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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}

Christmas Ornament Cheese Balls

Christmas Ornament Cheese Balls are a fun, festive addition to your holiday party menu in three mouthwatering flavors — Cranberry, Blue Cheese, & Pecan; Garlic, Feta, & Dill; and White Cheddar, Rosemary, & Pomegranate! It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas! Last night marked our first freeze of the season. The house is decorated and the Christmas cards have been mailed. We’ve been drinking egg nog like it’s going out of style. And this weekend, I’m looking {Read More}

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies are loaded with warm spice and coated in crunchy raw sugar for crinkly, sparkly cookies that are as pretty as they are delicious! Three cheers for holiday baking! Who’s with me? It’s time to think Christmas cookies, my friends, and I’ve got a soft, chewy ginger delight to add to your platter this December. Gingerbread men and gingersnaps seems to get all of the attention this time of year, but I would argue that Soft {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}

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies ~ *Cookbook Edition*

Happy almost-December, friends! The holidays are officially here and I’m excited to share my 3rd annual Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies to simplify your gift giving (and wish list making!) this season. 😉 But this year, there’s a little twist… …I’ve compiled a list of awesome cookbooks! As someone who reads cookbooks like novels — seriously, I have two of them in-progress on my nightstand this very minute — I’m always thrilled to buy or receive a new cookbook. I {Read More}

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Panko, & Pecans

Oven roasting turns plain broccoli into something special…and a crunchy, garlicky, toasty topping takes it to the next level in this Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Panko, & Pecans! With Thanksgiving only a few short days away, I realize that it’s a little late in the game for another side dish recipe. However, the good news is that this Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan, Panko, & Pecans would also make a fabulous addition to your Christmas or Hanukkah or New Year’s menu! {Read More}

Thanksgiving Salad ~ AKA, Pomegranate, Pear, Pecan, & Brie Salad

This gorgeous Pomegranate, Pear, Pecan, & Brie Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette is loaded with vibrant colors and flavors and contrasting textures….the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday table! I’m a sucker for a loaded salad. The more contrasting flavors and textures, the better. And if it’s a pretty salad, to boot? Can’t be beat. This time last year, I concocted a festive red-and-green Holiday Honeycrisp Salad using some of my favorite salad ingredients. And, lo and behold, {Read More}

Honey Chipotle Lime Cashews

The perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and smoky, Honey Chipotle Lime Cashews are roasted to perfection and completely addictive, making them a fantastic gift or a tasty party snack! How was your Christmas, friends? I hope it was fabulous. Ours was relaxing and low-key, which is just what we needed after a whirlwind December. And now we’re counting down to 2016. How the heck is that already here? Seriously, the older I get, the faster the years fly by. It’s {Read More}

Hot Chocolate Floaters

Little cups of chocolate make cute receptacles for marshmallows, whipped cream, or your favorite hot cocoa toppings in these fun and tasty Hot Chocolate Floaters! How in the world is Christmas already upon us? The halls are decked, the presents are (not quite) wrapped, and the kids are out of school and eagerly counting down to the big day. And while it’s been a busy December around here without much time for holiday baking and treat making, we’re doing our {Read More}

Eggnog Overnight Oats

With just five ingredients and two minutes of prep before bed, you can wake up to a ready-to-eat holiday breakfast of creamy, wholesome Eggnog Overnight Oats! It recently occurred to me that I had yet to share an eggnog recipe this December and, seeing as how I average one eggnog post per holiday season, I felt the sudden pressure of runningoutoftime. So after Eggnog Baked French Toast and Eggnog Pudding in years of yore, today I bring you Eggnog Overnight {Read More}

Holiday Cheese Wreath

Make an easy and festive Holiday Cheese Wreath party appetizer by arranging cubes of cheese in a ring, accenting with cherry tomatoes and a garland of rosemary, and finishing off with a bell pepper bow! Well, we’ve made it mid-way through December and the holiday celebrations are in full swing, whether that means classroom parties at school or adults-only evening soirees. Whatever type of shin-dig you’re throwing or attending, I think a Christmas Wreath ‘o Cheese should undoubtedly be a {Read More}

Lime Coconut Snowball Cookies + Over 100 More Christmas Cookies!

Lime Coconut Snowballs are tender shortbread-like cookies studded with lime zest & toasted coconut and generously rolled in powdered sugar for yummy year-round treats…from the lazy days of summer to a Christmas cookie platter! Yippeeee! It’s time for my first holiday cookie recipe of the season! But guess what? As part of today’s post, I’m actually participating in a Christmas Cookie Blog Hop with a bunch of my other bloggy friends! That basically means that after I share my recipe {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}

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham feature thin slices of potatoes drizzled with cream and layered with ham and cheddar for a decadent comfort food recipe that’s also a great way to use up leftover holiday ham! Today’s recipe is a classic, folks — creamy, cheesy, decadent scalloped potatoes — and since ’tis the season for holiday ham, why not toss some of that in as well? It’d be a lot cooler if you did. 😉 Who doesn’t love Cheesy Scalloped {Read More}

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies + My Favorite Things GIVEAWAY!

Happy Black Friday, friends…it’s time for Five Heart Home’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies! (And be sure to scroll down for a GIVEAWAY OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!) If you’re obsessed with cooking-related tools, gadgets, and accessories (or if you’re shopping for someone who is), you’ve come to the right place! I’ve rounded up a current collection of my favorite kitchen-y things for your holiday shopping pleasure — some of which I own and love and some of which are {Read More}

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Waffles

Tender, fluffy, and perfectly spiced, Whole Wheat Gingerbread Waffles make a festive holiday (or any day) breakfast! Can I just tell you what a delight it is to occasionally make something from flour during a time when I’m up to my ears in slow cooker recipes, all day/every day? And when you taste these Whole Wheat Gingerbread Waffles, I think you’ll be SO GLAD that I took a break from the ol’ crock pot to come up with this recipe. {Read More}

Holiday Honeycrisp Salad

This gorgeous Holiday Salad is full of flavor and texture, with fresh Honeycrisp apple slices, crunchy candied pecans, chewy dried cranberries, salty blue cheese, and a tangy-sweet apple cider vinaigrette! Well, friends…with Halloween behind us and November well under way, the holiday countdown is officially on! Since I’m one of those oddballs who prefers to give each holiday its due before rushing on to the next one, my thoughts are currently on Thanksgiving, thankyouverymuch. 😉 And this salad, y’all? It {Read More}

Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn

Slow Cooker Creamy Cheesy Corn is a rich, comforting side dish that’s the perfect addition to any holiday menu…because not only is this recipe delicious, but it also frees up the stove and oven! A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a 20th High School Reunion…and, seeing as how time apparently moves at warp speed, that high school reunion was actually mine. Now I’m not sure exactly how this happened. I mean, I remember 4th grade like {Read More}

Cheddar Jalapeño Thumbprints

Cheddar Jalapeño Thumbprints are savory appetizers just bursting with sharp cheddar cheese and filled with sweet and spicy jalepeño jelly for a fun twist on classic thumbprint cookies. No, you are not experiencing déjà vu. Yes, I just posted a recipe for Thumbprint Cookies right before Christmas. But I thought it might be fun to stick with the theme and show y’all that not only are sweet thumbprint treats perfectly delightful, but you can also make a savory, cheesy, peppery, {Read More}

Thumbprint Cookies

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) 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}

Chai Tea Mix

Chai Tea Mix is a unique homemade food gift for those who love Chai Tea! Use the mix to whip up everything from lattes to milkshakes, and include a free printable tag with directions for gift giving! So raise your hand if you like to make homemade food gifts for friends and neighbors during the holidays or throughout the year? (I do! I do!) However, as much as I enjoy baking and sharing Christmas cookies and quick breads, there’s something {Read More}

Eggnog Pudding with Whipped Cream

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}

Cinnamon Bread {No-Yeast Quick Bread}

Soft, sweet Cinnamon Bread is a tasty treat for breakfast or as a snack. And since this effortless recipe yields multiple loaves, it’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving! ‘Tis the season for homemade food gifts, and today I’ve got another good one for ya! Cinnamon Bread is an easy-to-make quick bread swirled with cinnamon-sugar and topped with even more. It’s tender yet moist, sweet yet delicately spiced. A thick slab of it is delicious with coffee, tea, {Read More}

Christmas Tree Brownie Pops

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}

Overnight Gingerbread Baked French Toast with Streusel Topping

Overnight Gingerbread Baked French Toast with Streusel Topping is assembled the night before and baked in the morning for a warm, aromatic, delicious breakfast that’s special enough to celebrate the holidays or serve to company! Hold on to your hats, folks…I’m back today with a real, live, actual recipe! That’s right…after taking a few days off for Thanksgiving, and then sharing my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies, and then participating in a fabulous blog hop featuring 100 Christmas Projects {Read More}

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Simple seasonings boost flavor and roasting brings out the natural sweetness of these easy-to-prepare Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan! For many years, I was a proud member of the Not a Fan of Brussels Sprouts Club. After all, the ones I recalled from childhood originated from a can and were served on an avocado green melamine tray in my elementary school cafeteria. I mean, YUCK. Way to turn impressionable kids on to healthy green vegetables! Anyway, it was many, many {Read More}

Gingerbread Granola {with Dried Cranberries, Pistachios, & White Chocolate Chips}

Sweet, lightly spiced Gingerbread Granola is studded with red dried cranberries, green pistachios, and white chocolate chips, making it a perfect holiday breakfast or homemade food gift! Happy Wednesday, friends! I have big plans for plenty of fall favorites and Thanksgiving menu ideas this month, but I hope you’ll forgive me for briefly jumping ahead to a Christmas recipe today. Homemade granola is one of my family’s favorite breakfasts, so I thought it would be fun to put a holiday {Read More}

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham ~ Holiday Dinner from the Crock Pot!

Leave your holiday cooking to the crock pot with this quick & easy, sweet & savory Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham! Pineapple juice and a brown sugar rub featuring Dijon, balsamic vinegar, and honey melt into an amazing glaze. Several years ago, I had the epiphany to cook my Easter ham in the slow cooker, and let me just tell you…it’s one of the most brilliant holiday cooking decisions I’ve ever made! You know how when you’re preparing a holiday {Read More}

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon ~ For Luck on New Year’s Day!

Black-eyed peas soak up the flavors of garlic, bacon, and thyme in this savory soup that is said to bring luck and prosperity when eaten on New Year’s Day…but is so tasty that you’ll want to make it all year long! January 1st is right around the corner, and in these parts, that means two things: New Year’s resolutions and black-eyed peas! In the south (and perhaps beyond? Please enlighten me!), eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day supposedly brings {Read More}