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Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint

Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint ~ this ultimate Easter side dish features a delicious combo of flavors and textures from sweet green peas, fresh sugar snaps, salty bacon, a decadent cream sauce, and refreshing pops of mint | FiveHeartHome.com

The ultimate Easter side dish, Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint feature a delicious combo of flavors and textures from sweet green peas, fresh sugar snaps, salty bacon, a decadent cream sauce, and refreshing pops of mint! Well, March has certainly come in like a lion around these parts. We actually have a chance of snow in the forecast this week. Snow! In central Texas! In March! But aside from the fact that my kids would be elated to {Read More}



Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties ~ crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, this flavorful, quick and easy recipe is a great way to get more brain-boosting, heart-healthy omega-3s into your diet! | FiveHeartHome.com

Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, Salmon Patties are a flavorful, quick and easy recipe for getting more brain-boosting, heart-healthy omega-3s into your diet! Well, we’re officially immersed in the no meat on Fridays season of Lent at our house…which means that, once a week, I have to remind myself to avoid meat approximately 47 times over the course of the day. Since fish is allowed on Fridays, however, Lent also means that I tend to make {Read More}



Lemon Blueberry Overnight Baked French Toast with Lemon Syrup

Lemon Blueberry Overnight Baked French Toast with Lemon Syrup ~ bursting with juicy berries and layered with lemon-infused cream cheese, this make-ahead recipe would be a special breakfast or brunch for celebrating Easter or spring! | FiveHeartHome.com

Bursting with juicy berries and layered with lemon-infused cream cheese, Lemon Blueberry Overnight Baked French Toast with Lemon Syrup makes a special, make-ahead breakfast or brunch for celebrating Easter or spring! I’m not sure how it’s even possible, but Easter is right around the corner, folks. My wheels have been a-spinnin’ coming up with some spring-inspired recipes for y’all. But along with menu ideas for Easter dinner and new ways to use up leftover hard-boiled eggs, this here Lemon Blueberry {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#94}

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Welcome to this week’s rendition of Moonlight & Mason Jars, y’all! Hope this finds you warm! Texas is in the midst of a little cold snap right now…relatively speaking, of course, to those of you in the much colder northern states. However, the threat of ice was enough to warrant a two-hour school delay this morning, and I’m not one to complain about the opportunity to sleep in an extra hour on a weekday. In other news, Lent is in {Read More}



The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

The BEST Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup ~ wholesome and easy to make, this crock pot soup is extra flavorful thanks to a few secret ingredients...and it's the perfect get-well-soon recipe for making it through cold and flu season! | FiveHeartHome.com

This wholesome, easy-to-make Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is extra flavorful thanks to a few secret ingredients…and it’s the perfect get-well-soon recipe for making it through cold and flu season! Anytime a member of my family gets sick, I get the instant, insatiable to urge to whip up a giant, nourishing pot of homemade chicken soup. However, a couple of weekends ago, when I found myself on the receiving end of a lovely cold that came on overnight and left {Read More}



Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting ~ silky and sweet with a slight tang from the cream cheese, this effortless frosting comes together with just four ingredients and complements a variety of cakes and cupcakes | FiveHeartHome.com

Silky and sweet with a slight tang from the cream cheese, this effortless Classic Cream Cheese Frosting comes together with just four ingredients and complements a variety of cakes and cupcakes! Happy Friday, friends! I’m coming at you today with a simple, staple recipe that I make at least once a month. Classic Cream Cheese Frosting is, hands down, my favorite frosting EV-AH. It’s the perfect complement to my famous vanilla sheet cake cupcakes. It’s amazing on pumpkin cupcakes. It’s delicious {Read More}



Homemade Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers ~ tasty and all-natural, these savory crackers are not only kid approved, but you won't believe how easy they are to make! | FiveHeartHome.com

Tasty, savory, all-natural Homemade Cheese Crackers are not only kid approved, but you won’t believe how easy they are to make! Homemade Cheese Crackers are one of those recipes that I’ve been meaning to try out ever since I had kids…but I just never seemed to get around to it. Well, that finally changed last week, my friends! And the funny part is, they were so easy to make, I don’t know why I waited so long to give them {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#93}

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Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends…so happy to have you join us! So how was your Valentine’s Day? Ours was nice aside from the fact that I woke up on V-Day with massive congestion and absolutely no voice. Is it spring yet??? But the highlight of last week was definitely the toddler child’s first set of pigtails. I have to say…these girly milestones are kinda’ fun after two boys. Oh, and Happy Fat Tuesday! Hard to believe that {Read More}



Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake

Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake ~ loaded with tortellini, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese, this effortless pasta dinner is one that the whole family will love! | FiveHeartHome.com

Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake is loaded with tortellini, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese for an effortless pasta dinner that the whole family will love! Does anyone else ever get stuck in a dinner rut? As a food blogger, you may think that’s a problem I would never encounter. After all, I post several new recipes each week. I have a whole archive of favorite family recipes. I have lots of food blogger friends who collectively post exponentially more than that. {Read More}



Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Cups

Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Cups ~ fit refrigerated cinnamon rolls in a muffin pan, fill with sweetened cream cheese, bake until golden, and then drizzle with icing for a fun, easy, special breakfast treat! | FiveHeartHome.com

Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Cups are as simple as fitting refrigerated cinnamon rolls in a muffin pan, filling them with sweetened cream cheese, and baking…it’s a fun, easy way to make any morning feel special! Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I have to admit that I’m rather excited that V-Day is falling on a Saturday this year because we’re going to make a family day out of it. The hubby and I had a babysitting offer come up earlier this {Read More}



Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas ~ stuffed with sausage, eggs, and cheese, then topped with homemade red enchilada sauce, more cheese, and all of your favorite enchilada garnishes, these are even better than breakfast tacos! | FiveHeartHome.com

If you like breakfast tacos, you’ll love Breakfast Enchiladas, stuffed with sausage, eggs, and cheese and topped with homemade red enchilada sauce, more cheese, and all of your favorite enchilada garnishes! Well, folks…last week I promised a yummy recipe to use up the Homemade Enchilada Sauce that I recently shared, and today I’m delivering in a big way. Say hello to savory, scrumptious Breakfast Enchiladas! You may already be familiar with their cousin, Breakfast Tacos. And while there are certainly {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#92}

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Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone…so happy to have you here! How is it already almost Valentine’s Day?! Another week bites the dust, I suppose. But on the plus side, the past week brought fun with the kiddos, delicious treats, and even a Five Heart Home recipe featured in a real, live newspaper! In such a virtual world, it’s fun to occasionally see my work in print. Tonight, the hubby and I are going out to eat for an {Read More}



Cookie Butter (Biscoff) White Hot Chocolate

Cookie Butter White Hot Chocolate ~ Biscoff Spread and melted white chocolate make for a sweet, creamy, decadent, and warming drink | FiveHeartHome.com

Biscoff Spread and melted white chocolate make for a sweet, creamy, decadent, warming drink in this Cookie Butter White Hot Chocolate! Oh, y’all…this recipe. It’s just…good. I recently decided that there is a serious dearth of Biscoff/cookie butter recipes here on Five Heart Home, and it was high time to remedy that. So the next time you need a hot beverage to warm you up on a frigid day (helloooo, February!), don’t reach for boring ol’ hot chocolate…give this Cookie {Read More}



Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce ~ all-natural, quick and easy to make, full of flavor, and as mild or spicy as you prefer | FiveHeartHome.com

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce is all-natural, quick and easy to make, full of flavor, and as mild or spicy as you prefer! Happy Friday, friends! I’m popping in today with another recipe to file under the ol’ Make-Your-Own Kitchen Staples section of the blog…Homemade Enchilada Sauce! If you’re anything like my family, you eat Tex-Mex/Mexican food, ahem, frequently. And if you enjoy cooking it at home, there are certain spice blends and sauces that can be used across a variety {Read More}



Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa ~ flavored with smoked chipotles in adobo, fresh garlic, cilantro, and Mexican spices, this tender, juicy meat is an ideal filling for tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, or a tasty topping for rice bowls and salads | FiveHeartHome.com

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa is flavored with smoked chipotles in adobo, fresh garlic and cilantro, and Mexican spices, resulting in a tender, juicy filling for tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, or a tasty topping for salads and rice bowls! Happy Taco Tuesday, friends! Well, by the time you read this, it will most likely already be Wednesday, but no matter…tacos are a welcome dinner around these parts any day of the week. So are burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tostadas…and those are exactly {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#91}

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Happy February, y’all…welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars! Well, it was just a matter of time, but the winter yuck finally hit our household. Fortunately, everyone is recovered at this point and we’ve avoided the flu altogether so far (KNOCK ON WOOD). How have y’all been faring? Hopefully staying well and staying warm! I’ve been thinking about those of you in the blizzard zone…BRRRRR. Moonlight & Mason Jars is a weekly party where bloggers are invited to link up {Read More}



Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding

Easy Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding ~ this simple yet decadent dessert features a homemade, 5-minute caramel sauce and leftover buttery croissants | FiveHeartHome.com

Decadent yet simple Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding features a homemade, 5-minute caramel sauce and is the perfect recipe to use up stale or leftover croissants. For me, Valentine’s desserts typically equate chocolate. But today, I thought I’d provide you with a lovely, luscious, non-chocolate alternative that’s simple to put together but special enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day. All it requires are a few stale/leftover croissants and a decadent homemade caramel sauce that whips up in just five minutes! However, allow {Read More}



Chicken à la King

Chicken à la King ~ simple, classic dinner recipe featuring tender chicken breasts, garlicky mushrooms, sweet peas, zesty pimentos, and fresh parsley in a flavorful sauce served over warm, fluffy biscuits | FiveHeartHome.com

Chicken à la King is a classic, healthy dinner recipe featuring tender chicken breasts, garlicky mushrooms, sweet peas, zesty pimentos, and fresh parsley in a flavorful sauce served over warm, fluffy biscuits. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my post the other morning whereby I was cracking open a bottle of white wine at 9:00 a.m. Turns out, food bloggers occasionally engage in some weird practices related to cooking and photographing dinner recipes during the peak {Read More}



Chili Cheese Dip (with All-Natural, Real Food Ingredients)

All-Natural Chili Cheese Dip ~ this decadent, creamy, real food version of Chili's Skillet Queso features homemade chili, cheddar cheese sauce, and no processed ingredients! | FiveHeartHome.com

Warm, decadent Chili Cheese Dip — combining homemade chili, real cheddar cheese sauce, cream cheese, black beans, and fresh garlic, jalapeños, and cilantro — will be the cheesy hit of any party or get-together! Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away, and today I’ve got a recipe that just might prove to be the ultimate champion at your game watching party! Some of y’all may have already heard that queso is one of my favorite things on earth…hallelujah {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#90}

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Happy Tuesday, everyone…welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars! I hope this finds everyone safe and warm, particularly if you’re battling the blizzard at the moment! Hopefully those of you in the northeast are all hunkered down with comfort food and a warm fire right about now. I’ll try to avoid mentioning the kind of weather we had here in Texas today… Anyway, who’s ready for Super Bowl Sunday? I am, I am! I’ve had fun the past couple of {Read More}



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}