Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Restaurant Review: Kohinoor Bar and Grill in St Cloud, Minnesota

Are you a fan of Indian food? If so, then you'll want to stop in and try Kohinoor Bar and Grill the next time you're in central Minnesota!


Our local newspaper, The St Cloud Times, recently announced that Jake and Kate also known as "The Expert and The Critic", would be visiting local non-chain restaurants and featuring them in the Up Next section of the newspaper every Thursday! They were also looking for members of the community to join them each week in trying these restaurants! I emailed them and within a couple weeks, I was meeting them for a lunch at Kohinoor! How exciting that I was the first community member to join them! 

St Cloud Times articles featuring Kohinoor can be found here and here!

Updated Post: Sparkling Leprechaun Kiss.... St Patrick's Day Drink!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Hope you're having a great week so far! The next couple days are super busy around here, so I thought I'd share my new photos for a super yummy drink today instead of posting a new recipe!

This Sparkling Leprechaun Kiss is pretty amazing! The old photo was horrible, but was still super popular on Pinterest, with over 23,000 pins! I couldn't wait to get it updated, especially before St Patrick's Day!


Isn't it so cute?? If you make these for your St Patrick's day celebration, make sure to pick up some of these cute paper straws at Target to match your drink! Your guests will be so impressed!

You can find the drink recipe by clicking here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bacon Lovers Potato Salad Recipe

This post is a wishing it was picnic time post! I'm ready to move out of winterish foods and start in with spring and summer! We've been hibernating in the house lately. With temps this morning of -30 windchill, my daughter and I were super sad it wasn't the weekend anymore and we had to go to work and school. Staying in bed nice and warm sounded much better than freezing!

This salad is packed full of flavor with the hard boiled eggs, bacon and potatoes, and the sauce is tangy and delicious! You really can't go wrong with all these flavors mixed together! Bacon Lovers Potato Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads


When the warm weather finally arrives and you start having picnics and BBQ's again, this Bacon Lover's Potato Salad needs to be added to the menu! This salad is packed full of flavor with the hard boiled eggs, bacon and potatoes, and the sauce is tangy and delicious! You really can't go wrong with all these flavors mixed together! It's seriously wonderful! I hope you love it as much as we do!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Updated Post: Turkey Burger Hobo Packets

Hope all of you had a fantastic weekend!!

We've been busy selling Girl Scout cookies, celebrating my daughter's 8th birthday and trying to stay warm! We're on another cold snap in Minnesota right now. I'm looking forward to spending the whole day at home tomorrow where it's nice and warm!

No new recipe today, but I have an updated post for you from way back when I first started blogging, almost 4 years ago!

These Turkey Burger Hobo Packets are a fabulous dinner! Full of flavor and tons of veggies, you really can't go wrong! We also love these with ground beef, so use that if you prefer!


You can find this delicious recipe by clicking here!! Have a wonderful week!! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Butterscotch Coffee Cake Recipe

Delicious butterscotch cake with a crunchy, sugary topping! Super easy recipe too!

Delicious butterscotch cake with a crunchy, sugary topping! Super easy recipe too! Butterscotch Coffee Cake from Hot Eats and Cool Reads


If you've been here for awhile, then you know I'm not much of a baker. Desserts don't come out of my kitchen too often, since savory recipes are more my thing. But desserts like this Butterscotch Coffee Cake, make me wonder why I don't bake more often! This recipe is seriously delicious!!