Our favorite family recipes for dinner, breakfast, lunch, desserts and more!

A fourth of July dessert is made even more fun with white chocolate, cherries and sprinkles!

Chocolate covered cherries take on a patriotic twist! Maraschino cherries are skewered on toothpicks; dipped in white chocolate and decorated with sprinkles! I may be slightly obsessed with red white and blue foods! But they are just too much fun for summer holidays like the fourth of July […]

Easy Kids Drink Recipe

Don’t forget the kids when celebrating this summer! Instead whip up this super easy kids drink recipe so everyone can have fun. Over Memorial Day weekend, I made a fun white wine red, white, and blue sangria recipe to go with our shrimp boil.  Just a little hello, […]

Slow Cooking Challenge MM

Ready to start slow cooking? Pull out your slow cooker and get ready for a month of slow cooker recipes! I used to use my slow cooker at least once a week.  I’m not sure what happened but for some reason, I just stopped using it.  I don’t […]

Fun Ice Cream

Make homemade ice cream recipe in red, white, and blue for a fun and festive 4th of July dessert! No ice cream maker is needed for this easy 3 ingredient no churn ice cream recipe. It is no secret that I love homemade ice cream. And ever since […]

Broccoli Salad Recipe with Bacon

This post brought to you by Hormel Foods, LLC.. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Broccoli salad is the perfect side dish for outdoor entertaining this summer. My broccoli salad recipe includes crispy bacon, sunflower seeds, and dried cherries tossed in an […]

White Wine Sangria with berries

Celebrate summer with this easy white wine sangria recipe in red, white and blue! Just two ingredients and fruit combine for a quick summer cocktail.  Serve this fun summer cocktail in glassware from our sponsor, Luigi Bormioli. I discovered sangria a decade ago in a Spanish restaurant in […]

Easy Ice Cream Cupcake Recipe

Ice cream cupcakes are the perfect option for summer celebrations! This chocolate malt ice cream cupcake has a brownie layer topped with chocolate malt frozen custard, whipped cream and a malt ball for a cool fun summer dessert. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and […]

Red White and Blue Vanilla Fudge Recipe

Turn easy vanilla fudge into a star spangled sweet with one of our favorite easy 4th of July dessert recipes! Fudge is one of my favorite dessert recipes to make.  Probably because it doesn’t require any baking. My butter pecan fudge recipe is out of this world amazing! Fudge […]

Use up summer's bounty with these fun zucchini recipes! Turn zucchini in to noodles and make one of these recipes - from salads to casseroles - you are sure to find a few to love.

Summer means zucchini and lots of it!  Check out these fun healthy recipes for zucchini noodles and other vegetable “noodles!” I love zucchini.  For years sauteed zucchini and summer squash made regular appearances at our summer dinner table. But after learning how to make zucchini noodles last summer, […]

Fried Ice Cream for a Party

Fried Ice cream is one of my all time favorite desserts! But a deep fried ice cream recipe just seems like a bit much even for me. So I fake it instead. A vanilla ice cream mixture is enveloped by a crunchy cereal crust creating an amazing fried […]