So how about throwing your hat into the ring to win a copy of Ivy Manning’s Crackers & Dips? The book includes “More than 50 Handmade Snacks” as its subtitle promises. One of the things that Ivy tapped into for readers is the notion that many of us have a favorite cracker from childhood.
She actually has quite a lot of them, which is why she wrote the book. The cool thing is that Ivy hass offered ways for us to make them at home, with good ingredients and sophisticated twists. Along with the Japanese rice crackers with furikake, I’m looking forward to making these:
Brown butter-hazelnut crackers look like wheat thins (which I used to eat like a fiend) but are a zillion times better. I sampled some at Ivy’s house and they’re incredibly nutty and rich tasting. Nice for holiday entertaining.
Animal crackers with zesty lemon frosting employ regular flour and oat flour for a texture that replicates the commercially made kind. However, Ivy’s recipe is lemony from the inside out. Another smart, sophisticated recipe. And, cookie cutters are involved so you can make a menagerie of crackers.
If your appetite for crackers has been whetted, here's the giveaway lowdown:
Prize: 1 copy of Crackers and Dips
Who is eligible to enter: Anyone with a United States mailing address.
How to enter: Simply leave a comment on this post. What’s your favorite cracker? Include your email address as prompted in the comment form so that I can contact you directly if you win.
Can you enter more than once? Yes, if you’re a fan of the VWK Facebook page, follow me on Twitter or have joined me on Pinterest or Instagram, you can enter an extra time for each of those social media networks. If we’re buddies on all four, then shoot, you can enter 5 times. If you’re doing multiple entries, let me know who you are by including something like [FB], [Twitter], [Pinterest], or [Instagram] in your comment.
Deadline to enter: Wednesday, November 20, noon (PST)
Selection, notification, and claiming the tickets: The winner will be randomly selected via Random.org and notified by email. The winner will be announced next Thursday, November 21. I’ll mail the book to the winner. If you’d like more details, read the official giveaway rules.
Thanks for entering and good luck!