Thomas’ zesty flavored oyster crackers

Today I am thrilled to share a blog post from my nine and a half-year old nephew, Thomas. Even though we don’t live nearby, Thomas has spent quite a few vacations with us in Santa Cruz, from a fussy babyhood through a giggling Spongebob Squarepants-dom to the Renaissance child he has grown to be. Thomas loves to read, plays the piano, is working toward black belt, and can sing a mean Lady Gaga cover. Recently he’s started a computer recycling business too, so watch out world! He’s been learning to cook and is here to share a recipe with us. Enjoy!

Hi, I’m Thomas, Maggie’s favorite nephew. [Ed. note: nice try, Thomas, but I think your brother and cousins would like to be favorites, too!] I’ve been taking cooking classes. I have delicious recipes for you. Now, oyster crackers may not seem appetizing but they are. I got this recipe from my grandma. If you want to make it make sure to read the recipe because it is not just a oyster on a cracker.

Photo courtesy http://k-hangingonbyathread.blogspot.com

 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ c. salad oil (olive oil)
  • 1 envelope (1.0 oz.)  Hidden valley ranch original
  • ½ t. dill weed
  • ¼ t. lemon pepper
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • 12 – 16 oz. plain oyster crackers

Instructions:

Whisk together first five ingredients. Mix with crackers. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.

The first time I made these my grandma told me to mix the lemon pepper and the garlic power in a separate bowl because the garlic power clumps together. Plus, once you put the garlic powder in the olive oil it might not un-clump. This is just a warning in advance, once you start eating you probably won’t want to stop.

Thomas' favorite oyster crackers
 
This is an easy recipe to make with kids, and tasty, too!
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Recipe type: snack
Ingredients
  • ¾ c. salad oil (olive oil)
  • 1 envelope (1.0 oz.) Hidden valley ranch original
  • ½ t. dill weed
  • ¼ t. lemon pepper
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • 12 – 16 oz. plain oyster crackers
Instructions
  1. Whisk together first five ingredients. Mix with crackers. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.

thomas at the beach

Thomas with his Life In A Skillet cousins at the beach

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