Meet Amy Ruttan, Author of NY Doc Under the Northern Lights

Welcome to today’s stop on the book tour for NY Doc Under the Northern Lights, currently on tour with Prism Book Tours. Today I am so happy that author Amy Ruttan sat down to answer a few questions about her and the book, to give us some more insight into it. Like her, I think Iceland is definitely on my bucket list of destinations! Please enjoy this, as well as a character interview with Dr. Axel Sturlusson over on my site Books to Light Your Fire, and my review of the book at Andi’s Book Reviews. Leave questions and comments for Amy. And then please enter the giveaway as you follow the rest of the tour below! Thanks for stopping by today!

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#Halloween Treats from Thirty One Gifts #Giveaway Ends 10/29

Thirty One bags are already really cute, but did you know that they have a whole line of ones specifically for Halloween? I am madly in love with these bags and almost want a bunch for myself! Take a look at these below and tell me you don’t want to immediately fill them up and/or go trick-or-treating right now! Good luck entering! Continue reading “#Halloween Treats from Thirty One Gifts #Giveaway Ends 10/29”

Meet Michael Jordan, author of The Company of Demons with Giveaway

Welcome to the Name Before the Masses Tour for The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan. He took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down and answer a few questions about his books and his writing process. Enjoy the conversation and be sure to leave him your own questions and comments. Check out an excerpt from his book and then download your own copy. And of course, follow along the tour for even more fun and to have more chances to enter to win the giveaway!

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Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

Fall is here and you know what that means. It’s time to get #basic and buckle down with all things pumpkin. I admit that I hold off until the calendar actually says it is the season of autumn. But then it can be no holds barred. If you like pumpkin spice, then why not kick off your day with Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles? You get that pumpkin flavor you’re craving with a hint of complementary spice that doesn’t overload your senses. Plus it’s just fun to mix up your breakfast every once in a while. Or actually, top these with something like vanilla ice cream, and you have a tasty dessert on hand. However you choose to make your them, enjoy your Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles!

Ingredients for Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin

How to Make Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

Sift together the flour and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine all the ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, add the milk to the beaten eggs and mix slightly. Pour in the buttermilk and melted butter. Mix to incorporate. Fold in the pumpkin and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated together and mixture is smooth.

Add the dry ingredients to the smooth mixture. Blend together making sure all the dry ingredients are moistened well.

Heat the waffle iron. Pour a scant amount of the batter onto the waffle iron and cook according to the waffle iron directions.

Set the oven temperature to 200 degrees. When the waffle is done place it on the preheated oven rack to keep hot. Continue cooking the waffles until all the batter has been used.

Serve with warm Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Syrup.

Need a waffle maker to make these delicious Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles?

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First you may want to consider some of your traditional waffle makers. These are appropriate for Belgian waffles, round waffles, and square waffles.

And then these waffle makers are just filled with fun shapes.

So happy cooking and happy shopping! What is your favorite kind of waffle?

Drink Clean Water With Clearly Filtered #Giveaway Ends 10/19


Clean water is so important. And no matter how clean we think our water is, it may not be. Or maybe you live in an area with questionable water. It gets expensive to keep buying more bottles of it, plus that isn’t the greatest for the environment. Your best option is to invest in a way to filter your water at home. Check out this system and then enter the giveaway. Continue reading “Drink Clean Water With Clearly Filtered #Giveaway Ends 10/19”