Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Feb 10, 2019

Mini Chocolate Chip Madeleines Recipe

These delicious little cake cookies are wonderful for any occasion! We love serving them at holiday parties, for snack or dessert!

Mini Chocolate Chip Madeleines

Mini Chocolate Chip Madeleines Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! These delicious little cake cookies are wonderful for any occasion! We love serving them at holiday parties, for snack or dessert! Also great with mint, butterscotch or white chocolate chips!


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Madeleines. Such sweet, little bites of goodness.

My first experience with madeleines was not very glamourous. No amazing French bakery, just a package from the "bakery" at Target.

Jan 20, 2019

Southern Bacon Red Rice Recipe

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Everything is better with bacon, especially this traditional southern side dish! Packed with flavor from tomatoes, onion, celery and garlic!


Southern Bacon Red Rice Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Everything is better with bacon, especially this traditional southern side dish! Packed with flavor from tomatoes, onion, celery and garlic!


Sunday is always a big comfort food day for me and my family! There's nothing like sitting down to a delicious Sunday morning breakfast, or Sunday afternoon dinner.

This morning we ventured over to my sister, Shantel's house for an amazing Sunday breakfast!

I linked her Instagram above, because she is amazing and is currently restoring a 1918 farm house and posts about her adventures! Head over and give her a follow!

Dec 31, 2018

20+ Cheap and Easy Recipes to Use Canned Beans

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Looking for budget friendly meals? This recipe collection includes slow cooker, soups, salads, Mexican and Italian recipes!



20+ Cheap and Easy Recipes to Use Canned Beans




What better way to start off the new year than to share some budget friendly recipes, especially if one of your resolutions is to save more money!

Today's recipe collection is inspired by National Bean Day which is January 6th!

I love using beans in many of my recipes because they are cheap, healthy and so easy to add to almost any meal.

My Day of Food and Fun in Atlanta, Georgia

Spending a day or two in Atlanta?!? Check out the restaurants, bakeries and other attractions we experienced!


Spending a day or two in Atlanta?!? Check out the restaurants, bakeries and other attractions we experienced! My Day of Food and Fun in Atlanta, Georgia!


Atlanta was another city we didn't have much time in on our ladies trip last May, but we sure did a lot with the time we had!

You can see the highlights from the rest of our trip in Montgomery, AL, Birmingham, AL and Chattanooga, TN by clicking on each city.

Dec 2, 2018

Coffee Eggnog Recipe

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Make your eggnog extra special with some coffee and whipped cream! So perfect for any Christmas celebration or holiday party! Add your favorite liquor for a delicious adult drink!


Coffee Eggnog Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Make your eggnog extra special with some coffee and whipped cream! So perfect for any Christmas celebration or holiday party! Add your favorite liquor for a delicious adult drink!


Happy December everyone!

It defintely feels like Christmas around our house! We've been busy decorating and testing out new holiday treats.

My Day of Food and Fun in Clanton and Montgomery, Alabama

Enjoy some Italian food, fresh peaches, history and more!




Welcome to day #3 of my ladies trip earlier this year!

Today I'm sharing our adventures in Clanton and Montgomery, Alabama! If you haven't already, go check out day #1 in Chattanooga and day #2 in Birmingham!

Nov 25, 2018

Salmon Macaroni Casserole Recipe

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This delicious and family friendly comfort food casserole can be on the table in an hour! Use canned salmon, leftover cooked salmon fillets or even give tuna a try!


Salmon Macaroni Casserole Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! This delicious and family friendly comfort food casserole can be on the table in an hour! Use canned salmon, leftover cooked salmon fillets or even give tuna a try!


Thanksgiving for us has finally come to an end!

We had a meal at my sister's house on Thursday, and then again at my Dad's house today. My belly is still full and I'll be hitting the gym extra this week to make up for all the deliciousness!