Crackers tend to be a pantry and party staple. Most people keep a box of them somewhere in the cupboard. And nearly every event I have ever been to or worked as a caterer with a cheese plate also has an assortment of mediocre crackers. Have you ever really had a good one? One that doesn't list 23 unpronounceable ingredients along the side of the box? Those ones are hard to find, but easy to make.
Making crackers is the sort of thing were people look at me like, "you made these?" like I have done something really extraordinary or difficult. Making your own crackers is neither, but it is decidedly more delicious than the packaged variety. I love homemade crackers and they are a snap to make and really easy to customize to they variety that you like best. And you could use fancier equipment, but all you really need is a bowl to stir them in and something round to roll them out with (a bottle turned on its side is perfect for those without rolling pins). It is faster than any other kind of bread and a nice change of pace to serve instead of bread or a better choice than chips.
Crackers are also a perfect recipe to make with kids. People typically think of cookies since kids can cut them out and decorate them. Guess what, you can do that with crackers and get kids helping with something that is not a total treat. Hooray.