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Spruce Up Your Gathering With Authentic-Tasting Mocktails

That's not a typo! You can bring an added level of fun to your next party at the retirement community by whipping up a batch of non-alcoholic cocktails, also referred to as mocktails. These libations have all the flavor of your favorite drinks without any of the empty calories that alcohol adds. It's an especially great option for when you're getting together with friends who don't drink, so try this new twist on your favorite traditional cocktail today.

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4 Heart-Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

There are many ingredients that can benefit your heart, such as nuts, berries, dark green veggies and spices such as turmeric and cinnamon. However, you might not be sure how to incorporate these ingredients into your diet. One option to increase your consumption of these heart-healthy ingredients is to add daily green smoothies to your weekly menu. Here are four smoothie recipes that taste great and can help boost your overall health.

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A Beginner's Guide To Wine Pairings

There's nothing quite like a home-cooked meal paired with a great glass of wine. In fact, libations can really make or break a meal, which is why so many restaurants pay wine experts to create pairings for each entree. However, you don't have to be a sommelier to pick the best wine to complement your dinner. Here are some tips that will help you pick the perfect bottle of vino and impress your friends at the retirement community.

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3 Traditional Irish Dishes For St. Patrick's Day

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. 

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3 Teas To Soothe Your Sore Throat

There are likely a number of illnesses that make their way around your retirement community during cold and flu season, any of which may be accompanied by a sore throat. If you wake up one day with that telltale scratch in your throat, there's not much you can do but wait for your cold to pass. However, there are a number of drinks that can help to ease the discomfort of a sore throat.

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3 Ways To Jazz Up Hot Chocolate

Tired of the same old hot chocolate recipe? There are many different ways to switch up this classic winter drink, and there's sure to be a recipe that suits your individuals tastes. Whether you're partial to spicy drinks, rich dark chocolate flavors or low-sugar beverages, use these options to jazz up your hot cocoa the next time you're entertaining friends from your retirement community.

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3 Tasty Recipes To Celebrate Exotic Fruit Month

December isn't just for candy canes and eggnog. The winter month is also National Exotic Fruit Month, making it the perfect time to get creative with your diet. Lots of tropical fruits like mangoes, papayas and carambola taste great and come packed with vitamins and nutrients. Here are a few of the benefits of trying new produce and three recipes to get you started.

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How To Make Your Own Eggnog

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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