Spring Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe Perfect For Spring! What's better than coming in from a day on the beach and enjoying some refreshing frozen yogurt? We have the perfect strawberry frozen yogurt recipe for you. It is clean eating that we promise your family will love! Also, keep reading to learn about a few of our favorite strawberry farms on your way into the Gulf Coast! Your kids will love the sweetness of the strawberries, and with just a couple of ingredients, this recipe is easy to make with little clean-up! What You'll Need: [...]

2021-03-26T09:51:48-05:00March 26th, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Best Brunch Spots on Alabama’s Coast

Best Brunch Spots in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Are you planning a vacation to the Gulf Coast? The Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area is a popular place to vacation, not only because of the white sandy beaches but also because of all the exciting activities. Check out some of the best brunch spots in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach below! Also, be sure to check out our favorite Gulf-front condos in Orange Beach as accommodations for your stay! 4 Brunch Spots in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach 1. Brick and Spoon Brick and Spoon [...]

2021-03-02T16:45:05-06:00March 2nd, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Try This Easy Coastal Cobb Salad

Coastal Cobb Salad Looking for an easy meal the whole family will love? Not only will this coastal cobb salad please even the pickiest of eaters, but it is also simple and quick to make! A timely ingredient prep and 4 steps later, you have a beautiful cobb salad that will stay fresh for days! There are many different ways to make a classic cobb salad. Choosing a variety of ingredients and vinaigrettes are two ways to make this simple salad recipe your own. A cobb salad is the perfect meal for those who meal prep and may have [...]

2021-02-24T10:46:49-06:00February 24th, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Dinner for Two at the Beach

Steak and Shrimp For Two at the Beach Valentine's Day is coming up! What better way to celebrate this romantic holiday than a long weekend with someone special at the beach? Book your February getaway in one of our beach vacation rentals and savor some time for two at the beach. Gulf views, breathtaking sunsets, a walk on the beach - sounds like the perfect weekend for us! To really impress that someone special, whip up this recipe for steak and shrimp for two at the beach. If you have never cooked steak before, don't be intimated! It's much [...]

2021-01-26T09:36:03-06:00January 26th, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

A Recipe for Health and Prosperity

Our Favorite Recipe for Black-Eyed Pea Salsa ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Have you ever wondered why we eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day? Folklore says that, if eaten on New Year's Day, black-eyed peas bring about health and prosperity in the new year. We don't know about you, but after 2020, we could all use a little health and prosperity! It's also said that you should eat one black-eyed pea for every day of the year. Could you stomach 365 black-eyed peas? In an effort to make black-eyed peas a little more exciting this year, we're sharing our [...]

2020-12-29T14:39:20-06:00December 21st, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Gulf Coast Comfort Food

Easy Gumbo Recipe ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Here on the Gulf Coast, we consider gumbo to be comfort food. If you're looking for a non-traditional dish to bring to your holiday dinner, this gumbo recipe is the way to go. Each gumbo recipe has four main stars: shrimp, sausage, roux, and a little bit of Cajun heat. Of course, you can always add more heat if you prefer. Normally we try and keep our Southern Scoop recipes quick and easy, but we must admit this gumbo recipe does take about an hour and a half to make. However, the [...]

2020-12-04T08:29:34-06:00November 20th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

A Festive Holiday Cocktail

Black Cherry Mule for Holiday Celebrations ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Celebrating the holidays at the beach this year? You'll want to give this festive holiday cocktail a spin! If you love a Moscow or Kentucky Mule, then the Black Cherry Mule is for you. It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart and will have you feeling full of holiday cheer in no time. Serve this cocktail during your holiday vacation at the beach - whether you're coming for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukkah, or just a Friendsgiving trip. Ready to make a Black Cherry Mule? Grab your copper mug and [...]

2020-11-10T10:02:35-06:00November 10th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

The Scoop on Grilled Oysters

Where to Get Grilled Oysters on the Gulf Coast ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's oyster season here in Florida and Alabama! It's an old tradition to only eat oysters during the months with an “r” in the name – September through April – to ensure they are as fresh as possible. We don't know about you, but we love oysters. They're extremely versatile and can be enjoyed in a number of different ways, from raw to Oysters Rockafeller and everything in between. But, have you ever tried grilled oysters? Baked oysters are extremely popular, but we have to say [...]

2020-10-27T12:47:39-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Local Love: Our Favorite Breweries

Our Favorite Breweries in Pensacola, 30A, and More ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Are you a beer lover? The popularity of craft beer has soared over the last few years, and we're seeing breweries pop up all along the Gulf Coast. In fact, we've found some of our favorite breweries in Pensacola, 30A, Destin, and Gulf Shores this way - right here in our own backyard! No matter where you are staying on vacation with us, you're sure to find a brewery nearby. Unique craft beers, outdoor seating, and pet-friendly spaces are just some of the factors that will draw [...]

2020-10-20T16:43:44-05:00October 20th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Our Favorite Beer-Battered Hushpuppies

Beer-Battered Hushpuppies ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Looking for a new fall recipe to try out with friends and family? These beer-battered hushpuppies are a must! We added onions and ground red pepper for a sweet and savory kick, and 3/4 of a cup of your favorite ale adds an extra kick. For a bold take on this fall recipe, try out a pumpkin beer like Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin, or visit a local brewery to stock up on your favorites. There are breweries all around the area, from Perfect Plain and Gulf Coast Brewery in Pensacola to Salty Oak [...]

2020-09-25T15:14:36-05:00September 25th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|