Archives for January 2014

Features & Fun Friday #11 ~ Top 5 Super Bowl Snacks

Just like that, another month is in the books! Where did you go, January??? {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Super Bowl Snacks} The good news is that there’s a lot to look forward to in February! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but before that, we get to ring in the commencement of the Winter Olympics. And of course, this weekend marks one of the biggest food holidays of the year (right behind Thanksgiving, in fact)…Super Bowl Sunday! Who are {Read More}

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread with Bacon, Garlic, Cheddar & Swiss

Drenched with garlic butter and stuffed with cheddar, Swiss, and bacon, this decadent pull-apart bread will be the warm, cheesy star of your Super Bowl party! So. Have you ever come across a recipe that you just couldn’t stop thinking about? And that thinking eventually led to obsessing, until one day you found yourself on an impromptu trip to the grocery store to procure the necessary ingredients for finally bringing said recipe to fruition in your very own kitchen? That, {Read More}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#40}

Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, friends! I hope that everyone is having a great week, and hopefully you’re all managing to stay warm, wherever you are! Before we get on with the party, I just wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to enter the HUGE giveaway I’m taking part in right now for over $370 worth of beautiful and versatile Wilton Armetale serving pieces! Be sure to put your name in the hat {Read More}

Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Chocoholics rejoice! These rich, intensely chocolatey cookies boast gooey, fudge-like interiors studded with two types of chocolate chips. If you like chocolate, then boy do I have a treat for you today! These cookies feature just about every form of chocolate conceivable. Cocoa powder? Check. Melted chocolate? Check. Chocolate chips? Check, check (two kinds!). Hmmm…perhaps in that case, these should have been called Quadruple Chocolate Fudge Cookies? No matter. They are deep, rich, moist, fudgey bites of chocolate heaven. And {Read More}

Special Mega Inspiration Monday Party

The prize pack has been provided completely by Wilton Armetale at no cost to hostesses. I am so excited to be a guest hostess this week for a very special MEGA Inspiration Monday party! This awesome event is live on over a dozen blogs. Link up on one to be seen on ALL of them! And that’s not all…keep reading for a HUGE giveaway! We can’t wait to share links on Sunday and Monday via our social media outlets! Click {Read More}

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff ~ No ‘Cream of X’ Soup!

Tender chunks of beef and hearty mushrooms are complemented by a parsley-flecked sour cream sauce in this easy, comforting, slow cooker meal. This crock pot favorite is an all-around hit when I make it for my family. My kids happily eat it (even the mushroom-hating preschooler), my husband raves about it, and I’m a happy camper because this tasty dinner doesn’t require me to slave over the stove all day. You may have seen a slow cooker version of beef {Read More}

Healthy Whole Wheat & Honey Banana Muffins

Healthy banana muffins never tasted so good! These sweet, moist muffins are made with wholesome ingredients including whole wheat flour, coconut oil, yogurt, and honey. There aren’t many things quicker and easier for breakfast-on-the-go than good, old-fashioned muffins. They are also great as an after school snack or post-dinner treat. But let’s face it…not all muffins are created equal, and not every muffin is inherently wholesome. In fact, some are actually more akin to cupcakes masquerading under the good name {Read More}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#39}

Happy Wednesday, y’all…it’s time for another edition of Moonlight & Mason Jars! We hope that you’re having a great week and staying warm. I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl and the Olympics and Valentine’s Day all coming up, but I have to admit that I’m going to be even more excited when spring finally decides to roll around! 😉Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, {Read More}

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders with Creamy Broccoli Slaw {PLUS} Super Bowl Drink Tags Printable

Slow cooker pulled pork is simmered in root beer and dressed in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce before being piled on sweet slider buns and topped with crunchy, creamy slaw…for an easy, make-ahead recipe that’s perfect for watching the big game! This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Rubbermaid and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RubbermaidSharpie  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Are y’all as excited about the Super Bowl as I {Read More}

Free Printables for Valentine’s Day {I Love You A Bushel & A Peck}

I’ll be back tomorrow with one of my all-time favorite crock pot recipes, but today I wanted to share my latest printable creation, in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day! Do you decorate for V-Day? I have to admit that I don’t do too much. But I do have an 8-by-10 frame on the mantel that I try to fill with something seasonal each month. So since starting this blog, I’ve had fun coming up with new holiday themed printables {Read More}

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

In this decadent, Valentine’s Day-worthy dessert, bread cubes are soaked in a rich chocolate custard and layered with more chocolate before being baked and served warm with a drizzle of raspberry sauce. As we head into the homestretch of January, I think it’s high time for a Valentine’s Day-friendly recipe, wouldn’t you agree? And friends, today I have a good one for you. As if plain ol’ bread pudding wasn’t delicious enough, this one is infused with chocolate and accented {Read More}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#38}

Welcome back to Moonlight & Mason Jars, friends…we’re so happy to have you joining us today! Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun…and readers get to check out all of that talent in one place! That makes this a great place to find great new ideas and inspiration. Thank you again for stopping by…it’s time to party! The Newlywed {Read More}

Cheddar & Sour Cream Queso

Zesty, creamy queso is made with cheddar cheese and flavored with garlic, jalapeños, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro for a delicious dip or decadent topping for your favorite Mexican food. Hi. My name is Samantha, and I’m addicted to queso. No, really. It’s one of my favorite things ever. Who needs lobster tails and foie gras? Give this girl a bowl of queso and a stack of flour tortillas and I am one happy camper. While queso is abundantly available at {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}

Slow Cooker German Lentil Soup with Sausage

Lentils, sausage, carrots, and a flavorful broth simmer the day away in this hearty, comforting, slow cooker soup. A few days ago on Facebook, I asked for reader input about what type of recipes you’d like to see on Five Heart Home in the upcoming months. While I got a variety of answers, there was one overwhelming consensus…crock pot fare! And you know what? That’s just fabulous because, as a busy mom of three, I love and rely on my {Read More}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#37}

Welcome to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, y’all! It was nice to have a couple of weeks off to enjoy the holidays with our families, but it’s great to be back! Happy New(ish) Year! We hope your 2014 is off to a great start. 🙂 Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a little party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun…and readers are able to {Read More}

Favorite Hot Apple Cider

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

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}

Artichoke Bruschetta {or} Hot Artichoke Dip

Toasty baguette slices are topped with a creamy artichoke spread and then broiled until bubbly in this easy appetizer that’s fancy enough for a party…or for a more casual variation, bake it up as a hot dip instead! Did everyone have a fun time ringing in the New Year last night? It will probably take me until March or so to wrap my brain around the fact that it’s actually 2014, but at least the first day of the year {Read More}