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Greek 7-Layer Dip

Greek 7-Layer Dip is a Mediterranean spin on the beloved, classic recipe, with layers of hummus, dill-infused Greek yogurt, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red onion, and feta cheese! 7-Layer Dip is one of those quintessential party recipes that’s easy to make, familiar to most people, and guaranteed to be a hit. But since most of us already have a recipe or twelve for the classic, Mexican-inspired version of 7-Layer Dip, I decided to swap out Mediterranean ingredients for a new {Read More}

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars are flavored with lemon zest and topped with crunchy sparkling sugar for a sunny, yummy, easy-to-make treat! A few weeks ago, the middle child was “Superstar” at school. Lest this requires an explanation, over the course of the year, each first grader has a turn to be class Superstar for one week. The Superstar gets to share a poster with the class full of facts and photos of them. The Superstar’s family is invited to eat {Read More}

Fiesta Pasta Salad

Fiesta Pasta Salad is loaded with corn, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and a fresh lime vinaigrette for a zesty, flavorful, summer side dish! So who else is counting down the days until summer vacation??? We’ve hit that point in May where this mama’s head is about to explode. In addition to the usual chaos that accompanies the last few weeks of school, I’m trying to squeeze in all of my last-minute appointments before I have three kiddos home for {Read More}

Quick Stovetop Baked Beans

Quick Stovetop Baked Beans is a quick and easy, 5-ingredient recipe that dresses up canned white beans for a versatile dinnertime side dish! Sometimes you need an effortless side dish to round out a meal, and bonus points if the entire family loves it. So it goes with these Quick Stovetop Baked Beans. After all, baked beans need not take all day, and today I’m letting y’all in on the simple, 5-ingredient shortcut! One of my favorite dishes to whip {Read More}

Soft-Baked Banana Oatmeal Bars

Soft-Baked Banana Oatmeal Bars are loaded with wholesome ingredients and make a yummy, portable breakfast or snack! I recently spent several days ignoring two dark brown, overripe bananas sitting on my kitchen counter. Even though they were attracting fruit flies, had a combined value of no more than 17¢, and numbered too few to make a batch of banana bread, the thriftster in me didn’t want to throw them away. And so I didn’t…I concocted a pan of Soft-Baked Banana {Read More}

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs are baked in the oven and then simmered in a skillet of easy homemade gravy for a delicious, family-pleasing dinner! There’s just something appealing about meatballs. They’re versatile and hearty…easy to make and fun to eat. It didn’t take me long to figure out that my family will eagerly eat pretty much any variation of meatball, so it was just a matter of time before I added Swedish Meatballs to our repertoire. Anyone who has ever strolled through {Read More}

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake is soaked with three types of milk and topped with fresh whipped cream for a sweet, moist, decadent dessert that’s perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo! As if I ever needed an excuse to indulge in queso and margaritas, Cinco de Mayo is always a great one. But why stop there? Come May 5th, I like to expand my culinary horizons and whip up a Tres Leches Cake for good measure! Have you ever tried (or made) {Read More}

Creamy Feta Dressing

Creamy Feta Dressing features Greek yogurt, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh dill, making it a delicious complement to salads, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more! So…this Creamy Feta Dressing? It’s quite possibly my family’s new favorite salad dressing. It’s thick and silky, made with a wholesome, protein-packed base of Greek yogurt and a generous amount of salty Feta cheese blended in. Those ingredients get flavored with fresh dill leaves, garlic and onion powder, and a splash of apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire {Read More}

Homemade Caramel Brulée Coffee Creamer

Caramel Brulée Coffee Creamer is a quick and easy homemade recipe for making Copycat Starbucks Caramel Brulée Lattes at home! Every morning, I depend on a steamy mug of coffee to help me get going. And when I have a batch of homemade coffee creamer in the fridge, I eagerly look forward to that cup o’ joe from the moment I wake up! I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a gal who likes frou-frou coffee…generous on the milk or {Read More}

Nutella Strawberry Granola

Nutella Strawberry Granola features wholesome oats coated in chocolate hazelnut spread and studded with crunchy almonds and freeze-dried strawberries for a yummy snack or breakfast treat! With umpteen variations of homemade granola already on the blog, I’ve been wanting to experiment with a Nutella recipe for awhile now. Wouldn’t you know it…I finally succeeded! And even though this Nutella Strawberry Granola looks more pre-Valentine’s Day than post-Easter, I promise that it’s delicious any time of year. My 4-year-old daughter is {Read More}

Bacon & Blue Cheese Egg Salad

Bacon & Blue Cheese Egg Salad makes a flavorful filling for sandwiches or lettuce wraps and is a great recipe for using up leftover hard-boiled eggs! It’s about that time of year when many of us find ourselves with an overabundance of leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs. I mean, who doesn’t love lowering fragile eggs into receptacles of questionable dye with the assistance of jellybean-fueled kiddos? So when leftover hard-boiled eggs abound, classic egg salad is an obvious choice for using {Read More}

Easter Salad ~ AKA, Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

Easter Salad is a beautiful, delicious addition to any spring meal, featuring sweet strawberries, creamy goat cheese, and toasted almonds on a bed of mixed greens drizzled with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette! I’m of the opinion that every special holiday meal should include a gorgeous, festive, scrumptious salad loaded with seasonal ingredients. And y’all apparently agree, because my Holiday Honeycrisp Salad is one of the site’s most popular recipes from Christmas to New Year’s, and my Thanksgiving Salad gets lots of {Read More}

Bird’s Nest Mini Oreo Cheesecakes ~ Easy Easter Dessert!

Simple cheesecake filling is studded with Oreos, baked in muffin pans, and topped with chocolate shavings and candy eggs for Bird’s Nest Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, a fun spring dessert recipe that’s perfect for Easter! Easter is on the horizon! However, since stores are rather overzealous about setting up for the next holiday before the current holiday is even over, I’ve had a bag of white Cadbury Mini Eggs in my pantry for over a month now. Well, last week, I {Read More}

Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Tender, fluffy Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are wholesome and delicious, drizzled with a scrumptious Lemon Poppy Seed Syrup to take them over the top! Happy Spring, y’all! I hope today finds you enjoying flowers, sunshine, and lovely weather…and perhaps, if you’re lucky, a stack of Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes. 😉 We’re returning to reality this morning after Spring Break, and I have to say…hopefully reality will be more enjoyable than the past week has been at {Read More}

Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Tender, buttery shortbread is loaded with toasted coconut in these delicious, addictive, easy-to-make Coconut Shortbread Cookies! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the tastiest, and that’s certainly the case with shortbread, where just a handful of basic ingredients magically transform into a melt-in-your-mouth treat. I’ve already got recipes on the blog for basic Scottish Shortbread and jazzed-up Pistachio Shortbread Cookies, so today I’m adding Coconut Shortbread Cookies to the line-up! It’s hard to pick a favorite when it comes to shortbread, {Read More}

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus is an easy, one-pan side dish recipe that makes a gorgeous, delicious addition to a special holiday meal or a regular weeknight dinner! Spring Break is upon us, Easter is around the corner, and I say it’s high time we bid adieu to winter recipes and ring in the new season with some fresh, spring fare! I don’t think an Easter menu would be complete without asparagus, so this year I’ve paired this quintessential {Read More}

Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders

Juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders are a simple, delicious dinner recipe that the entire family will love! Any time I want dinner to be a surefire hit with the kids (and, let’s be honest, the adults), I know that I can call upon trusty homemade chicken nuggets. But sometimes I just don’t feel like cutting and dipping all of those little chunks of chicken. So I take a slight shortcut and make {Read More}

Stovetop Tuna Noodle Casserole

Stovetop Tuna Noodle Skillet is a quick and easy, comforting dinner recipe loaded with tuna, egg noodles, peas, and a creamy, cheesy, from-scratch white sauce! When I need to get dinner on the table in a flash but didn’t exactly plan ahead, I often find myself throwing together a one-pot, stovetop recipe based around ground beef. But {gasp}…sometimes there’s nary a pound of ground beef to be found in the fridge or freezer! And on those occasions, it’s nice to {Read More}

Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

Freshly popped popcorn is drizzled in real butter and sprinkled with a savory mixture of Parmesan, dried herbs, and spices for Parmesan Ranch Popcorn, a perfect movie night treat! Between three crazy kids, two busy jobs, and a partridge in a pear tree, movie night is one of our favorite ways to unwind after a long, hectic week — and reconnect as a family — come Friday evening. Granted, due to the varied ages and interests of our offspring, it’s {Read More}

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with decadent chocolate chips and crushed pretzels for a delicious, chewy, sweet-and-salty treat! Something inexplicable has happened to my tastebuds in the last six months or so. The girl who has always had a GIANT sweet tooth has started craving salty snacks instead. Traditionally, I’ve always reached for chocolate or ice cream as soon as the kids are safely in bed…but lately, I’d much rather have barbecue potato chips. And half a bag, at {Read More}

Healthy Whole Wheat & Honey Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Whole Wheat & Honey Applesauce Muffins are soft, moist, and made with wholesome ingredients including whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, coconut oil, and honey! I try to share a balance of wholesome and slightly more decadent recipes here at Five Heart Home. Case in point would be the variety of muffin recipes that can be found on the site. When I have overripe bananas on the counter, there’s a good chance I’ll be making muffins. Sometimes they’re on the {Read More}

Quick & Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick & Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is a delicious, nourishing, cold-buster recipe for getting well soon! It’s that time of year, y’all…that icky time when colds and flu and stomach viruses abound! With multiple school-aged kids ’round these parts, when somebody brings home a bug, it’s often a matter of waiting to see who gets stricken next. And early last week, when I found myself at the doctor with two out of the three, I had never seen our {Read More}

Easy Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal

Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe for busy mornings, topped with toasted almonds and chia seeds to make it extra tasty and wholesome! I usually try to keep make-ahead recipes on hand for quick breakfasts on busy weekday mornings — granola, granola bars, baked oatmeal, overnight oats, freezer breakfast sandwiches, mini frittatas, muffins, breakfast cookies, and the like. But the truth is that sometimes, I don’t have my act together and I’m running short on time…so {Read More}

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue is a decadent, glossy, chocolate dip kissed with peanut butter, perfect for your favorite fruit and confections on Valentine’s Day or any day! I’ve got four magical words for y’all today: chocolate peanut butter fondue. Actually, I’m going to add two more of my favorite words to the above: slow cooker. That’s right, friends…this delectable dessert can be yours with just a handful of simple ingredients and a short stint in the crock pot! {Read More}

BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

Soft flour tortillas are slathered with a mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella, chicken, bacon, barbecue sauce, red onion, and cilantro, then rolled up tight and sliced into flavorful, addictive appetizers: BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels! Okay, friends…I’ve got one last Super Bowl recipe for y’all before the big game! Of course, these BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels are perfect for more than just game day. They make a simple, delicious appetizer for any party or get-together…potlucks, barbecues, showers, picnics, you name it! {Read More}

Sparkling Strawberry Floats {Cocktail or Mocktail}

Top sweet strawberry sorbet with bubbly Prosecco for Sparkling Strawberry Floats, perfect for Valentine’s Day, baby or bridal showers, or a variety of special celebrations…and it’s easy to make a yummy, non-alcoholic version as well! Valentine’s Day is coming up, and the resident 4-year-old is wayyy excited for a holiday that glorifies her favorite color…pink! So I thought it would be fun this year to put together a special V-Day menu, complete with heart-shaped snacks and a festive dessert and {Read More}

Healthy Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

This silky, decadent Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a healthy, filling breakfast or snack, loaded with bananas, almond butter, Greek yogurt, oats, and chia seeds for a boost of protein, vitamins, calcium, and fiber! Well, folks….exciting* news today (*if the current level of excitement in your life is equivalent to watching paint dry). After being without a blender for over six months now, today I can happily report that Santa brought me a new one for Christmas! Food blogging professional {Read More}

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}

White Bean Dip with Jalapeño & Cilantro

White Bean Dip with Jalapeño & Cilantro makes a creamy, zesty party appetizer when served with tortilla chips…but it’s also a healthy, flavor-packed dip for enjoying raw veggies! Today’s recipe is like the perfect January mash-up! So as not to botch any New Year’s resolutions, it’s a health-conscious dip that can be served with raw veggies for a fantastic alternative to calorie-laden dip or dressing. But this White Bean Dip with Jalapeño & Cilantro also happens to be tasty enough {Read More}

One-Pan Asian Beef & Rice Skillet

Asian Beef & Rice Skillet is a quick and easy dinner recipe requiring a simple list of all-natural ingredients, only one pan, and under 30 minutes to make from start to finish! I’ve mentioned it before but, like any good child of the 80s, I ate my fair share of Hamburger Helper growing up (and I was actually quite fond of it). Now as a busy (read: tired) mama, I can certainly appreciate the convenience of it: brown some ground {Read More}