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Bon Appetit Cornish Hen

Dec 6, 2022 3:12:24 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Get ready for the holidays with this festive Cornish Hen recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Ocala. Decadent, delicious and full of flavor, it is a meal that is sure to impress. Whether you're making a family meal, a holiday party, or simply want to try something new, Cornish Hen is a great dish for December. Gather loved ones and serve up something truly special, with this recipe from Pacifica Senior Living. 

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Bon Appetit Roast Turkey

Nov 17, 2022 1:46:43 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Nothing says Thanksgiving like a Roast Turkey Dinner. Enjoying a special meal together is a great way to gather and build memories during the holiday season. As we approach Thanksgiving, many of our Pacifica Senior Living communities are cooking up delicious turkey delights and hosting Thanksgiving meals. This recipe, from Pacifica Senior Living Escondido features a traditional-style roast turkey with festive cranberry stuffing, and delicious, savory turkey gravy. 

Pair it with a perfect side dish like our bacon wrapped green beans, or duchess potatoes for an amazing holiday meal. And if you're looking for something sweet to add, we have many dessert recipes such as pumpkin cheesecake. Follow along for a step-by-step guide to the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. 

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Bon Appetit Cranberry French Toast

Nov 8, 2022 10:17:24 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Enjoy a decadent breakfast any time of the day with our Cranberry Maple French Toast recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Coeur d'Alene. Sweet and tart maple cranberry sauce tops off this scrumptious dish, making it a perfect choice for a Thanksgiving meal, or Friendsgiving brunch. Add a little extra decadence to your breakfast with this quick and easy recipe. 

Try this recipe at home for yourself, or visit Pacifica Senior Living Coeur d'Alene and enjoy one of our delicious culinary creations like this one. 

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Bon Appetit Pumpkin Spiced Mousse

Oct 25, 2022 11:53:33 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Try this festive spiced dessert this season, and bring a little bit of pumpkin spiced fun right into your own kitchen. This delicious, decadent dessert by Chef Jaime is a fall favorite at The Park Lane.

Enjoy pumpkin mousse as a halloween treat, or serve as part of your Thanksgiving festivities. Part sweet, part spice, and all delicious, this is a great dessert choice for those that love the warm cozy tastes of pumpkin in the fall. 

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Bon Appetit Galletas De Pacifica

Oct 11, 2022 10:10:19 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Try something new with these traditional Filipino sugar cookies, called Galletas, by Chef Allen of Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro. These sweet treats are sure to please, and pair perfectly with your favorite warm drink. 

Serve some with coffee, a festive pumpkin spiced latte, or one of the traditional drinks, Filipino hot chocolate (Tsokolate De Batirul) or lemon pandan ginger tea (Salabat). Whatever your preference, these cookies are a great addition to a gathering with friends, family meal, or tea time visit. And the best part? You can cut them into any shape or pattern you want using your favorite cookie cutter! 

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Bon Appetit Butternut Squash Risotto

Sep 27, 2022 10:34:47 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Indulge with this Butternut Squash Risotto recipe from Chef Jasmine of Pacifica Senior Living Sterling. Hearty, filling, and prefect for fall, it is a delicious take on comfort food.  With rich, creamy butternut squash, and a punch of sage, this savory dish will be a new fall favorite.

Risotto is a dish made with love. Slow cooked and constantly tended to, it is a special treat that is perfect for a fall occasion, family gathering, or dinner party. You can bring home a taste of pacifica Senior Living sterling for yourself, and try this recipe at home! Chef Jasmine makes it easy to replicate this signature dish in your own kitchen.

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Employee Spotlight: Chef Jaime of the Park Lane

Sep 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Employee Spotlight, Dining

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Chef Jamie has been an integral part of the Pacifica Senior Living community for decades, and has inspired countless other staff members, residents and family members during his time with us. His passion, dedication, and heart make him a true standout within our community, and a joy to be around. The Culinary team and staff at The Park Lane wanted to honor Chef Jaime for his continued work and leadership.

He continues to be a shining light in our community, and a wonderful mentor and friend to so many. 

We asked the team at The Park Lane to share a little bit about Chef Jaime, and the impact he has had on them and their community. This is what they had to say:

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Bon Appetit Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sep 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Welcome fall with this sweet and spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe. It is the perfect sweet treat for festive parties or family meals, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

This dessert dish from Chef Pablo Soria of
Meridian at Laguna Hills is a great option for dinner parties, family events, or a special occasion. Pair it with a festive fall meal, enjoy a slice with a warm drink for an afternoon sweet snack, or have as an after-dinner treat. Follow the recipe below to try it at home for yourself.

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Bon Appetit Tofu & Shrimp Burger

Aug 30, 2022 9:41:52 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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At Pacifica Senior Living we are dedicated to offering a top-notch culinary experience for our residents. Our team of chefs, servers and culinary directors work together to create delicious and health-conscious menus for each of our communities. We focus on having dining experiences where residents can select from a menu of options depending on their preferences and likes.

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Bon Appetit Meatball Penne Pasta

Aug 16, 2022 12:26:46 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Hearty, filling, and oh-so delicious!
A classic meatball and pasta dish is a great option for a mouth-watering, easy meal for any day of the week. These homemade meatballs are full of flavor and nutrients for a hearty, Italian inspired dish everyone will love. 


A fan favorite, this Meatball Penne Pasta recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley is a great option for part of a healthy, balanced diet. All-beef meatballs provide protein and iron, while the pasta is a good source of energy-giving carbohydrates. Pair with that a flavorful tomato sauce, and you have a dish that is sure to win everyone over. 

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