Cooking Together

By April 2, 2020May 3rd, 2024Archive

Family Fun in the Kitchen

Nothing brings family together more than preparing and sharing a meal.
Learn more below about how The Sylvia Center can empower you and your kids in the kitchen.


Dear Sylvia Center Community,

As we all adjust to the new norm of social distancing and remote work and learning, we know that families are looking for fun and educational activities to do together.

That’s where we come in.

Last week, we launched our new Sylvia Center virtual kitchen with a growing library of content that includes video cooking tutorials for families with kids of all ages. Each video demonstrates how to prepare healthy, nutritious meals together to help grow skills for healthy eating and cooking. Plus they are super scrumptious!

Check out Chef Theresa Morelli and her three-year-old niece walk through our delicious banana bread recipe here.

We’ll be sharing videos from our team of amazing chefs on our website and our social media channels – InstagramFacebook, and Twitter – twice a week, as well as fun and safe activities you can do with your family.

Join us in our virtual kitchen and create deeper impact by:

  • Liking and sharing our videos with friends and family
  • Tagging us in your own videos when you cook or try our recipes
  • Helping us continue our important work by making a gift today

We know that these times are stressful for families – parents and children alike. The Sylvia Center is committed to sharing resources and activities to help us get through this, together.

Wishing you health and togetherness in the kitchen,

Jennifer John
Executive Director

Recipe of the Week 

Individual Broccoli, Onion and Cheese Frittatas

Want a delicious and protein packed breakfast for you and your family? Check out our easy-to-follow recipe here!





Send Us Chicken Mail!

Ever wonder what chickens do when we’re not around? Interested in having a pen pal with our of our two-legged feathered friends? You’re in luck, our chickens are now accepting mail!

You can write and/or draw to them in the following ways:

1. Send Mail to:

The Sylvia Center Chickens
745B Fischer Road
Kinderhook, NY 12106

2. Direct Message them on our Instagram – @SylviaCenter

3. Send an email to (add “Chickens” in your title)

Send our chickens your questions, comments, concerns, poems, drawings, paintings and other creative communication. They’d love to hear from you and send a cluck-a-doodle-do back. Wondering how they will reply?

On Fridays, look to our Instagram page @SylviaCenter for their response!


Looking Ahead










Upcoming Video Tutorials

  • Chef Theresa Morelli makes Tropical Fruit Smoothies
  • Chef Doreece Dyer makes a Dutch Baby
  • Chef Sarah Heasley makes our Strawberry Oat Bars
  • Chef Therea Morelli and her niece make Baingan Bharta
  • and more!


As a friend to the Sylvia Center, you can help us continue to support our mission by supporting our work today, and ensuring we can re-open our in-person programs stronger than ever.

Make a Donation Today!