Sparkling Peach Lemonade

I am partnering with Sweet’N Low® Zero Calorie Sweetener and Social Stars each month (June through December) of this year to bring you a low-calorie, tasty beverage recipe. As always, all opinions are my own. #donthestitaste

Sparkling Peach Lemonade by Foodtastic Mom #donthesitaste
I made this sparkling peach lemonade on packing day. Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we begin our drive down to Sandestin, Florida… it’s on the “Emerald Coast” (Gulf-side) of the Florida panhandle, and is pretty much paradise with its crystal clear blue waters and sugar white sands. It’s been a few years since we’ve spent a week on the coast, and I’ve definitely gone through withdrawal. There’s nothing more therapeutic than the ocean in my opinion.

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Summer in Cincinnati

Summer in Cincinnati by Foodtastic Mom Shake Rattle and Roll at Kings Island

I feel like in the summer I should switch over to being a travel and lifestyle blogger instead of a recipe blogger. At least for my non-paid posts. We have been all over this city and we’re only about halfway through the season. So I thought I’d give a glimpse into our lives outside of my blogging focus of recipe creation. If you live in Cincinnati, or if you’ve ever thought of planning a vacation here, much of this information will be of interest to you!

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Easiest Peach Cobbler

Easiest Peach Cobbler by Foodtastic Mom

Add this easiest peach cobbler to your menu for any holiday gathering and you’ll get asked for the recipe! I know the Fourth is tomorrow and everyone is posting everything Red White and Blue, but this is the dessert I made for our dinner yesterday. I had a ton of frozen peaches (from fresh that were straight from Georgia thanks to The Peach Truck) and I’d been wanting to try this cobbler recipe my neighbor shared with me.

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The Prize Inside is a Free Minion

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The Prize Inside is a Minion #The7thMinion #CollectiveBias

My two minions (they are 10 and 8) love The Minions, what about yours? I feel like the release date for the Minions movie (July 10th) is going to be declared a National Holiday at our house. My kids (and quite frankly their Dad and I) are bursting with excitement to see it. I just had to participate in this search for the 7th Minion in specially marked XL (family-size) boxes of General Mills cereals. I felt like it was a mom obligation!

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Red White and Blue Sangria

I am partnering with Sweet’N Low® Zero Calorie Sweetener and Social Stars each month (June through December) of this year to bring you a low-calorie, tasty beverage recipe. As always, all opinions are my own. #donthestitaste

Red White and Blue Sangria with Sweet'N Low #donthesitaste

How do you celebrate the Fourth of July? I can’t believe that here we are, less than a week away from the patriotic holiday. Summer both drags on and flies by with both our kids home. The routine of school is absent but somehow we’ve been no less busy. Camps, the pool, our amusement park, piano and golf lessons, work for me and Ironman Triathlon training for my husband have kept us on the run. 

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Peach Freezer Jam

Freezer Peach Jam by Foodtastic Mom

Summer has officially taken over around here. My skin and brain are fried. This June is the first time my blog has exploded while my kids are home from school… and I’m feeling frazzled. Too much work is a good thing. Too much kid time is a good thing. Together they are making my introverted personality short-circuit. If the whole summer is like this, I’ll need an employee to help me through it all next summer! 

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