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Cran-Raspberry Jezebel Sauce

Cran-Raspberry Jezebel Sauce ~ with its bold horseradish kick, this sweet and spicy, versatile sauce can be poured over cream cheese as an appetizer, served alongside holiday ham or turkey as a condiment, or given as a homemade food gift in a jar! | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet and spicy Cran-Raspberry Jezebel Sauce, with its bold horseradish kick, is a versatile sauce that can be poured over cream cheese as an appetizer, served alongside holiday ham or turkey, or jarred up for gift-giving! Who’s ready for Thanksgiving? I have yet to decide if I’m more excited about the food, the family, or the football! At any rate, I’m willing to bet that most of you have already planned out and possibly purchased groceries for your Turkey Day {Read More}



Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake

Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake ~ this flavorful crustless quiche is a quick, easy breakfast that's perfect for serving to overnight houseguests or hungry family members any morning of the week | FiveHeartHome.com

Green Chile Cheddar Egg Bake is a flavorful, protein-packed, crustless quiche. It makes a satisfying breakfast any day of the week yet it’s special enough to serve to guests! A big thanks to Goldrich eggs and Acorn Influence for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #GoldrichYolk The holiday season has arrived and many of us will find our homes welcoming extended family members and a variety of other houseguests over the next couple of {Read More}



Broccoli Cheese Orzo with Chicken (or leftover turkey)

Broccoli Cheese Orzo with Chicken ~ a quick, simple, one-pot dinner using leftover chicken or turkey | FiveHeartHome.com

Broccoli Cheese Orzo with Chicken is a quick, simple, balanced meal that comes together in one pot using leftover chicken (or turkey). After the past couple of weeks, y’all were probably starting to wonder if I would ever share a non-Thanksgiving recipe again. Well, today’s your lucky day! Because while I originally devised this one-pot meal as a quick way to get dinner on the table while incorporating leftover chicken, that chicken could be easily substituted for another variety of {Read More}



Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan ~ roasting with simple seasonings boosts the flavor and brings out the sweetness of Brussels sprouts in this healthy side dish | FiveHeartHome.com

Simple seasonings boost flavor and roasting brings out the natural sweetness of these easy-to-prepare Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan! For many years, I was a proud member of the Not a Fan of Brussels Sprouts Club. After all, the ones I recalled from childhood originated from a can and were served on an avocado green melamine tray in my elementary school cafeteria. I mean, YUCK. Way to turn impressionable kids on to healthy green vegetables! Anyway, it was many, many {Read More}



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

Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon and Sage Butter ~ tender, juicy, and shingled with bacon, this is the BEST Thanksgiving turkey recipe you'll ever try! | FiveHeartHome.com

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! Today I’m setting out to prove that bacon indeed makes everything better! And not only am I sharing this amazing Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon & Sage Butter recipe, but a couple dozen of your favorite food bloggers are sharing their favorite recipes as well for a full Thanksgiving menu of delicious {Read More}



Garlic & Herb Stuffing {plus Apron Naming Contest + Giveaway!}

Garlic and Herb Stuffing ~ made with French bread and cornbread, this savory, simple, Thanksgiving dressing is easily customizable | FiveHeartHome.com

Garlic & Herb Stuffing is a savory, simple Thanksgiving dressing featuring both French bread and cornbread, and it can be customized with your favorite herbs and add-ins! (Pssst…be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a fun announcement!) So last week I brought you Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes and Mini Pecan Pies. This week I’m bringing you this delicious Garlic & Herb Stuffing, a tasty veggie side, and quite possibly the best darn turkey you’ll ever try. {Read More}



Mini Pecan Pies

Mini Pecan Pies ~ flaky, tender crust requires no rolling and the nutty, sugary filling calls for only 5 ingredients, making these a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table! | FiveHeartHome.com

Mini Pecan Pies are individually-portioned in a muffin pan and fun to eat, featuring a tender, buttery crust (no rolling pin required!) and a sweet, nutty filling. You probably think I’m posting pecan pie because of a certain impending holiday that starts with Thanks- and ends with -giving. Well, that may be so…but the truth is, last weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday. And he’s not a big fan of cake but he looooooves pecan pie, so every year I {Read More}



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

Gingerbread Granola with Cranberries, Pistachios, and White Chocolate Chips ~ warm spices and Christmas colors make this a perfect holiday breakfast or homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com

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! Happy Wednesday, friends! I have big plans for plenty of fall favorites and Thanksgiving menu ideas this month, but I hope you’ll forgive me for briefly jumping ahead to a Christmas recipe today. Homemade granola is one of my family’s favorite breakfasts, so I thought it would be fun to put a holiday {Read More}



Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes ~ the perfect Thanksgiving side dish, featuring a smooth, creamy filling and topped with toasty marshmallows or crunchy pecan streusel | FiveHeartHome.com

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish, featuring a smooth, creamy filling and a topping of either toasty marshmallows or crunchy pecan streusel. November has arrived and that means one thing…time to start thinking about the ol’ Thanksgiving menu! I don’t know about y’all, but one dish I must have on my Turkey Day table each year would be sweet potatoes. I realize that some people are solidly in the mashed potatoes camp — and don’t get me {Read More}



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

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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}



Warm Chocolate Cobbler

Warm Chocolate Cobbler ~ a layer of moist chocolate cake floats on a caramel-streaked, coffee-laced, pudding-like layer of chocolate decadence | FiveHeartHome.com

Warm Chocolate Cobbler features moist chocolate cake floating on top of a caramel-streaked, coffee-laced, molten chocolate sauce. (Psssst…if you’d like to enter our latest giveaway for a chance to win $300 in PayPal cash or as an Amazon gift card, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post!) We’ve all enjoyed cobbler before, right? Whether we’re talking blackberry, blueberry, peach, or whatever your personal favorite may be, cobbler typically involves a fruity filling crowned with some sort {Read More}



Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

Skillet Shepherd's Pie ~ a one-pot dinner loaded with savory beef and colorful veggies, and the perfect recipe to use up those leftover mashed potatoes! | FiveHeartHome.com

Skillet Shepherd’s Pie is a one-pot dinner loaded with savory beef and colorful veggies…and it’s the perfect recipe for using up those leftover mashed potatoes! Shepherd’s Pie is one of those pretty-much-perfect weeknight dinners, for a variety of reasons. For one thing, it makes good use of leftovers, which is always a plus. In fact, my family loves this recipe so much that when I make mashed potatoes to accompany a meal, I almost always boil an extra 1 1/2 {Read More}



Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies ~ soft, chewy, and loaded with different flavors and textures from oats and coconut to chocolate chips and pecans | FiveHeartHome.com

Cowboy Cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with a variety of flavors and textures — from oats and coconut to chocolate chips and pecans — making them hearty and totally addictive! A few days ago I had a craving for cookies, which happened to coincide with my need to come up with a little sweet treat for an upcoming Girls’ Night Out. However, I knew that if I made cookies for my mom get-together, I’d have to ensure that there {Read More}



Garlic Bread with Fresh Garlic & Parsley

Garlic Bread with Fresh Garlic and Parsley ~ quickly turn a store-bought loaf into the perfect accompaniment for Italian recipes | FiveHeartHome.com #garlicbread #recipe #Italian

Quick and easy Garlic Bread with Fresh Garlic & Parsley turns a store-bought loaf into the perfect accompaniment for Italian food! Today, my friends, I bring you carbs. Not just any carbs, though…warm, bread-y, buttery, garlic-laced, parsley-sprinkled carbs that just might steal the show when served alongside your favorite Italian entrees. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This is my favorite way to make garlic bread, and so much fresher tasting (AKA, less artificial tasting) than those frozen loaves of {Read More}



Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews

Chicken Salad with Apples and Cashews ~ a honey-kissed autumn spin on classic Sonoma Chicken Salad | FiveHeartHome.com #chickensalad #fall #recipe

Brimming with fruit and nuts, Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews is a honey-kissed, autumn spin on the ever-popular Sonoma Chicken Salad. Every time I make chicken salad, I wonder why I don’t do so more often. I absolutely love the stuff. And as much as chicken salad has the reputation for being a “ladies who lunch” kind of recipe, I have to say that my kids and my husband scarf it down, too. In fact, my boys straight up {Read More}



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}



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}



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}



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}



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}



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}



One-Bowl Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes

Fluffy, Homemade, One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes ~ the perfect medium for your favorite frosting, including this creamy, not-too-sweet, cooked buttercream | FiveHeartHome.com

It’s never been easier to whip up a batch of homemade Vanilla Cupcakes! Quickly coming together in just one bowl, these fluffy cupcakes are the perfect medium for any frosting, including this creamy, not-too-sweet, cooked buttercream. If there’s one recipe that I’m known for in real life (as opposed to food blog life), it would arguably be my Best Ever Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. And if I already coined those cupcakes the best ever, then {Read More}



Easy White Bean, Kale, & Sausage Soup

White Bean, Kale, & Sausage Soup ~ a cozy, filling soup that's packed with nutrients and comes together in under 30 minutes! | FiveHeartHome.com

Hearty, healthy White Bean, Kale, & Sausage Soup is full of flavor, loaded with vitamins, and comes together in under 30 minutes! Well, friends, I’ve resisted for years, but I finally decided to jump on the kale bandwagon. Okay, perhaps “bandwagon” is too extreme. Rather, I tried kale in this soup, and I actually liked it! I’ll probably get my Southerner card revoked for such blasphemy, but as much as I love spinach, I’ve never really been a fan of {Read More}



Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com

Tasty little Breakfast Cookies are wholesome, delicious treats packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey…perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! Today is an important day at our house. A very special little lady turns two! This baby girl warms our heart and makes us laugh countless times a day. She is adorable, cheerful, headstrong, chatty, and just bursting with sweetness. It’s hard to remember what life was like before she joined us. {Read More}



Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes

Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes ~ a simple, delicious side dish flavored with fresh rosemary and thyme | FiveHeartHome.com

Simple, delicious Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and loaded with flavor, thanks to garlic, fresh rosemary, and fresh thyme! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…roasting is my favorite way to cook vegetables! Roasting not only enhances the texture, but it also brings out a deep flavor and natural sweetness in just about any veggie. And potatoes? Well, they turn from ho-hum to downright magical after a nice stint {Read More}



Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti ~ features shredded chicken, your favorite veggies, and a simple homemade cheese sauce (instead of Velveeta and canned soup) | FiveHeartHome.com

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a comfort food classic made with chunks of chicken, your favorite veggies, and a simple homemade cheese sauce (instead of Velveeta and ‘Cream of X’ soup). When you have young children, you may find yourself concocting as many different variations of mac & cheese as possible in a quest to cook dinners that your offspring will actually ingest. And truth be told, if you trade the macaroni for spaghetti, keep the creamy cheese sauce, and throw {Read More}