Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sick Computer and Sweet and Saltines

Well...it's a sad day over here at my house.  My computer is doing something very funky and weird.  It keeps configuring some sort of update 3 of 3.  Makes no sense to you? Me neither.  Praying.. just PRAYING that I can figure out how to fix it and that all of my pictures and videos will still be there when it all gets figured out. So, in the mean time I'm using Trav's computer.  If you don't have your pictures and videos backed up somewhere.. DO IT!!! I'm kicking myself because that was on my to-do list and obviously it kept getting bumped back.  I have most of my pictures downloaded to Walgreens...but none of my videos. Sad sad.


On to happier and more tasty things!  My sister made these over Christmas while we were visiting and they are DELICIOUS and ADDICTING!!!  I have seen the recipe all over blog-land. It has about a bajillion names.  But the recipe/name that my sister used was from the April 2010 issue of Country Living.  It is one of Tricia Yearwood's recipes. 

Mama's Sweet and Saltines
40 saltine crackers (I used quite a few more...I used a huge cookie sheet)
2 sticks of unsalted butter (I used salted and it didn't make a difference)
1 cup light-brown sugar
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used the whole package)

Preheat oven at 425 degrees.  Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and saltine crackers. 

In a medium saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil.  Boil for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and pour over crackers, covering them evenly.  Put cookie sheet into oven and watch them closely.  Bake for about 5 minutes, or until just bubbly. (I was a ding-dong and left them in a little long so the outer edges tasted a little bitter and burnt. As SOON as it starts to bubble I would take them out!)

Remove from oven and pour chocolate chips over crackers.  When chips begin to melt, spread them over crackers with a knife.  Transfer pan to freezer for about 20 minutes or until completly cooled.  The chocolate-covered crackers will form a solid sheet.  Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container.


Alrighty, off to bed.  Have a great Wednesday everybody :)


  1. I love those crackers! I haven't had them in forever. Thanks for reminding me of the recipe. Maybe Britt can come look at your computer this weekend. Let me know if you want him to.

  2. oooooooh... I am going to try those crackers!! Whenever my computer does something funny I do a defrag.... look it up under the help menu. Seems to help. Best of luck!! A.Rhonda

  3. try what rhonda said! and...don't worry, most of the time, computer people can retreive pics and videos off a corrupted hard drive (i know b/c it happened to me). let me know if you need computer help, I used a guy in town that's much cheaper than the geek squad at best buy!

  4. YUM! Those sound delish. Hope your computer woes get figured out.

  5. Oh, that was what you made this morning and they were DELICIOUS!!!

  6. Oh how I wish you would have made these monday!! They sound YUMMY!

  7. i hope everything turns out okay with your computer! ours went kurplunk awhile back and it's so sad to lose things!

    the recipe sounds amazing. i've had something like it before and they were so tasty! now i can make them. thank you!

  8. why hello! I jumped on over here from a comment you left at no. 17 cherry tree lane, and have to say: your babies are absolutely adorable, and this recipe sounds so yummy. I love sweet & salty!

  9. Yum, I want to try these. I've had them, but never made them before. I hope you can get your pics. I have lost some before when Landree was little. Thank goodness my mom had a million pics of Landree and that we had her picture made every month or so. Even knowing that I don't back up as often as I should!