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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}

Avocado Fettuccine with Roasted Tomatoes

Avocado Fettuccine with Roasted Tomatoes is a savory summer dish featuring al dente pasta coated in a creamy avocado sauce and topped with sweet and garlicky oven-roasted tomatoes and ribbons of fresh basil. Alrighty, friends…if you had to pick one, which would it be? Avocados or tomatoes? I’m going to have to pass on casting my vote this time, because I pledge equal allegiance to both, but for totally different reasons. So in my mind, combining the two? Even better! {Read More}

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles are a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients…and while they’re healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! ‘Tis the season to indulge in popsicles! And I have to admit, y’all…I actually adore making these summertime sweets. I’m not one to argue when my offspring eagerly gobble up a “dessert” consisting of wholesome ingredients like fresh fruit, yogurt, and a touch of honey…and that’s exactly what happens when I make these Fruity {Read More}

Tex-Mex Fresh Corn Dip

Roasted corn is the star of this creamy, cheesy Tex-Mex Fresh Corn Dip, laced with cumin, a touch of jalapeño, and fresh cilantro. Served chilled with tortilla chips, it’s a perfect appetizer or snack for any summer cookout or get-together! I can honestly say that my mouth is watering just putting together this post. This recipe, y’all…SO GOOD. Downright addictive, in fact. I promise that if you make this Tex-Mex Fresh Corn Dip for any kind of gathering, you need {Read More}

Strawberry Punch

This refreshing, simple Strawberry Punch features fresh strawberries and pineapple juice, making it the perfect, all-natural drink to quench your summertime thirst! * * * * * * * * * * 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! Happy Friday, friends, and please join me in welcoming today’s guest blogger! Melanie is a follower of Christ and a wife {Read More}

Chicken Berry Pasta Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Chicken Berry Pasta Salad is a sweet and savory summer dish drizzled with fresh Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. And with its red, white, & blue color scheme, it’s the perfect recipe for 4th of July picnics, potlucks, and BBQs! Pasta salad is one of those things that I could happily eat pretty much every day through the warm weather months. I love it plain and simple. I love it loaded with veggies. I love it served from a picnic basket or {Read More}

50+ Recipes for Summer {Grilling, Salads, Ice Cream, Drinks, & More!}

Welcome summer with a mouthwatering collection of recipes, from grilled grub to fruity salads to icy treats to frosty beverages…and so much more! Memorial Day weekend is the typical kick-off for dusting off those grills and initiating those summertime menus, so I thought it would be fun today to put together a round-up of recipes to keep you cooking (and drooling) all summer long! I hope you enjoy these warm weather favorites from the Five Heart Home archives, as well {Read More}

Carrot Apple Slaw

With crunchy carrots, sweet and tart apples, dried cranberries, salty feta cheese, and a creamy dressing, this Carrot Apple Slaw is a refreshingly sweet and savory salad for summer! It’s May, y’all. MAY. And that means that after a flurry of teacher appreciation and field day and end-of-year parties, the school year will come to a close. And spring will give way to summer. And vacation time will be upon us. And I just don’t know if I’m ready for {Read More}

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes are a delicious summer side dish featuring garden-fresh tomatoes that have been drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, and roasted to sweet and savory, caramelized perfection! I happen to be a big tomato fan, so one of my favorite things about summertime is enjoying plump, juicy, homegrown tomatoes. Seriously, these bright red beauties make me want to abstain from eating anemic grocery store tomatoes during the rest of the year. {Read More}

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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}

Southern Baked Beans

Sweet and savory baked beans get a southern spin with the addition of bacon and barbecue sauce…plus they’re extremely quick and easy to whip up since they start with canned white beans! Ack! Y’all…I cannot believe it’s July. I know I sound like a broken record with the arrival of each new month, but seriously, people…where has this year gone??? Despite my state of denial regarding the passage of time, the 1st of July means it’s almost time for the {Read More}

Features & Fun Friday #15 ~ Top 5 Flag Desserts + Fourth of July Recipes

Happy Friday, everyone! Each end-of-the-month, I highlight five fun features as well as share a sneak peek of life at Five Heart Home. So to start, how ’bout a little red, white, & blue? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Flag Desserts for the 4th of July} 1. Flag Cake (from Scratch) >>> photo & recipe by The Brown Eyed Baker 2. Wave the Flag Cupcakes >>> photo & recipe by U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council 3. 4th of July Flag Cake >>> {Read More}

Minty Peach Lemonade

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}

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

A simple summer side dish of Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds comes together quickly using only two ingredients…and will disappear from the table even faster! Zucchini is one of those summer vegetables that not only grows abundantly, but it tends to come in all at once. Thanks to my generous in-laws and their bountiful garden, we are the lucky recipients of boatloads of zucchini each summer, and I try to use it up in a variety of ways, from zucchini bread {Read More}

Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet

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}

Fresh Summer Corn Dip

This cool and creamy Fresh Summer Corn Dip — featuring roasted sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, and vibrant ribbons of basil — is the perfect appetizer to kick off barbecues, potlucks, and picnics all summer long! So what do you do when you have an excessive amount of leftover roasted corn, grape tomatoes, and fresh basil from what was possibly the most amazing tortellini pasta salad known to mankind? Well, you could make another batch of said pasta salad, and it {Read More}

Double Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream {Dairy-Free}

This creamy chocolate ice cream is made with coconut milk and ribboned with flecks of semi-sweet chocolate for a decadent dessert that’s also dairy-free. I’m not gonna’ lie, folks…ice cream is right up there amongst my least favorite foods to photograph. In fact, this is a post that almost didn’t come to be because I just didn’t feel that these photos were up to par. But I decided that this recipe was just too good not to share, and even {Read More}

Blackberry Cobbler

This homemade blackberry cobbler is a simple, scrumptious dessert featuring plump, tart berries ribboning a layer of sweet, tender cake. And don’t forget the vanilla ice cream! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend! We had a pretty relaxing, low-key few days full of food and family. But just about the best part of all is that we got some rain! Texas is in a terrible drought right now, so we are overjoyed at every drop of precipitation, even {Read More}

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, & Fresh Corn

This delicious tortellini pasta salad — studded with bright, juicy tomatoes, fresh sweet corn, and ribbons of basil — is sure to become your favorite summer side dish or light supper! Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! I’m popping in on Saturday with a quick post because, in case you’re still looking for a summer side dish to enjoy this weekend, I didn’t want you to miss the best tortellini salad EVER! This fresh, delectable pasta salad starts with frozen (or {Read More}