Foodie Friday | Ring in the New Year with Family Traditions

Have you made New Year’s traditions?

My fiancee Spenser Gruis, and I have a few traditions we enjoy each New Year.  For the past 5 years, we have spent New Year’s Eve with his parents, Scott and Cheryl Gruis.  The Gruis family works hard at their family-owned towing company.  When we actually get the chance to sit down all together for a nice meal, we want to take full advantage of it!

Photo by Seneca Epley Photography

Photo by Seneca Epley Photography

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Foodie Friday | Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich

Last week I went out to lunch with some of the North Iowa Bloggers to the Lady Bud Cafe. Beth Ann had their egg salad sandwich, which I i still want to try. But it got me thinking, There are so many calories in an egg salad sandwich. So since I love eggs, and I love egg salad sandwiches, but I hate the calories in it… here is a healthier version that is to die for! 🙂

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Foodie Friday | Easy Apple Dip

So last week, I missed Food Friday, but it was for a very good reason. My fiancée and I got a puppy! 🙂 We spent the last few days we had “alone” to prep for this new puppy. 🙂 Will share more about his story in an upcoming blog post, so keep an eye out for a cute puppy blog.

This week, I decided to keep it simple and easy, since that is what my life seems to be consisting of these days. Since we’re well into fall and I’m sure a lot of you are headed out to apple orchards or pumpkin patches, I thought I’d be a great time to share a quick apple dip recipe. If you are wanting a fancy apple dip recipe to take to a party, check out Beth Ann’s recipe on her blog, It’s Just Life: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary.

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Foodie Friday | Bagel Dip

Last night was yet another great night. A few of the North Iowa bloggers got together to have a fall birthday bash. I saw a few because our group is growing so much! I love that there are so many people in the north Iowa area who all share a passion for the same thing, yet we’re all so different! I will have to create a list of all the North Iowa Bloggers so I can link to the page with all their links. 🙂

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Foodie Friday: Reduced Guilt Brownies

Since my 27th birthday was on Tuesday, I am sharing my new favorite recipe for a healthy, yet delicious dessert. This mix and recipe ends up only being 3 WeightWatcher’s PPV so it doesn’t cut into my diet plans. What is you favorite healthy meal or dessert?

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