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Hungarian Pogácsa Butter Cookies | The Atria Kitchen

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Taylor Rhea

My mom made these cookies and she could compete with any of today’s gourmet cooks. She had a pastry shop in Corona, Queens, New York and would stay up all night baking. She drove to deliver her baked goods the next day all by herself. Her baking was passed on to me, and it has been subsequently passed down to my daughters and granddaughters.

– Jeannette Weledniger, Atria on Roslyn Harbor resident (Pictured here with her granddaughters, Lara and Allie)


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Spicy Carrot Salad Recipe | The Atria Kitchen

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Connie Dow

Since the most recent market reports indicate that carrots are still at a great quality and price, we wanted to feature a simple and delicious recipe for spicy carrot salad. Just one serving contains 380% of the adult daily requirement for vitamin A. If you don’t like things spicy, you can decrease or eliminate the chili paste. This recipe would be great served alongside grilled chicken or fish.


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Five Brain Foods That Boost Memory – Atria Senior Living Blog

5 Brain Foods That Boost Memory

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Beatrice Huston

Culturally speaking, we place a great deal of emphasis on physical health and the actions we take to keep our bodies healthy. But what about our brains?  As some of us age, we experience a decline in cognitive ability, memory loss and a general lag in mental processing. So, it is important to focus on not only how we keep our bodies healthy, but also our brains.

A simple place to start is with your diet. (more…)

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