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Monday, March 31, 2014

Hidden Mickey on Buena Vista Street: Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Parlor!

Have you spotted this clever tribute to Mickey Moo, the famous cow with the Mickey-shaped spots? This Hidden Mickey is tough to find unless you know where to look. Check out the bottom photo to give you a better look at where to find this tribute!
Thank you to the Cast Members at Clarabelle's who were kind enough to take the top photo for me!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

BubbleFest 2014 at the Discovery Science Center

That's right it is time for Bubblefest once again! Hard to believe that another year has come and gone and that it is the 18th year of Bubblefest!

This year with the start of the massive expansion to the Discovery Science Center, Bubblefest is located on the north parking lot close to the Main Place Mall. It is actually easier to park on the mall side and cross the street to Bubblefest!
Good crowd right at opening!
Lots of great things for kids and adults to do and learn about the science of bubbles!
My friend Rachelle brought her Godson Owen to experience Bubblefest! Owen is working hard and learning about bubbles!
I love how it breaks everything down so everyone can understand various scientific principles surrounding bubbles and various conditions!
Rachelle showing off her awesome bubble making skills!
Rachelle and Owen making bubbles together.
One of my favorite things are the Chicken Idol chickens. Owen and Rachelle are listening to the chickens tell jokes and sing songs.
On site are two food trucks to help with any hunger issues you have while enjoying the bubbles! On opening day there was the CaliFusion Truck!
There was also Ninjas With Attitude!
Plus, Maui Wowi is back again with fresh fruit smoothies and coffee!
New this year is the solar fountain!
Follow the instructions and see if you can trigger the surprise feature!
As you can see there is quite the crowd!
Lots of families out and about!

But the can't miss highlight is the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show! I have seen this show three times and I look forward to this show every single year!
Let's warm up the crowd and go over some ground rules!
The show is put on by Deni Yang and he makes bubbles spin and dance and do some cool things that you never thought a bubble could do before!

Kids are invited to a special floor seating area in front of the stage to get up close and personal with the bubbles!
Here are some highlights from the show!

Smoke filled bubbles look so cool in the air and when they finally pop.
Deni even asks for a couple of brave volunteers to come up!
Bubbles within bubbles!
More smoke filled bubbles!
Bubble artistry in motion!
The finale with lasers and millions of bubbles!

Bubblefest is always my most eagerly anticipated event of the year at the Discovery Science Center! It is a great way for kids and adults to spend the day together! It is such an anticipated event that I highly recommend to get there early especially if your kids want to try everything!

Bubblefest runs now until April 20th!

Check out their site to get more info including prices:
http://www.discoverycube.org/Bubblefest/

*Disclaimer: Tickets to the event were generously provided for by the Discovery Science Center but the opinions are strictly my own*

Friday, March 28, 2014

Medieval Times - March Madness Special - All Seats $28 Until March 31, 2014!

Check out this awesome deal for Medieval Times! All seats just $28 for the next couple of days until March 31st!

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Starbucks Hack: Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries Recipe

Here is another Starbucks Hack! Please remember to order it by the ingredients and not by asking for a Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries! You will only get a confused look. So, here we go with the recipe:

1. Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino

2. Add caramel syrup (1/2 pump for a tall, 1 pump for a grande and 1.5 pumps for a venti)

3.Add toffee syrup (1 pump tall, 1.5 for a grande and 2 pumps for a venti)

4. Add hazelnut syrup (1/2 pump for a tall, 1 pump for a grande and 1.5 pumps for a venti)

5. Optional: add java chips for some crunch

6. Drink and enjoy!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
2 (1 ounce) bottles red food coloring
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

Stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar; press mixture into bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.


Beat 3 packages of cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar at medium-low speed for 1 minute.


Add eggs and next 6 ingredients, mixing on low speed just until fully combined.


Pour batter into prepared crust.


Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is firm.


Run a knife along outer edge of cheesecake.


Turn oven off.


Let the cheesecake stand in oven for 30 minutes.


Remove cheesecake from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.


10 Cover and chill 8 hours.


11 Beat 3 oz cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter at medium speed until smooth; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla beating until smooth.


12 Spread evenly over top of chilled cheesecake.


13 Remove sides of springform pan.

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/red-velvet-cheesecake-107604

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Clip 3 - Engine Room Secure




Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) secures the engine room in the latest clip from Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in theaters April 4!

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Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier - History of The Winter Soldier Featurette




Delve deeper into the Winter Soldier's history in a new featurette from Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in theaters April 4!

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Bruxie's Opening Day in Colorado! Reviewed by a Non-Waffle Fan! Would she become a Waffle Fan? Read on to find out!

Hi Food Fans and Bruxie Fans! The latest member of the Bruxie Family has opened it's doors in Colorado! Friend and Guest Writer Heidi was there to cover opening day for Sasaki Time! Would this non-waffle fan enjoy a gourmet waffle place? Read on to find out!


My Tuesday began just like any other Tuesday. Wake up, go to work, etc. This time, however, Jason surprised me with a Bruxie post on Facebook, and a command (Jason here - I wouldn't say command but more like suggested) that I needed to go and check it out today. Apparently, Bruxie had ventured out of California for the first time ever, and chosen Denver as a new spot. 

What is Bruxie? My knowledge of Bruxie was little to none. All I knew is that a lot of my friends in California love it. Me? Waffles? Sandwiches? Eh, no thanks. Not my thing. That just doesn't sound good to me at all. 

And yet, I was intrigued. I had accompanied Jason on a food outing when I visited California a few months back, and it turned out well. The food was great. I've known Jason for about 12-ish years, and he seems pretty legit. I convinced my friend to go with me after work. 

Bruxie now has a shop in Glendale, CO. This is pretty much Denver. It is in a strip mall, near a Barnes and Noble, Pinkberry and Tokyo Joes. When we pulled up, it looked like it might not be open. Had Jason led me astray for the first time ever? Nope. Plenty of people inside, but not much of a wait (it was after 18:30).

A friendly kid who was either training or being trained, cheerfully opened the door for us and explained Bruxie to us. After much contemplation, I ordered the Roasted Mushroom & Local Goat Cheese sandwich, adding sundried tomatoes. My friend ordered the Premium Albacore Tuna Melt. I'm not usually a dessert person, but noticed they had Lemon Meringue "Pie" (their quotes, not mine), which is my all-time favorite, so I ordered that too. 

There seemed to be quite a few employees around, but that was most likely due to the fact that it was the Grand Opening, and so I anticipate there was a lot of training going on. All the employees were attentive. Some came around offering free custard samples. 

When we got our food, I was still a little skeptical. Not sure about this waffle sandwich business. Let me tell you, I might've been a skeptic, but after trying it (and not putting down the sandwich until I was done), I can honestly say it was so good. For me, the goat cheese was perfect, the sundries tomatoes were awesome, and really, I was pleasantly surprised by the whole meal. My friend agreed. The Lemon Meringue "Pie" was really like a lemon meringue pie meets waffle - so good.

As we were finishing our meal, a person who looked like he was the chef was making his way around the restaurant. He talked with us a bit, and asked us about our meal. I told him my friend from California encouraged me to come and check it out today. This man, it turns out, was none other than Dean Simon, one of the originators of Bruxie! 

For me, the moral of this food outing is to always listen to Jason Sasaki and follow the food adventures of Sasaki Time:). Oh, and to go eat at Bruxie if you are in Denver. 

Thanks for awesome article and the kind words my friend! So, check out Bruxie if you are in the Denver area of the Southern California area!


Bruxie in Glendale, CO
1000 South Colorado Blvd
DenverCO 80246

Hours: Everyday 7am to 9pm

Monday, March 24, 2014

Photos from Fan Event in Beijing for Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

Take a look at some photos from a fan event for Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER in Beijing, China!

Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and directors Anthony and Joe Russo attended a fan event at the popular retail and dining complex Taikooli. They then participated in a press conference that was broadcasted live to fans outside.





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Photos from the London Premiere of Muppets Most Wanted!

Take a look at some photos from the London Premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.






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MUPPETS MOST WANTED is now in theaters! 

The Winter Soldier Stylized Poster from Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

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Alexander Pierce Stylized Poster from Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

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