Celebrate President's Day with Presidential Recipes
Founded in 1880, President's Day actually used to be called "Washington's Birthday" since it began as a way to honor George Washington, the first U.S. President. About a century later in the 1980s, advertisers coined the term "President's Day" and made it a day to honor all the past presidents of the United States.
But we at Recipe4Living.com say: why not celebrate the recipes of our presidential history and keep the dishes our former president's family members used to make alive?
Nancy Reagan's Monkey Bread - The former first-lady created a winner with this monkey bread recipe.
Mrs. Clinton's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - In 1992, Family Circle magazine invited wives of presidential candidates to take part in its first-ever cookie cook-off. That year, this recipe beat out then-First Lady Barbara Bush's oat-less chocolate chip cookies. Mrs. Clinton's recipe also won the bake-off in 1996 when it bested Elizabeth Dole's pecan-roll cookies.
Reagan's Family Cranberry Sauce - Dry mustard is the secret ingredient in this Thanksgiving family favorite.
Laura Bush's Texas Governor Mansion Cowboy Cookies - These delicious cookies are First Lady approved, so you know they are good!
Mamie Eisenhower Fudge - Mrs. Eisenhower knew what she was doing when she whipped up this delightful treat!
Reagan's Mama's Cornbread Dressing - Regular cornbread turns into a flavorful side dish in this tasty recipe that our former president's mom used to make.
Lady Bird Johnson's Pedernales Chili - Looking for a good chili recipe? Lady Bird Johnson was known to pass out this recipe to all!
Reagan's Breakfast Casserole - This breakfast casserole makes a great brunch dish that will feed lots of people.
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