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No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies ~ come together in minutes...no need to turn on the oven! | FiveHeartHome.com

Yummy no-bake cookies — featuring chewy oatmeal, creamy peanut butter, and chunks and swirls of chocolate — come together in mere minutes with no need to turn on the oven! Well, summer is officially in full swing, and across much of the country, temps are nice and boiling. I don’t know about you, but about the last thing I want to do on a hot summer day is turn on my oven and burden my already-taxed air conditioner. So instead, {Read More}



Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza with Bacon, Jalapeños, & Cilantro

Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza with Bacon, Jalapeños, Cilantro, and Homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce (instead of pizza sauce) | FiveHeartHome.com

Cheesy, piping-hot pizza is topped with pulled pork, fresh pineapple, bacon, jalapeños, and cilantro, with extra flavor coming from a sweet and tangy homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce! I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging for over a year now and have never shared a pizza recipe! After all, pizza is one of my favorite things to eat. Now I won’t necessarily give that answer if you ask me my favorite foods, but the truth is, I am up for eating {Read More}



Peach German Pancake

Peach German Pancake (Dutch Baby) ~ golden, puffy, and piping hot skillet pancake studded with peaches | FiveHeartHome.com

With a batter that comes together in the blender, this German Pancake (AKA, Dutch Baby) is studded with sweet peaches and baked until golden and puffy, making it perfect for slicing and sharing at breakfast or brunch! Before peach season is over, I just have to pay homage to my favorite summer fruit with one last peach recipe! The good news is that even if you find yourself craving this dish in November (you know, in case you’re one of {Read More}



Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce ~ use on tacos, quesadillas, pizza, nachos, and more! | FiveHeartHome.com

Succulent pork and juicy pineapple are slow cooked in the crock pot with a flavorful, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce, resulting in sweet and savory pulled pork for sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, pizza, and more! Have I mentioned before that I big puffy heart my crock pot? I think I may have…a time or twelve. But did you know that one of my favorite things to cook in the slow cooker is pork? And that I consider pork and pineapple to {Read More}



Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze {or} Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze {OR} Chocolate Zucchini Bread ~ so moist and decadent, nobody will guess that it's hiding a pound of zucchini and whole wheat flour! | FiveHeartHome.com

Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze is so moist and decadent, nobody will ever guess that it’s made with a pound of zucchini and 100% whole wheat flour! Bake it in loaf pans instead for Chocolate Zucchini Bread. I promised y’all one last zucchini recipe this season, and today I’m going to deliver in a BIG way. Say hello to Zucchini Fudge Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze! Or if that’s too indulgent, you can instead decide to bake up {Read More}



Zucchini Marinara

Zucchini Marinara ~ quick, easy side dish of sliced zucchini that's pan sauteed and then cooked until tender in marinara sauce, fresh herbs, and Parmesan | FiveHeartHome.com

In this quick and easy side dish, sliced zucchini is seasoned and pan sautéed before being topped with marinara sauce, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese. Today’s recipe is a simple summer side dish to make use of some of that bountiful zucchini that so many of you are enjoying this time of year, whether you found it on sale at the grocery store, or you couldn’t resist it at the Farmers Market, or it’s taking over your whole garden! I {Read More}



Italian Baked Chicken

Easy Italian Baked Chicken ~ juicy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and oven-ready in a matter of minutes! | FiveHeartHome.com

With its crunchy coating of homemade seasoned breadcrumbs, Italian Baked Chicken is not only juicy and flavorful, but it’s oven-ready in minutes! There’s just something so classic and comforting about a baked chicken dinner, wouldn’t you agree? When I was a child, such a dinner was typically attributable to Shake ‘n Bake, and while undeniably tasty, we didn’t really pay too much attention to ingredient lists back in the 80s. But these days, I do tend to stick with ingredients that {Read More}



Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs ~ easily make for a fraction of the cost (and without the preservatives and additives) of storebought breadcrumbs | FiveHeartHome.com

In just a few minutes, stale bread plus herbs and seasonings are transformed into flavorful Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs, for a fraction of the price and without all of the preservatives of store-bought brands! How was your Independence Day weekend? Hopefully full of family, friends, and FOOD! Well, I’m going to take a break from the usual summer-inspired fare today to bring you a homemade pantry staple that can be used in countless recipes all year long. To be perfectly honest, {Read More}



Lemon Cooler Cookies

Lemon Cooler Cookies | FiveHeartHome.com for UncommonDesignsOnline.com

Soft, puffy Lemon Coolers are bursting with lemon juice, lemon zest, & real butter and coated in lemon-infused powdered sugar, making them the perfect summertime cookies! Okay, friends…I’m going to date myself with this one. Today’s recipe was inspired by a discontinued, boxed cookie that was popular in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. Who remembers Lemon Coolers in all of their crunchy, sweet and tangy, powdered sugary glory? While my mom didn’t treat us to store-bought cookies all that {Read More}



Southern Baked Beans

Easy Southern Baked Beans ~ this sweet and savory side dish is topped with bacon, and it's quick to whip up using canned white beans | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet and savory baked beans get a southern spin with the addition of bacon and barbecue sauce…plus they’re extremely quick and easy to whip up since they start with canned white beans! Ack! Y’all…I cannot believe it’s July. I know I sound like a broken record with the arrival of each new month, but seriously, people…where has this year gone??? Despite my state of denial regarding the passage of time, the 1st of July means it’s almost time for the {Read More}



Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad with Avocado

Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad with Avocado, Kalamata Olives, Feta, and Fresh Dill | FiveHeartHome.com

Juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and creamy avocado combine in a pasta salad that showcases the best of summer produce, with Kalamata olives, crumbled Feta, and fresh dill adding extra flavor and color. Today I bring you a pasta salad that I’ve revamped from one of Five Heart Home’s most popular (and very first) recipes ever! To date, Tomato Cucumber Salad with Olives & Feta has been viewed and pinned about 100,000 times each (thanks, y’all!). So if that recipe appeals {Read More}



Minty Peach Lemonade

Minty Peach Lemonade ~ homemade lemonade meets mint simple syrup and peach puree in this refreshing summertime drink | FiveHeartHome.com

Minty Peach Lemonade is a tasty, refreshing drink combining classic homemade lemonade, mint simple syrup, and fresh peach puree…sure to become a new summertime favorite! I am so excited about today’s recipe, y’all…I don’t know why peach lemonade never occurred to me before. Strawberry lemonade? Sure. Peach tea? Of course. But to take my favorite summer fruit and combine it with my favorite summer drink? Brilliant. I promise that I’m not trying to toot my own horn here. It’s just {Read More}



Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles

Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles ~ made with whole wheat pastry flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, and honey...tender, golden, and delicious! | FiveHeartHome.com

Dairy-Free Coconut Waffles — made with whole wheat flour, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and a touch of honey — are tender, golden, and absolutely delicious! It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not put important to good use and make breakfast scrum-diddly-umptious at the same time? (Did I just make up that word? Because I sure don’t know how to spell it.) As a self-proclaimed waffle connoisseur, I feel obligated {Read More}



Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds ~ you're just 2 ingredients away from a quick and easy, delicious summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.comParmesan Zucchini Rounds ~ you're just 2 ingredients away from a quick and easy, delicious summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com

A simple summer side dish of Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds comes together quickly using only two ingredients…and will disappear from the table even faster! Zucchini is one of those summer vegetables that not only grows abundantly, but it tends to come in all at once. Thanks to my generous in-laws and their bountiful garden, we are the lucky recipients of boatloads of zucchini each summer, and I try to use it up in a variety of ways, from zucchini bread {Read More}



Caprese Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Caprese Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes ~ a delicious new spin on a classic summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com

In this caprese spin on a classic summer side dish, nutrient-packed quinoa is blended with pasta sauce, gooey mozzarella, & fresh basil, stuffed into ripe tomatoes, topped with Parmesan, and baked to perfection! To say that I am a fan of red, juicy, garden-ripe tomatoes would be an understatement. While I have an arguably black thumb and no garden to call my own, I’m lucky enough to have nearby in-laws with a bountiful garden full of resplendent summer veggies. And {Read More}



Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet

Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet ~ four simple ingredients combine in this sweet and creamy frozen treat | FiveHeartHome.com

A purée of fresh or frozen blueberries is blended with buttermilk, sugar, and vanilla for a sweet and creamy sherbet that makes a refreshing summer treat! Well, I’m probably going to jinx us by even talking about it, but so far, Texas has been experiencing a relatively mild summer. As in, the projected temps this week are in the high 80s/low 90s! Yes, it’s humid, and yes, we had a fun little summer thunderstorm last week that wreaked a bit {Read More}



Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy

Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy ~ quick stovetop supper featuring tender medallions of pork in a savory mushroom gravy | FiveHeartHome.com

Tender, sautéed medallions of pork tenderloin are smothered in a savory mushroom gravy in this quick stovetop dinner that’s sure to become a family favorite! We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program of grilled meats, cool salads, and other summer entrees to bring you a savory supper that can be enjoyed any day of the year! Confession time, y’all…I can’t help feel but a little guilty today posting a recipe that’s not specifically summer-related. But I’ve inundated you with plenty of those {Read More}



Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Flaky crescent roll dough is wrapped around a filling of cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries in these quick and easy breakfast pastries. I have always had a fondness for cream cheese. Whether spread on a bagel as-is or jazzed up in a recipe to make it sweet or savory…if cream cheese is an ingredient, you can bet I’m going to inhale it! For example, when presented with a platter of pastries or kolaches (for those of you lucky enough {Read More}



Red, White, & Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette ~ a fruity summertime salad to celebrate the Fourth of July | FiveHeartHome.com

A summertime salad of mixed greens, juicy watermelon, plump blueberries, creamy feta, and toasted almonds in a sweet and tangy watermelon vinaigrette is a side dish worthy of barbecues, picnics, and Fourth of July parties! For a variety of reasons, Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. First off, it falls during summer, which — despite the oftentimes ridiculous Texas heat — is my favorite season of the year. Secondly, it’s a holiday that you can {Read More}



Fresh Summer Corn Dip

Fresh Summer Corn Dip | Five Heart Home for Uncommon Designs

This cool and creamy Fresh Summer Corn Dip — featuring roasted sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, and vibrant ribbons of basil — is the perfect appetizer to kick off barbecues, potlucks, and picnics all summer long! So what do you do when you have an excessive amount of leftover roasted corn, grape tomatoes, and fresh basil from what was possibly the most amazing tortellini pasta salad known to mankind? Well, you could make another batch of said pasta salad, and it {Read More}



Double Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream {Dairy-Free}

Double Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream ~ a delicious treat that can be made dairy-free | FiveHeartHome.com

This creamy chocolate ice cream is made with coconut milk and ribboned with flecks of semi-sweet chocolate for a decadent dessert that’s also dairy-free. I’m not gonna’ lie, folks…ice cream is right up there amongst my least favorite foods to photograph. In fact, this is a post that almost didn’t come to be because I just didn’t feel that these photos were up to par. But I decided that this recipe was just too good not to share, and even {Read More}



Parmesan Orzo with Lemon & Thyme

Parmesan Orzo with Lemon and Thyme ~ a perfect summer side dish! | FiveHeartHome.com for LoveGrowsWild.com

Creamy orzo pasta is infused with the flavors of Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and fresh thyme in this summer side dish that perfectly complements a variety of entrees, from baked chicken to steamed fish to grilled steak! I have a little story for ya, friends. And it’s about a pot of orzo that almost resulted in a house fire. So one fine afternoon last week, I decided to cook up this Parmesan Orzo with Lemon & Thyme side dish. My {Read More}



Blackberry Cobbler

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler ~ delicious served warm out of the oven with vanilla ice cream! | FiveHeartHome.com

This homemade blackberry cobbler is a simple, scrumptious dessert featuring plump, tart berries ribboning a layer of sweet, tender cake. And don’t forget the vanilla ice cream! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend! We had a pretty relaxing, low-key few days full of food and family. But just about the best part of all is that we got some rain! Texas is in a terrible drought right now, so we are overjoyed at every drop of precipitation, even {Read More}



Tortellini Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, & Fresh Corn

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Fresh Corn ~ a perfect summer side dish or light supper! | FiveHeartHome.com

This delicious tortellini pasta salad — studded with bright, juicy tomatoes, fresh sweet corn, and ribbons of basil — is sure to become your favorite summer side dish or light supper! Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! I’m popping in on Saturday with a quick post because, in case you’re still looking for a summer side dish to enjoy this weekend, I didn’t want you to miss the best tortellini salad EVER! This fresh, delectable pasta salad starts with frozen (or {Read More}



The BEST Way to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob ~ Oven Roasting!

The Easiest, Tastiest, BEST Way to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob: Oven Roasting! Simply wash & cook...once done, husks and silk peel away with no mess! | FiveHeartHome.com

Fresh ears of corn are oven roasted in their husks for tender, sweet corn that shucks effortlessly. This is the BEST way to cook fresh corn on the cob…it tastes better than boiled and there’s no sticky, messy silk to deal with! Today’s recipe isn’t exactly a recipe…it’s more of a method. Nevertheless, the few basic steps are beyond easy and the results are beyond delicious. I’m convinced that if you try this way of cooking fresh corn on the {Read More}



German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad ~ a perfect side dish for a summertime dinner from the grill, picnic, or holiday potluck | FiveHeartHome.com

With warm, tender red potatoes and a sweet, tangy dressing loaded with bacon and garlic, this German Potato Salad is a perfect side dish for any occasion, from a grilled dinner to a summer holiday potluck. My kids still have two more weeks of school to go before summer vacation commences, but I understand that some schools across the country have already let out. Well, between that and Memorial Day weekend coming up, I would say that summer grilling season {Read More}



White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip

White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip ~ quick to make and quicker to disappear, this will become your new favorite fruit dip! | FiveHeartHome.com

This delicious, creamy, White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip is quick to make and will be even quicker to disappear at your next party or get-together! Well, folks, the school year is winding down and summer is sneaking up on us! With that season will come plenty of opportunities for parties and playdates. I don’t know about you, but when I’m asked to contribute a dish to a potluck or get-together, I prefer to bring something that’s homemade yet quick and {Read More}



Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes ~ juicy shredded chicken meets homemade sauce in these effortless sandwiches | FiveHeartHome.com

Juicy shredded chicken meets a quick, homemade sloppy joe sauce in these messy, effortless Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joe sandwiches that are sure to please the entire family! I believe I owe y’all an apology. Back at the beginning of the year, I conducted a little poll of my Facebook followers asking what kind of posts you’d like to see more often here at Five Heart Home. And the overwhelmingly popular answer? Slow cooker recipes. So that’s what I set {Read More}



One-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

One-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake | FiveHeartHome.com

Moist chocolate cake with a molten peanut butter center bakes up in a microwaved mug in just one minute! Today I’m sharing the perfect treat for those days when you’re craving a little something sweet but there’s nary a cookie or cupcake or piece of candy in the house. Did you know that at any given moment, you are just a few short minutes away from straight-up, legitimate CAKE?! It’s true. As long as you’re stocked with a few pantry {Read More}



Creamy Vinaigrette ~ Classic Salad Dressing

Creamy Vinaigrette ~ a delicious, classic salad dressing to complement mixed greens, sliced tomatoes, pasta salad, and more! | FiveHeartHome.com

This zesty salad dressing is a tasty spin on Classic Creamy Vinaigrette that only takes a few minutes to prepare, making it the perfect complement to mixed greens, sliced tomatoes, or pasta salad. Well, we’ve officially reached the time of year that I just can’t get enough salad. With all of the fresh produce that will be available from now on through the summer months, I’m revisiting some of my favorite salads and dressings. And as easy as it is {Read More}