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(No-Roll) Soft & Puffy Sugar Cookies

Soft & Puffy Sugar Cookies ~ requiring no rolling, these vanilla-infused cookies have a tender, fluffy interior and a crunchy coating of sugar | FiveHeartHome.com

Requiring no rolling, these vanilla-infused Soft & Puffy Sugar Cookies have a tender, chewy interior and a crunchy coating of sugar. I’ve mentioned this story once before, but back when I was an elementary school teacher with no kids of my own, I got the bright idea to open a cookie booth at my sister-in-law’s newly founded farmers market. And so every evening after school, I would make various batches of cookie dough, roll it into balls, and refrigerate it. {Read More}



Creamy Chicken Taco Hand Pies

Creamy Chicken Taco Hand Pies ~ crescent roll dough filled with a savory mixture of diced chicken, cream cheese, taco seasoning, and fresh cilantro, and topped with a crunchy layer of crushed tortilla chips | FiveHeartHome.com

Quick and easy Creamy Chicken Taco Hand Pies feature a savory mixture of diced chicken, cream cheese, taco seasoning, and fresh cilantro folded inside crescent roll dough and topped with crunchy crushed tortilla chips. Comin’ atcha’ today with a quick and easy dinner recipe, friends! My family loves this one. And let’s be honest here…what recipe has ever combined crescent roll dough and cream cheese and turned out anything but delicious? Creamy Chicken Taco Hand Pies are exactly what they {Read More}



Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites ~ tasty, no-bake balls combining oats, ground nuts, dried fruit, nut butter, and honey...perfect as a portable breakfast-on-the-go, a protein-packed snack, or a no-guilt-necessary sweet treat! | FiveHeartHome.com

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites are tasty, no-bake balls combining oats, ground nuts, dried fruit, nut butter, and honey…perfect as a portable breakfast-on-the-go, a protein-packed snack, or a no-guilt-necessary sweet treat! Well, with Spring Break behind us, we’re clearly on the downhill slide to the end of the school year. But how?! My second grader just started his first day of preschool yesterday, y’all — I swear it. And now he’s almost a third grader! Some days my heart just can’t {Read More}



Adorable Easter Crafts ~ M&MJ Link Party {#98}

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Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends!Well, happy official SPRING! We’re getting back into the swing of things this week after a nice, relaxing, dare-I-say productive (?!) Spring Break. Actually, getting back into the swing of things sounds a bit too gentle…I feel like I’ve been thrown headfirst into reality! It’s all good stuff — just busy stuff — and I’m secretly looking forward to Sunday when a bunch of it is behind me and I can finally take {Read More}



Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad ~ avocado toast meets classic egg salad, lightened up with yogurt and studded with creamy chunks of avocado throughout...a perfect topping for sandwiches, crackers, or salads and a fantastic way to use up leftover hard-boiled eggs! | FiveHeartHome.com

Avocado Egg Salad is like avocado toast meets classic egg salad, lightened up with yogurt and studded with creamy chunks of avocado throughout…a perfect topping for sandwiches, crackers, or salads and a fantastic way to use up leftover hard-boiled eggs! Easter is right around the corner, and that always gets me a-brainstormin’ ideas for how to use up all those impending, leftover, hard-boiled Easter eggs. Last year I featured a cutesy, kid-appealing idea, so this spring, I think a yummy, {Read More}



Homemade Italian Dressing

"Better than Olive Garden" Homemade Italian Dressing ~ this all-natural, zesty salad dressing is economical, easy to make, delicious on salads, and makes an excellent marinade! | FiveHeartHome.com

Zippy, zesty Homemade Italian Dressing is delicious on salads and makes an excellent marinade…plus it’s all-natural and easy to make! Have you jumped on the make-your-own-salad-dressing bandwagon yet? Because if you haven’t, there’s no time like the present. Fresh, homemade salad dressing is so much tastier than store-bought. It’s also way less expensive, not to mention free of any icky ingredients or additives. I have always loved Italian Dressing, both for its flavor and its versatility. Not only is it {Read More}



Strawberry Lemon Shortbread Bars with White Chocolate

Strawberry Lemon Shortbread Bars with White Chocolate ~ feature a base of tender, buttery, lemon-infused shortbread topped with a layer of strawberry jam, a sprinkling of white chocolate chips, and a dusting of shortbread crumbs | FiveHeartHome.com

Strawberry Lemon Shortbread Bars with White Chocolate feature a base of tender, buttery, lemon-infused shortbread topped with a layer of strawberry jam, a sprinkling of white chocolate chips, and a dusting of shortbread crumbs. Spring finally, officially arrives this week, and I don’t know about you, but I am beyond ready to bid adieu to cold, dreary weather. Bring on the sunshine! Bring on the bluebonnets! Bring on the short-lived span of pleasantly temperate days before Texas decides to skyrocket {Read More}



Colorful Spring Sweets ~ M&MJ Link Party {#97}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#97} ~ Spring Sweets | FiveHeartHome.com

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends…so happy to have you here!Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And, at least in our neck of the woods, happy Spring Break! No big plans for us this week…our little family is hanging out close to home. We had a memorable Sunday at the ballpark to kick off the break, and today, the kids head off to “Grandparent Camp” for a couple of days. While they’re gone, Mommy has full intentions of running errands and {Read More}



Honey-Ginger Shrimp Skewers with Asian Quinoa {PLUS Food Blogger Mystery Basket Challenge!}

Honey-Ginger Shrimp Skewers with Asian Quinoa ~ effortless enough for a weeknight yet special enough for company, these tasty shrimp are glazed with a sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce and served atop a bed of flavorful quinoa infused with soy sauce, garlic, and fresh ginger | FiveHeartHome.com

A delicious meal that’s effortless enough for a weeknight yet special enough for company, Honey-Ginger Shrimp Skewers are glazed with a sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce and served atop a bed of flavorful Asian Quinoa, infused with hints of soy sauce, garlic, and fresh ginger. Happy Monday, friends! I am so excited to bring you today’s post, because these gorgeous, glossy Honey-Ginger Shrimp Skewers with Asian Quinoa are part of a fun Mystery Basket Challenge that I’m participating in {Read More}



Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal {Dairy-Free}

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal ~ a tasty, wholesome breakfast recipe featuring rolled oats, grated carrots, coconut oil, and maple syrup, with flavors of the classic dessert | FiveHeartHome.com

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is a tasty, wholesome breakfast recipe featuring rolled oats, grated carrots, coconut oil, and maple syrup, with flavors of the classic dessert. Two carrot recipes in a row, but I’m not even going to apologize, y’all. After all, it’s not everyday that you can trick your kids into eating veggies for breakfast, but that’s exactly what we’re doing here today! Say hello to my new friend, Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal, which is pretty much exactly what {Read More}



Orange Apricot-Glazed Carrots with Candied Almonds

Orange Apricot-Glazed Carrots with Candied Almonds ~ sweet and tender, glossy and vibrant...and the perfect spring side dish for Easter dinner! | FiveHeartHome.com

Orange Apricot-Glazed Carrots with Candied Almonds are sweet and tender, glossy and vibrant…and the perfect spring side dish for Easter dinner! Well, folks…another winter day, another spring recipe. But hey, I’m not jumping the gun too much here! It’s my understanding that some of you are already enjoying Spring Break (ours is next week), the clocks have already “sprung forward,” and in reality, we’re only a couple weeks out from the official changing of the seasons. So I hereby declare {Read More}



St. Patrick’s Day Treats ~ M&MJ Link Party {#96}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#96} ~ St. Patrick's Day Treats | FiveHeartHome.com

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, everyone!So who’s still adjusting to the time change {raises hand}? This spring forward thing always makes for a rough week, but I guess it’s worth the trade-off of daylight into the evening hours. On the plus side, we’ve got Spring Break on the horizon next week with no big plans…it should be nice to relax, hang out, and do a few fun things close to home. Are any of y’all doing something fun {Read More}



Sunshine Smoothie

Sunshine Smoothie ~ this creamy, dreamy breakfast or snack is bursting with citrus and tropical fruit for a big blast of vitamin C to boost your immune system | FiveHeartHome.com

This creamy, dreamy Sunshine Smoothie is loaded with citrus and tropical fruit, providing just the boost of vitamin C you need to battle winter bugs and winter blues! Happy “spring forward!” BWAH-ha-ha-hahaha!!! Oh. I’m sorry. Please excuse the maniacal laugh. But if you’re like me — meaning you don’t relish losing a valuable hour of sleep in general and/or you have young children who failed to receive the memo about the whole time change phenomenon and, consequently, make the transition {Read More}



Rosemary Cider Brined Pork Loin

Rosemary Cider Brined Pork Loin ~ extra juicy and flavorful thanks to brining...and while it's easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, it's impressive enough to serve for a special occasion! | FiveHeartHome.com

Rosemary Cider Brined Pork Loin is extra juicy and flavorful thanks to brining…and while it’s easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, it’s impressive enough to serve for a special occasion! Easter is just one short month away, folks…so who’s already started to think about your menu? I realize that most people like to cook ham for Easter lunch or dinner, and I shared a super easy, super tasty recipe for a Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham around this {Read More}



Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies ~ delicately sweet and studded with salty pistachios, these easy-to-make cookies can be filled with lemon curd, fruity jam, or Nutella for fun and tasty sandwich cookies | FiveHeartHome.com

Easy-to-make Pistachio Shortbread Cookies are delicately sweet and studded with bits of salty pistachios. And for an extra-special touch, fill them with lemon curd, fruity jam, or Nutella to turn them into sandwich cookies! If each month had a designated a color, March would undoubtedly be green. There’s St. Patrick’s Day, of course, but there’s also (finally, at long last) the ushering in of spring (hallelujah and glory be)! When I initially decided to share these cute little Pistachio Shortbread {Read More}