Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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!

Mar 28, 2016

Tomato and Spinach Balsamic Orzo Recipe

An easy to make meatless main dish or side! Tons of flavor and fresh ingredients!


An easy to make meatless main dish or side! Tons of flavor and fresh ingredients! Tomato and Spinach Balsamic Orzo Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads


It's no secret. My nine year old, Ella is a super picky eater. Even though she's picky, I can't complain a whole lot. She dislikes pizza, chips and other foods that kids usually love, and loves fruits, veggies, salads and pastas. Dinner is a struggle, so we decided to get in the kitchen and start cooking together.

Mar 24, 2016

Basil, Chicken and Hard Boiled Egg Macaroni Salad Recipe plus 7 Other Amazing Chicken Recipes

A delicious side to any meal! Also perfect for lunch, BBQ's or picnics in the park!

A delicious side to any meal! Also perfect for lunch, BBQ's or picnics in the park! Basil, Chicken and Hard Boiled Egg Macaroni Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



Happy spring everyone! Spring makes me think of picnics and BBQ's! Although it's still a little cold to be doing both of those activities, I have an amazing pasta salad recipe to share for now, or when it's nicer outside! I also have seven other delicious chicken recipes from my blogger friends and you can find links to those after my recipe! After last month's theme of lemon recipes, chicken was the perfect choice for this month's theme!