Skip the cans and make homemade green bean casserole recipe from scratch using fresh green beans! One of my husband’s favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving is green bean casserole. He loves it so much that I often make to serve when we have a roast chicken for dinner. […]

Basil Tomato Salad

Classic caprese salad with balsamic glaze takes the classic summer salad and adds a touch of elegance. One of my favorite summer salads is a caprese salad.  Fresh summer tomatoes layered with fresh basil from the garden and a fresh mozzarella. Drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with […]

Make corn on the cob in a Crock Pot with this easy corn recipe!

This corn on the cob recipe is the easiest way to cook summer corn.  Season shucked corn on the cob, wrap in foil, and let your slow cooker do the rest. I grew up in a small farming community in northwestern Michigan.  The farmers in our county grew […]

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 […]

Making zucchini noodles with a mandolin quick and easy! See how to make and then how to cook zucchini noodles with this recipe and tutorial for a healthy alternative to pasta.

Eat more vegetables by replace wheat pasta with zucchini noodles. Last summer I started experimenting with zucchini noodles.  I kept seeing spiralizers and other gadgets online and in blog posts and I was completely intrigued. I happen to love zucchini so I figured making noodles out of it […]

The best homemade 5 ingredient quick and easy guacamole recipe!It's the perfect healthy appetizer dip!

Guacamole is quick and easy to make with avocado, lemon or lime, cilantro, garlic and salt. I have always loved avocados but in the last few months, they have become a staple on our menu.  I eat them pretty much every chance I get.  I also really love […]

cranberry sauce

Skip the cans this year and make your own cranberry sauce! Ready in just 15 minutes with only 3 ingredients, you’ll wonder why you never made it before. I’ve never really paid much attention to the cranberries on the Thanksgiving table.  My dad likes the jelly cranberries and […]

Stuffed Apples With Sausage

This post brought to you by Campbell’s Soup Company . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Looking for a fun, new side dish for fall? Turn baked apples in to a savory side dish as they are stuffed with an easy sausage stuffing […]

Chai Applesauce

Combine the spices of chai tea with a simple homemade applesauce recipe for a delicious fall recipe. Homemade applesauce is one of my favorite fall treats.  I’m the only person in my house that enjoys applesauce so I usually make a small batch in the fall and freeze […]

Rice Salad Recipe in a jar

Need a quick and easy dinner on the go? Try this rice salad recipe with your favorite meat and vegetables. Use our sponsor Minute® Rice and this rice salad recipe is ready in about 10 minutes. Serve in jars for picnics or after school activities. Spring is a […]