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These perfectly crackled molasses “ginger cakes” are said to be Thomas Jefferson’s favorite Christmas cookies (they’re similar to gingerbread cookies). They’re called Ginger Cakes and if you are ever visiting Colonial Williamsburg, you can find these…
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“Chili concocted outside Texas is usually a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing. One of the first things I do when I get home to Texas is to have a bowl of red. There is simply nothing better.” -Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United…
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Thanksgiving, Christmas and everything in between is our favorite time of the year! Whether you need a gift for the patriot at heart, a history lover, or just someone who gets a kick out of unique gifts, we’ve got you covered– from your grandparents to…
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Nancy Reagan lays claim on this recipe– at least according to a National Archives handout card with this recipe and her signature on it. Though even her own children have reported that she never cooked (“Nancy? We didn’t let her boil water,” recalled…
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Mamie Eisenhower is probably the First Lady with the most famous Pumpkin Pie recipe. Though she was primarily known as a gracious hostess who entertained an unprecedented number of heads of state and leaders from around the world, she was also known for…
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This isn’t just any cake. This is Election Cake– Abraham Lincoln’s Election Cake. And it goes way back— I’m talking all the way back to the 13 original colonies kind of ‘way back.’ In the early days of our country, Election Day was a massive holiday…
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This recipe for Martha Washington’s Crab Soup was found in The First Ladies Cook Book under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s section of favorite recipes. Apparently the first First Lady’s Crab Soup was well-loved by the Roosevelt family and was also served during…
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I recently read the most fascinating article about the life of President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter. Unlike many former presidents, the Carter’s weren’t interested in a life of fame and fortune when their White House days came to an end.…
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Since it’s the anniversary of 9/11, this seemed like a fitting recipe to share today. This White Chocolate Mousse has a history. It was once served at the Windows of the World restaurant, located on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center’s…
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During their first year in office, President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat entertained over 50,000 guests at the White House– a record! As you can imagine, the White House chefs were constantly busy during the Nixon administration. Despite coming from…
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