Most Popular Posts

Happy Friday, everyone!

Most Popular Posts of Five Heart HomeI’ve been a busy bee this week tweaking various recipes and baking dozens upon dozens of chocolate chip cookies to come up with a perfect Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix to share with you! But I had a little set-back on Wednesday when I was feeling under the weather and then Thursday was my birthday…so rather than rush that post and risk missing some of the details, I’m going to bump all of the chocolate chip cookie glory to Monday.

Instead, today I thought it would be fun to share with you the most popular posts that I’ve published since starting this blog back in June. I’m so honored to have had lots of awesome new readers join me recently and, let’s face it…unless you’re my mom or my hubby, you probably missed the majority of my earlier posts anyway… πŸ˜‰ Also, if you happen to be visiting Five Heart Home for the first time, this should serve as a good ‘tour’ to give you an idea of what goes on around here!

So how did I determine my top ten posts thus far? Well, there’s a little social media widget at the bottom of each post allowing you to share your favorite posts to social media, should you ever so desire (and thankyouthankyouthankyou if you do!). The neatest part about these little icons is that they also reveal how many times a particular post has been shared. It’s always enlightening and fun for me to see which recipes and posts are the most popular with my readers. Along with website analytics, this info really helps me cater this blog to what you all want and like.

So without further ado, let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? Here are the Top 10 posts since the inception of Five Heart Home, according to your page views, tweets, Facebook shares, and Pinterest pins! Click on the titles to go directly to any of these posts. πŸ™‚

10. Coconut Macaroons ~ Classic or Chocolate-Dipped

These particular coconut macaroons are some of my favorite cookies from childhood. They are quick and easy to make, and rich and chewy to bite into. You can even dip or drizzle them in chocolate for extra decadence…love them.

Coconut Macaroons ~ Classic or Chocolate-Dipped | {Five Heart Home}

9. Family Photo Wall ~ Gallery of 20-inch Square Frames

Most days I share recipes, but I also post about projects around the house when I deem them share-worthy. And I never get tired of looking at this photo gallery of my little family…it just makes me happy. πŸ™‚

Family Photo Wall ~ Gallery of 20-inch Square Frames | {Five Heart Home}

8. Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Loin

I love this crock pot recipe because it’s really tasty yet a little bit different. It’s very popular at my house, and I’m so happy that it’s been a hit with y’all, too!

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Loin | {Five Heart Home}

7. Zucchini Fritters with Asian Dipping Sauce

We are over run with zucchini every summer, and this was a fun new way to cook and eat it. Seriously…I’m craving some of these suckers right now.

Zucchini Fritters with Asian Dipping Sauce | {Five Heart Home}

6. First Week of School Teacher Survival Kit with Free Printable

Y’all don’t even know how happy it makes me that this post was so popular. I love thinking about all of the back-to-school teachers out there this fall getting chocolate-laden survival kits!

First Week of School Teacher Survival Kit Gift FREE PRINTABLE ~ Energy (caffeine) + Sanity (chocolate) + Antibacterial Hand Gel | {Five Heart Home}

5. Pineapple Au Gratin

This dish is so yummy, unique, and impressive-looking. It’s a great summertime dessert for everything from a family barbecue to a dinner party!

Pineapple Au Gratin ~ a pineapple topped with shredded coconut, crushed gingersnaps, & macadamia nuts, then drizzled with coconut milk and baked until hot & bubbly | {Five Heart Home}

4. Best Ever Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My go-to cupcake recipe and all-time most requested recipe by anyone who tastes them, these cupcakes are like no others. Everyone needs to try them.

Best Ever Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes | {Five Heart Home}

3. Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich Au Jus

Y’all apparently love a good crock pot recipe, and so do I, friends…so do I. This is one of the most requested around our house.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich Au Jus | {Five Heart Home}

2. Key Lime Pie with a Pretzel Crust & Coconut Whipped Cream

Doesn’t the title pretty much speak for itself? It’s like summer in a pie pan. Suffice it to say that when my son turned 6 last week and I asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted me to bake him, he requested this pie instead.

Key Lime Pie with a Pretzel Crust and Coconut Whipped Cream | {Five Heart Home}

1. Tomato Cucumber Salad with Olives & Feta

In terms of page views and social media shares, this recipe eclipses every other post on my site. My eyes just about popped out of my head when I saw how many times it’s been pinned! It’s a salad that I made all summer long and we enjoyed it every single time. I’m so glad that you all get to enjoy it, too!

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Olives and Feta | {Five Heart Home}So there you have it! I hope you found a little inspiration above that you hadn’t come across before. And if you already read all of these posts when they initially came around…well, first off, THANK YOU for reading and stopping by so regularly! And secondly, be sure to stick around in the future for what I hope to be lots more simple, tasty recipes and random other inspiration!

One last thing…for any of my regular readers who may be wondering about Features & Fun Friday, I’m going to continue it as a once-a-month, rather than once-a-week, series. πŸ™‚

I appreciate all of you visiting Five Heart Home more than I can say, and I hope you have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!


This post is linked to Best of the Weekend at Little Miss Celebration, Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party #112 at Six Sisters’ Stuff, Inspiration Monday Party at I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Monday Funday Link Party {33} at Uncommon Designs, Pin It Monday Hop #24 at Pursuit of Functional Home, Give Me the Goods Monday at Rain on a Tin Roof, Two Cup Tuesday No. 35 at Pint Sized Baker, Time to Sparkle #25 at Love Grows Wild, Tuesday Talent Show #99 at Chef-in-Training, Dandelion Wishes Wednesday #17 at Ashely’s Dandelion Wishes, Wake Up Wednesdays #2 at Kitchen Meets Girl, Live Laugh Linky #77 at Live Laugh Rowe, Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop #26 at House of Rose, Pinworthy Projects Party at Just Us Four, and Link Party Palooza at Lil Luna.



  1. Hi ya, I love the Texas sheet cupcakes. πŸ™‚

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I do, too, Bintu…they’re a family favorite around here! Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting!

    • Hi Samantha,
      I just love your Texas cupcakes, and your funny sense of humor .. I will enjoy reading your site and whipping up your dishes and baked goods! I’m heading to Williams and Sonoma to get that vanilla, can’t wait to try it!

      -Cathy : )

      • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

        What a sweet comment, Cathy…that made my night! I’m honored and delighted to have you as a reader. And good call on the vanilla…you are going to LOVE it! Hope you’re having a great week… πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Samantha,

    I found this post on Show Stopper Saturday. These posts are great…I can see why they are your most popular (I’ve pinned a few).

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Joybee! It was fun for me to see which posts have been enjoyed by the most people. πŸ™‚ I appreciate you stopping by!

  3. Great recipes! I pinned and shared on FB too. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Jenn…I really appreciate the pin and the FB share! Hope you’re having a great weekend… πŸ™‚

  4. So many yummy looking recipes! I think if I lived at your house I’d weigh about 500 pounds! πŸ˜‰ Such a great list! Thanks for sharing, Samantha!

    ~Abby =)

  5. your pictures are stunning! hope you had a great birthday

  6. Ooooh! Those slow cooker French dip sandwiches look amazing! Thanks for sharing all of these great recipes with us a the Pinworthy Project Party on Planned in Pencil!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I appreciate you hosting, PJ! I hope you’ll try those French dip sandwiches the next time you need a quick meal…they’re so easy and super tasty! Thanks for stopping by!

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