Archives for March 14, 2016

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with KRUPS’ Irish Coffee

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KRUPS’ IRISH COFFEE

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Espresso
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 20 ml whisky
  • 20 ml single cream

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the whisky then incorporate the light brown sugar in order to dissolve it.
  2. Pour the mixture into a glass and pour the espresso on top.
  3. Lightly whisk the cream and arrange it carefully on top of the drink.

Credit: Courtesy of KRUPS USA.

Sampling and giveaways will help celebrate the grand opening of new Dunkin’ Donuts location

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced plans to roll out the pink carpet and open its newest location in Atwater Village on Wednesday, March 16 at 5 a.m. The restaurant, located at 3100 Glendale Blvd, will offer the local community the full array of Dunkin’ Donuts’ iconic menu items including fresh-brewed coffee, lattes, delicious baked goods, sandwiches and more.

 

To celebrate the grand opening, the first person in line will be rewarded with a $250 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, while the first 50 people in line will receive a branded travel mug accompanied by a gift card to use towards future restaurant purchases. Throughout the day, guests will also have the opportunity to walk Dunkin’ Donuts’ pink carpet, enjoy free passed samples and pose for photo opportunities with beloved brand mascot, Cuppy.

 

Local dignitaries will be in attendance for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark the momentous occasion and welcome Dunkin’ Donuts to the neighborhood, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. There will also be a check presentation to the Friends of Atwater Village, a local non-profit organization working to improve the neighborhood, from clean-ups to mural projects and more.  In alignment with Dunkin’ Donuts’ goal to support nonprofit organizations making a difference in communities across the United States, the restaurant will donate $1,000 to further the organization’s efforts in Atwater Village.

 

This new location will provide almost 50 jobs to people living in and around Atwater Village and will be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.It will be operated by Good Treats, LLC, owned by franchisees Johnny Andersen and Bjorn Bayley. The franchise group has plans to develop 14 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Glendale, Burbank and the Santa Clarita Valley over the coming years. The new location will also be a part of the DD Green™ Achievement initiative, a green building certification program designed by Dunkin’ Donuts to help franchisees build new, sustainable and energy-efficient restaurants.

 

“We are thrilled to introduce Dunkin’ Donuts to the Atwater Village community and provide the neighborhood with our wide variety of delicious beverages and baked goods,” said Jannita Gonzales, expansion manager for Good Treats, LLC. “This is a great community that we look forward to becoming a part of, and we are confident our fast and friendly service will fit in nicely and help us create a loyal customer base filled with both local residents and visitors.”

 

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinLA) for real time updates.

Credit: Dunkin’ Donuts.

DUNKIN’ DONUTS CELEBRATES OPENING OF FIRST DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT ON MARCH 15

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Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced it will open its first location in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 15. The restaurant, located at 754 S. Olive Street, will roll out the pink carpet and open its doors to the public at 5 a.m. The location will offer local residents and guests the full array of Dunkin’ Donuts’ iconic menu items including fresh-brewed coffee, lattes, delicious baked goods, sandwiches and more.

 

To kick off the grand opening festivities, the first person in line will be rewarded a $250.00 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, while the first 50 people in line will receive a branded travel mug and gift card to use during future Dunkin’ Donuts visits. There will also be plenty of giveaways throughout the day including t-shirts, travel cups and mugs as well as free passed samples for guests to enjoy while waiting in line. Cuppy, Dunkin’ Donuts’ beloved brand mascot, will also be onsite to greet guests and take pictures in front of the step-and-repeat.

 

A ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place to commemorate the grand opening, which will include a check presentation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In alignment with Dunkin’ Donuts’ goal to support children’s health in local communities, the restaurant will provide this donation to help further the organization’s efforts.

 

Open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Los Angeles franchise will be operated by Madison Food Management, LLC, owned by Aharon Aminpour. The small business owner has plans to develop 30 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the San Fernando Valley, Downtown Los Angeles and Central California areas over the coming years.

 

“With the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, we are honored to keep our neighbors running on Dunkin’ and provide them with great food and beverage options available all day long,” said Aharon Aminpour, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “This new location is equipped with ample seating and free Wi-Fi and we welcome those who live, work and visit downtown LA to make our restaurant their go-to stop for a morning coffee, afternoon pick-me-up and after work treat.”

 

The new location is a DD Green Achievement™ restaurant with energy- and water-saving features. These include atmospheric LED lights, high-performance windows and low-flow faucets. DD Green Achievement™ is Dunkin’ Donuts’ sustainable restaurant program for U.S. restaurants that helps franchisees build new, sustainable and energy-efficient establishments.

 

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinLA) for real time updates.

Credit: Dunkin’ Donuts.

Pi Day is 3.14.16 Fun Things to Do to Celebrate Mathematics on March 14, 2016

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day this year falls on March 14! That’s the day people all over the world irrationally and irreverently celebrate this important mathematical constant. It’s the only number with its own holiday.

Most scholars consider Pi to be the most important and fascinating number in all of mathematics.  Technically, the mathematical constant pi is an irrational, or never ending number, created by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter. It is a number that begins with 3.14 but then goes on and on never repeating itself for infinity.

Pi Day (3/14) turns out to be Albert Einstein’s birthday!

Some people make the day special by baking a pie. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an apple pie, a cherry pie or one made with chocolate cream.

Other people, like math and science game wizard Cy Tymony focus on teaching people fun ways to enjoy and learn more about science and mathematics. Cy is the author of the young adult educational book series “Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things”. These books are packed with cool math and science games and projects for kids and teens to play.

This year Cy created www.PiDayFun.com – an educational website dedicated to making Pi Day math memorable with free tips on how kids can have lots of fun using discarded items and without special tools. The site contains 5 Free ‘Pi’ and Math Projects.

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There’s a free download for a whole set of Pi Cards, and directions on how to create a Sneaky Pi Detector, and instructions on how to make a Sneaky Pi Quizzer.

I love this book! Math has never been my favorite subject but this book makes it more fun!!

Check it out! 

For more information, visit www.Sneakymath.com     www.sneakyuses.com  or www.pidayfun.com

Self Disclosure: I received a free book to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received.

Celebrate Pi Day: Healthy (but delicious!) Recipe

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For those of us that have a sweet tooth, children enrolled in math class or just love a good reason to celebrate, National Pi Day is Monday, March 14th! This day in history celebrates the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, 3.14 – but what better way to celebrate an ironic-named holiday than to share in a yummy pie recipe, too!

Viki’s Granola Mixed Berry Crisp

Topping Ingredients:
•    ¾ cups all-purpose flour
•    ½ cup (packed) light brown sugar
•    1 cup Viki’s blueberry almond granola 
•    1 stick unsalted butter
Filling Ingredients:
•    4 cups frozen mixed berries (don’t thaw)
•    1/3 cup of sugar
•    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Directions: 
•    Preheat oven to 375oF.
•    Lightly butter oven safe ceramic bowl.
•    Place topping ingredients into a bowl, working the butter into the granola mixture. Once complete, set aside.
•    Place filling ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
•    Pour the berry mixture into the buttered ceramic bowl.
•    Pour granola mixture evenly on top of the berries.
•    Bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the fruit juices are bubbling.
•    Let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Credit: Viki’s Granola.