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3 Delicious No-Bake Desserts

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 29, 2014

If you have a craving for something sweet, but don't feel like firing up the oven, you're in luck. This collection of no-bake desserts has something for every taste, so whip up one of the recipes for your next get-together with friends.

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How To Make Your Own Eggnog

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 24, 2014

One of the most notable holiday drinks is rich and creamy eggnog. This beverage is loved by many and has even inspired December to be named National Eggnog Month. There's no shame in indulging in a cup or two of the sweet drink during holiday celebrations, but it's not the best beverage to have regularly. Store-bought varieties usually contain between 250 and 400 calories per cup, with high levels of saturated fats and sugars. You're much better off making one of these quick and easy homemade versions of the classic winter treat.

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Barbara’s Popular American Lasagna Recipe

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 23, 2014

Huntington Common, ME, recently hosted their Pot Luck Social, which included many delicious entrees submitted by residents. One of the biggest hits at the community’s event was Barbara Biddison’s American lasagna. Barbara recalls obtaining the recipe from a good friend in a dinner club that she attended years ago and it has since become a staple meal at her family dinners. According to Barbara, her daughter always has one of these tasty lasagnas in the freezer ready for busy nights and her family gatherings are sure to always include one on the menu.

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Keep Warm With Hearty Chickpea And Spinach Soup

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 22, 2014

It's easy to fall into a habit of eating plain meals and lots of leftovers during the chilly winter months, but there's no reason you can't try a new recipe once in a while. Soups are quick and easy to make, and they're great to share with friends and family. If you're feeling adventurous and want to try a new recipe, this chickpea and spinach soup might be just what you're looking for.

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4 Tips When Giving Baked Goods As Gifts

By Tim Watt  |  December 19, 2014

If you're strapped for time as the holidays approach, there's no need to visit the mall to get your last-minute gifts. Baked goods make a wonderful present for just about everyone on your list. Use these four tips to make your famous apple pie or white chocolate brownies into the perfect holiday gift.

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Steven’s Peanut & Chocolate Blossoms

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 17, 2014

Steven, the Terrace Club Coordinator of Sunrise at University Park, CO, remembers making this recipe over 10 years ago. His grandmother’s Peanut Butter Cookie recipe inspired this delicious treat, but instead of making from scratch, Pillsbury.com offers a quicker method with their premade dough for the busy holiday season! At the community, Steven typically bakes with residents during the morning so everyone can enjoy this tasty treat for the rest of the day.

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3 Delectable Single-Serving Desserts

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 15, 2014

Do you ever find yourself craving a warm, gooey brownie, but don't want to make a whole batch? When you live alone, it's inconvenient that most homemade desserts are made in large batches. The good news is that there are quick and easy ways to whip up a single serving of your favorite sweet treat. Use these three recipes to make a delicious dessert for one tonight.

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Tony’s Easy Holiday Rum Cake

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 8, 2014

Tony Riley, Activities & Volunteer Coordinator at Sunrise of Lower Makefield, PA, loves to share his easy holiday rum cake recipe with residents, loved ones and team members. He learned how to make this delicious dessert from his mother, who made it every year for Christmas. Though traditionally he grew up having this dessert during the holidays, Tony has made this for residents during the summer and on Thanksgiving – everyone loved it!

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