happiness is in the simple things

It's in the belated Christmas package from your sister, whose obsession love for your cat knows no bounds.

It's in the perky ribbon inside that package, and the extra treat that reminds you of Hogwarts...

It's in playdates with tissue paper...

And it's in homemade crackers I've been meaning to blog about for forever...

I won't lie. These crackers were some work. But I made a double batch on a Saturday afternoon, and when we still had some after a week or so, I threw them in the freezer to keep. Just recently, a very special someone sent me this recipe to try, and I can't wait to see how the sesame seeds work!


Whole Wheat Crackers

3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/4 cup water
seasoning, to taste

Mix seasoning* with flour, then add oil and water. Stir until a dough begins to form, then knead just until dough holds together. Roll out on lightly floured surface until about 1/16" thick. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and press division lines into dough using a ruler. With a fork, poke holes into the top of the dough. Bake on a baking sheet for about 25 minutes (or to get desired crispiness...I like mine well-done).

*I used a Russian seasoning mix in the first batch...salty with little dried carrots mixed in. In the second batch, I used parmesan cheese, basil, oregano and parsley.


And finally, happiness is in an afternoon nap...Happy sunny May.


  1. saw these while stumbling and thought you might like to try them!


  2. hmmm.. just realized i couldn't remember if you were using butter.. my bad!

  3. Those look so yummy! Yes to butter, so I'll have to give these a shot...thanks!


Thanks for making me smile. =)