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St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, and many people are getting ready to celebrate, whether they're Irish or not. The holiday has become a mainstream observance and a great excuse to get together with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Here are three traditional Irish recipes that you can make for your St. Patty's Day festivities.
Valentine's Day is a big holiday for candy, and it might be hard to get in the spirit this year if you're trying to limit your sugar intake. The good news, seasonal snacks don't have to be unhealthy. Here are three delicious Valentine's Day treats that you can make at home and share with your loved ones. The snacks are so flavorful that some might say they're better than candy!
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.
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.
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.
There are so many varieties of seasonal drinks that it can be hard to please everyone. Some of your relatives may want an alcoholic punch, while your friends at the retirement community like a more traditional fruity beverage. If you're in charge of libations this holiday season, use these different punch recipes to make a drink that's perfect for the crowd.
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!
Many holiday appetizers are loaded with fat, sodium or sugar. It can be hard to get in the seasonal spirit when you're eating such unhealthy foods, so why not try a more nutritious dish? Use these three recipes at your next big holiday gathering to feed the crowd while still staying healthy.