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Favorite Books and Summer Vacation GIVEAWAY!

Favorite Books & Summer Vacation Giveaway | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Monday, everyone…I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! A week ago today, in my Contributor Q&A Blog Hop post, I hinted at a big giveaway coming up…and today is the big day! This awesome giveaway — brought to you by the Or So She Says contributor team — is all about gifting some summer reading and relaxation to a couple of our lucky readers! Each gal on the team chose one of her favorite books to contribute to {Read More}



Peach German Pancake

Peach German Pancake (Dutch Baby) ~ golden, puffy, and piping hot skillet pancake studded with peaches | FiveHeartHome.com

With a batter that comes together in the blender, this German Pancake (AKA, Dutch Baby) is studded with sweet peaches and baked until golden and puffy, making it perfect for slicing and sharing at breakfast or brunch! Before peach season is over, I just have to pay homage to my favorite summer fruit with one last peach recipe! The good news is that even if you find yourself craving this dish in November (you know, in case you’re one of {Read More}



“Check the Car Seat” Reminder Cards ~ Free Printables

"Check the Car Seat" Reminder Cards (Free Printable) ~ a simple visual cueing system to help prevent vehicular heatstroke of children accidentally forgotten in cars | FiveHeartHome.com

“Check the Car Seat” Reminder Cards provide a visual cueing system to remind a parent when a child is in the back seat, thereby preventing the tragedy of vehicular heatstroke when a silent child is accidentally forgotten. While Five Heart Home is primarily a food blog and the vast majority of my posts involve recipes, my long-time readers know that I also share printables every so often. About once a month, it’s likely that I’ll create a cute holiday quote {Read More}



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

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone! Thank you for link partying with us. Today we’re making an exciting announcement! Next week, we’ll be launching our bigger, better, and revamped Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! We have a couple of fabulous new co-hosts to introduce (DIY on the Cheap and Maison de Pax – yay!) as well as a new party start time…so please join us next Tuesday night as we kick off the fun! Starting then, the party {Read More}



Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce ~ use on tacos, quesadillas, pizza, nachos, and more! | FiveHeartHome.com

Succulent pork and juicy pineapple are slow cooked in the crock pot with a flavorful, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce, resulting in sweet and savory pulled pork for sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, pizza, and more! Have I mentioned before that I big puffy heart my crock pot? I think I may have…a time or twelve. But did you know that one of my favorite things to cook in the slow cooker is pork? And that I consider pork and pineapple to {Read More}



“Getting to Know You” Blog Hop

Getting to Know You Blog Hop | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Monday, everyone! I don’t usually post first thing Monday morning, and I do have a new recipe headed your way later this evening, but today I’m participating in a fun little blog hop! Some of you already know that I’m a monthly recipe contributor at a few different blogs this year, one of them being for Mariel over at Or So She Says, a treasure trove of ideas related to family, crafts, recipes, travel, parenting, inspiration, and so much {Read More}



Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze {or} Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze {OR} Chocolate Zucchini Bread ~ so moist and decadent, nobody will guess that it's hiding a pound of zucchini and whole wheat flour! | FiveHeartHome.com

Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze is so moist and decadent, nobody will ever guess that it’s made with a pound of zucchini and 100% whole wheat flour! Bake it in loaf pans instead for Chocolate Zucchini Bread. I promised y’all one last zucchini recipe this season, and today I’m going to deliver in a BIG way. Say hello to Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze! Or if that’s too indulgent, you can instead decide to bake up {Read More}



Zucchini Marinara

Zucchini Marinara ~ quick, easy side dish of sliced zucchini that's pan sauteed and then cooked until tender in marinara sauce, fresh herbs, and Parmesan | FiveHeartHome.com

In this quick and easy side dish, sliced zucchini is seasoned and pan sautéed before being topped with marinara sauce, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese. Today’s recipe is a simple summer side dish to make use of some of that bountiful zucchini that so many of you are enjoying this time of year, whether you found it on sale at the grocery store, or you couldn’t resist it at the Farmers Market, or it’s taking over your whole garden! I {Read More}



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

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Whether you’re a regular visitor or a newbie to our link party, we’re so happy to have you join us at Moonlight & Mason Jars this week! I hope that everyone had a fabulous 4th! It sure was nice that it fell on a Friday this year, resulting in a relaxing, long weekend. We hit up the local parade in the morning and spent the evening with the in-laws, eating lots of good food and shooting off {Read More}



Italian Baked Chicken

Easy Italian Baked Chicken ~ juicy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and oven-ready in a matter of minutes! | FiveHeartHome.com

With its crunchy coating of homemade seasoned breadcrumbs, Italian Baked Chicken is not only juicy and flavorful, but it’s oven-ready in minutes! There’s just something so classic and comforting about a baked chicken dinner, wouldn’t you agree? When I was a child, such a dinner was typically attributable to Shake ‘n Bake, and while undeniably tasty, we didn’t really pay too much attention to ingredient lists back in the 80s. But these days, I do tend to stick with ingredients that {Read More}



Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs ~ easily make for a fraction of the cost (and without the preservatives and additives) of storebought breadcrumbs | FiveHeartHome.com

In just a few minutes, stale bread plus herbs and seasonings are transformed into flavorful Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs, for a fraction of the price and without all of the preservatives of store-bought brands! How was your Independence Day weekend? Hopefully full of family, friends, and FOOD! Well, I’m going to take a break from the usual summer-inspired fare today to bring you a homemade pantry staple that can be used in countless recipes all year long. To be perfectly honest, {Read More}



{Christmas in July} $500 CASH GIVEAWAY!!!

Chirtmas in July ~ $500 CASH GIVEAWAY!!! | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy weekend, friends! I hope that everyone had a fun and fabulous 4th! I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but I’m popping in today with an exciting surprise for y’all. Who’s up for a chance to win $500 cash? That’s right…I’m teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you Christmas in July! With a cool $500 in PayPal cash, you could get a reeeally early jump on your Christmas shopping and be all done and stress-free well {Read More}



Lemon Cooler Cookies

Lemon Cooler Cookies | FiveHeartHome.com for UncommonDesignsOnline.com

Soft, puffy Lemon Coolers are bursting with lemon juice, lemon zest, & real butter and coated in lemon-infused powdered sugar, making them the perfect summertime cookies! Okay, friends…I’m going to date myself with this one. Today’s recipe was inspired by a discontinued, boxed cookie that was popular in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. Who remembers Lemon Coolers in all of their crunchy, sweet and tangy, powdered sugary glory? While my mom didn’t treat us to store-bought cookies all that {Read More}



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

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, y’all, and happy July! So who has fun plans for the 4th? We’ll probably hit our local Independence Day parade in the morning, take it easy mid-day, and then spend the afternoon/evening celebrating with family. Now if only I could narrow down what to bring to the shindig??? However you spend America’s birthday, I hope it’s a blast…and not just because of the fireworks. Oh, and in case you haven’t entered our $200 Amazon {Read More}



Southern Baked Beans

Easy Southern Baked Beans ~ this sweet and savory side dish is topped with bacon, and it's quick to whip up using canned white beans | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet and savory baked beans get a southern spin with the addition of bacon and barbecue sauce…plus they’re extremely quick and easy to whip up since they start with canned white beans! Ack! Y’all…I cannot believe it’s July. I know I sound like a broken record with the arrival of each new month, but seriously, people…where has this year gone??? Despite my state of denial regarding the passage of time, the 1st of July means it’s almost time for the {Read More}



Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad with Avocado

Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad with Avocado, Kalamata Olives, Feta, and Fresh Dill | FiveHeartHome.com

Juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and creamy avocado combine in a pasta salad that showcases the best of summer produce, with Kalamata olives, crumbled Feta, and fresh dill adding extra flavor and color. Today I bring you a pasta salad that I’ve revamped from one of Five Heart Home’s most popular (and very first) recipes ever! To date, Tomato Cucumber Salad with Olives & Feta has been viewed and pinned about 100,000 times each (thanks, y’all!). So if that recipe appeals {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #15 ~ Top 5 Flag Desserts + Fourth of July Recipes

Top 5 Flag Desserts

Happy Friday, everyone! Each end-of-the-month, I highlight five fun features as well as share a sneak peek of life at Five Heart Home. So to start, how ’bout a little red, white, & blue? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Flag Desserts for the 4th of July} 1. Flag Cake (from Scratch) >>> photo & recipe by The Brown Eyed Baker 2. Wave the Flag Cupcakes >>> photo & recipe by U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council 3. 4th of July Flag Cake >>> {Read More}



Minty Peach Lemonade

Minty Peach Lemonade ~ homemade lemonade meets mint simple syrup and peach puree in this refreshing summertime drink | FiveHeartHome.com

Minty Peach Lemonade is a tasty, refreshing drink combining classic homemade lemonade, mint simple syrup, and fresh peach puree…sure to become a new summertime favorite! I am so excited about today’s recipe, y’all…I don’t know why peach lemonade never occurred to me before. Strawberry lemonade? Sure. Peach tea? Of course. But to take my favorite summer fruit and combine it with my favorite summer drink? Brilliant. I promise that I’m not trying to toot my own horn here. It’s just {Read More}



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

Happy Wednesday, friends! Whether this is your first time to join us or you’re an old (young) regular, we’re happy to have you here at Moonlight & Mason Jars today! Now that summer is finally officially here, I hope you’re all enjoying it! I’m just not sure how June is already almost over. It’s going to be time to pack school lunches again before we know it {sob}! But in the words of a certain Ms. O’Hara, I’ll think about {Read More}



Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles

Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles ~ made with whole wheat pastry flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, and honey...tender, golden, and delicious! | FiveHeartHome.com

Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles — made with whole wheat flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and a touch of honey — are tender, golden, and absolutely delicious! It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not put important to good use and make breakfast scrum-diddly-umptious at the same time? (Did I just make up that word? Because I sure don’t know how to spell it.) As a self-proclaimed waffle connoisseur, I feel obligated {Read More}



Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds ~ you're just 2 ingredients away from a quick and easy, delicious summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.comParmesan Zucchini Rounds ~ you're just 2 ingredients away from a quick and easy, delicious summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com

A simple summer side dish of Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds comes together quickly using only two ingredients…and will disappear from the table even faster! Zucchini is one of those summer vegetables that not only grows abundantly, but it tends to come in all at once. Thanks to my generous in-laws and their bountiful garden, we are the lucky recipients of boatloads of zucchini each summer, and I try to use it up in a variety of ways, from zucchini bread {Read More}



$200 Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

$200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway to celebrate the first blogiversary of Carmel Moments!

Happy Friday, friends! I’m popping in today with a fun surprise. Melanie, from Carmel Moments, is celebrating her first blogiversary, and I’m joining a fabulous group of bloggers to help her celebrate! So who’s up for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card? Someone is going to enjoy quite the shopping spree with that much cold, hard, Amazon cash! After you enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below, I hope you’ll hop over to wish sweet Melanie a {Read More}



Caprese Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Caprese Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes ~ a delicious new spin on a classic summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com

In this caprese spin on a classic summer side dish, nutrient-packed quinoa is blended with pasta sauce, gooey mozzarella, & fresh basil, stuffed into ripe tomatoes, topped with Parmesan, and baked to perfection! To say that I am a fan of red, juicy, garden-ripe tomatoes would be an understatement. While I have an arguably black thumb and no garden to call my own, I’m lucky enough to have nearby in-laws with a bountiful garden full of resplendent summer veggies. And {Read More}



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

How’s your day going, friends? I’m so glad you’ve taken time out of your busy week to join us for Moonlight & Mason Jars 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. Thank you {Read More}



Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet

Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet ~ four simple ingredients combine in this sweet and creamy frozen treat | FiveHeartHome.com

A purée of fresh or frozen blueberries is blended with buttermilk, sugar, and vanilla for a sweet and creamy sherbet that makes a refreshing summer treat! Well, I’m probably going to jinx us by even talking about it, but so far, Texas has been experiencing a relatively mild summer. As in, the projected temps this week are in the high 80s/low 90s! Yes, it’s humid, and yes, we had a fun little summer thunderstorm last week that wreaked a bit {Read More}



Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy

Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy ~ quick stovetop supper featuring tender medallions of pork in a savory mushroom gravy | FiveHeartHome.com

Tender, sautéed medallions of pork tenderloin are smothered in a savory mushroom gravy in this quick stovetop dinner that’s sure to become a family favorite! We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program of grilled meats, cool salads, and other summer entrees to bring you a savory supper that can be enjoyed any day of the year! Confession time, y’all…I can’t help feel but a little guilty today posting a recipe that’s not specifically summer-related. But I’ve inundated you with plenty of those {Read More}



Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries in these quick and easy breakfast pastries. I have always had a fondness for cream cheese. Whether spread on a bagel as-is or jazzed up in a recipe to make it sweet or savory…if cream cheese is an ingredient, you can bet I’m going to inhale it! For example, when presented with a platter of pastries or kolaches (for those of you lucky enough {Read More}



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

Happy Wednesday, and welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends! We just love having you party with us each week. Thanks to everyone who helped me celebrate my 1st blogiversary last week by sharing your sweet messages and supportive words, and by participating in the big giveaway. Check HERE to see if you were the lucky winner of the $400 Amazon gift card! Y’all are the best…I certainly felt the bloggy love! Well, my boys have been out of {Read More}



Father’s Day Free Printable ~ Dad Quote

Father's Day Free Printable: Dad Quote ~ frame on its own, next to a photo, or as part of a collage; available in 2 sizes and 3 colors | FiveHeartHome.com

Brighten a special dad’s Father’s Day with this free printable father quote (available in two sizes and three colors), which can be framed on its own, side-by-side with a photo, or incorporated it into a photo collage! Father’s Day is just around the corner, and some of you us may still be looking for a last-minute memento to make dear ol’ dad feel special. Well, today I’ve got a quick little idea for ya! I am so blessed to be {Read More}



Red, White, & Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette ~ a fruity summertime salad to celebrate the Fourth of July | FiveHeartHome.com

A summertime salad of mixed greens, juicy watermelon, plump blueberries, creamy feta, and toasted almonds in a sweet and tangy watermelon vinaigrette is a side dish worthy of barbecues, picnics, and Fourth of July parties! For a variety of reasons, Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. First off, it falls during summer, which — despite the oftentimes ridiculous Texas heat — is my favorite season of the year. Secondly, it’s a holiday that you can {Read More}