You find the perfect Christmas Cookie recipe to add to your list of family favorites with one of these 21 Festive & Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes.

The Christmas season speaks to my heart because I find myself in the kitchen…a lot. I love every bit of time while baking away for family, friends and neighbors during the holidays. I love that the kids pull up a chair to either help, sit and talk or even just grab a taste or two! …

It’s crockpot season!  This slow cooker corn chowder is absolutely delicious and the beauty of this recipe is just how easily it comes together.   It takes a few minutes of prep but other than that, it’s a dump and go recipe. TIP: If you are super busy in the morning, I would suggest chopping the …

Easy Homemade Chicken Kolaches

Not long ago I mentioned to my teenager that I believe he thinks about food more than he thinks about girls and his simple response back to me was, “I do!” This truly reminds me that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and was resonated once again last week…here’s what happened: We were at …

Don't pass up making this absolutely delicious and ahhh-mazing Restaurant Style Stromboli. This is a sure-fire hit with all pizza lovers in your life!

The guys in my house BEG me to make this absolutely delicious and ahhh-mazing Restaurant Style Stromboli. It speaks to their food-hearts like no other and I must say, it’s one of my favorites too! You need frozen bread dough, of course I use the Sam’s Club Pizza Dough. One of the loaves from Sam’s Club …

Cooler weather is the perfect time for crockpot meals and SOUP!  I know most of you are like me and have busy evenings, which is why this meal is so great.  You can start it in the morning and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete at dinner time. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup …

When you are running around in the morning it’s hard to remember to start dinner, but with just a few minutes you can have this dish ready to go!  It’s beyond easy and only requires 3 ingredients (plus toppings when you get ready to serve). This is literally a dump recipe…frozen chicken, enough water to …

We love how easy this Fall Snack Mix is to make! Everyone who stops by can't stop eating it--a perfect mix of sweet a salty that quickly becomes addictive!

When fall rolls around, we cannot resist having a bowl of this snack mix hanging around in the kitchen! There is something undeniably delicious about a mix of peanuts and candy corn!  It’s a small party in your mouth!…and then throw in a little more sweet (the m&m’s) with just a tad more salty (the …

I love fall.  One of our family’s favorite activites this time of year is apple picking.  We normally go a few times during the season and always leave with more apples than we planned to pick, so my list of apple recipes has grown over the years.  One of our favorites is apple tarts.  They …

It’s FALL…which means it’s chili season in our house.  We love all different kinds of chili but this recipe for chicken chili is one of our favorites.  I normally get it started in the crockpot in the morning and just add the rest of the ingredients a little before dinner.  It’s really simple to make …

Every time I make this Toffee Apple Dip it's such a huge hit, it disappears before my eyes. What I love the most is that it takes just 5 minutes to make!

Having a team party, family gathering or even just a ladies night out this fall?  You can make this yummy Toffee Apple Dip in just 5 minutes! Every time I make it, it seems to disappear before my eyes because it’s a huge hit! If you are not a fan of toffee, you can replace …

I don’t know about you but I have this need to go above and beyond what is expected.  It’s a curse, really!  I can’t help myself.  If I have friends coming over for dinner I need everything to perfect…like the top of the fridge needs to be dust-free.  Are my friends REALLY going to check …

Long gone are the days of the 8:40am bus pick-up..the older my kids get the earlier the bus comes! At this point, all of my kids are out the door by just a few minutes after 7.  This means breakfast needs to be quick and easy, but I still want our boys to have something …

We are always trying to come up with different options for lunch.  My kids make their own lunches and PB&J are their go-to, but even a kid can only eat the same thing for so long! We use this chart to help them make good choices and to also ensure that their lunch isn’t full of junk.  I …

This post brought to you by Breyers. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sports Mom Survival Guide. As a busy parent, we all seem to be running from one thing to the next.  I don’t know about you, but the easier something is the better…especially in the kitchen!  I LOVE quick, easy …

School starts tomorrow for our kids, and this means we are back to packing lunches! In our home we typically pack for a few reasons: reduce cost (with 3 kids, buying lunches everyday of the month would cost us at a minimum about $160) nutrition volume (a school hot lunch is not enough to fill …

Our summer has involved a whole lot of rain. This means not a ton of outside time, few trips to the pool and trying to stay busy inside. Getting your kids busy in the kitchen is an awesome way for them to not only learn their way around the kitchen but to begin to feel …

I absolutely LOVE Qdoba!  Do you have a restaurant close to where you live?  Their food is so fresh and I don’t ever feel guilty eating “fast food” when we go there.  My husband always teases that he can order for me at just about any restaurant…AND the thing I order every.single.time we go to …

I am an absolute lover of all things cheesesteak. Since homemade kolaches are easy to make, a great on-the-go meal and simple to re-heat, I decided to come up with this simple 5-ingredient Cheesesteak Kolache recipe. I used regular sized biscuit dough and took 2 biscuits together and rolled them into a circle. If you were …

As you have know, we like quick and easy meals.  We don’t like to spend a lot of time prepping and preparing dinner, so if you’re like us then you will love this one pot meal sausage and tortellini dish.  It’s super easy to to make and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish! Quick …

If the name of the game is “make-ahead” for your summer meals, then add this Cashew Chicken Pasta Salad to your meal list! It has a sweet and tangy flavor that is yummy! The prep involves cooking the pasta, and while it cooks, you’ll need to chop up the green onion, celery and peppers (if …

I love pizza.  My family will attest to the fact that I could probably eat pizza every.single.day and not get tired of it.  There is so much you can do with “pizza,” which is why this month we have given you some our favorite (non-traditional) pizza recipes.  You can even have for dessert! 😉 This …

Sports Mom Survival Guide Pizza Mini-Series during the month of June has been a huge hit in our house…and we hope it has been in yours too! With all boys in our house, pizza of any type is a sure-fire success. This Cinnamon Streusel Pizza is no exception! Our family can demolish it in no time. …

  I think I’m with the majority when I say I LOVE A QUICK MEAL!  I’m not one of those people who like to slave over a meal for hours, the quicker the better, in my opinion.  So I’m always looking for something that is tasty but can be made in about half an hour. …

In case you couldn’t tell by now, I love to make meals that I can wrap in foil, toss in a thermal bag and send with the boys as they head out the door. I do about all I can to keep them from eating concession stand food! The reality is, I prefer we all …

  Who doesn’t love pizza?!?  It’s a sure bet that most kids will eat pizza, so that’s why we have devoted the month of June to PIZZA. 🙂  We will be sharing some of our favorite (and creative) takes on pizza. Hamburger Pizza Cups These are great to make and take with you for an …