Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Jan 6, 2017

Apple and Pear Crisp Recipe

A family favorite dessert that's tried and true! The crispy topping is buttery and sweet and the pears and apples are a perfect combo!

A family favorite dessert that's tried and true! The crispy topping is buttery and sweet and the pears and apples are a perfect combo! Apple and Pear Crisp Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



I've officially made and started a New Year's resolution for the first time in my life!

2017 is the year for me to finally lose some weight and we just got a family membership at the local YMCA. I'm holding myself accountable with the help of my boyfriend to make it to the Y at least 12 times a month so we can get our health insurance discount.

Dining with Ella at Quark's American Bento in St Cloud, Minnesota

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

Hi! I'm Ella!




Sheena is my mom and I'm guest posting today. I'm going to tell you all about my favorite restaurant, Quark's American Bento in St Cloud, Minnesota.


My Mom wrote about Quark's here earlier this year and now I'm going to be telling you about their kids meals and my favorite things to eat there.

Dec 29, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe

This post and giveaway is created in partnership with Hamilton Beach. All opinions are mine alone.

A tasty appetizer for New Year's or game day that's full of cheesy, garlic goodness! Turn the leftovers into a hot dip for an at home movie or date night!

A tasty appetizer for New Year's or game day that's full of cheesy, garlic goodness! Turn the leftovers into a hot dip for an at home movie or date night! Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



Hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a very Happy New Year!

It was great for our family! We had two Christmas celebrations on Christmas day and spent the day at home on Saturday baking Christmas goodies and eating appetizers!

Dec 21, 2016

17 Delicious & Unique Recipes for Butternut Squash

Need some tasty ideas to use butternut squash? Look no further! You can find pastas, dessert, soups, salad and more!

Need some tasty ideas to use butternut squash? Look no further! You can find pastas, dessert, soups, salad and more! 17 Delicious & Unique Recipes for Butternut Squash from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!



Happy Holidays everyone!

I just want to thank each and every one of you who follow my blog, visit my posts and shares my recipes!

I couldn't do this without all of your support and it means so much to know so many families enjoy cooking the food via the recipes I share!

Dec 1, 2016

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes!

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A delicious and buttery cookie that's great for cookie exchanges, holidays or even an after school snack!

A delicious and buttery cookie that's great for cookie exchanges, holidays or even an after school snack! Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread Cookies Recipe Plus 5 Best Holiday Chocolate Recipes from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



December 1st... already?

It really doesn't seem like it at all. The weather in Minnesota has been in the 30's and 40's since last week, and we've pretty much been getting rain and sleet instead of snow. We did have a snowstorm a couple weeks ago, but that snow is long gone.