You know when you meet someone who has just as much energy as you do & it is like the coolest thing ever?! That is my pal Gaby from the awesome blog What’s Gaby Cooking. Not only does she make the best guacamole known to humankind, but she is obsessed with living a fun, happy and fabulous life. We spend gobs of time together for reals and even tasted the best of New Orleans together in June. If my kids tried all her food I think they might want to go live with her…..maybe.
She calls herself the Simple, Sassy Gourmet for a good reason. Take it away my friend….
Hi Everyone! My name is Gaby – I’m the voice, recipe developer, photographer and stylist behind What’s Gaby Cooking and I’m so excited to be sharing and posting here today! I met Marla a few years ago and we’ve pretty much been inseparable since. I’ve never met anyone with such amazing energy in all aspects of life! Needless to say, she is awesome!
So here is a little bit about me…. I started in the food world about 3 1/2 years ago when I went to culinary school. Shortly after that I became a private chef in Malibu, CA and cooked for lots of fabulous people and celebrity clients. As a chef I am always obsessing over the best ingredients and am always looking for my next food adventure whether that be at my local farmers market or some country in South America where I get to explore a new food culture. Learning about different cuisines makes it easy for me to become obsessed with certain ingredients. Something usually strikes my fancy and then I’m all about it for a few weeks, creating dish after dish that features that item.
Today I’m sharing some of my obsession worthy tail-gating food since it’s Football season! Now while I may not be a huge football fan, I’m totally a fan of throwing a party with lots of great food for the football fans in my life! Here are some of my favorites…
What better way to start off a party than with salsa and a bag of tortilla chips?! You can spice this one up as much as you want, or keep it mild. Either way it’s a winner: Homemade Salsa
I’m an Arizona girl so cheese crisps are the perfect snack when in front of the TV. They take almost no time to make and are super delicious! Classic Cheese Crisps
I’m pretty much an avocado freak. I eat at least 1-2 avocados a day (usually in the form of guacamole) so it only makes sense that I throw in my favorite guacamole whenever having people over: Chipotle Guacamole
Sweet Potatoes are another obsession of mine. I like them mashed, roasted, BBQ’ed, you name it. This is one of my all time favorite ways to prepare a sweet potato: Sweet Potato Parmesan Chips
Is there anything more classic than a potato skin for a football or tailgating event? How about a potato skin stuffed with guacamole?! These are always a crowd pleaser: Game Day Potato Skins
For the lighter side of things, I like to make a hummus with flavor mix in’s I have on hand. One of my all time favorites is definitely this Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Hummus!
Irish Nachos are pretty much the way to any of my guy friends hearts. They go nuts when I make this twist on nachos and it’s always on the request list when I’m throwing a party.
Pulled Pork Sliders are GREAT for tailgating parties because you can literally throw it all into a slow cooker and call it a day. People can serve themselves as needed and kids love the little slider buns!
And to round things out, we’ve got to have a little sweet treat… how about these cute little football brownies. These brownies are decadent and delicious so they will go like hot cakes!
Thanks so much for having me Marla! I hope I sparked some great ideas for tailgating themed parties!
Feel free to contact me any time. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Pinterest. You can also find more recipes and even travel/home posts on my blog What’s Gaby Cooking.
Thanks for having us to your party Gaby! Please note that all the photos in this post are from Gaby’s blog.
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40 thoughts on “Obsessed! What’s Gaby Cooking Guest Post”
Hi Gaby! That guacamole does look awesome! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.
Mmm, these all look incredible! I love seeing two of my favorite gals here : )
Thanks G!! So glad you have been part of my guest post line up too. We are all addicted or should I say obsessed with your lemon basil ice cream. xo
Two fabulous ladies in one place! Its a food bloggers dream come true! Great job!
Thanks Miss Amanda! We need to get you over here baking us some cakes 🙂
Funny, I’ve made three of these recipes from you already Gaby! They are lovely 🙂
I’m already following you on Pinterest, Twitter, you’re in my google reader and I think you rock 🙂
I would love to have a little SoCal ladies meetup sometime. I think that would be awesome.
And in the meantime, lots of drool worthy recipes.
Thanks Gaby & Marla for a great tag teamup!
Hey Averie, a meet up would be fun 🙂
And I’m OBSESSED with Gaby!
Brooke….of course you are 😉 We are all obsessed with you too!
Yummy tailgating recipes, Gaby!
Marla, thanks for featuring the fabulous Gaby! Gaby- these recipes look delicious and perfect for eating while watching a game!
Love all of the football food ideas, and I cannot wait to try it all out in the next few weeks!
Lovely food! All of those recipes look amazing. Gaby’s blog is wonderful.
Gaby has some really great recipes, they all look wonderful.Great post!
A great collection of wonderful dishes here! Love the idea of baked potatoes stuffed with guacamole. Sounds like a great side dish! Thanks Gaby!
Oh I’m so hungry now! It all looks amazing! Yum! Fun to see Gaby here! Love ya both!
Love this! What a fun post by Gaby. You both are such fun gals. Love the photos, love the post 🙂
I kid you not when I say my mouth is watering from looking at that guacamole. Yum!
Wow, what a collection of super tailgating food! Love Gaby’s blog and this roundup is terrific!
I need to plan a tailgate soon just for an excuse to make all of this!
These look great! Love Gaby
That is a lovely guest post with so many interesting recipes.. couldn’t pick my favorite of them .. they all look and sound delicious.
We love the football brownies! They’re a perfect kid-friendly recipe for football Sundays–or any time of the year, for that matter! We agree with Emily, a tailgate is necessary to try out that chipotle guacamole. Yum! Thanks for sharing!
Look at y’aaaaalll!!!
Football brownies – excellent! Anything stuffed with guacamole gets my vote. Great ideas for football season.
Great roundup of treats!
Those all look fabulous!!! I’m a Gaby blog stalker so it’s wonderful to see this recipe roundup! Perfect for a snack filled weekend!
Yummy! I think I’ll have to become a football fan so I can have a tailgate party and eat these yummy treats! Beautiful photos. My mouth is watering!
I love guest posts! Everyone is so creative and inspiring.
I can only imagine how much energy must be in the room when you two girls get together! I love your passion for food and life in general. And those Sweet Potato Parmesan Chips are calling my name!
Love Gaby & her recipes! Yum!
What a lovely spread, Marla and wonderful guest post! I like the twist to sweet potato..might try this weekend.
Sanjeeta, I am in love with the look of those sweet potatoes too. My kids would go nuts for those!
People who can cook and style bother me so I guess both you and gabby bother me! LOL! IN a good way of course. You inspire me and I just love reading your recipes! A great guest post indeed especially for this gameday loving family who lives on recipes like this in the fall!
Love those little Classic Cheese Crisps – so simple!
I love Gaby’s blog and avocado addiction. She seems like such a sweetheart! And your blog is gorgeous too! You gals are so talented! I’ll be saving all these recipe ideas for our annual Superbowl fiesta!
OMG – like totally OBSESSED with both of you and AVOCADO and Red Pepper Sauce in Hummus and just about any and all of the food you have here…
Marla and Gaby, thanks for sharing all those ideas, the guacamole looks delicious, something to try asap!
Love your site, now I will go and explore it.
Hi Laura! So glad I could introduce you to the miss fabulous Gaby 🙂 Enjoy perusing her blog. xo
These look great! I love tailgating and football. I can’t wait to try some of these. Thanks for sharing.