The kitchen, with its Crosley refrigerator, linoleum counters and cookware, reflects the 1950's style more than any other room in the house. General Eisenhower enjoyed cooking and pursued this hobby both here and at the barbecue outside. Soups, stews, and Pennsylvania Dutch breakfasts were some of his specialties.

Mamie was not quite as adept in the kitchen and liked to joke that she could only make fudge and mayonnaise. Most of the meals were prepared by Delores Moaney. She seldom prepared gourmet dishes, however, since Ike and Mamie preferred basic American fare.

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