Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Jul 1, 2018

Tomato Garlic Vinaigrette Recipe

This summer dressing is perfect with lettuce salads, pasta salads and delicious drizzled over roasted vegetables! Skip the store bought stuff and make this instead!


Tomato Garlic Vinaigrette Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This summer dressing is perfect with lettuce salads, pasta salads and delicious drizzled over roasted vegetables! Skip the store bought stuff and make this instead!




I have SO many summertime foodie favorites!

Garden fresh tomatoes are at the top of my list, along with cherries, kohlrabi and peas!

Jun 24, 2018

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

This pasta salad is packed with chicken, bacon, sun dried tomatoes, zucchini and so much more! Great for any summer picnic or barbecue!


Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This elbow macaroni pasta salad is packed with chicken, bacon, sun dried tomatoes, zucchini and so much more! Great for any summer picnic or barbecue!




When it comes to pasta salads, I've got everyone covered!

I have almost 20 pasta salad recipes posted here on the blog, and I always provide pasta salads for BBQ's or picnics with friends and family.

Jun 3, 2018

Grill or Oven Cheesy Bacon Foil Pack Potatoes Recipe

A delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner side! Perfect for camping or a BBQ at home! Serve with eggs for breakfast, or with pork, chicken or beef for dinner!

Grill or Oven Cheesy Bacon Foil Pack Potatoes Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! A delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner side! Perfect for camping or a BBQ at home! Serve with eggs for breakfast, or with pork, chicken or beef for dinner!



Happy June!

My summer has been pretty fantastic so far!

I've spent my time the last couple weeks celebrating my birthday, eating delicious BBQ, boating on the lake in northern MN, drinking mojitos and shopping at garage sales!

May 20, 2018

Rhubarb Cherry Crisp Dessert Recipe

This springtime dessert is so delightful with it's sweet and tart flavors! Use strawberry or raspberry Jello for a new flavor every time!

Rhubarb Cherry Crisp Dessert Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This springtime dessert is so delightful with it's sweet and tart flavors! Use strawberry or raspberry Jello for a new flavor every time!



After being on vacation for five days, I was welcomed home by rhubarb plants that were ready to be picked!

Not like I needed to come home and make a dessert after eating amazing food in Chattanooga, Birmingham, Montgomery and Atlanta all week, but I've been waiting for this moment FOREVER!

May 6, 2018

Roasted Parsnip Breakfast Home Fries Recipe

This breakfast or dinner side dish is unique, delicious and so simple to make! The freshness of the green onions go great with the roasted parsnips!

Roasted Parsnip Breakfast Home Fries Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This breakfast or dinner side dish is unique, delicious and so simple to make! The freshness of the green onions go great with the roasted parsnips!



Spring in Minnesota is one of my most favorite things!

There's nothing like seeing beautiful blossoms on my nanking cherry bushes, enjoying kabobs from our first BBQ of the season, planting flowers and watching my daughter ride bike or play at the park.

Apr 29, 2018

Pina Colada Rum Slush Recipe

A fruity, addicting and refreshing spring and summer beverage that's great for any party, BBQ or picnic!

Pina Colada Rum Slush Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! A fruity, addicting and refreshing spring and summer beverage that's great for any party, BBQ or picnic!



Finally, after an extended winter, spring has finally arrived here in MN! Woo-hoo!

What did I do to celebrate this gorgeous weather?

Apr 8, 2018

Ground Beef and Vegetables with Garlic Seasoned Potatoes Recipe

Meat and potato comfort food just like your grandma made! This dinner is ready in 30 minutes and is so simple but so delicious! Budget friendly too!

Ground Beef and Vegetables with Garlic Seasoned Potatoes Recipe. Meat and potato comfort food just like your grandma made! This dinner is ready in 30 minutes and is so simple but so delicious! Budget friendly too!



I am SO excited to share this recipe with all of you today!

This has been a family favorite for almost a year and I can't believe it hasn't made an appearance here on the blog yet.