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Spinach Dip Wreath Recipe

Spinach Dip Wreath Ingredients Needed: Cream Cheese Sour Cream Spinach Artichoke Hearts Shallot or Onion Onion Powder Pepper Preparation Instructions:  In a Food Processor, begin with Cream Cheese, and blend until smooth and “fluffy.” Add Sour Cream, Shallots, and Seasoning Once Shallot are minced and encorperated, add Artichokes and Sour Cream – do this slowly, as volume will increase drastically Add Spinach last, and process until fully introduced. Taste for Seasoning Wreath Presentation Instructions: In a cast Iron Skillet, spray with Non Stick Spray. Place fresh Bread Dough (see demo) around the edges Add Spinach Dip in the center, and to …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Recipes

Brie Filled Beggar's Purse Recipe

Brie Filled Beggar’s Purse Appetizer Ingredients Needed: Phyllo Dough Brie Cheese Dried Cranberries Rosemary Pecans Cupcake Pan Non Stick Spray Cooking Instructions: Pre Heat Oven to 400 degrees Cut Brie into Small Bite Sized Pieces Hydrate Cranberries Once Soaked Until Plump, place rosemary and drained cranberries in small pot. Heat until Cranberries become slightly mushy Cut small Squares of Phyllo Dough, just 1” larger than the cupcake pan you are using Spray Cupcake Pan with Non Stick Spray, and place 2-3 Phyllo Squares on top of the opening. Pat Phyllo into cup, leaving the edges hang over Fill Phyllo with Brie, topping with Pecan and Cr …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Recipes

What's Cooking with Chef MJ

Leftover Egg Rolls All your favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers, wrapped in a spring roll, and golden fried.  Here are the few items you will need to provide to make this dish: Assortment of Leftovers (Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, or anything else that you enjoy in a Thanksgiving dinner) 1 package Egg Roll or Spring Roll Wrappers (6”x6”) 2 individual Eggs Soybean or Vegetable Oil (for Frying) In this demonstration, Chef MJ uses cooked Citrus Brined Turkey Breast, Giblet Gravy, Rosemary Stuffing, and Whipped Potatoes for the Filling. For the easiest and best results mix ingredients together.  Taste to make sure i …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Recipes

Maco's Cranberry Jello Salad

“This recipe was a family favorite at Thanksgiving- made with love by my Maco. I called her Maco because I couldn’t get “Grandma” out when I was learning to talk! I make this every Thanksgiving in her memory. She passed from Alzheimer’s in 1992.”   Our very own Lori Thames, Executive Director from our Carlton Senior Living Concord Community shares with us this Thanksgiving Holiday her grandmother’s recipe for Cranberry Jello Salad. If you are interested in more recipes from our residents, our associates and their families you can order your own copy of the Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s “Cookbook For A Cure.” 100% of the proceeds are d …


by Jessica Beck

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Concord, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

Chef Jon's Fall Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

Fall not only marks the beginning of the holiday season it also marks the beginning of soup season. And since there’s no better way to warm your family up on a chilly day than with a nice bowl of soup, we’re highlighting this flavorful fall soup recipe from Chef Jon Platz of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. Chef Jon’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s Second Edition of the Cookbook for a Cure. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise funds for …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

Chef MJ's Pumpkin Cheesecake & Gingersnap Cookie Recipes

The holidays are quickly approaching and Chef MJ’s Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is sure to impress your guests. Serve with MJ’s freshly baked gingersnap cookies and top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, a dusting of cinnamon and white chocolate shavings for an added wow factor. Chef MJ recently prepared this tasty dessert for residents and their families during Carlton Senior Living Sacramento’s candlelight dinner and it was definitely the perfect way to kick off the “pumpkin spice” season.     Prepare pumpkin cheesecake filling and serve with Chef MJ’s gingersnap cookie recipe: Chef “MJ” Jackson is now preparing his favorite dishes f …


by Denee Coleman

Blog, Carlton Senior Living Davis, Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, Recipes

Chef Jon Platz, Carlton Senior Living

Chef Jon's Summer Broccoli Salad Recipe

To celebrate National Chef Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting a summer salad recipe from Chef Jon Platz of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. Chef Jon’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s Cookbook For a Cure. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. This year, our goal is to raise $35,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and each book purchased moves us closer to that goal. The cookbook features a variety of recip …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

Tose's Blue Bowl Potato Salad Recipe

To celebrate National Picnic Month, we’re highlighting a recipe for a classic picnic staple – potato salad. This is a recipe Carlton Senior Living resident, Tose, has been serving up the same way for many years as part of a family tradition. “My mother-in-law always served her potato salad in a blue Bauer bowl. I have done the same,” says Tose. Tose’s recipe is just one of many featured in Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill’s Cookbook For a Cure. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise fu …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

Savory Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Terry's Savory Shrimp Pasta Recipe

To celebrate National Shrimp Day, we’re highlighting a flavorful shrimp recipe from the Cookbook For a Cure created by Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill. This beautifully illustrated cookbook features a collection of original recipes from Carlton associates, residents, families and friends of Carlton Senior Living and was created as a way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. The cookbook is especially important to Terry Barrett, Associate Director of Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, who initiated the project and helped to coordinate the fundraising efforts. The book features a variety of recipes including Connie’s Kentucky Spoon Bre …


by Denee Coleman

Carlton Senior Living, Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, Recipes

Serve It Up with Chef Andrew: Spinach & White Bean Artichoke Dip

Did you know that today is National Artichoke Hearts day? It was surprising for us to learn the health benefits of artichokes; they are an excellent source of dietary fiber, magnesium, and minerals. The fiber intake from eating artichokes can help to lower blood sugar and blood pressure levels ultimately helping to prevent inflammation and protect your heart health. Cynarin can be found in artichokes and is responsible for giving you that sweet taste when you eat one but also helps to increase the bile production in our livers and rids the cholesterol from our bodies. To celebrate today Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis has e …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Recipes, Senior Health & Wellness

Serve It Up with Chef Andrew

Did you know that today is National Meatball day? Meatballs are a mystery regarding who and how they were created. According to some, the meatball could have originated in Persia where it was speculated that the need to do something with leftover meat led to a dish called “kofta.” From Persia it is thought that the meatball phenomenon spread throughout the Middle East and hence to China. For us today, there are more meatball recipes than anyone can keep track of, but with a multitude of options comes vast flavor possibilities! Our very own Chef Andrew Moret from Carlton Senior Living Davis shares with us a Greek Lamb Meatball recipe that is a …


by Jessica Beck

Carlton Senior Living Davis, Community News, Recipes

Mary's Banana Nut Bread Recipe

February 23rd, 2018 National Banana Bread Day “A table without bread is not a table, but bread is a table on it’s own.” -Scottish Gaelic Proverb In recognition of National Banana Bread day we are honored to be able to showcase one of our very own residents who lives at our Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill community. Mary Lawrence’s recipe for Banana Nut Bread was shared on her behalf by her daughter Sue. As her daughter Sue recalls, “Mom loved to bake cookies, breads, pies and we (her children) were the happy recipients!” We invite you to try this recipe on your own and share the delicious results! 


by Jessica Beck

Recipes, Resident Focus