Seaside, Florida

Seaside, Florida visit by Foodtastic Mom

Seaside, Florida visit by Foodtastic Mom

If Sandestin, Florida boasts the perfect beach with crystal-clear waters, then Seaside, Florida boasts the perfect town setting. So idyllic it is that it served as the movie set for The Truman Show. It looks like a postcard from the 1950’s come to life!

That’s not to say you can’t enjoy some thoroughly “modern” food and drink in Seaside. These days food trucks, craft beer and local food artisans are all the rage and that is what we found while strolling through this picture perfect town by the sea. 

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Sandestin, Florida

Sandestin, Florida by Foodtastic Mom

Sandestin, Florida by Foodtastic Mom

Do you dream of clear turquoise surf bordered by sugar-white sand? Then Sandestin, Florida is the place to book your next beach vacation! We just returned from our fourth summer visit (we rent from a friend’s parents) and as far as beaches in Florida go we’ve found our paradise. This is not a sponsored post but I wanted to document some of our fun to help plan your own visit. 

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Sparkling Peach Lemonade

Sparkling Peach Lemonade by Foodtastic Mom #donthesitaste

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

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

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

The Prize Inside is a Minion #The7thMinion #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #The7thMinion #CollectiveBias

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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