Making homemade spice mixes is easy and saves money! This Cajun seasoning recipe is perfect for adding a little Mardi Gras to your food.

Make your own Cajun seasoning with just a few spices that are already in your spice cabinet!   A few weeks ago I made Shrimp Etouffee for the first time and it has quickly become a favorite dinner.   One of the ingredients in the etouffee recipe is Cajun […]

Did you know you can make homemade extracts with just a few simple ingredients for much cheaper than the store bought extracts? Learn how to make homemade mint extract with just 2 ingredients!

Did you know you can make homemade extracts with just a few simple ingredients for much cheaper than the store bought extracts? Learn how to make homemade mint extract with just 2 ingredients! I have been making homemade vanilla extract for years.  It’s crazy easy! I just add […]

Run out of chocolate syrup? Check out this easy recipe to make homemade chocolate sauce with cocoa powder! Your homemade chocolate syrup will be ready in just 5 minutes.

Learn how easy it is to make chocolate sauce with cocoa powder, sugar and water! When we first got married, my husband and I did everything you aren’t supposed to do as newlyweds. We moved 2,000 miles away from everyone we knew for one of us to take […]

homemade-buffalo-sauce

Buffalo Sauce is one of the easiest condiments to make at home.  Butter, hot sauce and garlic are all you need for a quick, delicious homemade buffalo sauce.   I have a serious love of anything and everything “buffalo” flavored.  Last winter my mom and I decided to […]

5 Ketchup Recipes with A Twist

From sweet to spicy, these five ketchup recipes will add a fun twist to your hamburgers and hot dogs! It’s a new year and that means that the end of football season is drawing near and that, frankly, makes me sad. We love football and I’m never quite sure what […]

pumpkin pie spice slider

Make your own pumpkin pie spice with a few spices already in your spice collection.  Homemade pumpkin pie spice is made with just a few common spices so you can add a homemade touch to all your fall cooking and baking. Pumpkin pie spice is a staple in […]

roasted garlic

Making roasted garlic and keeping it on hand is a great short cut to making regular dishes special.  All you need to make roasted garlic is garlic, oil and aluminum foil. We love garlic in our food.  I actually started buying garlic in bulk at Costco because I […]

Homemade barbecue sauce

I made homemade barbecue sauce one day out of necessity because I needed barbecue sauce and didn’t have any.  A quick mix of basic pantry ingredients that simmer for a few minutes and I had homemade barbecue sauce. We are huge fans of Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce. […]

Marshmallow Fluff from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe

Marshmallow fluff is quick and fun to make in your own kitchen! In 15 minutes you’ll have enough fluff for fruit dip, whoopie pies, or fluffernutters.   I needed a dish to bring to Bunco. I’d brought my Mexican Corn Dip last month, which is my go to […]

Irish Cream Coffee Creamer from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I have Irish cream on the brain.   My homemade Irish cream is a favorite adult beverage, but I wanted something the kids could enjoy, too. One of my favorite flavors is Irish cream and every March, I find myself trying […]