Oystercatchers is a delightfully delicious seafood restaurant located in the Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay! The food is scrumptious, the service is top notch, the ambiance is fabulous, and the views are spectacular! I was very impressed with the presentation, depth of flavors, and overall experience at Oystercatchers. It is a rare find indeed to have so many great qualities AND deliver on the flavors. This quickly became one of the best --perhaps THE best seafood restaurants I have ever dined at. Oystercatchers The appetizers were beautiful, fresh, and tasty! Chef's Special Shrimp Appetizer - this was delicious and bountiful with flavor. Oystercatchers Scallop Ceviche Appetizer - I was surprised at how bright and tasty this was! Our main courses at Oystercatchers did not disappoint either! They were amazing! Oystercatchers offers a very hearty and exquisite Lobster Mac and Cheese! I thoroughly enjoyed my yummy Scallops, Lobster and Polenta! The polenta was creamy, the … [Read more...]
Bomb Pop, Summer Fun, and Childhood Memories… Plus a Giveaway!
Disclosure: I received my own patriotic prize pack to help facilitate this review/giveaway. Prize was also provided. All opinions are my own. I remember hearing the familiar musical sounds of the ice cream truck as it entered my neighborhood as a child--especially during the hot summer months in Florida. I also remember that the Original Bomb Pop was one of my favorite choices that were offered. Those were some wonderful days... Sitting with my friends, eating our cool treats, while the summer heat beat down on us. We never felt the heat though--not while we slurped up our delicious selections without a care in the world! Do you remember those wonderful summer days from your childhood? Well, those days are here again, my friends! I was able to share a bit of my childhood with friends and family recently... I had a fun and tasty patriotic 'Bomb Pop' party! Once I had everything set up, and the kids had had some fun in the pool, it was time to introduce them … [Read more...]
LilSnappers Fresh Fruit Recipes
I am always looking for ways to get creative in the kitchen, and to help my children enjoy fresh fruits and veggies. So, when I had the opportunity to try fresh fruit especially for little ones, I jumped at the chance! Plus, these particular fresh fruits are made smaller than what you normally see--they are "kid size fruits"! What are LilSnappers? So, glad you asked! LilSnappers are two awesome companies, Sunkist Growers and Stemilt Growers, that joined forces to make a great brand for kids. They offer over 20 varieties of LilSnappers--including organic options. They also come with these fabulous bags that stand up in the fridge and make it easy to access the yummy fruit. Currently, you can find LilSnappers in Louisiana (New Orleans), Florida (Jacksonville) and North Carolina at the following locations: Rouse’s Publix Ingles Super Markets Harris Teeter Super Markets Winn Dixie Stores C&S Wholesale Groceries If you do not have them available in your area, you … [Read more...]