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Mountain Mike’s Pizza to Host “Pizza 4 a Purpose” Fundraiser on Cyber Monday

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Have you had Mountain Mike’s Pizza yet? It’s one of the largest pizza chains in California and the U.S. and is famous for its zesty, curling and mountainous pepperoni, as well as its specialty pizzas such as The Everest and Pike’s Peak Mountain.mountain-mikes-fundraiser

On Cyber Monday, November 27, Mountain Mike’s encourages Cyber Monday shoppers and pizza lovers from across California to join with friends and family and purchase a “Pizza 4 a Purpose.” to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. mountain-mikes-logopizza-for-a-purpose In the holiday spirit of giving, Mountain Mike’s will donate $4 for every large pizza sold on Cyber Monday at all 190 of its restaurants to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. This fundraising event includes all online, dine-in, take-out and delivery orders, and will take place from open to close at each restaurant location on November 27.

“We feel very strongly and wanted to give back to those who have supported us over the past 40 years. We are dedicating Cyber Monday to be a day of giving to those people and communities affected by the recent fires in Northern California. Our commitment to help rebuild neighborhoods throughout the impacted region is unwavering and we are proud to partner with the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. ” – Robert Quick, president of Mountain Mike’s Pizza.

The company’s dedication to supporting the North Bay Fire Relief Fund is also personal: one of its Santa Rosa stores, located at 3781 Cleveland Ave., was destroyed from fire damage last month. Northern California was devastated by October 2017’s raging wildfires, the single most destructive wildfires in the Golden State’s history. According to insurance officials, more than $1.2 billion in damages were suffered as many families and communities were deeply impacted by the disaster.

To participate in Pizza 4 a Purpose or for more information about Mountain Mike’s Pizza, please visit mountainmikespizza.com or follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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Easy to Make Mickey Mouse Cookie Recipe #HappyBirthdayMickey

I love all things Mickey Mouse and since it’s our favorite mouse’s birthday, I decided to share an easy to make recipe to celebrate him!happy-birthday-mickey-2017

I’m a strong believer that anything shaped like Mickey tastes better! Don’t you agree? I thought It would be fun to make an easy snack in the kitchen, that my daughter could help with. This is a very easy Mickey Mouse Cookie recipe using store bought cookie dough, because I’m about saving time. Enjoy!  easy-to-make-mickey-mouse-cookies

what-youll-need

  • store bought sugar cookie mix or pre-made dough. (If you have more time you can make it from scratch too)
  • “Mickey” cookie cutter
  • flour
  • light corn syrup
  • parchment paper
  • sprinkles easy-to-make-mickey-cookies-sprinkles

baking-directions

  1. Prepare the sugar cookies as directed on package. I wrap my cookie dough in plastic and stick it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, just to chill it.
  2. Cover a counter top area with some flour. Roll out sugar cookie dough with a rolling pin until the dough is the desired thickness. (between 1/4″ and 1/2 ” thick)Mickey-Mouse-Cookies-dough
  3. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. I like to bake these on parchment paper so they are easier to transfer from the baking sheet to the cooling rack, with less chance of breaking.Not-So-Spooky-Mickey-Mouse-Halloween-Cookies-Baking
  4. Cut out Mickey heads and place each one on baking sheet, leaving plenty of distance between each one
  5. Bake as directed on package.adding-sprinkles
  1. After removing cookies from oven, transfer to cooling racks and allow them to completely cool down.
  2. Baste a thin layer of light corn syrup on the tops of the sugar cookies and shake sprinkles on top, allowing them to dry and stick.Not-so-spooky-mickey-mouse-halloween-cookies-cool-downnot-so-spooky-mickey-mouse-halloween-cookies-ready-to-eat

enjoy-your-cookies

So, what’s your favorite simple snack recipe to make? Is it something Mickey-shaped, too? Don’t forget to wish Mickey a very Happy Birthday by posting on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey!

{Giveaway} Score Big With Islands’ NFL Happy Hour + Enter to Win

Have you heard about Islands NFL Happy Hour? It kicked off at the start of the NFL Season last month offering an extended happy hour from 4 p.m. to close in the bar area every Monday and Thursday. Guests can also enjoy the happy hour menu, which is available right now, all day Sunday, too.islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-facadeDuring NFL Happy Hour, everything offered on the happy hour menu is under $10., including loaded Island Nachos ($7.99), Sliders ($4.99), Big Island Iced Tea ($5.95) and Coors Light ($2.99).
islands-mai-taiEach location also has multiple big screen TVs playing NFL RedZone and NFL Sunday Ticket, and each restaurant features bartender-call-it specials/trivia games for chances to win gift cards and swag.islands-spinach-and-artichoke-dipWe stopped by our local Islands to join in all the fun NFL Happy Hour offers. It’s always a great time at Islands, especially when we get to enjoy some of our favorite appetizers such as the Spinach & Artichoke Dip and the Cheese Fries.islands-cheese-friesOur family also just loves dining at Islands for their regular food too. Whether it’s a salad, a wrap, a burger, a BLT, or even something off their Gremmie Menu, there’s something for everyone in your party on their menu.islands-restaurant-the-wedge-blt

islands-kids-menuOh and of course, there’s always room for dessert! Specifically, Kona Pie! Have you had one before? They’re HUGE and plenty to share with your family! islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-kona-pieI’m hosting a giveaway on my Facebook page right now for one (1) of my lucky readers to win a $25 Islands gift card, so they can go in and enjoy NFL Happy Hour (or anything on the menu.) To enter, go here and leave a comment telling me your favorite Islands menu item. The giveaway will be open until 11:59 p.m. on October 28, 2017. One winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and winner will be contacted via email. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, ages 18 years and older. Islands Restaurants are located in CA, AZ, NV, and HI. The giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook. islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-yaki-tacosSo, what’s your favorite thing to eat at Islands Restaurant? Leave a comment below and share with me.

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