What better way to share your favorite books then by giving them away to others? I want to spread the word about my top books of the year so far so I am giving away 1 copy of The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. This suspense novel set during World War II is a brilliant thriller, but it is also a riveting social study that examines the life of one family on the American homefront and how they cope while their husband and father is away at war.
To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form here. Entries are due by midnight, US Pacific Standard Time, on August 15. The giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be randomly chosen.
This is a really great book and I can’t wait to
force it on share it with one of you!
On Sunday evening, while watching the women’s beach volleyball, I tried out a recipe I saw recently on the Bake or Break blog. Raspberry Oat Muffins in theory just sounded so scrumptious – and in reality they turned out to be pretty superbly wonderful. These muffins are easy to assemble and only take the length of two sets of beach volleyball and 1 heat of the men’s 100 meter race to make.
I’ve been eating them for breakfast every day this week and I like them because they are not too sweet like the muffins you buy at the grocery store or the coffee shop. The raspberries are subtle yet tart and the oats in the batter give them a nice density that is often missing in store bought muffins. I didn’t use sanding sugar, which is recommended in the recipe, but they still developed a nice, crunchy top. Give them a try!
Have you made anything delicious lately?
Also, if you are looking for creative birthday greetings visit my friend Jenn’s etsy shop. She sells really fabulous paper crafts!