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Features & Fun Friday #9 ~ Top 5 Holiday Food Gifts, The Latest News, & A Giveaway!

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I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and that if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s off to a wonderful start! Hopefully everyone is enjoying a long weekend of family, food and fun. Are you hitting the Black Friday sales today? Decorating for the holidays? Watching football? Baking the weekend away? You won’t find me setting foot in a store, but I will probably try to do some online Christmas shopping, and I have lofty goals of getting the Christmas tree {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#33}

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone! Welcome back to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party…so glad to have you here today! Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a little party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun…and readers are able to peruse all of that talent in one place! We’re thrilled to have you joining us today and hope you find some great new ideas and inspiration! So {Read More}



French Breakfast Puffs

French Breakfast Puffs ~ sweet, tender muffins dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar | {Five Heart Home}

Tender vanilla muffins are drenched in melted butter and dipped in cinnamon sugar for a sweet and crunchy coating that makes breakfast time a treat! The recipes that I share here at Five Heart Home generally fall into one of two categories: (1.) favorite recipes, beloved by myself and my family, that I’ve been making for years, and (2.) new recipes that we recently tried and loved. Today’s recipe is a happy foray into the former variety. When I was {Read More}



Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Mini Cheese Ball Bites ~ easy appetizers featuring dried cranberries, blue cheese, toasted pecans, and pretzel skewers | {Five Heart Home}

Bite-sized cheese balls — studded with dried cranberries and blue cheese crumbles — are rolled in toasted pecans and skewered with pretzel sticks for fun, easy appetizers! ‘Tis the season for holiday get-togethers, potlucks, and parties! That means that this time of year, from Thanksgiving right on through New Year’s Eve, there are ample opportunities for delicious and creative appetizers. And today I’m sharing one that’s not only quick and easy, but also fun and just a little bit different. {Read More}



Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting | {Five Heart Home}

Move over pumpkin pie! Fluffy pumpkin cupcakes are moist and flavorful thanks to brown butter and a light, sweet buttercream frosting infused with cinnamon. Okay, y’all…it’s time for me to face the music. November is drawing to a close and this is going to be my last pumpkin recipe of the season (*sniff*)! Now that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop baking with pumpkin, just sharing it. After all, pumpkin is about to be overshadowed by peppermint and eggnog {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#32}

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Happy Wednesday, y’all…welcome back! So glad to have you here at the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a little party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun…and readers are able to peruse all of that talent in one place! We’re thrilled to have you joining us today and hope you find some great new ideas and inspiration! So without further {Read More}



Parmesan Potato & Cauliflower Soup

Parmesan Potato and Cauliflower Soup | {Five Heart Home}

This silky, creamy potato soup has a couple of secrets…cauliflower for extra vitamins and Parmesan for extra flavor! Do you ever find yourself staring into the refrigerator 20 minutes before dinner time just waiting for inspiration to hit? Well, that’s how this soup was born. Except I was actually staring into the pantry when, lo and behold, I spied a bag of potatoes. My first thought was baked potatoes? Sometimes those make an easy throw-together dinner, topped with whatever leftovers {Read More}



Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole

Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole ~ decadent with cream cheese and cheddar, this corn is perfect as a holiday side dish and can even be made in the crock pot | {Five Heart Home}

Cream cheese adds richness to sweet corn in this comforting side dish, with extra flavor from sharp cheddar cheese and (optional) diced jalapeƱos. (And pssst…after you grab the recipe for this Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a blog hop featuring lots of yummy holiday recipes!) Do you love cream cheese as much as I do? Are you still scrounging for a few last Thanksgiving side dish ideas? Today I’m {Read More}



{5-Minute, 5-Ingredient} Homemade Caramel Sauce

{5-Minute, 5-Ingredient} Homemade Caramel Sauce ~ a jar of this makes a perfect gift! | {Five Heart Home}

This gooey, buttery, homemade caramel sauce requires just five ingredients and is ready in under five minutes…and a jar of it makes a fabulous gift! In my opinion, caramel sauce is akin to the nectar of the gods. It complements a variety of other flavors, it turns even health food into a decadent treat, and it’s pretty darn tasty with no other accompaniment than a straight-up spoon. But would you believe me if I told you that you could make {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#31}

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! You may remember that a few weeks ago, I was a guest host for the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party. Well, I’m thrilled to announce that today marks my first time as a new permanent co-host for this party! I’m so excited to be collaborating with these three talented bloggers for the opportunity to party with all of you! If you are a fellow blogger, I would be honored to have you link up with us. {Read More}



Creamy Dreamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Dreamy Chicken Enchiladas ~ you'll never guess the secret ingredient! | {Five Heart Home}

These red sauce-topped enchiladas are stuffed with spiced chicken and Monterrey jack cheese, plus a special secret ingredient that makes them extra creamy and delicious! I have made this recipe no less than eleventy billion times. And every time, regardless of who tries them, they are a huge hit. But what most people never realize is that these cheesy, creamy chicken enchiladas are made extra special by a secret ingredient. Promise you’ll stick around if I tell you what it {Read More}



Savory Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread

Savory Herb and Cheese Monkey Bread ~ quick and easy, made with refrigerated biscuits, festive for the holidays, from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Easter | {Five Heart Home}

This savory monkey bread is quick and easy, thanks to refrigerated biscuits that are dipped in garlic butter and coated in herbs and cheese for a ring of rolls that are as festive as they are delicious. (And pssst…after you grab the recipe for this Savory Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a blog hop featuring lots of yummy holiday recipes!) Have I mentioned to y’all that I joined {Read More}



Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze

Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze | {Five Heart Home}

Ordinary green beans become extra-special and positively delicious when they’re wrapped in crispy bacon and glazed with buttery brown sugar. Bacon makes everything better. I’ve said it before because, quite frankly, it’s true. I enjoy me some nice fresh green beans regardless of preparation, but this recipe elevates them from good to amazing. Not only do you have a crispy little bacon jacket, but you also have a buttery, garlicky, brown sugary glaze to counter that salty bacon. I’m telling {Read More}



Apple Praline Baked French Toast

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This elegant breakfast or brunch dish — laced with cinnamon and bursting with sweet-tart apples — can be assembled the night before, baked in the morning, and then served upside-down to reveal a buttery layer of pecan praline. It’s so hard for me to believe that 2013 is drawing to a close and it’s already time to start thinking about the holiday season! If you’re wanting to serve a festive breakfast on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, or if you’re on {Read More}



Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes ~ perfect for a holiday breakfast or any day! (a copycat recipe of Kerby Lane Cafe) | {Five Heart Home}

Fluffy, tender pancakes that boast the flavors of gingerbread are perfect for the holidays or make an everyday breakfast special! If you ever find yourself in Austin, Texas, Kerby Lane Cafe should be on your list as a breakfast or brunch destination. And if you ever make it to Kerby Lane, expect to wait for a table and be prepared for a difficult time deciding what to order amongst so many enticing choices. But whatever you do, you must try {Read More}



Thanksgiving Quote ~ Free Printable!

Thanksgiving Quote Free Printable ~ Eat, Drink, and Be Thankful | {Five Heart Home}

Somehow it’s already November, and despite the haze of a Halloween candy hangover, I do believe it’s time to start looking forward to Thanksgiving! Today I’ve put together a little seasonal printable that, at least for me, captures the essence of Thanksgiving. Let’s take a moment to break it down, shall we? EAT: I am of the opinion that both quality and quantity are important here. On my Thanksgiving table, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade dinner {Read More}