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French Bread Taco Pizza

French Bread Taco Pizza ~ tacos meet pizza on an effortless French bread crust, with layers of refried beans, salsa, taco meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, and sour cream! | FiveHeartHome.com

French Bread Taco Pizza features refried beans, salsa, taco meat, and cheese layered on a French bread crust, baked until piping hot, and then topped with cool, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, and sour cream! Raise your hand if you have taco night at your house? How ’bout pizza night? Well, today I’ve got a quick and easy dinner idea that combines the best of both worlds! I’m not too proud to admit that I’d never had taco pizza until {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#70}

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Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! We’re so happy to have you stop by to share your talent…or to simply check out a bunch of awesome links in one place! Well, we’re in week #2 of back-to-school and the boys seem to be hitting their strides. The enthusiasm of the first few days has made way for a bit of fatigue, but everyone is holding it together so far. I just left the school after eating lunch {Read More}



Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip

Warm and Cheesy Bean Dip ~ quick and easy, full of flavor, and also makes a great side dish or filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! | FiveHeartHome.com

Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip is quick & easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect as a party appetizer or for gameday snacking. It can even be served as a side dish or stuffed inside tacos, burritos, quesadillas, & more! Well, friends, it’s once again that magical time of year…football season is upon us! I’m a summer-lovin’ gal through and through, so between summer vacation ending and school starting, I sometimes feel a little blue as mid-August approaches. But {Read More}



Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola

Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola ~ a tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet and tender baked apples that have been stuffed with a mixture of granola and peanut butter make a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert! Today I bring you a post that I had originally planned on sharing next month, since apples are a rather autumn-like ingredient and, well…at the moment, we’re still smack dab in the middle of a blazing hot August. I’ll get to that backstory in a moment. But first, let’s discuss this recipe, shall we? If you’ve {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#69}

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Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars! We’re so happy to have you stop by our fun and fabulous link party! Well, I knew it was coming, but back-to-school is in full swing at my house this week! I’ve been whipping up quick and easy breakfasts and dinners, I packed my first lunchbox of the school year (ugh), and to make things really interesting, my camera decided to kick the bucket on the first day of school eve…you know, just because {Read More}



Back-to-School Teacher Survival Kit Mason Jar Gift ~ Free Printables!

Back to School Teacher Survival Kit Free Printables ~ Mason jar teacher gift featuring Sharpies, hand sanitizer, Starbucks gift card, and chocolate | FiveHeartHome.com

This Back-to-School Teacher Survival Kit is full of what teachers need to get through that first week of school — Sharpies, hand sanitizer, caffeine, and chocolate! Free printable tags make this an easy, thoughtful teacher gift! This shop is part of a social marketer shopping insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Yesterday was the first day back to school for my eldest (now 2nd grader!), and I have to {Read More}



30-Minute Skillet Lasagna

30-Minute Skillet Lasagna ~ quick and easy, savory and cheesy, one pot, stovetop dinner | FiveHeartHome.com

Savory, cheesy lasagna cooks up in a skillet in 30 minutes in this easy, delicious, stovetop variation! Well, the school year grind has officially begun. No more sleeping past the crack of dawn. No more leisurely, schedule-free days. No more making lunches at, you know, lunchtime. And no more waiting until five minutes before 5:00 p.m. to start thinking about dinner. Because the cold hard truth is that if I don’t have an organized meal plan during the school year, {Read More}



Whole Wheat Pancake Bites

Whole Wheat Pancake Bites, AKA Pancake Mini Muffins ~ a fun-to-eat breakfast that can be topped with chocolate chips, berries, diced bananas, nuts, etc. | FiveHeartHome.com

Homemade buttermilk pancake batter is baked up as cute mini muffins in this quick and easy breakfast. Top your Whole Wheat Pancake Bites with mini chocolate chips, berries, diced bananas, or nuts for even more flavor! Well, Monday officially marks back-to-school at our house (Pre-K and 2nd grade…here we come!), and I’ve spent much of this past week putting together my game plan for how I’m going to start off the school year all organized and prepared and super efficient. {Read More}



Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos {or} Faux-jitos

Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos {or} Faux-jitos ~ with fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and mint simple syrup; replace the rum with seltzer for non-alcoholic spritzer | FiveHeartHome.com

Traditional mojitos get a twist in these refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos, using lemons instead of limes, fresh strawberries, and mint simple syrup. Or replace the rum with seltzer for a non-alcoholic summer spritzer! I realize that we bloggers sometimes get ahead of ourselves when it comes to thinking about the next holiday or season. After all, you fine readers like to plan ahead, and as a type-A planner myself, I can certainly understand that. But even though I’ve already starting {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#68}

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Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! Who’s ready to check out some amazing recipes, awesome DIY projects, and loads of general talent? Well, it’s officially the last week of summer vacation around here. On Monday, my big boy starts 2nd grade (!!!) and the middle child heads to full-time Pre-K! I can’t decide whether I want to laugh or cry. On one hand, I’m not quite ready for our fun, relaxing, schedule-free days together to end. But {Read More}



S’mores Dip

S'mores Dip ~ melted chocolate and toasty marshmallows bake up in a skillet; scoop up with graham crackers for a perfect party dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

S’mores Dip — loaded with melted chocolate and toasty marshmallows — is sure to be the hit of your next party! After just a few minutes in the oven, serve it with graham crackers and watch it disappear. Happy National S’mores Day, everyone! If there was ever a food recognition day that I can wholeheartedly embrace, it would be this one. Because, let’s face it…who doesn’t love s’mores?! I mean, it doesn’t get any better than silky, melted chocolate and {Read More}



Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Muffins

Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Muffins | FiveHeartHome.com for UncommonDesignsOnline.com

These chocolate chip-studded Zucchini Banana Muffins will disappear in no time…in fact, they’re so tasty that nobody will ever guess they’re bursting with good-for-you ingredients like whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and yogurt! I know, I know…I promised you all that I already posted my last zucchini recipe of the season. But y’all…I still have so much of it! So when I recently adapted my family’s favorite healthy banana muffin recipe to use up some of my excess zucchini, I {Read More}



Mozzarella Bubble Biscuits

Mozzarella Bubble Biscuits ~ refrigerated biscuits with gooey, cheesy centers and marinara on top | FiveHeartHome.com

Warm, soft Mozzarella Bubble Biscuits — with their gooey, cheesy centers, dollop of marinara, and sprinkling of Parmesan — make a perfect party appetizer, kid-friendly snack, or delicious accompaniment to an Italian meal! Y’all might not know this about me at this early stage in our relationship, but I could pretty much subsist on carbs and cheese alone. My affinity for tortillas and queso is already well-documented. And I would rather eat warm-from-the-oven homemade bread slathered with butter than caviar-topped {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#67}

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Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party…I can’t wait to see what amazing, creative projects you all bring over this week! Hope this finds everyone having a great week! I just got back from a long, child-free weekend in Vail, CO, with the hubby to belatedly celebrate our 10th anniversary. The weather was beyond gorgeous and we had a wonderful few days relaxing and enjoying some downtime…despite my guilt over the fact that two of our kids (and {Read More}



Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes ~ garden-fresh tomatoes are drizzled with garlic, balsamic vinegar, and seasonings then roasted until caramelized | FiveHeartHome.com

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes are a delicious summer side dish featuring garden-fresh tomatoes that have been drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, and roasted to sweet and savory, caramelized perfection! I happen to be a big tomato fan, so one of my favorite things about summertime is enjoying plump, juicy, homegrown tomatoes. Seriously, these bright red beauties make me want to abstain from eating anemic grocery store tomatoes during the rest of the year. {Read More}



Tangy Cucumber Salad with Dill

Tangy Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill ~ thinly-sliced cucumbers in a simple, sweet-and-sour dressing make for a refreshing summer side | FiveHeartHome.com

Crisp, thinly-sliced cucumbers are marinated in a simple dressing of white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and fresh dill for a refreshing, sweet-and-sour salad that makes a perfect summer side dish! I realize that I’ve been bombarding y’all lately with quite a few recipes featuring garden-fresh summer produce…and I can’t promise that I’m quite done yet. Case in point: today I’m sharing the BEST Tangy Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill! For years I’ve been on a mission to find the {Read More}



Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet strawberry and creamy banana purées are layered in cute and tasty popsicles for a refreshing summertime treat! If given a choice, my kids would happily wolf down a popsicle every single day of the summer. And I honestly don’t mind, because popsicles can make pretty good, healthy snacks when assembled with the right ingredients. So that’s what I’ve got for you today! And let me just tell you…every time I make them, these Strawberry Banana Popsicles are a huge {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#66}

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Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! We’re so happy to have you partying with us today! How is your week going? We just got back from a fun week in Florida, hanging out at the beach and spending time with my brother, SIL, and sweet baby nephew. I shared a few of my favorite beach shots via Instagram if you feel so inclined to check them out. Now for the downhill slide until school starts in just {Read More}



No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies ~ come together in minutes...no need to turn on the oven! | FiveHeartHome.com

Yummy no-bake cookies — featuring chewy oatmeal, creamy peanut butter, and chunks and swirls of chocolate — come together in mere minutes with no need to turn on the oven! Well, summer is officially in full swing, and across much of the country, temps are nice and boiling. I don’t know about you, but about the last thing I want to do on a hot summer day is turn on my oven and burden my already-taxed air conditioner. So instead, {Read More}



Back-to-School $400 Cash GIVEAWAY!

Back to School $400 Cash GIVEAWAY | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Monday, everyone! What better way to kick off a new week than with a chance to win $400 in cold, hard cash for back-to-school shopping…or whatever else you’d like to spend it on!!! So how would you spend $400? I wish I could enter this giveaway myself! Both of my boys are heading to school in a few weeks and they need new school clothes, shoes, lunch boxes…the list goes on! It’s easy-breezy to enter. Simply use the Rafflecopter {Read More}



Features & Fun Friday #16 ~ Top 5 Back to School Ideas

Top 5 Back to School Ideas ~ printables, treats, teacher gifts | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Friday, friends! It’s the last Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for some fabulous features and a sneak peek of what’s been going on behind the scenes at Five Heart Home! {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Back to School Ideas} 1. Back to School Smile Catcher (free printable) >>> Kiki & Company 2. First Day of School Free Printables >>> I Should Be Mopping the Floor 3. Back to School Apple Cupcake “Donuts” >>> Anders Ruff 4. {Read More}



Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza with Bacon, Jalapeños, & Cilantro

Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza with Bacon, Jalapeños, Cilantro, and Homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce (instead of pizza sauce) | FiveHeartHome.com

Cheesy, piping-hot pizza is topped with pulled pork, fresh pineapple, bacon, jalapeños, and cilantro, with extra flavor coming from a sweet and tangy homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce! I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging for over a year now and have never shared a pizza recipe! After all, pizza is one of my favorite things to eat. Now I won’t necessarily give that answer if you ask me my favorite foods, but the truth is, I am up for eating {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#65}

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Happy Tuesday night, y’all, and welcome to our bigger, better-than-ever Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! We are so excited today to welcome our fabulous new link party co-hosts, Rachel of Maison de Pax and Erin of DIY on the Cheap! They are both extremely talented bloggers and super sweet ladies, and I hope you’ll hop over to check out their amazing blogs, say ‘hi,’ and welcome them to M&MJ! As promised, our revamped party kicked off at 10:00 p.m. CST {Read More}



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}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#64}

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}