Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Dec 10, 2017

Cranberry Citrus Almond Holiday Punch Recipe

This non-alcoholic drink is tasty, family friendly and festive! Great for any holiday including Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving or even game day! Add your favorite vodka, sparkling wine or champagne for a delicious adult beverage!

Cranberry Citrus Almond Holiday Punch Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This non-alcoholic drink is tasty, family friendly and festive! Great for any holiday including Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving or even game day! Add your favorite vodka for a delicious adult beverage!



December is sure flying by for our family!

We've been so busy with my daughter's activities. She just finished knowledge bowl, and is in choir and also basketball!

In addition to that, the non-profit I serve at as an Americorps VISTA has TONS of evening programming and activities this month, and of course all of the holiday parties and festivities!

Restaurant Review: Mo's Seafood in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland

A delicious seafood restaurant option located in the Inner Harbor area! Great service and amazing quality seafood options! A must try in the Baltimore, Maryland area if you're traveling!

Mo's Seafood in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland. A delicious seafood restaurant option located in the Inner Harbor area! Great service and amazing quality seafood options! A must try in the Baltimore, Maryland area if you're traveling!



Okay ladies and gents... I'm SOOOO excited for this post!

I visited the east coast for the first time EVER last month and ate ALL the delicious seafood. This is the food I've been dreaming of my whole life. Fresh and fantastic, which you defintely can't find much of in MN!

Dec 4, 2017

Beefy Mushroom, Onion and Orzo Soup Recipe

This soup is hearty, flavorful and great for lunch or dinner! Ground beef makes it budget friendly and it's also a great freezer meal option!

Beefy Mushroom, Onion and Orzo Soup Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This soup is hearty, flavorful and great for lunch or dinner! Ground beef makes it budget friendly and it's also a great freezer meal option!



Have I ever mentioned how much I love soup?

Maybe it's because I grew up and still live in Minnesota and you need soup to keep warm through the winter. Especially days like today. It's drizzling freezing rain right now as I look out the window and it's about to turn into snow. We might even get up to two inches overnight.

Oct 22, 2017

Potato, Sausage and Mushroom Fried Breakfast Hash Recipe

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Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Ready in less than 30 minutes including prep time! Serve with scrambled eggs on the side or a delicious over easy egg on top!

Potato, Sausage and Mushroom Fried Breakfast Hash Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Ready in less than 30 minutes including prep time! Serve with scrambled eggs on the side or a delicious over easy egg on top!



It's been awhile since I've posted a breakfast recipe! Not sure why since I absolutely love me some breakfast.

Mixin' It Up Gluten Free Bakery in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

This post is sponsored by Mixin' It Up Bakery. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

A tasty central Minnesota gluten free bakery with a variety of baked goods including cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, bread, pizza crusts and more!

Mixin' It Up Gluten Free Bakery in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota! A tasty Central Minnesota gluten free bakery with a variety of baked goods including cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, bread, pizza crusts and more!



Hey! Happy Sunday!

I'm back with another restaurant review post today!

Y'all know how much I love locally owned restaurants. I'm happy to announce that this wonderful gem of a bakery is located about 15 minutes from my house in the lovely town of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota!

Oct 10, 2017

Wild Rice Baked Chicken Recipe

A delicious wild rice and vegetable blend including carrots, celery, green bell peppers and onions! The chicken is roasted perfectly and this recipe is healthier too since it's made with NO cream soups!

A delicious wild rice and vegetable blend including carrots, celery, green bell peppers and onions! The chicken is roasted perfectly and this recipe is healthier too since it's made with NO cream soups! Wild Rice Baked Chicken Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year.

I love the gorgeous trees with their leaves changing colors, cooler temps, sweatshirts, soups and best of all, comfort foods.

National Cheese Curd Day with Culver's plus Giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Culver's. The opinions and text are all mine.


I love a good cheese curd! Well actually, I love all cheese!

Did you know Culver's dedicated October 15th as National Cheese Curd Day? One whole day to celebrate the tasty, fried treat?? Sounds fabulous, if you ask me!