Life at the lake

Consists of consuming calories, a little bit of swimming, eating, reading, eating, game playing and sitting around campfires making and eating smores.

Also some trying to stay dry both outside AND in… patching of holey rooves, and trying to dry out wet things. Towels, shoes, cushions, chairs, tshirts. That sort of thing.

And some more consumption of calories.

We have a new go-to calorie vehicle this year.

It comes as a result of a fully sealed box of soda crackers getting really really stale after going through a whole winter alone.

At least that’s our theory. Lonely crackers even sealed in their boxes will go stale.

So we browsed on our phones, well the technologically savvy and connected did, and found this yummy recipeYou probably want some doncha? Well I can't really pass you some through the internets. Not because the internets can't do that, but because we've eaten it all. Again. We will make some more though.

And you can too!

Caramel Crack(ers)

40 Saltine crackers
¾ C margarine
1 C packed brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla
1 ½ C semi or bittersweet chocolate chips
1 C toasted sliced almonds or other nuts, walnuts, pecans, peanuts
Extra sea salt for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 11x17 cookie sheet with tinfoil, then parchment paper cut to fit. Melt the butter and brown sugar together and stir over medium heat until it begins to boil. From that point allow mix to continue bubbling for 3 more mins stirring well. Remove from heat, add the vanilla then quickly pour over the crackers. Spread quickly before it sets. Bake for 15 mins watching for bubbling on edges. If it seems to be burning or darkening too quickly, turn heat lower. Remove from oven and cover immediately with choc chips. Let stand for 5 mins to melt, smear to cover, and sprinkle on nuts and sea salt. Cool and store in freezer.


  1. That sounds and looks soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

  2. Oh, nice recipe! And nice lake photo! So, whenna we gonna get together?

  3. OMG, those look deadly, but so, so, so good!! And your lake photo is gorgeous. I'm so happy to be designing with you on ScrapFit, congratulations again!!!


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