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Over the holidays this year, we ventured back into civilization for a few weeks. One afternoon right after Christmas, we drove past the Trader Joe’s near my parents’ house. We didn’t actually need anything, but we simply couldn’t resist the draw of chocolate covered caramels and affordable fancy cheese. My niece who’d tagged along clearly thought we were nuts as we wandered the aisles in nostalgic reverie.
As we reached the sampling station near the back of the store, I picked up a Raisin Rosemary Crisp topped with brie. I often find raisins too sweet for my taste, so I nibbled with skepticism. One bite, though, prompted me to toss a small wedge of brie and a box of crackers into my basket. Those Trader Joe’s marketers really know what they’re doing.
We liked the crackers so much that, right before the end of our trip, we picked up one last box to bring home with us. I knew it wouldn’t take long to reduce its contents to crumbs, so I decided to try making crackers on my own so we could continue to enjoy them once they disappeared.
ABOUT SUZANNE: Suzanne focuses on food as centerpiece for both everyday routines and special occasions. Each recipe featured on Flour Arrangements, from simple loaves of bread to fondant decorated birthday cakes, comes with a story that blends life with cooking.
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