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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}



Fresh Pineapple Margaritas {plus} Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas ~ made with fresh lime juice and pineapple purée, these are perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo | FiveHeartHome.com

Icy, refreshing margaritas get a tropical twist with pineapple purée and fresh-squeezed lime juice, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo or any fiesta! So who’s ready for Cinco de Mayo??? Any holiday celebrated with copious amounts of Mexican food is fine by me.  And if you ask me, all of those delicious, zesty, cheesy appetizers and entrees call for something frosty to wash them down, right? Well, if you happen to agree, you’re in luck, because frosty is the name {Read More}



Homemade Strawberry Syrup {for} Strawberry Soda

Homemade Strawberry Syrup for Strawberry Soda ~ easy, 3-ingredient syrup can also be used in cocktails or drizzled over ice cream, pound cake, waffles, etc. | FiveHeartHome.com

A quick, three-ingredient strawberry syrup can be used to flavor drinks like this refreshing, bubbly, Homemade Strawberry Soda, or it can be drizzled over ice cream, pound cake, waffles, and more! Happy almost-Easter, everyone! I know that most of you probably already have your Easter menus set and your grocery lists made and/or purchased, so I’m not going to take up your valuable time today with another Easter-friendly post (although if you’re still in need of some Easter recipes, I {Read More}



{5-Minute, 5-Ingredient} Homemade Chocolate Syrup

{5-minute, 5-ingredient} Homemade Chocolate Syrup ~ quick and easy; perfect on ice cream or in chocolate milk; no additives like store bought brands | FiveHeartHome.com

Easy homemade chocolate syrup — made with five natural ingredients in about five minutes — is a scrumptious topping for ice cream and makes perfect chocolate milk, without the additives and preservatives found in many store bought brands. In case you haven’t noticed, lately I’ve been on quite a kick of making my own kitchen staples. In addition to various dry mixes for my pantry, I also like to stock my refrigerator with natural, homemade versions of what I used {Read More}



All-Natural and Homemade: Vanilla Coffee Creamer

All-Natural Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer ~ 4 ingredients and 5 minutes for preservative-free creamer | FiveHeartHome.com

The convenience of refrigerated coffee creamer (sans the additives and preservatives of store bought) can be yours with this 4-ingredient, 5-minute, natural creamer, flavored with vanilla extract and sweetened with maple syrup. Who out there enjoys a cup (or five) of coffee in the morning? {*Raises hand.*} Growing up, my parents always drank their coffee black. I didn’t understand it then and I can’t tolerate it now. My hubby drinks his with a splash of milk but no sugar, which {Read More}



Favorite Hot Apple Cider

Favorite Hot Apple Cider ~ boasts the traditional flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg plus a bright undertone from pineapple and lemon juices | {Five Heart Home}

This hot apple cider is spiced with the traditional flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg yet boasts a bright, citrus undertone…thanks to the addition of pineapple and lemon juices. I had actually planned this post for later in the month, but holy cow! The frigid cold! The ice! The snow! Admittedly, I live in Texas and the 19-degrees I saw on my rear view mirror this morning was at least on the positive side of zero. But I know that many {Read More}



Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie ~ start the new year off right with this yummy smoothie that's packed with fruit, creamy avocado, and vitamin-rich spinach | {Five Heart Home}

Start the new year off right with this yummy smoothie that’s packed with a variety of fruit, creamy avocado, and vitamin-rich spinach! Is anyone else ready for some healthy eating after a food indulgence-packed holiday season? Don’t get me wrong…I’m a sucker for rich, decadent menu items and anything falling under the category of sweets. But after Halloween followed by Thanksgiving followed by Christmas…veggies are sounding pretty darn good right about now. Like many moms, I struggle with getting my {Read More}



Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Lime

Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Lime ~ can be made with champagne or seltzer, perfect during the holidays or for New Year's | {Five Heart Home}

A cranberry and pomegranate-infused simple syrup is mixed with champagne (or seltzer) and a squeeze of lime for a sparkling drink that’s perfect for celebrating the holidays or ringing in the New Year. The countdown to Christmas is down to the wire…are you ready??? I simply cannot believe how quickly December flew by this year. Heck, I can’t believe how quickly 2013 flew by! Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas this week and ringing in the New Year next {Read More}



Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink

Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink ~ tastes like pumpkin pie in a mug! It's caffeine-free, though it can be mixed with coffee to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte. It can also be made dairy-free! | {Five Heart Home}

It’s Wednesday, and I think that’s as good of a reason as any for another pumpkin recipe, wouldn’t you agree? Since the calendar turned to September, I’ve been trying to will the cool fall weather to make its way to Texas by concocting all sorts of autumn-inspired recipes, from warm and hearty soups to pumpkin this and pumpkin that. Today I present to you pumpkin that. A little birdie told me that Pumpkin Spice Lattes have hit Starbucks, so I {Read More}



Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothies

Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothie ~ perfect for the Fourth of July! | {Five Heart Home}

As much as my kids love fruit, sometimes they get bored with it.  So what better way to jazz up some berries and bananas than with a festive layered smoothie? Smoothies are cool and refreshing, quick to make, and packed with nutrients.  They make a great snack or even breakfast on-the-go.  This smoothie has the added bonus of three yummy flavors in one, not to mention it’s easy on the eyes.  You may even be able to consider it patriotic {Read More}



Mint & Lime Sweet Tea Martini

Mint and Lime Sweet Tea Martini | {Five Heart Home}

So what do you do when the cute little mint plants in your herb garden exponentially grow until they threaten to highjack the whole flower bed?  Why, you make a plethora of mint-infused simple syrup, of course.  And what do you do when it’s a summery Friday night and you have a jar of said syrup staring you down every time you open the fridge?  Well, I say you invent an adult beverage to make use of some of that {Read More}