Get ready for spring cleaning with these natural products for cleaning you can make yourself! The weather is warming up and it’s so nice have the windows open.  It’s time to rid the house of the dirt and grime from a winter hibernation.  There’s no reason to run[…]

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[…]

How to make sidewalk chalk

Make sidewalk chalk with the kids this summer with just a few supplies found at the craft store. One of the many ways that I save money is by making things I would otherwise buy at the store.  It’s amazing the items we purchase that can actually be[…]

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe

A few years ago I figured out how to make peanut butter at home.  I was surprised at how easy is to make this store bought staple!   All you need are peanuts and a food processor to make fresh peanut butter.  Slather it on some homemade bread[…]

Homemade Vanilla Extract from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipes

Vanilla extract is a pantry staple for most home cooks. Did you know that you can make homemade vanilla extract using only two ingredients?  After just a few months you can use your very own vanilla in all your favorite recipes like chocolate chip cookies, cake, or  homemade chocolate[…]

Homemade Croutons - Growing Up Gabel @thegabels

Homemade croutons are a great way to use up leftover or stale bread.  By making the croutons yourself you can control the amount of fat and spices. All you need is a little over 30 minutes and a some pantry basics to make croutons yourself. We really enjoy[…]