25 Amazing Real Food Slow Cooker Recipes…plus BIG, HUGE news!

Comforting crock pot classics, flavorful tacos, hearty sandwiches, and cozy soups, stews, and chilis make up this list of popular real food slow cooker recipes! Happy October, friends! I decided to treat you to two posts for the price of one today…a round-up of my favorite crock pot recipes — just in time for the commencement of fall slow cooker season (yay!) — and the biggest blog-related announcement I’ve made in…ever. Soooo. Which shall it be first? 😉 Okay, we’re {Read More}

50+ Pumpkin Recipes Round-Up

Get ready for fall with this mouthwatering collection of pumpkin recipes, from cakes and cookies, to breads and muffins, to pancakes, waffles, and so much more! Each year on September 1st, I allow myself to crack open that first can of pumpkin and get to baking! The magical date is almost here, and this round-up of scrumptious pumpkin recipes has me counting down the hours. The only problem I’m having is…what to make first??? I hope you find some inspiration {Read More}

Patriotic Stuffed Strawberries

Juicy strawberries are dipped in white chocolate, filled with sweetened cream cheese, and topped with a blueberry and an American flag in these cute Patriotic Stuffed Strawberries, the perfect treat for any 4th of July celebration!

Five Heart Home’s 2nd Blogiversary + $400 Amazon e-Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

Happy June, friends! Would you believe that today marks two years since I shared my very first recipe here on Five Heart Home?! Hard to believe…but definitely something to celebrate, don’t you think? When I hit ‘Publish’ on my very first blog post back on June 1, 2013, I never imagined that — two short years later — I would be where I am now. I honestly didn’t have a clue what I was doing (or what I was getting {Read More}

50+ Recipes for Summer {Grilling, Salads, Ice Cream, Drinks, & More!}

Welcome summer with a mouthwatering collection of recipes, from grilled grub to fruity salads to icy treats to frosty beverages…and so much more! Memorial Day weekend is the typical kick-off for dusting off those grills and initiating those summertime menus, so I thought it would be fun today to put together a round-up of recipes to keep you cooking (and drooling) all summer long! I hope you enjoy these warm weather favorites from the Five Heart Home archives, as well {Read More}

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

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!

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}

$500 PayPal or Amazon GIVEAWAY ~ Blog Birthday Bash!

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}

Five Heart Home’s Top 20 Recipes of 2014

Ready or not, it’s time to bid adieu to 2014 and get ready to ring in the New Year! But before we do, how ’bout a little recap of Five Heart Home’s most popular recipes of the year? Drumroll, please…presenting the 20 Five Heart Home recipes from 2014 with the highest pageviews! Are your favorites below? Any guesses as to which recipe earned the top spot? Scroll down to find out! #20 ~ Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix By now, everyone {Read More}

50+ Recipes for a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve {Cocktails, Mocktails, Appetizers, & Sweets}

The countdown to 2015 is on! Whether you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve soirée, or you don’t want to show up empty-handed to a gathering you’re attending, or you’re watching the ball drop from the cozy confines of your very own couch, I’ve rounded up an amazing collection of cocktails, mocktails, appetizers, and sweets that would be perfect for ringing in the New Year! So scroll down for tons of scrumptious, festive ideas from the best in blogland… Roasted Balsamic {Read More}

Merry Christmas from Five Heart Home!

Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From my family to yours, I hope you have an extra special holiday season with your loved ones and a happy, healthy 2015! Thank you for spending some time with me at Five Heart Home this past year. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support and I look forward to another fabulous year ahead, filled with recipes and fun! {Read More}

Last-Minute Christmas Cash Giveaway!

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m popping in this morning to let you know about a new giveaway that just went live, for a chance to win $325 in cold, hard CASH!!! How does that sound for some last-minute Christmas shopping…or to fund that plane ticket for holiday travel…or to spend towards providing a bright holiday for a needy family? However you’d like to spend it, $325 could be YOURS in just a few short days just for entering the giveaway below! {Read More}

Christmas Tree Brownie Pops

Whether you need cookies for a Christmas platter or goodies for Santa, these Christmas Tree Brownie Pops feature fudgy brownies, cream cheese frosting, and candy cane “trunks” for a fun and festive holiday treat!

100 Christmas Projects for a Beautiful Holiday Home

Good morning, friends! I’m excited to be kicking off the month by taking part in a fun Christmas project blog hop! I realize that things are a little off kilter around here since the Thanksgiving break, but rest assured that we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled recipes soon! 😉 Last week, I took some much-needed time off from blogging to spend an undistracted holiday with my family; yesterday I shared my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies to assist {Read More}

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Happy (almost) December, friends! Just in time for Cyber Monday, I bring you my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies… …full of handy-dandy cooking gadgets, shiny kitchen appliances, spiffy entertaining ware, and the latest in cookbook masterpieces! So look no further for fabulous ideas for your favorite foodie! Listed below are awesome gifts for anyone who likes to cook and/or entertain, with various price points represented. A lot of these items are my favorite kitchen items that I already own, {Read More}

Thanksgiving Quote Free Printable ~ “Gather with a Grateful Heart”

I’ve been inundating y’all with Thanksgiving recipes this month…so how ’bout a little break today for a fun, free printable? It’s the quickest, easiest way to add a little decor to your table this Turkey Day! Many of you know that every so often, I enjoy creating holiday and seasonal free printables to share on the blog. Last Thanksgiving, I put together a free 8- by 10-inch Thanksgiving quote printable that ended up being one of my most popular printables {Read More}

$500 Target or Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday, friends! What say we celebrate with a little (actually, BIG!) giveaway??? One giveaway just ended, so it’s only fitting that a new one starts up today, don’t you think? 😉 This time we’re celebrating the Two Year Blogiversaries of two of my good blogging friends, Cindy of Little Miss Celebration, and Lisa of Cooking with Curls! Cindy was one of the first bloggers to shower me with support and encouragement when I was a newbie, and she is {Read More}

Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon and Sage Butter + Thanksgiving Recipe Blog Hop!

Juicy, tender turkey is slathered with sage-infused butter, shingled with crispy bacon, and glazed with maple syrup in what just might be the best Thanksgiving turkey you’ve ever tasted!

Gingerbread Granola {with Dried Cranberries, Pistachios, & White Chocolate Chips}

Sweet, lightly spiced Gingerbread Granola is studded with red dried cranberries, green pistachios, and white chocolate chips, making it a perfect holiday breakfast or homemade food gift!

$1000 Black Friday Shopping Spree GIVEAWAY!

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on, and with that, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Today I’m excited about the opportunity to bring y’all another fabulous giveaway, and this one is perfectly timed for Black Friday shopping…or purchasing a plane ticket to spend the holidays with family, or supporting your favorite charity with a Christmastime donation, or however you want or need to spend $1000! For today’s giveaway, Five Heart Home has teamed up with Pretty My Party, {Read More}

Best Autumn Salads, Thanksgiving Sides, October Recipe Recap, and MORE!

Happy Friday, everyone! I missed Features & Fun Friday last month, so today I’m playing catch up with a round-up of tasty autumn salads, a Five Heart Home October recipe recap, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and more! 1. Fall Harvest Salad >>> Lemon Tree Dwelling 2. Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette >>> Gimme Some Oven 3. Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Salad with Spiced Pecans >>> Little Broken 4. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad >>> Creme de la Crumb 5. Shaved {Read More}

Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews

Brimming with fruit and nuts, Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews is a honey-kissed, autumn spin on the ever-popular Sonoma Chicken Salad.

Halloween Cookie Pops ~ Nutter Butter Bats & Mummies

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!

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}

Fall Into Cash $800 GIVEAWAY

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 are festive, sweet & salty treats that are fun to make with the kids or serve at a Halloween party!

Features & Fun Friday #17 ~ Top 5 Pumpkin Breakfast Ideas

Happy September, friends! Did somebody say they’re ready for some pumpkin??? 1. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola >>> Joyful Healthy Eats 2. Pumpkin Pancakes with Caramel Pecan Sauce >>> Julia’s Album 3. Pumpkin Nutella Rolls >>> Wine and Glue 4. Pumpkin French Toast Bake >>> Minimalist Baker 5. Lightened-Up Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze >>> Damn Delicious I apologize that Features and Fun Friday is a few days late this month (and not exactly on Friday — ooops!), but I didn’t {Read More}

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

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}

Back-to-School $400 Cash GIVEAWAY!

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

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}