Graduation Foods & Recipes

 Graduation Caps – Taste of Home



  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups
  • 1 tube (6 ounces) decorating frosting in color of your choice
  • 24 After Eight thin mints
  • 24 milk chocolate M&M’s in color of your choice or 24 semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups; place upside down on waxed paper.
  2. Place a small amount of frosting on each peanut butter cup; center a mint on each.
  3. Using frosting, make a loop for each cap’s tassel.
  4. Place an M&M on top of each loop. Yield: 2 dozen.

Chocolate Chunk Brownies – Martha Stewart


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 pound 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (left whole), plus 3/4 pound bittersweet chocolate, cut into small chunks (2 1/2 cups)
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 9 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 12-by-17-by-1-inch rimmed baking sheet and line with parchment, leaving an overhang folded over edges. Butter parchment. Melt butter and uncut chocolate in a large bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Whisk in sugar, then eggs, then cocoa powder and salt. Fold in flour until just combined. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  3. Pour batter into pan. Bake, rotating halfway through, until a toothpick inserted into center comes out with very moist crumbs, 45 to 48 minutes. Let cool completely, about 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into 2-inch squares.

Cheesy Diplomas – Family Fun


  • Sandwich Meat (1 slice per diploma)
  • Sliced cheese (Swiss or provolone work best)
  • Scallions
  • Red, orange, and green bell pepper (optional)


  1. For each diploma, stack a slice of sandwich meat on a slice of cheese.
  2. Roll them up and tie each diploma with a scallion.
  3. For a festive presentation, jazz up the plate with chopped pepper confetti.

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West Allis Ala Carte 2012

5th Annual West Allis Ala Carte

Sunday, June 3, 2012
Noon – 6:00pm
Greenfield Ave. & 70th-76th St.
Free Admission – Free Parking



Live music and entertainment, games for children of all ages, BINGO, great food from area restaurants, artists, crafters and great FAMILY FUN!

Look for Parky, the VMP Bear, at the BINGO Tent at Noon-1pm.


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VMP Trinity Open House

Open House

Friday, June 1 – 4pm-7pm
7500 W. Dean Road., Milwaukee 53223

Please Join Us!

Help us celebrate our new look! Enjoy hors d’oeuvre, refreshments and live Jazz music performed by Joe & Janice Marie. Then take a tour of our brand new state-of-the-art Therapy Suites, Ventilator Unit and New Renovations.

Meet Local Businesses:

  • Homecare Medical
  • SunDance Rehabilitation
  • Synergy
  • YMCA

For more information, contact Sharon at (414) 607-4235 or

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Eat, Learn, Love

Tuesday, June 12th at 5:30-8:30pm

VMP Manor Park – 8621 W. Beloit Rd., Milwaukee 53227

RSVP by June 6th at 414-607-4125

Are you concerned about your aging parent or relative? Do you want to learn how to communicate with your loved one so that it results in positive, constructive and healthy conversations between seniors and their adult children? Or do you have questions about the different levels of care?

This workshop hosted by VMP Manor Park will help you gather the information you need to fulfill his or her needs to live safely and comfortably. Learn about “Recognizing Signs of Aging,” “Communicating Future Healthcare Decisions” and “How to Select the Right Level of Care” from healthcare professionals. This program is offered at no cost to you!

Feature Speakers:

Soryal Soryal, MD, FACP – Medical Director  of VMP, Aurora Health Care

Dr. Timothy Jessick, DO – Palliative Medicine, Aurora West Allis Medical Center

Joscelyne Dracca, APNP – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, West Allis Medical Center

Enjoy a sandwich buffet and learn about your loved one’s possible challenges and changes ahead.


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Casino Night at VMP

Viva Las VMP!


VMP Trinity – 7300 W. Dean Road, Milwaukee

Monday, May 21st from 6-8:30pm

RSVP at 414-607-4125

FREE Event for Ages 50+


Casino Night will include Games, Live Lounge Music, Snacks and Beverages. Play for FREE! Every person is given play poker chips to play for the night. At the end of the night, chips will be turned in for Raffle Tickets… the more chips you win, the more Raffle Tickets you win!


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Trial French Class

French for Travelers – A Trial to French Class

Saturday, May 12th – 10am-1pm

VMP Manor Park – 8621 W. Beloit Rd. in West Allis

RSVP at 414-607-4125

$10 per person including meals


VMP is hosting a Trial to French Classes. This 3 hour Event is for people to try French for the first time or brush up on basic phrases. This class will be taught by professors from Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee.


Their approach is fun and interactive. In addition to learning the language, you will also hear about the culture and enjoy French Cuisine.


Get a jump-start on basic French. Prepare your upcoming trip or take this opportunity to taste test a new language! Learn to communicate in Simple French in everyday situations and feast!


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