How to Save Pumped Breast Milk While Traveling

The Inspiration for a Solution : If you’re wondering how to take a trip away from the little one while still exclusively breastfeeding (and I’m assuming you are since you clicked on this link), you’re not alone! A few years back, when going back to work, I was bound and determined to provide breast milk for Emerson during her entire first year, no matter how…

Easy Chicken Divan

An All-American Meal Your Family Will Love Chicken Divan is a recipe that was ear-marked in the tattered, and loved, cookbooks of both my grandma and mom.   It’s near-and-dear to my heart because it tastes like childhood to me.  It’s also the first meal I made for my (now) husband when we first started dating! I totally believe the old adage that…

Easy Ranch-Style Beans

For the days when you “just. can’t. even.” Ranch-Style Beans to the rescue! This recipe has been passed down through the generations on my dad’s side and was a favorite of my Grandma Hambell’s (mom of seven, yes seven kids.  Fun fact: My dad, aunts and uncles endearingly nick-named Ranch-style Beans “Dog Food”because of its appearance…

The Calm Before the Smartphone

Today, I left my cell phone at home. An utter disaster in the making, or something else entirely?  Will the world end in the two hours that my phone and I are separated?! (Spoiler alert: Not in the least.) I’m sure I’m not the only one here who has left their phone at home before.  And, it CAN be annoying.  But here’s what I…

Spanish Rice Pie

Reunited and It Tastes So Good! Here’s another Hambell family favorite that I grew up on. (Check out Easy Ranch-style Beans and Chicken Divan for a few other family favorites!) As kids, we loved Spanish Rice Pie! I mean, who doesn’t love a meal cooked in a pie shell?! Helloooo, chicken pot pie & quiche! Sadly, Spanish Rice Pie and I parted ways after I…