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Banana Oat Snack Cake

Banana Oat Snack Cake ~ a moist, lightly sweet cake featuring chewy oats and whole wheat flour, making it a wholesome choice for breakfast or snack time | FiveHeartHome.com

Banana Oat Snack Cake is a moist, lightly sweet cake featuring chewy oats and whole wheat flour, making it a wholesome choice for breakfast or snack time. Do you ever buy more bananas than your family can possibly eat just so you end up with overripe leftovers for baking? I have to admit that I’m guilty of this. But what can I say? I love me some banana baked goods, from banana bread to muffins to bars to cake. Since {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 {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}



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}



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}



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}



Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding

Easy Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding ~ this simple yet decadent dessert features a homemade, 5-minute caramel sauce and leftover buttery croissants | FiveHeartHome.com

Decadent yet simple Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding features a homemade, 5-minute caramel sauce and is the perfect recipe to use up stale or leftover croissants. For me, Valentine’s desserts typically equate chocolate. But today, I thought I’d provide you with a lovely, luscious, non-chocolate alternative that’s simple to put together but special enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day. All it requires are a few stale/leftover croissants and a decadent homemade caramel sauce that whips up in just five minutes! However, allow {Read More}



Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark

Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark ~ semi-sweet and white chocolate, salty pretzels, tart strawberries, and festive sprinkles combine in this fun and tasty homemade candy! | FiveHeartHome.com

Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark features smooth semi-sweet and white chocolate, salty pretzel sticks, tart strawberries, and festive sprinkles for a fun and tasty homemade candy treat! I apologize for two candy recipes in the same number of weeks, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I apparently have chocolate on the brain. I promise that there’s a dinner recipe coming up on the roster later this week! 😉 But in the meantime, how gorgeous and yummy is this {Read More}



Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups ~ these easy, all-natural peanut butter cups whip up with just three ingredients! | FiveHeartHome.com

These easy, all-natural, Homemade Peanut Butter Cups whip up with just three ingredients…betcha’ can’t eat just one! Do you have a favorite Valentine’s treat? I’m not going to lie…I love heart-shaped boxes of Valentine chocolates, whether we’re talking about the good stuff (Godiva) or the not-so-good stuff (from the dollar bin at Walgreens). In my humble opinion, there’s nothing quite like the surprise of biting into a piece of chocolate and finding fruity fluff or creamy coconut or gooey caramel {Read More}



Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake ~ bakes up in the microwave in just one minute, yielding a warm, cinnamon-sugary treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth! | FiveHeartHome.com

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake bakes up in the microwave in just one minute, yielding a warm, cinnamon-sugary treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth! How many times have you had a sugar craving, only to discover that there’s nary a cookie nor a cupcake nor a candy bar in the house? Now that’s not always a bad thing, mind you…sometimes the only thing that prevents me from ingesting too much sugar is the fact that I made a point not to {Read More}



Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip

Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip ~ made with cream cheese, melted chocolate, and real whipped cream, this dessert tastes just like dipping fresh fruit into chocolate cheesecake! | FiveHeartHome.com

A blend of cream cheese, melted chocolate, and real whipped cream, 5-ingredient Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip is like dunking fresh fruit in creamy chocolate cheesecake! Well, folks…one week down, only 51 to go! So what say we celebrate achieving a full week of healthy eating resolutions with some Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip??? 😀 Ohhh, I jest. Keep drinking your smoothies and eating your quinoa for a bit longer…you’re doing awesome! You can always save this amazing, decadent fruit dip recipe {Read More}



Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies ~ classic cookies that are lightly sweet with a shortbread-like texture, a coating of toasty coconut or pecans, and a center of your favorite jam | FiveHeartHome.com

These classic Thumbprint Cookies are lightly sweet with an almost shortbread-like texture, a coating of toasty coconut or pecans, and a center of your favorite jelly or jam. I realize I’m down to the wire here, but I couldn’t let December fly by without sharing at least one Christmas cookie recipe! Sure, I posted Christmas Tree Brownie Pops a couple weeks ago, and there have been a plethora of other sweet treats all month long. But when I ran out {Read More}



White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow, AKA Muddy Buddies ~ incorporates Chex, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and powdered sugar for a sweet holiday snack mix; this effortless recipe makes a big batch, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors as a homemade food gift! | FiveHeartHome.com

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow (AKA, Muddy Buddies) is a delicious holiday snack mix made with Chex cereal, perfect for serving at parties and giving as a gift to neighbors and friends! The holidays are upon us, and every time I turn around, it seems like there’s a party to attend or a gift to put together requiring an easy, delicious snack. What I love about this White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow recipe is that it’s festive, yummy…and a jumbo {Read More}



Eggnog Pudding with Whipped Cream

Eggnog Pudding with Whipped Cream ~ sweet, creamy eggnog pudding is a perfect make-ahead dessert for your next holiday party or Christmas dinner! | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet, creamy Eggnog Pudding with Whipped Cream is an easy, make-ahead treat that comes together in minutes for a festive holiday snack or special Christmas dessert! A big thanks to Goldrich eggs and Acorn Influence for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #GoldrichYolk For me, there are three flavors that define December: gingerbread, peppermint, and eggnog. I’ve previously shared a few gingerbread recipes on the site, so I feel like we’re covered in that {Read More}



Christmas Tree Brownie Pops

Christmas Tree Brownie Pops ~ fudgy brownies, tangy cream cheese frosting, candy cane "trunks," and lots of festive sprinkles make these Christmas cookies perfect for decorating with kids, filling a holiday cookie platter, giving as food gifts, or leaving for Santa! | FiveHeartHome.com

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! I can’t tell y’all how excited I am about how today’s recipe turned out! I mean, how cute are these Christmas Tree Brownie Pops?! And even though they make look a bit on the fancy side, they were so easy to make. Decorating these guys would {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}



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}



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}



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}



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}



Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola

Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola ~ a tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet and tender baked apples that have been stuffed with a mixture of granola and peanut butter make a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert! Today I bring you a post that I had originally planned on sharing next month, since apples are a rather autumn-like ingredient and, well…at the moment, we’re still smack dab in the middle of a blazing hot August. I’ll get to that backstory in a moment. But first, let’s discuss this recipe, shall we? If you’ve {Read More}



S’mores Dip

S'mores Dip ~ melted chocolate and toasty marshmallows bake up in a skillet; scoop up with graham crackers for a perfect party dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

S’mores Dip — loaded with melted chocolate and toasty marshmallows — is sure to be the hit of your next party! After just a few minutes in the oven, serve it with graham crackers and watch it disappear. Happy National S’mores Day, everyone! If there was ever a food recognition day that I can wholeheartedly embrace, it would be this one. Because, let’s face it…who doesn’t love s’mores?! I mean, it doesn’t get any better than silky, melted chocolate and {Read More}



Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Strawberry Banana Popsicles ~ creamy, natural ice pops made with pureed fruit and a touch of vanilla yogurt | FiveHeartHome.com

Sweet strawberry and creamy banana purées are layered in cute and tasty popsicles for a refreshing summertime treat! If given a choice, my kids would happily wolf down a popsicle every single day of the summer. And I honestly don’t mind, because popsicles can make pretty good, healthy snacks when assembled with the right ingredients. So that’s what I’ve got for you today! And let me just tell you…every time I make them, these Strawberry Banana Popsicles are a huge {Read More}



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}



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}



Lemon Cooler Cookies

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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}



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}



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}