Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Updated Post: Peachy Fruit Salad

Spring has arrived here in Minnesota! I couldn't be happier! With spring comes rhubarb and I spotted my plants poking out of the ground today!


I can't wait to make some amazing rhubarb desserts and share them with you! Most Minnesotans love their rhubarb and it grows everywhere! When I purchased my house I knew I had to plant some asap! Thanks to my Aunt Mary and her lovely greenhouse, I had 3 beautiful plants to take home!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chicken Caprese Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Simple and easy recipe that's so full of flavor! Great for lunch or dinner!


Simple and easy recipe that's so full of flavor! Great for lunch or dinner! Chicken Caprese Flatbread Pizza from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

I'm sure by now you're seeing a theme! Flatbread recipes, most recently... Pizzas! My daughter happens to hate pizza, so using flatbreads are a perfect solution for a quick and delicious personal pizza. I love to create and experiment with new flavor and ingredient combos and I think this new one is at the top of my favorites list! 

Caprese anything is always a go for me. Remember the Caprese Fries I made a few weeks ago? This recipe is just as good!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Slow Cooker Sausage and Mushroom Frittata Recipe and The Magical Slow Cooker Cookbook by Sarah Olson

I received this cookbook free for review. This doesn't affect my opinion in any way.

An almost too easy breakfast made in the slow cooker! Perfect for those lazy weekends!

An almost too easy breakfast made in the slow cooker! Perfect for those lazy weekends! Slow Cooker Sausage and Mushroom Frittata from Hot Eats and Cool Reads




I love breakfast. Most of the time I'm too lazy on the weekends to make a big home cooked breakfast. If you're lazy like me, then this is the perfect recipe for you!! Slow Cooker Sausage and Mushroom Frittata!! Prep the ingredients the night before, throw it in the slow cooker in the morning, go back to bed and viola.... 2 hours later breakfast is served! It's so delicious and full of flavor! I can see making this recipe alot and the best thing, it's so easy to change up the ingredients making it different every time! Love!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Updated Post: Ham and Mushroom Scalloped Potatoes

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a very Happy Easter!

No new recipe today, but I've updated a post from 2011 that's perfect to use up some leftover Easter ham! This Ham and Mushroom Scalloped Potatoes are fantastic and such a good comfort food! This is a recipe from my childhood with mushrooms, parsley and cheese added in!

Head over and check out the recipe here!!


 Need some more ham recipes, check out some of these:

Loaded Ham Sandwich
Cheesy Mushroom, Spinach and Ham Tortilla Cups 
Ham, Egg, Cheese and Veggie Pasta Salad 
Ham, Mushroom and Swiss Breakfast Sandwich
Dilly Ham Macaroni Salad
Ham and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Ham and Eggs Baked in Crispy Hashbrown Cups

Have a fabulous week!!

Celebrate Your "Lobsterworthy" Occasion with Lobsterfest!






My eight year old daughter's report card came home a few weeks ago, and once I saw that she had all A's I knew we had to celebrate! Good grades are so important and I love to reward when an awesome report comes! She goes to a charter school where her second grade class is separated into different levels, so when it comes time for math and reading, they all switch classes based on their level. She is currently in third grade math and reading, which is tough, and most deserving of a celebration for her hard work!