In the Kitchen

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Kitchens are for family

Kitchens are wonderful places. It’s where we cook, bake, eat, play games, have conversations, laugh, and make memories. It’s a place where we can use our five senses of taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. Our senses get filled up. And if one sense is lost, another fills the gap.

Kitchens are for making memories

Memories are big in the kitchen. Aromas can take us to another place and time. Rekindled recipes can remind us of someone and sometimes comfort us. Whose kitchen do you remember?

Many activities can take place in the kitchen

Here are some helpful tips, information, recipes, and activities to share with your older family member or friend.

cookies on a plate

Church Window Cookies

When I was a young girl Church Window Cookies was part of the tradition of Christmas baking at my house ...
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Canning jars of dilly beans and carrots

Reminiscing About Canning

Canning can be a fun family activity, whether I do it with my mother or my husband (my husband enjoys canning with ...
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Cabbage Pocket on a plate

Cabbage Pockets

Here's a recipe for cabbage pockets... that an older family member might enjoy helping with. It's measurements are a little ...
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Using Spices for Remembering and Sensory

Simply being in the kitchen is a sensory experience. The smells, the sights, the sounds, the texture of food, and ...
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Apple cider in a mason jar with cinnamon sticks

Crock Pot Mulled Apple Cider

Apples, Apples, Apples! Celebrate apples during National Apple Month (October) or any time of the year, by making favorite and new ...
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Rhubarb, Raspberry, and Strawberry Pie

For Those Who Enjoy Making Pies Here is a recipe to make with an older family member or friend who ...
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Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Dessert

Here is a quick and easy three ingredient dessert to make for the 4th of July or anytime of the ...
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Cherry tarts on a plate

Miniature Tarts

Miniature tarts are simple and fun to make. This is a great activity to do with an older person who ...
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mandarin oranges in a bowl

Finger Foods

Finger foods are sometimes easier to manage for some older persons than a big meal. Larger portioned plates can sometimes ...
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teaspoons on a tea towel with a rooster

Baker’s Quiz

Baker's dozen 8 ounces = ________. Add this to milk to make a substitution for buttermilk. Add this to fruit to keep it ...
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Antique kitchen gadgets

Stirring Up Memories in the Kitchen

Many memories are made in the kitchen. This is the place where family and friends gather not only to eat, but ...
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