Saltine Toffee ‘Crack’-ers: An Ode to a New DSLR!

I have not danced around with such elf-like mirth since they announced the summer 2013 release of Sailor Moon.

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Guess who is the proud new owner of a DSLR camera?

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I’ll give you a hint.

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ME. Me me me me me me me. Did I mention me?

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That’s right, folks–in the shameless spirit of commercialism, selfishness, and dragon-like hoarding, I have graciously received a shiny new DSLR camera for Christmas.

Jigs may or may not have been performed under my Christmas tree this holiday season.

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Did I mention the fact that I also received a Playstation 3 AND the Disney Imagineering book?

This year’s forecast: Absolutely zero productivity levels, with a 50% chance of precipitation from the tear ducts–because I am going to be so darn happy playing around with all of my new toys that I will most probably break down into tears at some point and bawl like a baby.

A very, very happy bouncing crying baby adult woman.

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In honor of this momentous occasion, I’ve decided to do absolutely nothing substantive in this post except gloat, revel, and bask in the glory that is focused pictures with appropriately blurry backgrounds. I’m still getting the hang of the whole “real-camera” photography deal (read: driving my parents crazy dancing around the house singing “What’s This?” a la Jack Skellington as I test out all of the nifty functions–and they are nifty), and now I don’t have an excuse to not learn about proper photo composition…

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But I think I can live with that.

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I can also live with a batch of these delicious saltine toffee ‘crack’-ers (thus dubbed as an homage to their addictive status) sitting on my kitchen counter at this very moment.

Those of you who have followed me for some time will know that this is a repeat recipe that you can find here…but the results were so pretty, and my camera was so here (YAY), that I had to share these photos.

What did you receive this holiday season that you’re most excited about?

and (as an unofficial question)

They’re by no means perfect, and I’m still learning, but how do you like them new photos? 😉


(Expect some fun posts from here on out! I hope you’re as thrilled as I am to check out my upcoming projects, posts, and updates to this site as I begin the new year’s process of revamping my blog in honor of this new technological addition to the family!)

Sweet 2 Eat Baking



9 Replies to “Saltine Toffee ‘Crack’-ers: An Ode to a New DSLR!”

  1. Fun photos! You’ll love your DSLR. What brand & model did you get? Which lens? Inquiring minds want to know! I hope you have a Happy New Year!

    1. A T3 Rebel! It’s been so much fun so far, and now I’m toying with learning composition and other stuff 🙂 I have a standard 58 mm and haven’t had time to get anything else so far, but since I’m only starting to learn, it shouldn’t be a problem for quite a while. Happy new year to you as well!

  2. Congratulations on your T3 Rebel! It is so much fun! Great way to start New Year! 🙂

    1. Thanks a bushel and a ton, Marina–it’s been a blast, that’s for sure!

  3. Oh my word those looks divine!!!

    1. My waistline agrees! Thanks for stopping by, Aimee!

  4. Wow, this looks crazy amazing – in a good way! I wonder if this would work with regular crackers as I’ve not seen the salty ones here (UK).

    Thanks for linking up on Sugar & Slice Sunday link party. You’ve been featured! Hope to see you sharing at the new party. 🙂

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    1. I think regular crackers (especially buttery/salty ones like Ritz, if you have those?) would be just fine. Thanks for the feature and for stopping by, Lisa!

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