How to Find Balance in Mom Life

The struggle is real. I used to work full-time, now I stay home with my children full-time. And I’ve come to realize that both circumstances present unique challenges in creating a balanced life!  When working full-time, I was always striving to find the work life/home life balance.  Now, as a SAHM, I’m working to balance of giving 110% to my…

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…

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…

Easy Freezer Breakfast: Steel-cut Oatmeal

Hello!  Today, I am so excited to share my morning breakfast hack for one of my all-time favorite breakfasts: Homemade Steel-cut oatmeal.  Previously, I would wait until the mood (or hunger pain) struck— making my oatmeal from scratch that same morning.  This was time-consuming (30 minutes on the stove pre-microwave pressure cooker and about 15 post-microwave pressure cooker).  By the time my oatmeal was…