Pumpkin spice spritz cookie recipe are fun and easy to make with the OXO Cookie Press!  A simple butter cookie dough is spiced up with pumpkin flavors and then made in to pumpkin shaped cookies.  Thank you to OXO for providing me with products for this post. When I was[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Tired of buying expensive shaving cream? Make your own with just 3 ingredients and essential oils!

Homemade shaving cream with essential oils is quick and easy to make with coconut oil, shea butter, and another oil.  Add essential oils to personalize your shaving cream scent! I’ve been wanting to make homemade shaving cream with essential oils for my husband to use for a while.[…]

taco recipes

Everyone loves Taco Tuesdays and taco recipes are some of my favorites.  Tacos are one dinner that my entire family will eat without complaining. They love tacos! But I get bored of the seasoned ground beef with all the toppings variety so I asked a few food bloggers[…]

Chocolate Cake

A flourless chocolate cake made with Ghirardelli chocolate will having everyone begging for more! A combination of chocolate, cinnamon, coconut and coffee makes this gluten free chocolate cake perfect for Valentine’s Day. My family has made some pretty drastic changes to our diet this year.  One of the[…]

matzo ball soup

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KleenexTarget  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Fighting a cold can be tough, but Matzo Ball Soup and Kleenex can make it easier. This is our first year[…]

hot chocolate

Love hot chocolate? I know we do! Now that we are headed in to winter, it’s time to crank up the hot chocolate making and I have 35 hot chocolate recipes to do just that.     Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix from Growing Up Gabel Peanut Butter Hot[…]

Ritz Sandwich Cookies

Make Ritz sandwich cookies to snack on as you trim the Christmas tree during a tree decorating family night! Peanut butter is sandwiched between Ritz crackers and then dipped in white chocolate for a kid approved, Christmas treat. Our family tradition is to put up our Christmas tree[…]

Enjoy a gluten free cheesecake made with almond butter and covered in chocolate! | GrowingUpGabel.com

This delicious gluten free cheesecake is made with an almond butter filling on top of an almond meal crust and encased with chocolate.  This post is sponsored by Epicurious.com. The recipe is all my own! There’s nothing quite like a personal touch to make you feel special.  Like[…]