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Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark

Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark ~ semi-sweet and white chocolate, salty pretzels, tart strawberries, and festive sprinkles combine in this fun and tasty homemade candy! | FiveHeartHome.com

Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark features smooth semi-sweet and white chocolate, salty pretzel sticks, tart strawberries, and festive sprinkles for a fun and tasty homemade candy treat! I apologize for two candy recipes in the same number of weeks, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I apparently have chocolate on the brain. I promise that there’s a dinner recipe coming up on the roster later this week! But in the meantime, how gorgeous and yummy is this Strawberry {Read More}



Oats & Honey Granola Bars

Oats and Honey Granola Bars ~ these homemade, all-natural granola bars are baked until slightly crunchy, making them the perfect breakfast-on-the-go or a wholesome, portable snack | FiveHeartHome.com

These homemade, all-natural Oats and Honey Granola Bars are baked until slightly crunchy, making them perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or as a wholesome, portable snack. I’m so excited to share this recipe with y’all today! Around this time last year, I posted my beloved No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars, which my family adores and which went on to become a reader favorite. After all, they’re easy to make, customizable, and downright delicious. The only downside to those granola bars, however, is that {Read More}



Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups ~ these easy, all-natural peanut butter cups whip up with just three ingredients! | FiveHeartHome.com

These easy, all-natural, Homemade Peanut Butter Cups whip up with just three ingredients…betcha’ can’t eat just one! Do you have a favorite Valentine’s treat? I’m not going to lie…I love heart-shaped boxes of Valentine chocolates, whether we’re talking about the good stuff (Godiva) or the not-so-good stuff (from the dollar bin at Walgreens). In my humble opinion, there’s nothing quite like the surprise of biting into a piece of chocolate and finding fruity fluff or creamy coconut or gooey caramel {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#89}

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Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, y’all! I hope you all had a fabulous (and hopefully extended) weekend! The weather here in Texas has been absolutely gorgeous the past few days, but it sounds like we’ll be trading in our sunshine and spring-like temps for rain and cold later this week…boo. On the bright side, the Super Bowl is right around the corner, and if there was ever an excuse to throw a food-centric party, that’s it! Before we {Read More}



Pimento Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites ~ mini cheese balls of homemade pimento cheese are rolled in a coating of crispy bacon, toasted pecans, and minced fresh jalapeños and then speared with a pretzel stick for fun, easy-to-eat appetizers, perfect for game day or any get-together! | FiveHeartHome.com

Mini cheese balls of homemade pimento cheese are rolled in a coating of crispy bacon, toasted pecans, and minced fresh jalapeños and then speared with a pretzel stick for fun, easy-to-eat appetizers! Well, the Super Bowl countdown is officially on! So who are you rooting for…the Seahawks or the Patriots? I don’t really have a vested interest in either team this year. But I do love football, and I do love the commercials, and I absolutely adore football-watching grub…so you {Read More}



$500 PayPal or Amazon GIVEAWAY ~ Blog Birthday Bash!

Blog Birthday Bash GIVEAWAY ~ $500 Paypal Cash OR $500 Amazon Gift Card!

Happy, happy Friday, friends! I’m very excited to kick off Five Heart Home’s first giveaway of 2015…and it’s a good one! I’ve gotten together with a group of talented bloggers to help some of our friends celebrate their ‘blogiversaries’ this month! If you aren’t familiar with any of the birthday blogs listed in the graphic above, I hope you’ll hop over and check them out…they are all extremely talented, super sweet ladies! You can find links to their blogs below, {Read More}



Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake ~ bakes up in the microwave in just one minute, yielding a warm, cinnamon-sugary treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth! | FiveHeartHome.com

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake bakes up in the microwave in just one minute, yielding a warm, cinnamon-sugary treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth! How many times have you had a sugar craving, only to discover that there’s nary a cookie nor a cupcake nor a candy bar in the house? Now that’s not always a bad thing, mind you…sometimes the only thing that prevents me from ingesting too much sugar is the fact that I made a point not to {Read More}



Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes ~ ditch the store-bought can of sauce for these quick and easy, all-natural Sloppy Joes with no additives or preservatives...and they taste better, too! | FiveHeartHome.com

Ditch the store-bought can of sauce for these quick and easy Homemade Sloppy Joes with no additives or preservatives…and they taste better, too! There aren’t many dinners that you can get on the table faster than whipping up a batch of Sloppy Joes. And while the store-bought sauce that rhymes with San-wich might make this meal even quicker, it’s got some less-than-ideal ingredients. After all, I tend to avoid high fructose corn syrup in my sweets, much less my dinner. {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#88}

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Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, y’all! Well, January’s already flying by and it’s been back to the work of blogging around here! Have y’all been keeping up with your resolutions so far? I guess it’s time I get started on a few of mine that haven’t seemed to happen yet — ha. Moonlight & Mason Jars is a weekly party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun {Read More}



All-Natural Broccoli Cheese Sauce for Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheese Sauce for Baked Potatoes ~ this all-natural cheese sauce is quick and easy to make, featuring real cheddar instead of processed cheese | FiveHeartHome.com

Creamy, quick and easy Broccoli Cheese Sauce features real cheddar cheese and makes a delicious topping for baked potatoes! Baked potatoes make a great lunch or dinner when you have leftover meat, but not quite enough for another full meal. Whether leftover taco filling, carnitas, chopped BBQ brisket, or shredded beef, a plain baked potato is an excellent vehicle for a variety of toppings! But what if you’re craving a baked potato for dinner but don’t have leftover meat? Might {Read More}



Homemade Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

Whole Wheat Pancake Mix ~ keep a jar of this all-natural homemade mix in your pantry for a quick and easy breakfast of fluffy, 100% whole wheat buttermilk pancakes! | FiveHeartHome.com

Keeping a jar of all-natural Whole Wheat Pancake Mix in your pantry means that you can whip up a breakfast of fluffy, homemade, 100% whole wheat buttermilk pancakes in a matter of minutes! Raise your hand if you like pancakes! I am an enthusiastic fan of breakfast foods in general, but if I had to choose a favorite, let’s just say it would start with pan and end with cake. In my humble opinion, there’s absolutely nothing better than a {Read More}



Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip

Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip ~ made with cream cheese, melted chocolate, and real whipped cream, this dessert tastes just like dipping fresh fruit into chocolate cheesecake! | FiveHeartHome.com

A blend of cream cheese, melted chocolate, and real whipped cream, 5-ingredient Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip is like dunking fresh fruit in creamy chocolate cheesecake! Well, folks…one week down, only 51 to go! So what say we celebrate achieving a full week of healthy eating resolutions with some Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip??? Ohhh, I jest. Keep drinking your smoothies and eating your quinoa for a bit longer…you’re doing awesome! You can always save this amazing, decadent fruit dip recipe for {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#87}

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Happy New Year and welcome back to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party…we’ve missed y’all! So how was everyone’s holiday season? I hope your 2015 is off to a fantastic start! We had a fun, relaxing Christmas with no major rushing around this year…which was blissful. My brother and his family were home for the holidays, so we were able to squeeze in some nice visits. It was great to have a break and to have the boys home {Read More}



Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup ~ a smooth and creamy crock pot soup garnished with a variety of toppings, from sour cream and shredded cheese to crispy bacon and green onions | FiveHeartHome.com

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a smooth and creamy crock pot soup garnished with a variety of tasty toppings, from sour cream and shredded cheese to crispy bacon and green onions. Oh, soup…how I love thee. We flirt in October, when other parts of the country have dropping temps while we Texans are still wearing shorts and flip-flops. You become a part of our regular rotation come November and December, because it just feels like soup season…even when {Read More}



Healthy Oat Smoothies ~ Blueberry Muffin & Peach Cobbler Flavors

Healthy Oat Smoothies {Blueberry Muffin & Peach Cobbler Flavors} ~ thick, filling smoothies featuring oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit taste just like blueberry muffins and peach cobbler! | FiveHeartHome.com

Ground oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit lend these wholesome, filling Healthy Oat Smoothies a thick, creamy texture, while pure vanilla extract and a touch of cinnamon make them taste just like blueberry muffins and peach cobbler! Happy New Year, friends! Did the holidays treat you well? We had a fabulous Christmas and I’m excited at the prospect of a fresh year. 2015 just has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I don’t really make formal resolutions, but at the {Read More}



Five Heart Home’s Top 20 Recipes of 2014

Five Heart Home's Top 20 Recipes of 2014 ~ a round-up of the year's most popular recipes | FiveHeartHome.com

Ready or not, it’s time to bid adieu to 2014 and get ready to ring in the New Year! But before we do, how ’bout a little recap of Five Heart Home’s most popular recipes of the year? Drumroll, please…presenting the 20 Five Heart Home recipes from 2014 with the highest pageviews! Are your favorites below? Any guesses as to which recipe earned the top spot? Scroll down to find out! #20 ~ Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix By now, everyone {Read More}



Cheddar Jalapeño Thumbprints

Cheddar Jalapeño Jelly Thumbprints ~ these savory appetizers are bursting with sharp cheddar and filled with sweet and spicy jalapeño jelly for a fun twist on classic thumbprint cookies | FiveHeartHome.com

Cheddar Jalapeño Thumbprints are savory appetizers just bursting with sharp cheddar cheese and filled with sweet and spicy jalepeño jelly for a fun twist on classic thumbprint cookies. No, you are not experiencing déjà vu. Yes, I just posted a recipe for Thumbprint Cookies right before Christmas. But I thought it might be fun to stick with the theme and show y’all that not only are sweet thumbprint treats perfectly delightful, but you can also make a savory, cheesy, peppery, {Read More}



50+ Recipes for a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve {Cocktails, Mocktails, Appetizers, & Sweets}

50+ Recipes for New Year's Eve ~ Cocktails, Mocktails, Appetizers, and Sweets | FiveHeartHome.com

The countdown to 2015 is on! Whether you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve soirée, or you don’t want to show up empty-handed to a gathering you’re attending, or you’re watching the ball drop from the cozy confines of your very own couch, I’ve rounded up an amazing collection of cocktails, mocktails, appetizers, and sweets that would be perfect for ringing in the New Year! So scroll down for tons of scrumptious, festive ideas from the best in blogland… Roasted Balsamic {Read More}



Merry Christmas from Five Heart Home!

Merry Christmas from FiveHeartHome.com!

Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From my family to yours, I hope you have an extra special holiday season with your loved ones and a happy, healthy 2015! Thank you for spending some time with me at Five Heart Home this past year. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support and I look forward to another fabulous year ahead, filled with recipes and fun! {Read More}



Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies ~ classic cookies that are lightly sweet with a shortbread-like texture, a coating of toasty coconut or pecans, and a center of your favorite jam | FiveHeartHome.com

These classic Thumbprint Cookies are lightly sweet with an almost shortbread-like texture, a coating of toasty coconut or pecans, and a center of your favorite jelly or jam. I realize I’m down to the wire here, but I couldn’t let December fly by without sharing at least one Christmas cookie recipe! Sure, I posted Christmas Tree Brownie Pops a couple weeks ago, and there have been a plethora of other sweet treats all month long. But when I ran out {Read More}



White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow (AKA, Muddy Buddies) is a delicious holiday snack mix made with Chex cereal, perfect for serving at parties and giving as a gift to neighbors and friends! The holidays are upon us, and every time I turn around, it seems like there’s a party to attend or a gift to put together requiring an easy, delicious snack. What I love about this White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow recipe is that it’s festive, yummy…and a jumbo {Read More}



Last-Minute Christmas Cash Giveaway!

Last-Minute Christmas Cash Giveaway!

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m popping in this morning to let you know about a new giveaway that just went live, for a chance to win $325 in cold, hard CASH!!! How does that sound for some last-minute Christmas shopping…or to fund that plane ticket for holiday travel…or to spend towards providing a bright holiday for a needy family? However you’d like to spend it, $325 could be YOURS in just a few short days just for entering the giveaway below! {Read More}



Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean & Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Soup ~ a hearty, healthy, effortless crock pot dinner for those cold winter nights! | FiveHeartHome.com

Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Soup is a hearty, healthy, effortless crock pot dinner for those cold winter nights! We interrupt this month of holiday recipes to bring you a cozy, slow cooker soup that can be enjoyed all winter long! It’s probably no secret by now that I love cooking with beans. From side dishes to soups to crock pot suppers, beans are nourishing, filling, and inexpensive. It’s easy to infuse them with other flavors and they {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#86}

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Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars…we’re so happy that you could join us! Happy third week of December, everyone! Is Christmas really next week…already?! This week marks my boys’ last week of school, with pageants and parties and pajama day, but I’m secretly looking forward to Friday afternoon when vacation begins! I’ve been working hard this week to get posts scheduled out ahead of time so that I can take a few days off around Christmas. I’m mostly looking forward {Read More}



Chai Tea Mix

Chai Tea Mix ~ a unique homemade food gift for those who love Chai Tea; use the mix to whip up everything from lattes to milkshakes, and include the free printable gift tags with directions for gift giving! | FiveHeartHome.com

Chai Tea Mix is a unique homemade food gift for those who love Chai Tea! Use the mix to whip up everything from lattes to milkshakes, and include a free printable tag with directions for gift giving! So raise your hand if you like to make homemade food gifts for friends and neighbors during the holidays or throughout the year? (I do! I do!) However, as much as I enjoy baking and sharing Christmas cookies and quick breads, there’s something {Read More}



Eggnog Pudding with Whipped Cream

Eggnog Pudding with Whipped Cream ~ sweet, creamy eggnog pudding is a perfect make-ahead dessert for your next holiday party or Christmas dinner! | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet, creamy Eggnog Pudding with Whipped Cream is an easy, make-ahead treat that comes together in minutes for a festive holiday snack or special Christmas dessert! A big thanks to Goldrich eggs and Acorn Influence for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #GoldrichYolk For me, there are three flavors that define December: gingerbread, peppermint, and eggnog. I’ve previously shared a few gingerbread recipes on the site, so I feel like we’re covered in that {Read More}



Cinnamon Bread {No-Yeast Quick Bread}

Cinnamon Bread (no-yeast quick bread) ~ soft and sweet, this easy recipe is a tasty treat for breakfast or as a snack...and since it yields multiple loaves, it's also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving! | FiveHeartHome.com

Soft, sweet Cinnamon Bread is a tasty treat for breakfast or as a snack. And since this effortless recipe yields multiple loaves, it’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving! ‘Tis the season for homemade food gifts, and today I’ve got another good one for ya! Cinnamon Bread is an easy-to-make quick bread swirled with cinnamon-sugar and topped with even more. It’s tender yet moist, sweet yet delicately spiced. A thick slab of it is delicious with coffee, tea, {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#85}

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Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends! Is it just me, or is December flying by?! The next couple of weeks around here are filled with Christmas events at school by day and holiday parties by night, but I’m trying not to let all of the fun completely overwhelm me…like it does most years! This past weekend I was able to take my 7-year-old to see The Nutcracker for the first time, and that was the perfect chance to {Read More}



Christmas Tree Brownie Pops

Christmas Tree Brownie Pops ~ fudgy brownies, tangy cream cheese frosting, candy cane "trunks," and lots of festive sprinkles make these Christmas cookies perfect for decorating with kids, filling a holiday cookie platter, giving as food gifts, or leaving for Santa! | FiveHeartHome.com

Whether you need cookies for a Christmas platter or goodies for Santa, these Christmas Tree Brownie Pops feature fudgy brownies, cream cheese frosting, and candy cane “trunks” for a fun and festive holiday treat! I can’t tell y’all how excited I am about how today’s recipe turned out! I mean, how cute are these Christmas Tree Brownie Pops?! And even though they make look a bit on the fancy side, they were so easy to make. Decorating these guys would {Read More}



Roasted Balsamic Green Beans

Roasted Balsamic Green Beans ~ like caramelized green bean French fries, this side dish is easy enough for a regular weeknight yet special enough for a holiday dinner | FiveHeartHome.com

Seasoned green beans are roasted until caramelized and then tossed with a balsamic reduction in this flavorful side dish that’s easy enough for a weeknight yet special enough for a holiday dinner! Before I get into too many holiday goodies and cookies and treats and food gift ideas, I thought that today was as good a day as any to bring you a recipe to augment your Christmas dinner. Green beans are a pretty safe bet as far as side {Read More}