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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}



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 dirtying {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}



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}



(No-Roll) Soft & Puffy Sugar Cookies

Soft & Puffy Sugar Cookies ~ requiring no rolling, these vanilla-infused cookies have a tender, chewy 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}



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}



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}



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}



Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint

Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint ~ this ultimate Easter side dish features a delicious combo of flavors and textures from sweet green peas, fresh sugar snaps, salty bacon, a decadent cream sauce, and refreshing pops of mint | FiveHeartHome.com

The ultimate Easter side dish, Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon + Mint feature a delicious combo of flavors and textures from sweet green peas, fresh sugar snaps, salty bacon, a decadent cream sauce, and refreshing pops of mint! Well, March has certainly come in like a lion around these parts. We actually have a chance of snow in the forecast this week. Snow! In central Texas! In March! But aside from the fact that my kids would be elated to {Read More}



Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties ~ crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, this flavorful, quick and easy recipe is a great way to get more brain-boosting, heart-healthy omega-3s into your diet! | FiveHeartHome.com

Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, Salmon Patties are a flavorful, quick and easy recipe for getting more brain-boosting, heart-healthy omega-3s into your diet! Well, we’re officially immersed in the no meat on Fridays season of Lent at our house…which means that, once a week, I have to remind myself to avoid meat approximately 47 times over the course of the day. Since fish is allowed on Fridays, however, Lent also means that I tend to make {Read More}



Lemon Blueberry Overnight Baked French Toast with Lemon Syrup

Lemon Blueberry Overnight Baked French Toast with Lemon Syrup ~ bursting with juicy berries and layered with lemon-infused cream cheese, this make-ahead recipe would be a special breakfast or brunch for celebrating Easter or spring! | FiveHeartHome.com

Bursting with juicy berries and layered with lemon-infused cream cheese, Lemon Blueberry Overnight Baked French Toast with Lemon Syrup makes a special, make-ahead breakfast or brunch for celebrating Easter or spring! I’m not sure how it’s even possible, but Easter is right around the corner, folks. My wheels have been a-spinnin’ coming up with some spring-inspired recipes for y’all. But along with menu ideas for Easter dinner and new ways to use up leftover hard-boiled eggs, this here Lemon Blueberry {Read More}



The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

The BEST Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup ~ wholesome and easy to make, this crock pot soup is extra flavorful thanks to a few secret ingredients...and it's the perfect get-well-soon recipe for making it through cold and flu season! | FiveHeartHome.com

This wholesome, easy-to-make Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is extra flavorful thanks to a few secret ingredients…and it’s the perfect get-well-soon recipe for making it through cold and flu season! Anytime a member of my family gets sick, I get the instant, insatiable to urge to whip up a giant, nourishing pot of homemade chicken soup. However, a couple of weekends ago, when I found myself on the receiving end of a lovely cold that came on overnight and left {Read More}



Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting ~ silky and sweet with a slight tang from the cream cheese, this effortless frosting comes together with just four ingredients and complements a variety of cakes and cupcakes | FiveHeartHome.com

Silky and sweet with a slight tang from the cream cheese, this effortless Classic Cream Cheese Frosting comes together with just four ingredients and complements a variety of cakes and cupcakes! Happy Friday, friends! I’m coming at you today with a simple, staple recipe that I make at least once a month. Classic Cream Cheese Frosting is, hands down, my favorite frosting EV-AH. It’s the perfect complement to my famous vanilla sheet cake cupcakes. It’s amazing on pumpkin cupcakes. It’s delicious {Read More}



Homemade Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers ~ tasty and all-natural, these savory crackers are not only kid approved, but you won't believe how easy they are to make! | FiveHeartHome.com

Tasty, savory, all-natural Homemade Cheese Crackers are not only kid approved, but you won’t believe how easy they are to make! Homemade Cheese Crackers are one of those recipes that I’ve been meaning to try out ever since I had kids…but I just never seemed to get around to it. Well, that finally changed last week, my friends! And the funny part is, they were so easy to make, I don’t know why I waited so long to give them {Read More}



Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake

Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake ~ loaded with tortellini, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese, this effortless pasta dinner is one that the whole family will love! | FiveHeartHome.com

Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake is loaded with tortellini, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese for an effortless pasta dinner that the whole family will love! Does anyone else ever get stuck in a dinner rut? As a food blogger, you may think that’s a problem I would never encounter. After all, I post several new recipes each week. I have a whole archive of favorite family recipes. I have lots of food blogger friends who collectively post exponentially more than that. {Read More}



Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Cups

Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Cups ~ fit refrigerated cinnamon rolls in a muffin pan, fill with sweetened cream cheese, bake until golden, and then drizzle with icing for a fun, easy, special breakfast treat! | FiveHeartHome.com

Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Cups are as simple as fitting refrigerated cinnamon rolls in a muffin pan, filling them with sweetened cream cheese, and baking…it’s a fun, easy way to make any morning feel special! Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I have to admit that I’m rather excited that V-Day is falling on a Saturday this year because we’re going to make a family day out of it. The hubby and I had a babysitting offer come up earlier this {Read More}



Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas ~ stuffed with sausage, eggs, and cheese, then topped with homemade red enchilada sauce, more cheese, and all of your favorite enchilada garnishes, these are even better than breakfast tacos! | FiveHeartHome.com

If you like breakfast tacos, you’ll love Breakfast Enchiladas, stuffed with sausage, eggs, and cheese and topped with homemade red enchilada sauce, more cheese, and all of your favorite enchilada garnishes! Well, folks…last week I promised a yummy recipe to use up the Homemade Enchilada Sauce that I recently shared, and today I’m delivering in a big way. Say hello to savory, scrumptious Breakfast Enchiladas! You may already be familiar with their cousin, Breakfast Tacos. And while there are certainly {Read More}



Cookie Butter (Biscoff) White Hot Chocolate

Cookie Butter White Hot Chocolate ~ Biscoff Spread and melted white chocolate make for a sweet, creamy, decadent, and warming drink | FiveHeartHome.com

Biscoff Spread and melted white chocolate make for a sweet, creamy, decadent, warming drink in this Cookie Butter White Hot Chocolate! Oh, y’all…this recipe. It’s just…good. I recently decided that there is a serious dearth of Biscoff/cookie butter recipes here on Five Heart Home, and it was high time to remedy that. So the next time you need a hot beverage to warm you up on a frigid day (helloooo, February!), don’t reach for boring ol’ hot chocolate…give this Cookie {Read More}



Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce ~ all-natural, quick and easy to make, full of flavor, and as mild or spicy as you prefer | FiveHeartHome.com

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce is all-natural, quick and easy to make, full of flavor, and as mild or spicy as you prefer! Happy Friday, friends! I’m popping in today with another recipe to file under the ol’ Make-Your-Own Kitchen Staples section of the blog…Homemade Enchilada Sauce! If you’re anything like my family, you eat Tex-Mex/Mexican food, ahem, frequently. And if you enjoy cooking it at home, there are certain spice blends and sauces that can be used across a variety {Read More}