I have lived at Lewisville Estates for ten months. It was a major decision for me, coming from my own home of many years, to a smaller space and community setting. I have not once regretted the move. The staff is very accommodating; the residents are friendly and welcoming. When wanted or needed, activities are available. This is now Home!
Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas Back
It’s that time of year again when there is CANDY at every turn! If you are looking for some fun ways to celebrate this spooky month without packing on the pounds, check out these fun homemade halloween treat ideas. Not only are they fun to make, but you won’t have any guilt eating or sharing them!
These cute clementine segments are the perfect dessert to enjoy with friends while you sip tea and espresso!
Makes about 54 pieces
7-8 Medium Clementines
4-ounce dark chocolate bar (60-70% cocoa), finely chopped
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel segment clementines, set aside. Gently melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler. Working in small batches, dip segments in chocolate and transfer to parchment-lined sheet. Immediately sprinkle segments with a few grains of salt before the chocolate begins to set. Once all pieces have been dipped, set the sheet aside until chocolate hardens. To quickly harden chocolate, transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Serve at room temperature.
Recipe Courtesy of Food Network
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Makes About 36 Cookies
⅔ cup whole-wheat pastry flour2 large eggs
⅔ cup all-purpose flour¾ cup canned pumpkin puree
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice3 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp baking powder3 tbsp canola oil
½ tsp baking soda1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt⅔ cup chocolate chunks or mini chips
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 baking sheet with cooking spray.
Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, butter, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir the wet ingredients and chocolate chunks (or chips) into the dry ingredients until well combined.
Drop the batter by the level tablespoonful onto a prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 1 ½ inches apart. Bake until firm to the touch and light golden on top, 10 to 13 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe courtesy of Eating Well
When we arrived at Lewisville Estates ten months ago, we were quite apprehensive to begin a whole new way of life in our old age. However, we were warmly greeted by residents and staff alike. We were most pleasantly surprised with our new apartment and quickly settled into our new home. We have been very contented and happy here.
I like Lewisville Estates because all of the people are so friendly. The games are fun and there is always something to do. I enjoy going out to the garden and watching the fish and birds; some of us got to see a roadrunner. I had never seen one before so that was exciting. There is also a hummingbird and a green parakeet.
I am so blessed to be able to live in such a wonderful place as this for the past 21 months. The food is great, the staff is so helpful and friendly, and the other residents are great people. We have so many activities here so we never get bored or lonely. Another thing I enjoy here is the weekly housekeeping service; I don't have to clean the bathroom, vacuum, or change the bed linens anymore. I can enjoy all of the fun things and they take care of the work!
My mother has been a resident at Lewisville Estates for about four years and recently we had to move her because she needed more care. It was regrettable that we had to move because we had grown to consider Lewisville Estates home. That is about the greatest compliment I can give to the staff at Lewisville Estates and the management at Tarantino Properties. Home is a place where one can feel comfortable, at peace and surrounded by loving, caring people. We found that at Lewisville Estates and are very grateful to every person there.