Instant Pot Honey Cinnamon Carrots

Instant Pot Honey Cinnamon Carrots…a quick and easy recipe for sweet glazed carrots made in the pressure cooker, great for holiday meals or weeknight dinners! It may feel like Christmas was just yesterday, but somehow, Easter is already right around the corner! And while I’ve always relied on my slow cooker to free up valuable oven space while helping me out with holiday meal prep, this year I’m calling on my newly beloved pressure cooker to take over one of {Read More}

Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup is healthy, flavorful, and simple to customize using your favorite vegetables! I feel like today’s recipe is a perfect soup for transitioning from winter to spring. Minestrone Soup is delicious any time of year, of course, but what makes it really nice right about now is that it’s cozy and comforting enough for the dreary, drizzly days we’ve been having…but the veggies can easily be swapped out to take advantage of the spring bounty that’s about to {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}

Banana Blender Muffins

Naturally sweetened, flourless Banana Blender Muffins include oats, Greek yogurt, and honey in a batter that effortlessly comes together in the blender! I’m officially declaring 2018 the Year of the Blender Muffins. Sure, they’ve been around for a good while. But this is the year I find myself making them about every other week. So quick…so easy…so yummy…so wholesome! In other words, I’m completely and utterly SOLD. Because who’s going to argue with throwing some ingredients in your blender, turning {Read More}

Brain Healthy Salad

Brain Healthy Salad is loaded with leafy greens, blueberries, walnuts, and extra-virgin olive oil for an easy way to enjoy brain-protective foods in your diet! Hi, friends. I’m a little nervous about today’s post. So let me first start out by saying that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, and I don’t want what I share today to be construed as medical advice. Talk to your own doctor and do your own research. Let me also share that, {Read More}

Easy One-Bowl Blondies

Easy One-Bowl Blondies are quick to make and completely customizable, from classic chocolate chips to your favorite candy, nuts, dried fruit, coconut, and more! I’ve made this recipe multiple times for various occasions over the past few weeks, so it occurred to me that it’s high time I re-share an oldie but a goodie. I first posted a variation of today’s Easy One-Bowl Blondies when Five Heart Home was but a newbie blog only a few months old. As a {Read More}

Healthy Honey Mustard {with Greek Yogurt}

This lightened-up Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce recipe comes together in a few minutes with only five ingredients, including healthy Greek yogurt and no mayo! Like all stereotypical American kids, my brood loves chicken nuggets. And I oblige them at least every other week by making one of the easy, homemade, baked chicken nugget recipes in my repertoire, which lately has been this one (on repeat) because it’s just SO darn easy (and tasty!). But where there are chicken nuggets, my {Read More}

Make-Ahead Freezer Steel Cut Oats

Make-Ahead Freezer Steel Cut Oats is an easy recipe for frozen steel cut oatmeal pucks that you can quickly reheat for a healthy breakfast on busy mornings! Anyone else feel like they need a fresh start today after indulging on a little too much queso during the Super Bowl last night? If so, you’re not alone…I’m right there with ya.🙋‍♀️ Luckily, last week I had the forethought to whip up a batch of Make-Ahead Freezer Steel Cut Oats! And that {Read More}

Zesty Cheese Spread

Zesty Cheese Spread is quick to make, delicious on pretzels, crackers, or raw veggies, and perfect for Super Bowl Sunday! Are you ready for some football?! Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and I, for one, can’t wait. I don’t have a horse in the race this year as far as teams go, but I do love me a good football game. I also love the commercials…and I love halftime…and I LOOOOVE game day grub! So of course {Read More}

Instant Pot Chicken & Black Bean Tacos {or} Burrito Bowls

Instant Pot Chicken & Black Bean Tacos boast a tender, flavorful filling, equally delicious in burrito bowls and effortlessly made in the pressure cooker! Well, y’all…I’ve hopped on board the Instant Pot Train and I’m still zooming down the tracks! Ever since sharing my Instant Pot German Lentil Soup a few weeks ago, I’ve been busy converting lots of longtime favorite recipes to be cooked in this little wonder of a pressure cooker. My latest adaptation were some Slow Cooker {Read More}

Easy Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies

Easy Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies are slice-and-bake treats that are loaded with sprinkles, perfect for Valentine’s Day, and don’t even require a cookie cutter! It’s often the case that the simplest recipes I post end up being the most popular, and this is certainly true when I share any variation of shortbread cookies. I personally adore shortbread because it’s both buttery and sugary which, let’s face it, is what any good cookie should be. It’s also extremely quick and easy to {Read More}

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad features whole wheat macaroni, hard-boiled eggs, two kind of pickles, and fresh dill in a lightened-up dressing of mayonnaise and Greek yogurt! Tuna Pasta Salad is one of those quick, easy recipes that I’ve loved since I was a kid. Growing up, this was a common lunch at our house on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, and as such, that’s often when I find myself making it for my own family. That being said, it’s also great as {Read More}

Copycat KIND Bars

Copycat KIND Bars are a homemade version of the popular, wholesome, nut-packed energy bars…use your favorite ingredients to make them economically at home! Y’all are familiar with KIND Bars, right? In case you’re not, I’m talking about those individually packaged, granola bar-resembling snack bars that you can buy at the grocery store/health food store/convenience store/just about anywhere, but instead of oats they’re loaded with nuts. My family is on a mission this year to include more heart- and brain-healthy nuts {Read More}

Instant Pot German Lentil Soup

Instant Pot German Lentil Soup is a savory, hearty pressure cooker recipe with wholesome lentils, healthy carrots, and the option of adding sausage or ham! Well, friends, I finally got brave enough to take my Instant Pot out of its box. I received it for Christmas — LAST Christmas🙈 — so after spending over a year sitting on a shelf in our garage, I suppose it was high time I got over my childhood phobia of the noisy, profusely steaming, {Read More}

The BEST Chicken Pot Pie

The Best Chicken Pot Pie features juicy chicken and tender veggies under a flaky, buttery crust for a delicious comfort food classic! Important question for ya, friends…do you have a running mental list of your Favorite Things to Eat on Earth? If so, what’s included? Dedicated little food blogger that I am, I do have such a list, and Chicken Pot Pie makes my Top 10 <insert all the heart-eyed, drooling emojis here>. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s {Read More}

Healthy Blender Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Blender Applesauce Muffins are loaded with wholesome ingredients for a quick, yummy breakfast or snack that’s as easy as blend, pour, and bake! Happy New Year, friends! I apologize that it’s already several days into 2018 and I’m just now sharing a new recipe with y’all. I have to admit that it’s been hard getting back into the groove of things after such a lovely Christmas break with my family. But the kids went back to school yesterday and {Read More}

Christmas Punch

Easy Christmas Punch is a festive, sparkling beverage featuring champagne, pomegranate juice, and cranberry juice that’s perfect for holiday parties! There’s nothing like a good party punch. And in case you’re in need of one for an upcoming holiday gathering, Easy Christmas Punch is refreshing, yummy, and simple to throw together! Champagne makes this punch celebratory and bubbly, while it gets gorgeous color and fruity flavor from pomegranate and cranberry juices. There’s also lemon-lime soda for sweetness and a splash {Read More}

Holiday Brussels Sprouts Salad

Holiday Brussels Sprouts Salad is loaded with sweet apple and pomegranate, toasty walnuts, and blue cheese for a fresh, gorgeous salad perfect for any meal! If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 4 1/2 years of food blogging, it’s that y’all love a good holiday salad. And, as luck would have it, I love creating new ones for you! So with Christmas right around the corner, I decided to come up with another gorgeous salad that’s bursting with color, flavor, {Read More}

Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Bacon Green Bean Casserole is a delicious holiday or everyday side dish recipe, with fresh green beans and crispy bacon in a sweet & savory brown sugar glaze! Thanksgiving may feel like it happened yesterday, but get ready, y’all…it’s already time to start planning Christmas dinner! And one of the dishes I made for Turkey Day last month was such a hit that I can’t wait to make it again in a few short weeks. Bacon Green Bean Casserole is {Read More}

Pecan Praline Bread

Pecan Praline Bread is a delicious quick bread recipe with a tender crumb and a ribbon of brown sugar pecans for added sweetness and crunch! Earlier this month, I set out to create a new quick bread recipe with holiday gift giving in mind. Cinnamon Bread has always been one of my favorite homemade food gifts to share with neighbors and friends, and I thought it would be fun to take that yummy recipe in an even more decadent direction. {Read More}

Blue Cheese, Cranberry, & Pecan Crescent Pinwheels

Blue Cheese, Cranberry, & Pecan Crescent Pinwheels feature refrigerated crescent rolls and a flavorful cream cheese filling for a quick and easy appetizer! Happy December, friends! The most wonderful time of the year has officially arrived. And between all the parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow (or blazing sun…pick your poison), I’m willing to bet you’ll encounter an occasion requiring warm, tasty appetizers. Bonus points if said appetizers are quick and easy to whip {Read More}

Cordon Bleu Casserole

Cordon Bleu Casserole is loaded with chicken (or turkey) and ham in a creamy Swiss cheese sauce topped with a layer of toasty bread crumbs! Today’s Cordon Bleu Casserole is the happy result of figuring out what to do with my Thanksgiving leftovers this past weekend. And it is so, so, so good, y’all. If you still have leftover turkey and ham, I’d highly recommend you give this one a try, even if you only have enough for a half-recipe. {Read More}

Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes are tender and savory-sweet in this simple, healthy side dish that’s perfect for a regular weeknight or a holiday menu! Sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious year-round, but fall and winter are the seasons that I find myself really craving them, buying them, and cooking them. Maybe it’s that I’ve always associated sweet potatoes with Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because this is the time of year I find myself regularly roasting root vegetables, which are then {Read More}

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix is an easy, from-scratch pantry staple to whip up light, moist chocolate cake or cupcakes in a matter of minutes! Well, birthday season at our house has officially come to a close. With all five of our birthdays falling within a span of ten weeks, this is the time of year that I find myself wrapping gifts and hanging balloons and baking a cake (or pie, in my hubby’s case) every couple of weeks. And while {Read More}

Homemade Sloppy Joes ~ with Recipe Video!

The BEST Homemade Sloppy Joes taste delicious and are quick and easy to make using real ingredients in lieu of a store-bought can of sauce! There aren’t many dinners that you can get on the table faster than whipping up a batch of Sloppy Joes. And while the store-bought sauce that rhymes with San-wich might make this meal even quicker, it’s got some less-than-ideal ingredients. After all, I tend to avoid high fructose corn syrup in my sweets, much less {Read More}

Healthy Apple Butter Bars

Healthy Apple Butter Bars are loaded with oatmeal, chopped apples, apple butter, and nuts for a delicious, wholesome breakfast or snack! We’ve kind of been stuck in a breakfast rut lately, so last week I decided to concoct some new breakfast bars in hopes of bringing EXCITEMENT and ENTHUSIASM to our 6 a.m. weekday dining experience. Or, you know, at least distract three kids from whining and moaning and laying their heads on the table. As I devised my recipe, {Read More}

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Butter is a healthy, creamy, easy-to-make spread that’s delicious slathered on toast and waffles or stirred into oatmeal and smoothies! It  should come as no surprise that the Homemade Pumpkin Puree I shared earlier this week has since been transformed into Homemade Pumpkin Butter. Not all of it, actually…I froze a baggie of puree for future pie-making merriment, but then I decided to turn the rest of it into this yummy, lightly-spiced, all-natural spread! Right about now, you {Read More}

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

If you’ve ever wondered how to make Homemade Pumpkin Puree, it’s just a few easy steps to a healthy and delicious base for all of your favorite pumpkin recipes! Sometimes I feel like a fraud of a food blogger for the culinary achievements I haven’t accomplished. I mean, how can I call myself legit when I’ve never whipped up homemade chocolate croissants for a weekend breakfast or lamb chops for a dinner party? I haven’t mastered (or even attempted) an {Read More}

Ground Beef & Broccoli

Healthy Ground Beef and Broccoli is a quick and easy skillet recipe that comes together in 15 minutes in just one pan! At least once a week, dinner around here starts with a pound of ground beef. As a result, I have a variety of ground beef recipes in my repertoire, but I’m always on a quest to come up with new ones. Enter today’s quick and easy Ground Beef and Broccoli! My One-Pan Asian Beef and Rice Skillet is {Read More}