keep for up to a week.


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Pimento Cheese

Yes, pimento cheese.  Football season begs for pimento cheese.  At least in my house.  I used to make it a lot.  And, then stopped.

Forgot to take pictures of the process, but:


2 blocks of cheddar cheese (sharp, mild or medium), coarsely shredded
1 jar of chopped pimentos (or can get whole or sliced and chop them)
1 Tablespoon ground dry mustard (an absolute must have)
Ground pepper to taste
Red chili flakes or Tabasco to taste
Mayonnaise – to taste (about 1/4 cup for a creamy texture)

Mix everything together, and chill for about 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.  Serve with crackers or pita chips or chips.   Eating from a spoon optional.