Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Aug 12, 2018

Simple Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

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

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

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

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!