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Archives for December 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

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 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!

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

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!

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

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.

Christmas Cupcake Toppers {Using Nutter Butters}

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}

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}

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!

Scalloped Potato Flan with Gruyère & Garlic

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!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans

Toasty pecans with a crunchy, sweet, cinnamon-spiced coating are perfect for snacking, dressing up a salad, or holiday gift giving.

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#35}

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

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!

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

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!

Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread Bars

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!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#34}

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 Kisses dress up moist, chocolatey brownie bites for a festive addition to your holiday cookie platter!

Free Christmas Printable ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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}