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Free Easter Hymn Printable {with 3 Color Choices}

Free Easter Hymn Printable ~ Christ the Lord Is Risen Today {with 3 Color Choices} | FiveHeartHome.com

A few weeks ago, when I shared my Peter Cottontail-inspried Easter printable, I promised to create a deeper meaning of Easter-type printable. So that’s what I have for you today. These are the lyrics to my favorite Easter hymn, and they’ve been resonating in my head ever since I put this new printable up for display. And honestly, it’s a refreshing balance to Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day. While it’s definitely fun to embrace the bunny and candy-filled eggs side {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #13 ~ Top 5 Spring & Easter Side Dishes

Top 5 Spring and Easter Side Dishes | FiveHeartHome.com

Today marks Features & Fun Friday lucky #13! But more significantly, we are almost officially a quarter of the way through 2014. Um…what??? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Spring & Easter Side Dishes} 1. Fresh Carrot, Pea, & Mint Salad, photo & recipe by Return to Sunday Supper 2. Warm Green Beans & Asparagus Salad, photo & recipe by Best Friends for Frosting 3. Parmesan Garlic Asparagus, photo & recipe by Chef-In-Training 4. Spring Pea and Potato Salad, photo & recipe {Read More}



Chocolate Bird’s Nest Cookies

Chocolate Bird's Nest Cookies ~ chocolate coconut macaroon nests topped with Peeps chicks and mini chocolate eggs | FiveHeartHome.com

Chewy chocolate coconut macaroons are shaped into bird’s nests and decorated with colorful Peeps chicks and candy-coated chocolate eggs for a festive Easter cookie or springtime treat! One of my favorite early signs of spring is the return of bird song. It might still be cold out, but if the birds are back, you know that the turning of the weather can’t be too far behind. When we lived at our last house, we had sparrows that built mud nests {Read More}



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Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party ~ Wednesdays at 5 p.m. CST at FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Wednesday, friends, and thanks for joining us at Moonlight & Mason Jars today! I hope that your spring is off to a great start and that spring weather has arrived wherever you are…or will soon, for those of you still getting snow! Before we get on with the party, I wanted to extend an invitation to those of you who may be interested in guest hosting our link party some week! As you can see below, guest hosts are {Read More}



Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies ~ mini carrot cake whoopie pies filled with cream cheese frosting make an easy, hand-held Easter dessert | FiveHeartHome.com

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and Cooking Light and Real Simple, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FreshandFab http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Carrot cake-flavored cookies are sandwiched together with cream cheese frosting in these cute little whoopie pies, making them an easy-to-serve, hand-held dessert, perfect for a springtime get-together or Easter celebration! Now that we have officially entered spring, I officially have Easter on the brain. The weather is getting warmer, {Read More}



Slow Cooker Chicken & Black Bean Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Tacos ~ let your crock pot do all of the work on your next taco night! | FiveHeartHome.com

Tasty chicken soft tacos — stuffed with tender shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and your favorite toppings — make for an effortless taco night since the slow cooker does all of the work! I know y’all love crock pot recipes, and you’ve probably noticed that over the past few weeks, as winter headed towards spring, I’ve been slacking in the slow cooker department. The truth is, I do use my crock pot all year long, but the type of recipes {Read More}



Spring Salad with Mixed Berries, Candied Almonds, & Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Spring Salad with Mixed Berries, Candied Almonds, and Honey Citrus Vinaigrette ~ a beautiful, delicious salad with vibrant flavors and varied textures | FiveHeartHome.com

The flavors of spring mingle in this beautiful and tantalizing mixed greens salad, studded with plump blueberries, juicy raspberries, crunchy candied almonds, and a sweet, poppy seed-infused Honey Citrus Vinaigrette. Happy first day of spring, y’all! It’s amazing how a little extra effort can take a salad from blah to amazing. From run of the mill to something special. From bribe-your-kids-to-eat-it to make-them-beg-for-more. That, my friends, is the story of this salad. You start with your typical ol’ greens, but {Read More}



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Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party ~ Wednesdays at 5 p.m. CST at FiveHeartHome.com

Hi, everyone! So glad that you could join us for Moonlight & Mason Jars today. I look forward to seeing all of your fabulous link-ups each Wednesday…it’s a highlight of my week! Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun…and readers get to check out all of that talent in one place! That makes this a great place to find {Read More}



Free Easter Printable {with 3 Color Choices} ~ Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day!

Free Easter Printable {in 3 color choices} ~ Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter Day! | FiveHeartHome.com

I hope everyone had a fun St. Paddy’s Day! In case I haven’t mentioned it a time or 17, I’m way excited to welcome spring this week! With that, it’s time to start thinking about Easter…which means I’ve got a new free printable for y’all, of course. We definitely try to focus on the true meaning of Easter at our house, but we also like to have fun with eggs and candy and the Easter bunny and such. So today {Read More}



Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter Pecans

Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter Pecans ~ a delicious spring side dish that would be perfect for Easter | FiveHeartHome.com

Tender roasted asparagus is perfectly complemented by flavorful brown butter and toasty pecans in this delectable spring side dish. Spring officially begins this week!!! Can I hear a giant Hip, Hip, Hooray?! I know that some of you wonderful readers are still blanketed in snow (I’m so sorry), but the fact that spring has commenced calendar-wise means that spring-like weather can’t be all that far behind…right? Spring is arguably the best season in central Texas. For one thing, it’s warm, {Read More}



Frozen Orange Creamsicle Pie with a Pretzel Crust

Frozen Orange Creamsicle Pie with a Pretzel Crust | FiveHeartHome.com

A creamsicle-like orange filling is perfectly complemented by a sweet and salty pretzel crust in this delightful frozen pie that’s ideal for welcoming (or dreaming about) warmer weather! This Friday happens to be March 14 — or 3.14 — otherwise known as Pi Day. So since I’m a nerd to celebrate, I made you a pie! But this isn’t just any pie. Like many of you, I’m ready for to bid farewell to winter for good! Thus, I decided to {Read More}



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Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party ~ Wednesdays at 5 p.m. CST at FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Wednesday, y’all, and welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars…I’m thrilled that you could join us today. Have you adjusted to the time change yet? I have to admit it hasn’t been easy on me this year, which isn’t helped by the fact that my kids pop out of bed bright and early, despite the fact that it’s Spring Break. They apparently haven’t gotten the memo yet about this concept called sleeping in. Anyway, who’s ready for St. Patrick’s Day…and {Read More}



{5-Minute, 5-Ingredient} Homemade Chocolate Syrup

{5-minute, 5-ingredient} Homemade Chocolate Syrup ~ quick and easy; perfect on ice cream or in chocolate milk; no additives like store bought brands | FiveHeartHome.com

Easy homemade chocolate syrup — made with five natural ingredients in about five minutes — is a scrumptious topping for ice cream and makes perfect chocolate milk, without the additives and preservatives found in many store bought brands. In case you haven’t noticed, lately I’ve been on quite a kick of making my own kitchen staples. In addition to various dry mixes for my pantry, I also like to stock my refrigerator with natural, homemade versions of what I used {Read More}



Get Lucky Giveaway ~ Enter to Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

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Hello, friends! I typically have a new recipe for you on Sundays, but I shared one yesterday instead to make room for something extra-exciting today! Are you feeling lucky? I hope so, because today we’re celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with a BIG, awesome giveaway! As many of you already know, I’m a proud member of the Love Grows Wild creative team, and today we’re teaming up to give away a $200 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader! How fun {Read More}



Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas with Avocado & Pepper Jack {Meatless Dinner Idea for Lent}

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas with Avocado and Pepper Jack Cheese ~ meatless dinner idea for Lent or any night | FiveHeartHome.com

These hearty, flavorful quesadillas feature garlic-sauteed mushrooms, baby spinach, creamy avocado, and zippy pepper jack cheese for a meatless — yet filling and satisfying — meal. So I’m going to be honest about something. We very rarely do meatless dinners at my house. I grew up in a meat-and-potatoes home. My hubby grew up in a meat-and-potatoes home. We’re rather fond of our beef and chicken and pork around here. But once a year, during Lent, we have a string {Read More}



Classic Scottish Shortbread

Classic Scottish Shortbread | FiveHeartHome.com for LoveGrowsWild.com

Rich, buttery shortbread comes together with just five simple ingredients and is oven-ready in less than five minutes! Anyone who knows me (or has been following Five Heart Home for even a short while) has probably figured out that I love chocolate. But can I let you in on a little secret? There are certain desserts that I will actually choose over chocolate. {Cue gasps!} For example, if at a wedding reception, I’m given the choice between a slice of {Read More}



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Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party ~ Wednesdays at 5 p.m. CST at FiveHeartHome.com

Happy March, friends! It’s Wednesday, and that means that it’s time to party…LINK party! Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars…I’m thrilled that you could join us today. Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun…and readers get to check out all of that talent in one place! That makes this a great place to find great new ideas and inspiration. {Read More}



Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m excited to be sharing a chocolate-loaded recipe today over on the Scarlet Threads* blog for this Triple Chocolate Banana Bread! If you’re anything like me, you always have overripe bananas sitting on the counter, on a quest to discover their purpose in life. And let’s face it…baking them into plain ol’ banana bread can get kind of boring. I’ve always thought that chocolate and bananas pair beautifully, and this moist, fudgy bread is no exception. It’s {Read More}



Honey-Glazed Carrots with Thyme & Lemon

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Thyme and Lemon ~ a perfect spring side dish, and a gorgeous addition to your Easter menu! | FiveHeartHome.com

Tender carrots are glazed with honey, seasoned with fresh thyme, and hit with a bright splash of lemon juice in this easy, delicious side dish that’s perfect for ushering in spring! Okay, friends…so I have a new strategy. Last week I was all about taking advantage of the remaining chilly winter weather with a warm and comforting crock pot chowder. But this week? I’m over it. I am beyond ready for spring and, starting now, I’m going to will it {Read More}