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Five Heart Home’s Top 20 Posts of 2013

Five Heart Home's Top 20 Posts of 2013

If you’re a Facebook fan, you may have already seen some of 5HH’s Top 10 Recipes of 2013 over the past few days. Well, today we’re going to count down the year’s most popular posts all the way from #20…and there are even a few non-recipes in the mix! Click on recipe/post titles to access recipes/printables or to pin! #20 ~ Pumpkin Biscoff Bundt Cake with Cookie Butter Swirl & Glaze I love me some pumpkin, but this was my {Read More}



New Year’s Free Printable ~ Auld Lang Syne

New Year's Free Printable ~ Auld Lang Syne | {Five Heart Home}

Happy (Almost) New Year, friends! I decided to create a printable to help you ring in 2014, and I thought it would be fun to incorporate the words of that beloved, nostalgic, and cliched New Year’s Eve song, Auld Lang Syne. Would you believe that, even after the bazillions of times I’ve cried through the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, I still had to look up these words to make sure I got them right? And then I decided {Read More}



Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon ~ For Luck on New Year’s Day!

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon ~ eat on New Year's Day for a lucky and prosperous year! | {Five Heart Home}

Black-eyed peas soak up the flavors of garlic, bacon, and thyme in this savory soup that is said to bring luck and prosperity when eaten on New Year’s Day…but is so tasty that you’ll want to make it all year long! January 1st is right around the corner, and in these parts, that means two things: New Year’s resolutions and black-eyed peas! In the south (and perhaps beyond? Please enlighten me!), eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day supposedly brings {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #10 ~ Top 5 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Top 5 New Year's Eve Cocktails ~ Pear and Sparkling Cider Cocktail, Creamsicle Mimosas, Raspberry Champagne Cocktail, Ambrosia Cocktail, Kahlua Hot Chocolate | {Five Heart Home}

Another month has flown by and another year is coming to a close. Ready or not, 2014…here we come! {Top 5 Round-Up ~ New Year’s Eve Cocktails} Whether you’re hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party or celebrating quietly at home, I’ve rounded up some festive cocktails to help you ring in the New Year! And no worries if you require a non-spiked version…most of these drinks can be made sans alcohol and kid-friendly by subbing seltzer, sparkling apple {Read More}



Merry Christmas!

Free Christmas Printable ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | {Five Heart Home}

From my little elves to yours… Merry Christmas! Wishing you peace, joy, and love as you celebrate with family and friends today. Glory to the newborn King! And in case you’re scrambling for any last-minute Christmas or New Year recipes, here’s a quick round-up of our holiday favorites (click title below picture for recipe link)… Breakfast: Gingerbread Pancakes Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole Apple Praline Baked French Toast French Breakfast Puffs Appetizers, Snacks, & Sides: Mini Cheese Ball Bites Marinated {Read More}



Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Lime

Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Lime ~ can be made with champagne or seltzer, perfect during the holidays or for New Year's | {Five Heart Home}

A cranberry and pomegranate-infused simple syrup is mixed with champagne (or seltzer) and a squeeze of lime for a sparkling drink that’s perfect for celebrating the holidays or ringing in the New Year. The countdown to Christmas is down to the wire…are you ready??? I simply cannot believe how quickly December flew by this year. Heck, I can’t believe how quickly 2013 flew by! Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas this week and ringing in the New Year next {Read More}



Christmas Cupcake Toppers {Using Nutter Butters}

Christmas Cupcake Toppers Using Nutter Butters (Snowman, Reindeer, and Santa) | {Five Heart Home}

Festive Christmas cupcake toppers are fun and easy to create using Nutter Butter cookies! I find it almost impossible to believe that we’re less than a week out from Christmas. My kids are wrapping up school this week, and (in between getting all of the presents wrapped) I’m looking forward to some enjoyable, leisurely days over the next couple of weeks getting in some of the holiday fun that we haven’t had time for up to this point: driving around {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#36}

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Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, friends! Just a quick note that we will be skipping the party next Wednesday, on Christmas Day, and the following Wednesday, on New Year’s Day. We hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with family and friends, and we look forward to seeing you back here on January 8, 2014! Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a little party where bloggers are invited to link up {Read More}



Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {with Pecans & Coconut}

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle with Pecans and Coconut ~ crunchy like brittle but with the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie | {Five Heart Home}

A crispy chocolate chip cookie slab (studded with pecans and coconut) is broken into jagged pieces for a treat that has the crunch of brittle and the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie! Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of cookie brittle, and oh my word, y’all…where have I been? This stuff is divine. You just can’t beat a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie, and I must admit that my favorite chocolate chip cookies are soft {Read More}



Scalloped Potato Flan with Gruyère & Garlic

Scalloped Potato Flan with Gruyère and Garlic ~ served overturned and sliced for an elegant presentation | {Five Heart Home}

Thinly sliced potatoes are layered with garlic and Gruyère cheese, drenched in cream, then baked, overturned, and sliced for an elegant presentation that’s perfect for special occasions and holiday dinners! Well, we’re midway through December and my Christmas to-do list is still a mile long. (Please tell me I’m not alone. I’m not alone. Right?) But one thing that I have checked off my list is deciding on our Christmas dinner menu, and today I’m going to share with you {Read More}



Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans ~ great for snacking, salad topping, or holiday gift giving!| {Five Heart Home}

Toasty pecans with a crunchy, sweet, cinnamon-spiced coating are perfect for snacking, dressing up a salad, or holiday gift giving. Betcha’ can’t eat just one! I’ve never met a nut I didn’t like. But in Texas, pecans reign supreme, so that’s typically what I end up sprinkling over salads, incorporating into baked goods, or eating by the handful. And while they’re perfectly tasty plain and exceptionally excellent toasted, I do have a favorite way to eat pecans. Yup. You’re looking {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#35}

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Happy Wednesday and welcome, welcome, welcome to 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! Now without further ado, thank you again {Read More}



Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Overnight Eggnog French Toast Casserole ~ perfect, make-ahead breakfast for Christmas morning! | {Five Heart Home}

This quick-to-prepare overnight casserole features French bread soaked in an eggnog custard. In the morning, simply pop it in the oven for a special holiday breakfast that’s perfect for Christmas morning! It goes without saying that Christmas morning calls for a special, festive breakfast. However, around here, that breakfast also needs to be something that I can prep the night before, seeing as how on Christmas morning I’ll be bleary-eyed thanks to two boys who were raring-to-go before 6 a.m. {Read More}



Marinated Cheese & Olives ~ An Easy Appetizer or Food Gift in a Jar!

Marinated Cheese and Olives ~ a quick party appetizer or easy food gift in a jar | {Five Heart Home}

Creamy cheese and briny olives are marinated in an herb- and garlic-infused dressing for a quick, attractive appetizer or a fun and easy food gift in a jar! Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? Because I have hardly started, and I’m needing some commiseration from my fellow procrastinators here. But I have a big date with Amazon on the roster this week, after which I hope to have my gift-deficit issues resolved…wish me luck! Aside from the presents {Read More}



Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread Bars ~ festive for the holidays or a family favorite all year round! | {Five Heart Home}

A buttery shortbread crust is topped with raspberry jam, chocolate chips, and more shortbread crumbs for decadent cookie bars that are sure to become a holiday tradition, as well as a year-round family favorite! So…I realize that my last post was a cookie recipe. And today I’m posting another one. But it’s December, and that means that I have Christmas cookies on the brain in the same way that I was pumpkin-obsessed from the months of September through November. So {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#34}

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Happy December, y’all! 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! Before I {Read More}



Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites

Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites ~ perfect for your holiday cookie platter! | {Five Heart Home for Love Grows Wild}

These fun, bite-sized treats feature a Candy Cane Kiss atop a moist, fudgy brownie, making them a festive addition to your holiday cookie platter! Well, folks, we’ve reached December, and you know what that means…Christmas cookies galore! Whether it’s baking them, giving them, receiving them, revisiting old recipes, or concocting new recipes, I love everything about Christmas cookies. Heck, who am I kidding? I love everything about cookies. But December gives me an excuse to make them and eat them {Read More}



Free Christmas Printable ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Free Christmas Printable ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | {Five Heart Home}

Am I the only one who can’t believe it’s already December?! Ready or not, that means I have a new seasonal printable for you! I love decorating for Christmas, and I love Christmas music, so combining the two into a printable seemed only natural. I will admit that I had a really hard time deciding which Christmas song to go with, but Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas seemed just perfect for decking the halls. (Fa la la la la.) {Read More}