Hot Eats and Cool Reads

May 18, 2016

Watermelon Mint Mojito Recipe

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A refreshing adult summer beverage perfect for any occasion including ladies night, BBQ's and date night!

A refreshing adult summer beverage perfect for any occasion including ladies night, BBQ's and date night! Watermelon Mint Mojito Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!


It's finally starting to feel like summer in Minnesota! Woo-hoo! What makes me the most excited about this time of year is all the amazing fresh fruit at the grocery store!

May 12, 2016

Balsamic Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe

Pure comfort food that's perfect for Sunday dinner! Tons of delicious flavor and easy to prepare!

Pure comfort food that's perfect for Sunday dinner! Tons of delicious flavor and easy to prepare! Also great with chicken breasts, wings or drumsticks! Balsamic Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads


Up until today, it's still been pretty cold and rainy in Minnesota! It's been iffy on whether we can BBQ or not, so when in doubt, make a comfort food recipe like I'm sharing today!

Comfort food is simply the best. When I think of comfort foods, it's usually a meat and potatoes kind of meal, or pasta. Pasta is defintely at the top of my comfort food list. Meals like this are usually made for Sunday dinner at my house, but this recipe would also be great for a weeknight meal too. While the chicken is roasting, you can prepare the sides and even a quick dessert!

Apr 28, 2016

Fresh Strawberry and Peach Salsa Recipe

Fresh, fun and delicious! The sweet and savory flavors in this salsa are amazing! It's so perfect for spring and summer and is super easy to make!

Fresh, fun and delicious! The sweet and savory flavors in this salsa are amazing! It's so perfect for spring and summer and is super easy to make! Fresh Strawberry and Peach Salsa Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads


Hey everyone!!

I'm back with my blogger friends to bring you another round-up of amazing recipes! Remember last month's chicken recipes and the lemon recipes from the month before? Well, this month we have some fabulous strawberry recipes! Make sure to scroll down after my recipe to check them out! There's a great selection and something for everyone!

Apr 6, 2016

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos Recipe

Easy crock pot meal that's also great for burritos, tostadas, taco salad or nachos! So delicious!


Easy crock pot meal that's also great for burritos, tostadas, taco salad or nachos! So delicious! Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads 



I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! It's been pretty low key over here! We stocked up on groceries at Sam's Club and Aldi earlier this week and grabbed a bite to eat at Quarks American Bento last night for dinner!

Restaurant Review: Quarks American Bento in St Cloud, Minnesota

Thanks to Quarks American Bento for sponsoring this post. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fresh food, gluten free and delicious! Located in a gorgeous historical building in downtown St Cloud, Minnesota! Quarks American Bento featured by Hot Eats and Cool Reads


Hello everyone! I'm SO excited to introduce you to an amazing restaurant located right in my city, St Cloud!

If you've been with me for awhile, you know I'm all about fresh ingredients, especially vegetables! St Cloud is kind of known as a chain restaurant city and restaurants like Quarks American Bento are few and far between. In fact, there's really nothing like this in St Cloud at all. It's defintely a gem and I can't wait to tell you all about it!


Quarks American Bento is a fast, casual restaurant that focuses on healthy food that's prepared fresh, right in front of you! The ingredients are basic, fundamental building blocks of what your body needs. Healthy meal, healthy diet and a healthy way of life! Quarks is the 1st of it's kind and it's set up to eventually expand and franchise!