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the competition

I haven’t been writing–I’ve been too busy baking this

oatmeal bread

and this

whole wheat walnut loaf

and this

dried cherry scone

Nice! Here at HeyChickens we’ve got so many good breakfast options! So what did coach choose??? (Drum roll, please.) He ate this

freakin' fancy loaf

The neighbor’s bread!

“Hey Coach, thanks for shoveling away that possum. Try my fancy friggin’ bread.”

Oh yes, it’s true: I am not the big winner. While I’ve been trifling with quick breads and sandwich loaves, our neighbor has mastered hearth breads!!! And oh man, does it hurt.

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christmas cracker

If you haven’t noticed, I tend to get excited about a lot of neat stuff. But ask Nina and she’ll tell you, there are two things I love above all else. The first is public transportation (especially the BART!). The second is any and all articles about gifts made in the kitchen. Candies, cookies, granolas, even spice rubs can be fixed up at home and gifted in cute little packages. High five!

So imagine my joy when joythebaker made poppy seed crackers for her blog. And put them in cute jars!

I was inspired and so I copied her. It was easy. Crackers are actually simple to make, even when your baby wakes up early from her nap and cries through the rolling and the cutting. Don’t worry–it’s worth it. Because this recipe from the King Arthur cookbook is a revelation: The crackers are tender and light and crispy and wheaty. I’ve never tasted better. Plus, you probably have all the ingredients on hand–no shopping necessary. So what’re you waiting for?

thin and crispy

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