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Raspberry Swirl Brownies

Fudgy brownies are studded with chocolate chips and topped with raspberry preserves in these rich, decadent Raspberry Swirl Brownies, perfect for Valentine’s Day or as an anytime sweet treat! I always feel like coming up with January blog recipes leaves me in somewhat of a quandary. There’s the whole healthy/New-Year’s-Resolution vibe to keep in mind, of course…but on the other hand, Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are both right around the corner. So I do my best to alternate light, {Read More}

Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding

Delicious and decadent Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding effortlessly cooks up in the crock pot. Studded with golden raisins, sprinkled with nutmeg, and drizzled with silky eggnog syrup, it’s a perfect holiday breakfast, brunch, or dessert! Today’s Slow Cooker Eggnog Bread Pudding is special for a couple of reasons. It’s my first eggnog recipe of the year…and if you’ve been hanging around Five Heart Home for awhile, you know how I like me a good eggnog recipe come December. 😉 {Read More}

Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts

A decadent holiday breakfast or dessert, Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts are soft and tender, with a rich chocolate glaze and crushed candy canes sprinkled on top! December is here and the countdown is on, my friends! What say we celebrate all-things-holiday with some cheery Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts?! I’ve been immensely enjoying my donut pans since I bought them this past summer, but I’d venture to say that my family loves them even more. Why wouldn’t they? Because even though {Read More}

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip

You’re just three ingredients away from this sweet and creamy Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip, a simple, scrumptious recipe for game day, Halloween parties, Thanksgiving dessert, or just about any special occasion or get-together! Who’s up for a quick and easy, minimal ingredient, sweet fall treat? We’re talking three ingredients and just a few minutes here, people, for a tasty fruit dip that will get gobbled up in no time! I’m telling you, Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip is going to become your {Read More}

2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet

2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet is a light, refreshing frozen treat that comes together with just fruit and yogurt, the perfect healthy snack or dessert for cooling down all summer long! Please pardon all of the frozen treats around here lately…it’s just too hot to anything, y’all. I actually wasn’t even going to share this Watermelon Sherbet recipe, but it was so easy to make (only two ingredients!) and turned out so tasty that I thought y’all might be as excited about {Read More}

No-Bake Frozen Margarita Pie

No-Bake Frozen Margarita Pie is cool and creamy, with a salty-sweet pretzel crust and a frosty filling flavored with fresh lime juice, tequila, and triple sec…or leave out the liquor and boost the lime juice for a family-friendly variation! Well, we’ve apparently reached the height of summer, with temps topping 100 degrees just about every day. Bring on all the cold things! Alas, this also means it’s too hot to play outside past a certain hour of the morning without {Read More}

Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts

Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts are light, citrusy, and generously coated in a crunchy, lemon-zest infused sugar…the perfect sunny treat for breakfast or dessert! The food blogger side of me is a little embarrassed to admit that I’m decidedly late to the baked donut craze, having only bought my first donut pans a month or so ago. But now that I’ve had a bit of time to bake and experiment, I can confidently tell you…baked donuts are where it’s at, y’all. {Read More}

Peach Crisp Bars

A buttery shortbread crust is topped with sweet, ripe peaches and an oat-flecked crumble in these delicious, easy-to-assemble Peach Crisp Bars! Aren’t peaches the best thing ever? Each summer, I take ample advantage of them while they’re abundant, incorporating them into breakfasts and snacks and drinks and desserts and eating them fresh by the bushel. My family especially loves peach cobbler, but sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit — or even enjoy the occasional hand-held peach treat. {Read More}

Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores Pizza

Melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows top a thick, chewy, homemade peanut butter crust in this fun and decadent Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores Pizza, the perfect dessert for summer parties or year-round special occasions! June is zooming by and it’s high time I share a s’mores-inspired recipe, because summer was made for melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows, am I right? The last s’mores recipe I posted was actually my crazy-popular Skillet S’mores Dip two years ago, and I’m not sure that {Read More}

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mug Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mug Cake is a quick, tasty, single-serving breakfast or dessert treat! So I’ve come to a conclusion regarding seasonal recipes…lemon is to springtime what pumpkin is to fall. At least it is at my house, because as soon as September hits, I want to pumpkin-ify everything. As for this time of year? I could happily bake and cook with lemons every day. I’ve waited three long weeks since posting my Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese {Read More}

The BEST Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

The BEST Lemon Cupcakes start with a simple one-bowl batter and end with a soaking of lemon simple syrup and a topping of fluffy Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting for luscious, lemony, perfectly moist treats! My middle child has apparently inherited my love for any dessert by the name of lemon. So when I told him that I was thinking about making lemon cupcakes, he was way excited. And so was I…because, hellooo? LEMON CUPCAKES. But these aren’t your ordinary lemon {Read More}

Easter Egg Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark

Easter Egg Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark is a simple, festive, spring treat featuring two kinds of chocolate swirled together and topped with mini chocolate eggs, pretzels, and pastel sprinkles! I like to make bark and I cannot lie. But seriously, who doesn’t adore chocolate candy bark? It’s super easy to make. It’s highly customizable to just about every holiday and season (any leprechauns out there?). It’s fun for the little ones to help assemble (and stalk, apparently). It’s pretty. And {Read More}

Christmas Tree Sheet Cake Pops

Tender vanilla sheet cake is slathered in cream cheese frosting, showered with sprinkles, cut into triangles, and embellished with candy canes to make cute & festive Christmas Tree Sheet Cake Pops…perfect for any holiday party or Christmas cookie platter! December has officially arrived and I officially feel like I can finally (officially) share Christmas-y recipes. YAY! I’ve had lots of ideas churning around inside this ol’ brain o’ mine since before Thanksgiving, but my most recent inspiration is the one {Read More}

Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars

Soft and chewy Snickerdoodle Bars are as effortless as spreading batter into a pan and showering with cinnamon and sugar…half the work of the popular cookies with the same yummy flavor and texture! What say we wrap up the week with Snickerdoodles? And, specifically, a recipe for Snickerdoodle Bars, meaning a batch of drool-worthy cookies can be yours with no scooping or rolling dough required! I don’t know what it is about the humble combination of cinnamon and sugar that {Read More}

Blackberry Upside-Down Almond Skillet Cake

Studded with almonds and oozing with fresh berries, Blackberry Upside-Down Almond Skillet Cake is a delicious summer twist on the popular pineapple dessert! * * * * * * * * * * Welcome back to our Summer Guest Post Series, where every Friday this summer, a different talented food blogger stopped by to share a mouthwatering recipe! Can you believe it? Summer is coming to an end and today marks the last week of our Summer Guest Post Series! {Read More}

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Classic Homemade Chocolate Pudding is not only thick and silky, but it’s deceptively easy to make! Sometimes a girl gets a craving for chocolate pudding, and I’m not talking about the boxed stuff. Nooo, I’m talking about the homemade kind: rich, thick, smooth and silky, with no weird ingredients or powdery aftertaste…homemade chocolate pudding that’s simple, classic, and positively addictive! So since I recently had such a craving and whipped up such a batch, I reckon I ought to share {Read More}

Snickers Cheesecake Bars

Snickers Cheesecake Bars start with a crunchy Oreo crust topped with a decadent layer of Snickers-studded cheesecake, which is then drizzled with smooth chocolate and gooey caramel, and sprinkled with salty chopped peanuts! We interrupt today’s regularly-scheduled summer recipe to bring you a glorious dessert treat that can be enjoyed year round! I can assure you that these Snickers Cheesecake Bars are everything you could dream them to be…and so much more. Allow me to paint a picture for you {Read More}

Lemon Whipped Cream

Lemon Whipped Cream makes a light and citrusy topping for berries, waffles, pound cake, and more! This summer has been a crazy one around here, between packing, moving, and our impending (as in tomorrow!) trip to Germany. Needless to say, the kids are off their usual schedules and our family’s healthy eating efforts have kind of flown out the window. In fact, a certain 2-year-old may have come to expect a “treat” after every meal here lately, and consequently protests {Read More}

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is an easy, go-to dessert recipe for summer. Requiring just a few minutes of prep time and a handful of ingredients, it’s a peanut butter lover’s dream! * * * * * * * * * * Welcome back to our Summer Guest Post Series, where every Friday this summer, a different talented food blogger will be stopping by to share a mouthwatering recipe! I hope y’all have had a great week! I’m very excited {Read More}

Patriotic Stuffed Strawberries

Juicy strawberries are dipped in white chocolate, filled with sweetened cream cheese, and topped with a blueberry and an American flag in these cute Patriotic Stuffed Strawberries, the perfect treat for any 4th of July celebration! Independence Day ranks right up there as one of my favorite holidays. To a fan of summertime, parades, fireworks, and all-out American pride, it just doesn’t get much better than July 4th. As with any holiday, the best part is, arguably, the food. Whether we’re talking about {Read More}

One-Bowl Coconut Cupcakes

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}

Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding

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 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

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! 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

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}

Quinoa Pudding {with Coconut Milk & Maple Syrup}

Nutritious superfood quinoa is the star of this creamy, coconut milk-based pudding that tastes like a cross between rice pudding and tapioca. I’m quickly discovering that January is a month of multiple personalities when it comes to food blogging. First of all, after a holiday season filled with rich, indulgent foods, everyone is resolute to start off the year on a healthy foot. Thus, enter the lightened up, nutritious recipes. Then there’s the fact that January is one of the {Read More}