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{Dairy-free, Egg-free} Spiced Applesauce Muffins {OR} First Birthday Applesauce Cake

{Dairy-free, Egg-free} Spiced Applesauce Muffins OR First Birthday Applesauce Cake ~ this cinnamon-laced batter can be baked up to make a dozen dairy-free, egg-free muffins, or it makes a perfect first birthday cake without having to worry about potential food allergens | {Five Heart Home}

Today I have a perfect muffin recipe to share with you if (1.) you’re sensitive to dairy or eggs, (2.) you’re out of fresh ingredients and limited to pantry staples, or (3.) you know an 11-month-old in need of a smash cake for an upcoming birthday party. Five years ago, when my oldest son was coming up on his first birthday, I fretted about him having a cute first birthday smash cake to dig his little hands into without risking {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #7 ~ Top 5 Soothing Slow Cooker Soups and A GIVEAWAY!!!

Top 5 Soothing Slow Cooker Soups ~ Crock Pot Recipe Round-Up (Kielbasa and White Bean Stew with Tomatoes and Spinach, Baked Potato Soup, Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup, Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup, and Creamy Green Chile Enchilada Soup) | {Five Heart Home}

Welcome, friends! It’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s time for another Features & Fun Friday! The fun is super-sized today because Five Heart Home is featuring our very first GIVEAWAY! We’ll get to the exciting details in a minute, but suffice it to say that I think you’re going to love this giveaway as much as I do! {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Soothing Slow Cooker Soups} First off, fall has officially arrived (yippee! — despite {Read More}



Cheesy Ham & Grits Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Ham and Grits Breakfast Casserole | {Five Heart Home}

The next time you’re in the mood for a breakfast that’s a little bit different and a whole lot delicious, I’d recommend giving this comforting casserole — stuffed chock full of eggs, grits, cheese, and ham — a try. School mornings around here are hectic, so I generally try to whip up big batches of breakfast foods on the weekend for quick reheating on weekday mornings. This typically results a stockpile of things like waffles, pancakes, muffins, granola, and hard {Read More}



Pumpkin Biscoff Bundt Cake with Cookie Butter Swirl and Glaze

Pumpkin Biscoff Bundt Cake with Cookie Butter Swirl and Glaze | {Five Heart Home}

Yesterday, I welcomed the first day of fall by baking a scrumptious pumpkin Bundt cake, swirled and glazed with cookie butter. Today, on the second day of fall, I highly recommend that you do the same! At this very moment, you might be asking yourself, cookie what? Cookie butter. Say it with me. Cookie. Butter. If you are fortunate enough to have been privy to this confection before now, then you don’t need me to enlighten you concerning the awesomeness {Read More}



Fluttering Leaves Fall Quote {by Emily Bronte} ~ FREE PRINTABLE!

Fluttering Leaves Fall Quote, by Emily Bronte ~ Free Printable | {Five Heart Home}

Last week, when I started pulling my fall decorations out of the closet, I realized that I still had a summertime quote displayed on our mantle. I figured I’d better remedy that zippity quick with something more seasonally appropriate. Hence, TA-DAAA! Today I present to you this free, high resolution fall printable featuring a lyrical quote about fluttering autumn leaves by Emily Bronte. We don’t really have a lot of trees with color-changing leaves here in central Texas, and our {Read More}



Slow Cooker Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Meatball Sub Sandwiches ~ meatballs cook up in the crock pot to top tasty and effortless subs | {Five Heart Home}

Hope y’all aren’t tired of crock pot recipes yet, because I’ve got another slow cooker sensation to share with you today! This week is going to be a busy one around these parts. Our baby girl is turning one on Thursday, so on top of our usual hectic schedule, I’ll be in full party planning mode for the next few days. ONE. I can hardly believe it. The past year has flown by. And to be perfectly honest, I’m already {Read More}



Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup ~ your crock pot does all the work for this warm and comforting soup, made hearty (but not heavy) by the addition of diced ham, potatoes, and carrots | {Five Heart Home}

We’ve been pretending around here. Pretending that it actually feels like fall. But we’re not pretending that a busy fall schedule has descended upon us — noooo, that’s reality, folks — so I’ve been relying on my slow cooker, now more than ever. And what’s easier to whip up in the crock pot than a warm, comforting, perfect-for-fall (or perfect when you’re pining for fall) soup? I particularly love throwing dried beans — or in this case, split peas — {Read More}



Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink

Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink ~ tastes like pumpkin pie in a mug! It's caffeine-free, though it can be mixed with coffee to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte. It can also be made dairy-free! | {Five Heart Home}

It’s Wednesday, and I think that’s as good of a reason as any for another pumpkin recipe, wouldn’t you agree? Since the calendar turned to September, I’ve been trying to will the cool fall weather to make its way to Texas by concocting all sorts of autumn-inspired recipes, from warm and hearty soups to pumpkin this and pumpkin that. Today I present to you pumpkin that. A little birdie told me that Pumpkin Spice Lattes have hit Starbucks, so I {Read More}



Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip | {Five Heart Home}

I may have mentioned here before, a time or five, that I love college football. And I’d be lying if I said a small part of that wasn’t because of Saturdays spent watching games on TV while munching on a menu of scrumptious, tailgate-friendly foods. Why yes, I think this dip falls quite nicely into the tailgate-friendly category, wouldn’t you agree? A couple weekends ago, on the first Saturday of college football, my boys were up and at ‘em early, {Read More}



Classic Blueberry Muffins

Classic Blueberry Muffins ~ this quick, easy recipe proves that sometimes simple is best! | {Five Heart Home}

Everyone needs a simple, classic blueberry muffin recipe in their arsenal. Today I’m sharing my favorite…it’s quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious. There’s nothing fancy about these muffins. No cinnamon swirl or praline topping to set them apart. No citrus zest or sticky glaze to put them over the top. But what they are is good. Just plain good. Whether you’re thinking that homemade blueberry muffins would make a great breakfast on the go, or you’re craving them to make a {Read More}



Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Waffles (Dairy-Free)

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Waffles (Dairy-Free) | {Five Heart Home}

Am I the only one who can’t believe it’s already September?! But rather than mourn the end of summer, I’m going to focus on the facets of fall that make me oh-so-happy…football, cooler weather (ha! maybe in another two months here in Texas), and baking with pumpkin! I seriously love me some pumpkin-packed baked goods, y’all. As soon as autumn hits, I stock up on cans of pumpkin and get to baking. Pumpkin bread? Duh. Pumpkin pie? Of course. Pumpkin {Read More}



Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix ~ for fresh, chewy cookies in a flash!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix ~ just add butter, eggs, and vanilla for fresh cookies in a flash! | {Five Heart Home}

So…raise your hand if you’ve ever found yourself volunteering (or volunteered) at the last minute to bake something sweet for your child’s school, a church potluck, or a bake sale? The only problem is, that last minute part meant that you were a little short on time or ingredients and you found yourself tempted to repackage some brownies from the bakery section of the grocery store and call it a day (hypothetically speaking, or course). Well, this need not be {Read More}