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: Greek Steak & Pasta

Photo from the Northwestern Steakhouse

Photo from the Northwestern Steakhouse

In honor of my birthday, which was on Tuesday this week, and my tradition of eating out at the Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City, I will be sharing a similar greek steak recipe that you can try out. I will warn you, these steaks are delicious, but are not even close to how great the steaks are at the restaurant. 🙂 The waitresses always told me that it was their oven that made it so good. I still believe them to this day.

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