Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Turkey and Cranberry Thanksgiving Quesadillas Recipe

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Remember that Raspberry Cranberry Sauce I posted last week?? Well, this quesadilla uses that, and leftover Thanksgiving turkey for one fabulous quesadilla!!

I love quesadillas, especially with a quesadilla maker. They cook quickly and before you know it, dinner is ready! You can do traditional Mexican quesadillas or something different like these ones. I love them all!!

I'm a huge fan of sweet and savory together, and this recipe is exactly that. These are cheesy, meaty and flavorful. I love the red onions and basil, they add that extra punch of flavor. So if you're needing another recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, add this to your menu!


If you need another recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, add this to your menu! Turkey and Cranberry Thanksgiving Quesadillas from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Caramelized Onion and Garlic Chip Dip Recipe


Who's a fan of potato chips and dip??

I definitely am, and if you are too, today's recipe is for you! This Caramelized Onion and Garlic Dip is just short of amazing!! I had a jewelry party at my house yesterday, and served this and a couple other dips to the ladies that stopped by. But this dip by far, was my favorite. You know those french onion chip dips at the store? This is similar to that, but made at home and even more delicious! You can whip some up at any time without a trip to the grocery store!


Serve this amazing dip at your next party! It is a crowd pleaser! Caramelized Onion and Garlic Chip Dip from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!




Saturday, November 15, 2014

Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets Recipe

Today's recipe is a great appetizer or your protein for dinner! These Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets are SO good! I actually love catfish if it's cooked properly, but if it's not your thing, go ahead and substitute any other white fish that you prefer!

I will be serving them on game day soon, and they are a perfect finger food for the kiddos too. The panko breading is so crispy, and even though the marinade includes hot sauce, they don't turn out very spicy at all. I also love that they are baked and not fried, making them healthier, which is great! Enjoy!


These Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets are a great appetizer or a protein for dinner! Substitute any white fish your prefer if you dont like catfish! From Hot Eats and Cool Reads!



Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets (click here to print)


What you need:
1 pound catfish nuggets
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup hot sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon creole seasoning

mayo
hot sauce
black pepper

Directions:
Combine catfish nuggets, buttermilk, hot sauce, mustard and black pepper in a ziploc bag. Mix to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain and discard marinade. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Coat each catfish nugget with bread crumb mixture and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes until fish is cooked through and coating starts to brown. 

Mix together mayo, hot sauce and black pepper to taste. Serve with baked catfish nuggets!


These Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets are a great appetizer or a protein for dinner! Substitute any white fish your prefer if you dont like catfish! From Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

This recipe is shared at: Inside BruCrew LifeKathe with an EMemories by the Mile, A Dish of Daily Life, Love Bakes Good Cakes, The Best Blog RecipesThe Better Baker

Book Review: The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

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Book Summary:

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager.  Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary.  Lisa is alive.  Alive and living under a new identity.  But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?  As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family.  Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery from international bestselling author Diane Chamberlain.

My thoughts:
As soon as I saw this book on the new release list at my local library, I just knew I had to request it! After a month of waiting, I finally got my hands on it! I'm a HUGE Diane Chamberlain fan, so I couldn't wait to dig in.

My daughter and I sat down on the couch to do our nightly 20 minutes of reading, and after the 20 minutes was up, I couldn't stop. I was already addicted. This story is mysterious, exciting and also pulls at the heartstrings a little. I can't even imagine how Riley feels after these crazy chain of events in her life. This book was so good, I finished it in less than 24 hours. You know those nights of staying up until 1am because the book is that good? Yep, this is one of those.

Although I predicted exactly what was going to happen about halfway through, it was so worth it. Diane Chamberlain has a way with words and storytelling and she never disappoints! Highly recommended!

I rated this book 5 stars!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce Recipe with a Kitchenaid Mixer Giveaway! Also a Tasty Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner with my Bloggy Friends!


Mix It Up For the Holidays Giveaway!

I'm so glad you stopped by! First off we are having a Traditional Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner Blog Hop Style with an amazing GIVEAWAY for dessert!!

After collecting all the recipes you'll need to create a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner, be sure to ENTER for your chance to WIN a 5 Qt, Kitchenaid Mixer that is sure to make life easier in the kitchen for years to come! Are you excited? I know I am! 


And now for my fabulous Raspberry Cranberry Sauce! This recipe is so good! If you think you've never liked cranberry sauce, make sure to try this recipe! It's a hit, let me tell you!

This Raspberry Cranberry Sauce is a great addition to your Thanksgiving menu! If you think you don't like cranberry sauce, definitely give this a try!