Easy homemade cheese crackers + 3rd blogiversary!

By | August 8, 2014


If More Quiche, Please was a boy, I’d be making an upsherin today. Yep, my baby blog is three!

Three years, 491 posts, endless hours of cooking and baking and testing and re-testing and photographing and editing and finally clicking “publish.” I’ve loved each of these three years and I’m still blown away by the fact that people other than my husband and my mother read my stuff. A lot of people, apparently — and I really do appreciate each of you. Your comments have encouraged me and your questions have pushed me to learn more and to keep tweaking recipes even when I thought they were complete. Thank you so much to all of you for making this blogging thing so much fun to do.

Since I’m a big believer in transparency, here’s how year three looked in numbers:

Looking back through my posts during this third year, I can’t help but remember what was going on in my life as I was working on the recipes:

* I was sure that this post followed by this post would give away the fact that I was in my first trimester and could barely step in the kitchen.

* But time passed, I got an energy boost, and I came up with things like this and this and this, which I told myself were each a stroke of genius.

* I tested this recipe and then this one so many times that it seemed we ate nothing else for weeks … but oh wait, I did that with this one, too. My toddler was such a good sport about those matzah balls.

* On the other hand, there are also the dishes that come out perfectly the first time, like this and this. Also these guys — I made them on a whim one afternoon and put them on the blog just a few hours later.

* The photos tell their own stories. I hated the original photos of this recipe so much that I went back outside and did a completely new photo shoot. I allowed myself to move on with the day afterward.

* Sometimes I can’t devote that kind of time to a photo, though. I think I spent a total of three minutes on this one, and that was at 7 p.m. when the house was a wreck and both kids were around.

But guys, I have to tell you about these cheese crackers!

If I hadn’t recently made a quadruple batch of wheat thins for our daughter’s kiddush, I don’t think I would have attempted these. Homemade crackers? Who has time for these things, right? But (1) I love cheese crackers and (2) my son apparently has a deep, deep love for homemade crackers which means I can use them as bribes to get him to eat the rest of a meal.

Still, though, loving cheese crackers and having bribes around is not enough of a reason for me to make a fussy recipe. So I easy-ified it. I made sure you could make this dough by hand, since I know most people’s food processors aren’t dairy. I tested them with regular ol’ pizza cheese, so you don’t have to go running out to the store for a special variety. I tried rolling the dough on parchment paper — so easy! — and I slid the paper straight onto a baking sheet so that you, I, and good people everywhere could avoid transferring a million crackers from table to tray.

cheese cracker collage

And the results, I’m thrilled to say, are genuinely easy, genuinely yummy, and genuinely cool homemade cheese crackers. If I can do it, so can you.

What are some of your favorite recipes on More Quiche, Please? I’d love to hear what you’ve enjoyed in these three years — leave a comment below!

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Eva on August 8, 2014 at 4:28 pm.

Happy Blogiversary, Tali! Thank you for another wonderful year of inspiration, yumminess and beauty.

Wishing you a peaceful Shabbos. May peace come to Israel speedily and to all troubled corners of the globe.


Tali Simon on August 11, 2014 at 7:47 am.

Thank you, Eva!


Rena on August 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm.

congrats! love following along. great recipes, great writing!


Tali Simon on August 11, 2014 at 7:47 am.



Sara on August 12, 2014 at 12:38 am.

Congratulations :) Please keep writing. Your blog is my absolute favorite!


Tali Simon on August 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm.

Made my day!


Ariela on August 14, 2014 at 9:30 am.

I love your Matza Pizza.


Avigail on December 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm.

These came out awesome. Haven’t had goldfish type crackers in years since they don’t make a Chalav Yisroel variety. Totally addictive.


Tali Simon on December 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm.

My thoughts exactly. :)


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