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Banana Oat Snack Cake

Banana Oat Snack Cake ~ a moist, lightly sweet cake featuring chewy oats and whole wheat flour, making it a wholesome choice for breakfast or snack time | FiveHeartHome.com

Banana Oat Snack Cake is a moist, lightly sweet cake featuring chewy oats and whole wheat flour, making it a wholesome choice for breakfast or snack time. Do you ever buy more bananas than your family can possibly eat just so you end up with overripe leftovers for baking? I have to admit that I’m guilty of this. But what can I say? I love me some banana baked goods, from banana bread to muffins to bars to cake. Since {Read More}



Homemade One-Pot Macaroni & Cheese

Homemade One-Pot Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese ~ creamy and made from scratch, this mac & cheese is as easy as one pot, a handful of ingredients, and ten minutes on the stove! | FiveHeartHome.com

Creamy, from-scratch, Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is as easy as one pot, a handful of ingredients, and ten minutes on the stove! Okay, folks…today’s recipe is one that just might revolutionize your life! Every kid loves plain, simple, stovetop mac & cheese from a box, right? And every adult enjoys creamy, cheesy, made-from-scratch mac & cheese, loaded with various cheeses and baked in the oven to decadent perfection. But what if I told you that you could have the best {Read More}



Mexican Martini ~ Trudy’s Copycat

Mexican Martini ~ like a margarita on the rocks with a splash of olive juice, this Mexican Martini is a copycat recipe of the famous cocktail from Trudy's in Austin | FiveHeartHome.com

Like a margarita on the rocks with a splash of olive juice, this Mexican Martini is a copycat recipe of the famous cocktail from Trudy’s in Austin. Cinco de Mayo is just a few short weeks away and, I don’t know about you, but I relish any holiday that can be celebrated by eating vast quantities of chips, queso, and guacamole…all washed down by a margarita (or three)! So I do believe a new margarita recipe would be just the {Read More}



Fabulously Feminine Projects ~ M&MJ Link Party {#102}

Fabulously Feminine Projects ~ Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party | FiveHeartHome.com

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends!Is it just me, or is April zooming on by?! Things around here have taken a turn for the crazy, and I’ll be sharing more details soon…but for now, suffice it to say that I’ll be running around like a chicken with my head cut off for the next several months! 😛 It’s all good stuff…just busy stuff, and I hope y’all will forgive me if I occasionally have to skip one of {Read More}



Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Mix

Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Mix ~ an economical pantry staple for conveniently whipping up fluffy, all-natural, 100% whole wheat waffles! | FiveHeartHome.com

Homemade Whole Wheat Waffle Mix is an economical pantry staple for whipping up fluffy, all-natural, 100% whole wheat waffles! The other day, you may have noticed that my glossy Blueberry Compote was showcased by some gorgeous, golden waffles. So today I’ve got a little question for y’all…if you had to choose one, do you prefer pancakes or waffles? I have to say that I’m torn. I adore pancakes, but I love that waffles are so much quicker to make. Just {Read More}



Italian Meatloaf “Cupcakes” with Mashed Potato Frosting

Italian Meatloaf "Cupcakes" with Mashed Potato Frosting ~ savory meatloaf is flavored with Parmesan, Italian herbs, and marinara sauce, baked in a muffin pan, and then topped with seasoned mashed potatoes in these easy-to-make, fun-to-eat, mini meatloaves | FiveHeartHome.com

Savory meatloaf is flavored with Parmesan, Italian herbs, and marinara sauce, baked in a muffin pan, and then topped with seasoned mashed potatoes in these easy-to-make, fun-to-eat Italian Meatloaf “Cupcakes”! A big thanks to Ginny’s for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Boy am I excited to share today’s post with y’all! I was recently invited by Ginny’s to participate in their Recipe Challenge, a blog hop and corresponding e-book in collaboration with 10 {Read More}



Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote ~ frozen blueberries are cooked down into a glossy compote, sweetened with maple syrup and delicious over waffles, pancakes, pound cake, yogurt, ice cream, and so much more! | FiveHeartHome.com

Frozen blueberries are cooked down into glossy Blueberry Compote, sweetened with maple syrup and delicious over waffles, pancakes, pound cake, yogurt, ice cream, and so much more! Who loves blueberries as much as I do? I mean, a plump, sweet, juicy blueberry is undoubtedly one of the simple pleasures in life. My family enjoys snacking on fresh blueberries, and I always keep a couple bags of frozen blueberries in the freezer for smoothies and muffins. I also enjoy incorporating blueberries {Read More}



Cocktails & Mocktails ~ M&MJ Link Party {#101}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party Features ~ Cocktails & Mocktails

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone…so happy to have you join us!Hope this finds y’all doing well! As usual, we’ve been blowing and going around here. In some rather exciting news, I recently got to meet one of my longtime bloggy friends and fellow M&MJ hostesses in real life! Rachel is going to be my ATX neighbor soon, and we had the chance to get our families together this past weekend while they were in town house hunting. Too {Read More}



One-Bowl Coconut Cupcakes

One-Bowl Coconut Cupcakes ~ these easy-to-make cupcakes are extremely moist (thanks to coconut milk) and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and sweetened coconut flakes | FiveHeartHome.com

These easy-to-make One-Bowl Coconut Cupcakes are extremely moist (thanks to coconut milk) and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and sweetened coconut flakes. I really try not to say that every recipe I share here is “the best.” But sometimes I just can’t help it…because it happens to be true. 😉 And if you like coconut cupcakes, the ones I’m bringing you today are, honestly, the best I’ve ever had. As a bonus, I happened to make them myself! While {Read More}



Overnight Oats, 3 Ways ~ PB Banana, Raspberry Nutella, & Coconut Almond

Overnight Oats, 3 Ways: Peanut Butter Banana, Raspberry Nutella, and Coconut Almond flavors ~ refrigerate a mixture of oats, milk, and yogurt overnight for a creamy, wholesome, instant, no-cook breakfast! | FiveHeartHome.com

Creamy, wholesome Overnight Oats are as simple as refrigerating a mixture of oats, milk, and yogurt overnight for an instant, no-cook breakfast…and they can be flavored with your favorite additions, like PB Banana, Raspberry Nutella, or Coconut Almond! Welllll…even though I may very well be the last one to hop on the Overnight Oats bandwagon, I do believe I am the newest, most enthusiastic member. Y’ALL. Have you tried Overnight Oats before? I am blown away at how effortless they are, {Read More}



100th Link Party GIVEAWAY! ~ Spring Salad Recipes ~ M&MJ Link Party {#100}

Moonlight & Mason Jars 100th Link Party GIVEAWAY ~ enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! | FiveHeartHome.com

Welcome to the 100th Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, y’all!Let’s kick it off by celebrating with a giveaway, shall we??? It’s just our small way to say thank you for joining us…whether you’ve been here since link party #1 or this is your first time to visit. Use the handy-dandy Rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! And of course, the more entries you complete, the better your odds of winning. Good {Read More}



Teacher Appreciation ~ Donuts & Coffee Mason Jar Gift ~ Free Printables!

Teacher Appreciation * Donuts & Coffee Mason Jar Gift Idea * Free Printables ~ this fun teacher appreciation gift is easy to put together by decorating a Mason jar with the provided free printables, filling it with donuts, and adding a Starbucks gift card! | FiveHeartHome.com

This fun teacher appreciation gift is easy to put together…just decorate a Mason jar with the provided free printables, fill with donuts, and add a Starbucks gift card! Surprise, friends! Your regularly scheduled recipe is being interrupted today by a new free printable! My longtime readers know that I used to create and share seasonal free printables about once a month, but for some reason, I’ve gotten out of practice. So when my good friend Kristi invited me to take {Read More}



Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake

Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake ~ a simple, wholesome, easy-to-make casserole featuring just a handful of ingredients including ground beef, quinoa, Greek yogurt, and cheddar...perfect for picky eaters and busy weeknights! | FiveHeartHome.com

Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake is a simple, wholesome, easy-to-make casserole featuring just a handful of ingredients including ground beef, quinoa, Greek yogurt, and cheddar…perfect for picky eaters and busy weeknights! Okay, y’all, I’m going to shoot straight with you for a minute. This Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake is a meal that my family enjoys and looks forward to…but I hesitated to share it here. Will people think it’s too plain? It’s not the prettiest thing to photograph, as {Read More}



Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad ~ flavored with fresh grated ginger and lightly sweetened with honey, this Asian spin on Sonoma Chicken Salad features juicy mandarin oranges and salty, crunchy peanuts | FiveHeartHome.com

Flavored with fresh ginger and lightly sweetened with honey, this Asian spin on Sonoma Chicken Salad features juicy mandarin oranges and salty, crunchy peanuts. When warm weather hits, one of the first things I start to crave is chicken salad. For some reason, it just screams spring and summer to me, and it’s one of my favorite things to serve (and eat!) at the baby and bridal showers that seem to abound at this time of year. And while I {Read More}



The Very Best Homemade Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Homemade Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls ~ adapted from our incredibly popular Homemade Whole Wheat Bread recipe, these 100% whole wheat dinner rolls are soft, pillowy, moist, easy to make, and truly the BEST! | FiveHeartHome.com

Adapted from our incredibly popular Homemade Whole Wheat Bread recipe, these 100% whole wheat dinner rolls are soft, pillowy, moist, easy to make, and truly the BEST! Sometimes it takes awhile for the lightbulb to go on. When I decided to share a homemade whole wheat dinner roll recipe with y’all in time for Easter, I experimented with several batches of rolls but wasn’t completely happy with any of the results. I mean, they were fine…but not perfect. I knew {Read More}