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5 Life-Changing New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

January 5th, 2021|Blog|

For years, the most popular New Year's Resolutions revolved around five basic themes: Exercise to get in shape (19.7%) Diet to lose weight (18.3%) Save Money (14.8%) Eat Healthier in general (11.9%) Something for Self-Care (5.5%)  As 2020 comes to a close, most of us are already feeling defeated. We just experienced a year that has brought so much loss. What we could all use are resolutions for the new year that focus on the good and lift us all up. What kind of resolutions are those? The ones that not only bring happiness to ourselves, but also bring happiness to others. Here are five New Year’s resolutions for 2021 that will help you better yourself —  while helping others, too: Express gratitude. Expressing gratitude has been scientifically proven to improve mental and physical health, help you create more relationships, increase your self-esteem and enhance empathy. Changing your brain chemistry with gratitude doesn’t come at a cost or require much time. It will keep you going throughout the whole year and let the people in your life know how much they matter to you. So, no matter [...]

The Secret History of Gingerbread…. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….???

December 18th, 2020|Blog|

It’s Holiday Cookie Time … The Secret History of Gingerbread …. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….??? Gingerbread …. originally a Halloween Treat…  In the 19th century gingerbread became a staple of the Christmas Season!  Let’s take a look at how that happened.... The term gingerbread derives from the [...]

Christmas Fun Facts: Did you know…. You can thank Prince Albert for your Christmas tree!

December 15th, 2020|Blog|

Did you know…. Mistletoe is an aphrodisiac! Christmas wasn't always on December 25 While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible. Most historians posit that Jesus was born in the spring. And his birthday itself didn't become the official holiday until [...]

From Our Kitchen …Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Executive Chef, Merv Henry

December 13th, 2020|Blog|

From Our Kitchen ……Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Director of Culinary Services/Executive Chef, Merv Henry. A light sponge layer infused with Coffee & Rum… a novel twist on an Italian Classic …. Tiramisu.  ½ Cup Superfine Sugar 4 Large Peeled Pears, Cored & Cut ¼ Inch Slices 2 [...]

Hanukkah Traditions ….around the world

December 10th, 2020|Blog|

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that begins this year on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 10, commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem that had been defiled after the Maccabean Revolt, a biblical story that celebrates the miracle of triumph against overwhelming odds. One part of the miracle, [...]

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day…Above and Beyond the Call

December 7th, 2020|Blog|

Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, [...]

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