About Ivy Manning

Ivy Manning

Ivy Manning is a food writer and weekly columnist for the Oregonian. Her work has also appeared in Cooking Light, Sunset Magazine, and Fine Cooking. She’s the author of nearly half a dozen cookbooks, including her most recent title, Crackers & Dips. She lives in Portland, OR. @ivy_manning

Different shapes of homemade animal crackers lying on a chalkboard background.

Homemade Animal Crackers

Made from scratch with natural ingredients, these are gonna remake all your memories of stale, bland animal crackers in the circus box.

A stack of graham crackers to represent why graham crackers were invented

Homemade Graham Crackers

This graham cracker recipe has it all over store-bought crackers. No contest. And a glass of milk on the side doesn’t do any harm.