At my house, broken snack crackers go into a jar sealed with a lid. When the jar gets full, I process the crackers into crumbs. They're economical, handy and tastier than plain bread crumbs. —Ruth Beller, Sun City, California
This is wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes a generous 24 cups and doesn't involve any cooking. It's a cinch to package in individual snack bags, keeps its crunch and is a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales.
If you're trying to snack healthier these days, give Katina Tanner's recipe a try. Her crispy pita wedges are a low-sodium substitute for salty commercial chips, and their zippy seasoning is a fun alternative to creamy dips. She bakes batches of her satisfying nibbles in Benton Harbor, Michigan.