Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Jun 4, 2017

Easy Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons Recipe

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A delicious and inexpensive way to make your own croutons! Use day old bread, buns or any other bread you have on hand! Great on salad, soup or even as a snack!

A delicious and inexpensive way to make your own croutons! Use day old bread, buns or any other bread you have on hand! Great on salad, soup or even as a snack! Easy Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!



Time flies.

How was it that I last posted on May 14th?

This is very typical of spring and summer in Minnesota. We always seem to have plans and have to take advantage of the nice weather since we only have a few months of it during the summer!

May 14, 2017

Amazing Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

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This lovely springtime dessert couldn't be any easier! Ready in less than an hour and so good with the sweet and tangy flavors!

This lovely springtime dessert couldn't be any easier! Ready in less than an hour and so good with the sweet and tangy flavors! Amazing Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



Happy Mother's Day to all you fantastic moms out there!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day this year! I spent some time in the kitchen with my daughter, Ella and made this tasty Rhubarb Cobbler!

May 7, 2017

One Pan Baked Paprika Chicken with Vegetables Recipe

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Super easy and delicious chicken with potatoes, tomatoes, onions and garlic! Enough for the whole family and bakes in one hour!

Super easy and delicious chicken with potatoes, tomatoes, onions and garlic! Enough for the whole family and bakes in one hour! One Pan Baked Paprika Chicken with Vegetables Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



It's finally spring in MN! We had snow on Monday, but it's been gorgeous ever since!

The apple trees and cherry bushes have blossomed and the rhubarb plants are huge! It's my favorite time of year.

Apr 30, 2017

Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic Paprika Butter Recipe

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An easy side or meatless main dish for any mushroom lover! Goes great with most anything including chicken, beef, pork, pasta or rice!

An easy side or meatless main dish for any mushroom lover! Goes great with most anything including chicken, beef, pork, pasta or rice! Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic Paprika Butter Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



Ahhh, mushrooms! How I love this amazing food!

It's been awhile since I've posted a mushroom recipe here on the blog. I still love them more than ever, but no one else in my family does! They don't know what's good for them. 😉

Bluebird Cakery in Mankato, Minnesota

All the cupcakes you could want and more! Delicious cupcakes, beautiful interior, all located in downtown Mankato! A definite must try if you're a cupcake lover!

All the cupcakes you could want and more! Delicious cupcakes, beautiful interior, all located in downtown Mankato! A definite must try if you're a cupcake lover! Bluebird Cakery in Mankato, Minnesota



I had the pleasure of visiting my sister and her family in Mankato over Easter weekend! Whenever we hang out, we always have to eat some good food and visit either book stores, thrift stores or antique stores!

Apr 9, 2017

Baked Sticky Rhubarb Pudding Recipe

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This non-traditional rhubarb dessert will be a new springtime family favorite! Serve with whipped cream or ice cream on top for an extra treat!

This non-traditional rhubarb dessert will be a new springtime family favorite! Serve with whipped cream or ice cream on top for an extra treat! Baked Sticky Rhubarb Pudding Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



It's no secret by now. I LOVE everything rhubarb! I'm a true Minnesotan and like many people who live here, we have rhubarb growing in our backyard!

La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop in Phoenix, Arizona

Fresh, light and delicious! One of the best taco restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona area! A new favorite place to get your Mexican food fix!

Fresh, light and delicious! One of the best taco restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona area! A new favorite place to get your Mexican food fix! La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop in Phoenix, Arizona



Are you visiting Phoenix for the first time, or just looking for a new favorite place to eat?

Look no further! La Santisima is that spot!