Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Sep 23, 2018

Apple Pecan Pie Recipe

This simple and delicious fall dessert is great for any occasion! Great autumn flavors with the apples, nutmeg, cinnamon and topped with some delicious homemade whipped cream!


Apple Pecan Pie Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This simple and delicious fall dessert is great for any occasion! Great autumn flavors with the apples, nutmeg and cinnamon and topped with some delicious homemade whipped cream!




What would fall in Minnesota be without an apple dessert?

With visits to the apple orchards and picking my own honey crisp apples right off the tree, there's always an abundance of delicious apples around here this time of year!

Sep 9, 2018

Zesty Parmesan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These mashed sweet potatoes are a lovely fall treat! Make them for a side at dinner or something new for Thanksgiving!


Zesty Parmesan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! These mashed sweet potatoes are a lovely fall treat! Make them for a side at dinner or something new for Thanksgiving!




Sweet potatoes are a new found love of mine.

I've eaten them here and there throughout my life, but never went out of my way to purchase or use them at home.

5 Must Try Places to Eat in St Louis, Missouri

Traveling to St Louis? Give these places a try! A few restaurants, a bakery and even ice cream!


5 Must Try Places to Eat in St Louis, Missouri from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Traveling to St Louis? Give these places a try! A few restaurants, a bakery and even ice cream!




A few months back, my friend and co-worker messaged me about a trip to St Louis.

I'd never been and couldn't really pass up $100 round-trip tickets so we decided to book our flights and go!

Aug 12, 2018

Simple Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

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This vanilla pudding is not only easy to make, but delicious! Great for snack, dessert or the kiddo's lunchbox, you'll never want store-bought pudding again!


Simple Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This vanilla pudding is not only easy to make, but delicious! Great for snack, dessert or the kiddo's lunchbox, you'll never want store-bought pudding again!




Making food from scratch has always been my thing.

As I grew older and had a child, it became even more important to cook from scratch. The flavor is so much better and it's still budget friendly.

Jul 29, 2018

Cheesy Mushroom Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe

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These delicious mushroom quesadillas are packed with scrambled eggs, roasted red peppers and shredded cheddar cheese! Such a great way to start the day!



Cheesy Mushroom Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! These delicious mushroom quesadillas are packed with scrambled eggs, roasted red peppers and shredded cheddar cheese! Such a great way to start the day!



Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal. Ever.

The majority of the time when I eat breakfast, it's usually for lunch or dinner.


During the week I'm too busy to eat much more than cereal. Don't judge! I love me some Cinnamon Life or Frosted Mini Wheats and it gets me out the door on time.



Jul 22, 2018

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Kale Macaroni Recipe

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This 30 minute meal is delicious meatless, but also great with leftover rotisserie chicken or shrimp! We used fresh garden kale and onions for a quick summertime dinner, but it's great with store bought veggies for a winter meal too!



Creamy Garlic Parmesan Kale Macaroni Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This 30 minute meal is delicious meatless, but also great with leftover rotisserie chicken or shrimp! We used fresh garden kale and onions for a quick summertime dinner, but it's great with store bought veggies for a winter meal too!





This summer is flying by too fast!

Our weekends are booked through Labor Day, and the past few weekends have been spent by the lake, eating good food and making SO many new memories!

Jul 1, 2018

Tomato Garlic Vinaigrette Recipe

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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!