The residents in Serenitas’ Over 50s lifestyle communities for the third-year running have created recipes for a cookbook, which was released on Mother’s Day.

Crowd Pleasers is inspired by the social gatherings that occur across each of its communities.

“The Mother’s Day cookbook has garnered immense praise from our communities over the past two years, and we anticipate the same this year. Its success lies in the fact that these books are more than just pages filled with recipes,” said Serenitas CEO Rob Nichols.

“It provides a platform for our homeowners to share their stories and celebrate the diverse talents of the wonderful home cooks within our communities.”

There are over 20 recipes contributed by Serenitas homeowners and staff, served at numerous community events and family gatherings.

“My chicken and feta meatballs are a family favourite, and were the perfect snack to get my children through college. That’s why I still love cooking them. They’re always a hit at Craft Club meetings and social gatherings because they are packed with flavour, and completely morish,” Janice Brown, a homeowner from Thyme Evans Head on the NSW Far North Coast said.

The full list of the starring homeowner home cooks and their signature crowd pleasers are:

  • Denise Pardy, Thyme Lifestyle Resort Evans Head, Blackened Chicken Wings
  • Helen Forrest, Burleigh Town Lifestyle Village, Guacamole Dip
  • Janice Brown, Thyme Lifestyle Resort Evans Head, Chicken & Feta Meatballs
  • Patricia McLean, Lucas Lifestyle Estate, Stovies
  • Kay Tolra, Tuart Lakes Lifestyle Resort, Apple, Cranberry & Spinach Salad
  • Hilary Davies, Hillview Lifestyle Village, Meatloaf in Savoury Sauce
  • Sue Hackett, Bridgewater Lifestyle Village, Joan’s Libyan Soup
  • Cecily Fielding, Thyme Lifestyle Resort Hervey Bay, Pearl Couscous Salad with Pistachios
  • Janet Webster, Thyme Lifestyle Resort Hervey Bay, Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Deidree Kusnjer, Vibe Baldivis Lifestyle Village, Gluten Free Anzac Slice
  • Kathy Thomas, Thyme Lifestyle Resort Mareeba, Turkish Delight Cupcakes
  • Elaine Hook, Thyme Lifestyle Resort Hervey Bay, Pumpkin Fruitcake
  • Virginia Williams, The Vantage Lifestyle Resort, Frosted Carrot Cake
  • Christine Gribble, The Outlook Lifestyle Resort, Mango Chutney Chicken
  • Bonnie Balkin, Latitude25, Ambrosia Salad
  • Gerry Bates, The Anchorage Lifestyle Resort, Mum’s Rum Balls
  • Noel Noonan, Helena Valley Lifestyle Village, White Chocolate & Passionfruit Cheesecake