Snack attack

Confession: One good thing about having kids underfoot is that I can’t sit around eating all the time, like I wanted to those first weeks of pregnancy. This is a good thing.

But there is one snack I can always find time for, a perfect little creation of my friend Shaunda (whom I mention too often on this blog but I can’t help myself)…

Take a saltine cracker…

Top it with a slice of pepperoni…

Add a daub of cottage cheese…

And top it off with a sprinkle of black pepper.


I can tell more than half of you are gagging by now. Honestly, it must be something about pregnancy hormones. Shaunda convinced me to try it one time when I wasn’t expecting, and it was… fine. You know. A cracker and cottage cheese—okay, little weird, but no problem.

I tried it the other day, pregnant, and it was (briefly) the culmination of everything I’ve ever wanted in my life. That good. I might be eating it every day from now on.


How many of you are brave enough to try it now, hmmmmm?

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8 years ago

That sounds good! I love cottage cheese!

8 years ago

Sounds yummy to me! I love peppered cottage cheese all on its own, so I can only imagine the delight when it’s paired with the zing of pepperoni and the crunch of a cracker.

8 years ago

I’ve never heard of adding the pepperoni, but cottage cheese on a saltine with salt and pepper is THE way to eat cottage cheese!!!! Ummmmm…… I can taste it now…….. I’ve had fun introducing people to this treat too. I’ve had many skeptics turned believers! 🙂

8 years ago

One question, how do you get the pepperoni eaten in bite-size increments…or maybe no one’s ever taken a bite into pepperoni and the rest of it wants to come too. OR do you eat the whole cracker (at least the pepperoni section) in one bite?? Probably not.
I’ve had cottage cheese and saltines before too.

8 years ago
Reply to  Shari Zook

the best solution I have found is to use Ritz crackers since I can easily put the entire cracker in my mouth at once. Not everybody has as large a mouth as mine though. 🙂 🙂 I tend to eat this snack mostly when I am alone. 🙂

8 years ago
Reply to  Shari Zook

Could we please have a video tutorial for this? I’m not sure that I’m quite getting the technique here…. =D

8 years ago

Never had that one, but my husband introduced me to this bedtime snack: saltines spread with butter and honey. Wash it down with milk.

8 years ago

ok. I’m off to the kitchen NOW. bye-bye! 🙂

8 years ago

Not bad…but I can definitely tell being pregnant would add the missing ingredient to the enjoyment. 🙂 It’s similar in grain/dairy/salty layers to something I ate every afternoon last summer: toast with cream cheese and capers. Hormones are amazing things, eh?

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