Archives for March 2014

Free Easter Hymn Printable {with 3 Color Choices}

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 {Read More}

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

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

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!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#48}

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-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!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Black Bean Tacos

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!

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

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.

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#47}

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!

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

Tender roasted asparagus is perfectly complemented by flavorful brown butter and toasty pecans in this delectable spring side dish.

Frozen Orange Creamsicle Pie with a Pretzel Crust

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!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#46}

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

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.

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

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}

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.

Classic Scottish Shortbread

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}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#45}

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 is moist, fudgy, and loaded with three kinds of chocolate, making it a mouthwatering way to use up overripe bananas!

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Thyme & Lemon

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!