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Caramel Apple Cider ~ Starbucks Copycat

Caramel Apple Cider ~ this copycat of a Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice tastes like warm apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream...in a mug! | FiveHeartHome.com | #Starbucks #copycat #recipe #applecider

This all-natural copycat of a Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Cider tastes like warm apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream…in a mug! Oh my word, y’all. Move over hot chocolate…I have a new favorite warm drink for chilly days! This Caramel Apple Cider is, simply put, amazing. In fact, I can’t really think of a better description than what I wrote in the flowery line at the top of this post. It tastes just like warm, spiced apple pie topped {Read More}



Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup ~ this effortless, hearty, taco-seasoned soup is brimming with chicken, beans, and corn and topped with crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, and grated cheddar...sure to become a fall and winter favorite! | FiveHeartHome.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is brimming with chicken, beans, & corn and topped with crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, and grated cheddar, making it a warm, hearty, effortless crock pot meal that’s perfect for a chilly day! I’ve got another crock pot wonder for y’all today! This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup was pulled from my most-frequently-made-for-the-longest-span-of-time recipe file. In other words, it’s an oldie but a goodie and well worth the hype of being one of our all-time {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#77}

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Welcome back to the Moonlight & Mason Jars link party, friends! Hope you’re all enjoying your mid-Octobers! Hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner (and did you see the awesome Halloween blog hop we participated in last week?!). Until then, however, we’ve been staying busy! Last week I had the privilege of attending field trips with both my 2nd grader and my Pre-K’er. This past weekend, we all headed back to our college alma mater for a {Read More}



Homemade Cinnamon Syrup {for Coffee, Cider, Pancakes, Ice Cream & More!}

Homemade Cinnamon Syrup ~ all-natural, 5-minute recipe perfect for enhancing coffee, apple cider, hot chocolate, pancakes, waffles, French toast, ice cream, and more; can be used to create copycat Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte or Caramel Apple Spice Cider | FiveHeartHome.com

Homemade Cinnamon Syrup is perfect for creating an all-natural copycat of Starbucks’ Cinnamon Dolce Latte or Caramel Apple Spice Cider…and it doubles as a delicious topping for pancakes, waffles, ice cream, & more! If there’s anything I require to get going on a Monday morning, it’s a big mug of coffee. Now I don’t necessarily drink a ton of coffee…just enough to wake me up. Because there’s something about that first cup of jo that helps clear the morning brain {Read More}



Halloween Cookie Pops ~ Nutter Butter Bats & Mummies

Halloween Cookie Pops ~ Nutter Butter Bats and Mummies | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Friday, friends! I’m so excited today to be participating in an awesome Halloween blog hop that’s been going on all week long. The fabulous Toni from Design Dazzle has gathered a bunch of talented bloggers, and together we’ve put together over 110 fun and creative Halloween ideas for y’all! From costumes and parties, to crafts and home decor, to recipes and free printables…there’s Halloween inspiration here for everyone! I always enjoy creating cute, sweet, holiday-themed treats for and with {Read More}



All Things Fall, Y’all ~ Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

All Things Fall, Y'all ~ Blog Hop and Giveaway | FiveHeartHome.com

Welcome to the All Things Fall, Y’all Blog Hop & Giveaway! Who’s excited about the chance to win one of four CASH PRIZES, totaling over $1,000?! And as if that’s not enough, we’ve got some fall and Halloween inspiration for you today as well, including DIY crafts, decor, and recipes! The All Things Fall, Y’all Blog Hop & Giveaway is brought to you by: Kenarry: Ideas for the Home | Oh My! Creative | View from the Fridge | One {Read More}



Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti ~ easy to make and oozing with cheese, this pasta dish is comfort food perfection! | FiveHeartHome.com

This easy, from-scratch spin on Baked Ziti is comforting, filling, and just oozing with cheesy goodness! If you ever have a baby and I offer to bring you dinner, odds are that I’ll be delivering a pan full of this hearty, cheesy Baked Ziti (along with this as a side dish and this for dessert). Why, you might ask? Well, the reasons are a-plenty, but I’ll give you five: 1. This Baked Ziti is universally enjoyed by young and old. {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#76}

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Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars…so happy to have you partying with us! I hope this finds you all having an awesome October so far! The weather is finally (slightly) starting to cool down in Texas, so we’ve been having fun lately spending extra time outdoors and whipping up Halloween treats and cozy fall recipes. One of the things I love about Instagram is keeping tabs on what my blogger friends across the country are up to, and I’ve been {Read More}



Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins are soft and moist, bursting with tender apples, made wholesome by whole wheat flour and coconut oil, and topped with a cinnamon sugar coating | FiveHeartHome.com

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins are bursting with tender apple chunks, coated with cinnamon sugar, and even include wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour and coconut oil! Well, October is in full swing and this past week began to feel decidedly autumn-ish around here. So after a few days of temps not quite reaching 90°F, I no longer have to feel like a poser as I bake with pumpkin and simmer soups…fall recipes are finally legit! And if you’ve been {Read More}



Slow Cooker Charro Beans

Slow Cooker Charro Beans ~ these "cowboy beans" are loaded with bacon, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, and spices, making them an excellent side dish to any Mexican entree! | FiveHeartHome.com

Slow Cooker Charro Beans — flavored with bacon, garlic, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cilantro, and spices — are the perfect pinto beans to accompany your favorite Mexican entrees! A few days ago I shared my recipe for King Ranch Chicken Casserole, which just so happens to be one of my family’s very favorite comfort food classics. And if you saw that post, you may have noticed a side of tasty-looking pinto beans adorning the casserole plate. Well, those beans weren’t {Read More}



Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze ~ tender and moist, these easy-to-make scones are the perfect fall treat (and they're great for gift giving, too!) | FiveHeartHome.com

Tender, moist Pumpkin Scones with Brown Butter Glaze are simple to whip up and make the perfect fall treat! Happy October, friends! Aren’t you proud of me? I held off a full month in between posting pumpkin recipes! To be honest, I’d be perfectly content posting nothing but pumpkin recipes for about three months straight. But that might run off a few of you who like to eat, you know, actual dinner recipes and such, so I’ve been attempting to {Read More}



Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#75}

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Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars…so happy to have you partying with us! Before we get on with the party, I just wanted to mention an awesome giveaway going on right now! Who wouldn’t love to win $800 in cold, hard cash?! You could certainly get a head-start on your Christmas shopping if you won, or spend it in a variety of other ways. Take a moment to ENTER HERE for your chance to win! Moonlight & Mason Jars is {Read More}



King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole ~ a comfort food classic layered with chicken, tortillas, cheese, and a simple homemade sauce in place of condensed 'cream of X' soup | FiveHeartHome.com

King Ranch Chicken Casserole is a cozy, comfort food classic with melty layers of chicken, tortillas, and cheese. And this from-scratch version features a simple homemade sauce in place of condensed soup! I think it’s probably time to confess that I’ve been holding out on y’all. It’s true. After all, it’s taken me 1 year, 3 months, and 29 days of blogging to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes. But today the wait is over…I present to {Read More}



Fall Into Cash $800 GIVEAWAY

Fall Into Cash $800 Giveaway ~ ends on October 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. | FiveHeartHome.com

Happy Friday, friends! What better way to kick off the weekend — and the new fall season — than with a chance to win some big money in our Fall Into Cash $800 Giveaway?! I enjoy participating in awesome giveaways like this every so often as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to all of my loyal readers. So how would you spend it if you won $800 in cold, hard cash right about now? I can think of lots {Read More}



Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs for Halloween

Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs ~ a fun and easy Halloween treat | FiveHeartHome.com

Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs are festive, sweet & salty treats that are fun to make with the kids or serve at a Halloween party! Well, folks…October will be here before we know it and I couldn’t hold out any longer. I’ve got a fun and festive Halloween recipe for you today! I love making holiday treats for or with my kiddos, and I have to admit to letting my whole “real food” philosophy slide when doing so. Because let’s face it…how {Read More}