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Healthy Trail Mix

It’s easy to make and customize this homemade Healthy Trail Mix recipe, loaded with healthy fats from wholesome nuts, dried fruit, and your favorite add-ins! There are as many variations of trail mix as there are stars in the sky, or drops in the ocean, or rocks in my dryer. But have you ever made your own homemade trail mix, where you get to control the ingredients and keep things healthy? It’s ridiculously easy, and that’s only one of the {Read More}

Funfetti Baked Donuts

Funfetti Baked Donuts are coated with a simple vanilla glaze and loaded with colorful sprinkles, perfect as a birthday treat or for any celebration! Happy March, friends! March means that spring is almost here, right? Right??? Because I am so ready. In fact, at the first sign of spring, I do believe we’ll be celebrating ’round these parts with some Funfetti Baked Donuts! Like any good red-blooded, American children, my kids are obsessed with donuts. But since fried donuts are {Read More}

Mexican Meatloaf Muffins

Mexican Meatloaf Muffins are simple to make, quick to cook, and full of zesty flavor from homemade taco seasoning and salsa! Meatloaf and beef tacos are two dinners that every member of my family will eat, with nary a complaint, every single time. So why did it take me so long to combine those two recipes into these simple-yet-brilliant (if I do say so myself) Mexican Meatloaf Muffins? I knew this recipe was a winner when the kids came in {Read More}

Homemade Hamburger Helper ~ Cheeseburger Macaroni

This Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe is a creamy, flavorful copycat of Cheeseburger Macaroni that’s all-natural and made from scratch! Not even gonna lie…Hamburger Helper was one of my favorite dinners growing up. And if you had asked me my favorite flavor of Hamburger Helper back then, I would have had a hard time deciding between Lasagna and Cheeseburger Macaroni. I mean, what’s not to love about beef and sauce and noodles? Simple, tasty, and a winner every time. Unfortunately, when {Read More}

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate ~ 4 Ways!

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is the easiest way to make a big batch of rich, decadent hot cocoa for a crowd, and four flavor variations make it extra yummy! Living in Texas, weather-appropriate Christmas attire often means shorts and t-shirts in place of warm boots and sweaters. But with the big day right around the corner, we can officially get excited that this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are actually going to be chilly! Now, we’re not talking the great {Read More}

Apple Pie Snack Cups

Apple Pie Snack Cups layer graham cracker crumbs, diced apples, applesauce, and whipped cream for a healthy snack or dessert that tastes just like apple pie! I’m very excited to welcome my middle child as he takes over the blog today for his first (and Five Heart Home’s second) Kids in the Kitchen Guest Post! ♥ But I also like to help in the kitchen, so I’m excited to make these Apple Pie Snack Cups for you today! This past summer, {Read More}

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars quickly come together with wholesome ingredients like oats, nuts, chia seeds, dried fruit, peanut butter, and honey! One of my daughter’s favorite snacks are energy bites, and consequently, she frequently asks if we can whip up a batch. She loves energy bites because they’re yummy and cute, and she thinks it’s fun to help me make them. I love them because they’re wholesome, filling, and easily adaptable to whatever ingredients I have on hand, {Read More}

Copycat Shake ‘n Bake Chicken Nuggets

Copycat Shake ‘n Bake Chicken Nuggets is a quick and easy recipe for making tasty homemade nuggets that are a hit with kids and adults alike! Well, we are officially back to school ’round these parts! And I have to admit, I’m feeling mighty organized now that we’ve resumed a schedule of day-to-day predictability. Of course, talk to me at the end of the week when I’ll likely be cursing early alarms and lunchbox packing and weekly menu planning. 😉 {Read More}

Healthy Copycat Dole Whip {2-Ingredient Pineapple Soft Serve}

This Healthy Copycat Dole Whip is made with just two ingredients and tastes like pineapple soft serve ice cream, for an improved version of the Disney classic! Today it is my privilege to introduce you to my firstborn as he takes over the blog for Five Heart Home’s first-ever Kids in the Kitchen Guest Post! ♥ I attended a camp at the beginning of the summer where I took a cooking class. I made all sorts of desserts, meals, and {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}

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}

Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake

Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake is loaded with tortellini, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese for an effortless pasta dinner that the whole family will love! Does anyone else ever get stuck in a dinner rut? As a food blogger, you may think that’s a problem I would never encounter. After all, I post several new recipes each week. I have a whole archive of favorite family recipes. I have lots of food blogger friends who collectively post exponentially more than that. {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}

One-Pan Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet {Homemade Hamburger Helper}

For a homemade copycat of Beef Taco Hamburger Helper, this One-Pan Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet is a quick and easy dinner recipe made with five real, all-natural ingredients! In case y’all hadn’t noticed, I’ve been on somewhat of a one-pot/one-pan/one-skillet recipe kick lately. And why not? Who doesn’t love a complete dinner that’s made in about 30 minutes while dirtying only one large cooking receptacle? So a few weeks ago, I’d been running around all day and hadn’t had any {Read More}

One-Pot Pizza Pasta

One-Pot Pizza Pasta is an easy, cheesy, comforting dinner recipe loaded with flavor thanks to all of your favorite pizza toppings…and as a bonus, everything gets cooked in the same pot! Well, hello there, stranger! Whew, it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks. I’m in the process of wrapping up a behind-the-scenes post for y’all sharing my amazing experience last week at QVC, but before we get to that, I feel like I owe you a long-overdue recipe. How does {Read More}

One-Skillet Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

One-Skillet Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is a quick, easy, family-pleasing weeknight dinner recipe that’s made in just one pan! I always forget how exhausting the first week of school is, for the kids, the teachers, and yes, even for the parents. It’s hard to believe that three short months of summer vacation can entirely negate the stamina we had built up over the prior school year, but it does. By last Friday afternoon, our entire family was wiped out! {Read More}

Peach Buttermilk Popsicles

With just four ingredients, Peach Buttermilk Popsicles are fruity, creamy, frozen treats, kissed with honey and balanced with a touch of buttermilk tang! Last week, my hubby and I were lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend get-away to Vail, sans kids. He was already in Denver for work, so I flew up on Saturday and we spent the next few days enjoying fresh mountain air and perfect — I mean perfect — weather. What’s funny is that the majority {Read More}

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

Ground almonds and oats are combined with almond butter, honey, cocoa powder, and chia seeds in these wholesome, protein-packed Chocolate Almond Energy Bites, perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on-the-go! My kids are eating me out of house and home this summer, y’all. My boys are only 6 and 8, but geez does this feel like foreshadowing to their teen years. I try to feed them homemade breakfasts as often as possible, but I can barely keep the fridge {Read More}

Fruit & Mozzarella Skewers with Honey Lime Drizzle

Honeydew melon, green grapes, kiwi fruit, & fresh mozzarella are dressed up with a sweet & tangy syrup in these Fruit & Mozzarella Skewers with Honey Lime Drizzle, a fun & healthy summer kabob that’s delicious for poolside, picnics, or parties! How was y’all’s Independence Day? We celebrated America’s 240th birthday with a fun holiday weekend that included plenty of relaxing, family time, a patriotic parade, a fireworks show, and ample opportunities for eating yummy food. In addition to grilled {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}

Funfetti Mug Cake + Five Heart Home’s 3rd Blogiversary

Funfetti Mug Cake is a light, fluffy, single-serving vanilla cake bursting with colorful sprinkles that comes together in just a few minutes — the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion! Guess what today is??? Five Heart Home’s 3rd blogiversary! That’s right, friends…three years ago today, I gritted my teeth, squeezed my eyes shut, and hit publish on my very first blog post. And I never could have imagined the journey since then…that with lots of {Read More}

Baked Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

With their quick assembly and creamy, zesty filling, Baked Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce are guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults alike! Whether you’re looking for a yummy dinner to ring in the weekend, garner enthusiasm from the kiddos, or change up Taco Tuesday (Taquito Tuesday, anyone?), Baked Chicken Taquitos are sure to fit the bill! These flew — flew! — off the baking sheet, y’all. My boys would have happily polished off the dozen {Read More}

Peanut Butter & Honey Cereal Bars

Whole grain toasted oat cereal, chopped nuts, peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey combine for no-bake breakfast bars that also make a tasty snack! Well, my Texas friends…have y’all floated away yet? I realize that some parts of the country are currently experiencing idyllic spring weather, and some of y’all are actually getting snow right now (what the what?). In central Texas, however, these past few days have been peppered with torrential downpours. When it rains, it pours, I suppose…although {Read More}

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Tender and juicy Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets are baked to perfection and served with a lightened-up, Greek yogurt-based Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce for a simple, yummy, family-pleasing dinner! Who doesn’t love the classic chicken nugget? My kids certainly do. In fact, my 3-year-old daughter is turning out to be the pickiest eater of all my offspring, and most nights she refuses to eat anything — and I mean anything — labeled “dinner.” But lo and behold, she will eat “dinner” if {Read More}

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola {with or without Chocolate Chips!}

You’re just five ingredients away from homemade Peanut Butter Granola, a quick and easy recipe that makes a wholesome, yummy breakfast, snack, or even dessert (dressed up with a handful of chocolate chips)! My kids were so excited when I made this Peanut Butter Granola last week, y’all. Homemade granola is something that I almost always keep in the pantry. But for the past few months — while my life and my sanity have been immersed in a little cookbook {Read More}

Raspberry Nutella Mug Cake

Raspberry Nutella Mug Cake boasts fluffy chocolate cake with a molten center of Nutella and raspberry preserves…but best of all, it’s portion-controlled and ready to eat in just a few short minutes! Oh, how I love a good mug cake. And based on our most popular recipes of 2015, so do y’all! 😉 So today I’m back with my newest favorite rendition of microwave cake in a mug…Raspberry Nutella Mug Cake! I basically took my tried and true One-Minute Chocolate {Read More}

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie {Healthy Oat Smoothie}

This Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie boasts fiber, protein, and vitamins, yet it tastes like a freshly baked treat! Well hello there, friends…and a happy 2016 to you all! It feels like it’s been awhile. In fact, I truly intended to share a new recipe before the 4th — almost 5th — day of the year. However, we were busy squeezing in a few last, precious moments of family merry-making. And while I’ve been cooking and photographing over the past week, this {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}

Easy Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Cheesy scrambled eggs with ham are sandwiched inside of flaky biscuits in these make-ahead Easy Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches, perfect for busy mornings and breakfast on-the-go! August has officially arrived and that means many of us have one thing looming in the back of our minds…the impending first day of school. I’m not even going to get started on how quickly this summer flew by. I mean, wasn’t it just May? I have to admit that I’ve always loved summer vacation {Read More}

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are loaded with wholesome oatmeal and whole wheat flour, flavored with peanut butter, and sweetened with honey, for a yummy, on-the-go breakfast or snack! I’ve been trying to perfect a peanut butter version of my baked Oats & Honey Granola Bars for awhile now, and along those lines, I was tinkering with the recipe several weeks back. While my resulting concoction didn’t exactly turn out like the crunchy granola bars I envisioned, it did end up {Read More}