First Lady Recipes

Mary Todd Lincoln Cake

November 6, 2012

Mary Todd Lincon Cake Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (December 13, 1818 to July 16, 1882) was born to a large wealthy Kentucky family.  Born in Lexington, Kentucky as the fourth of seven children, Mary was raised in comfort and refinement as well as well educated. Mary was sent at an...

Mamie Eisenhower’s Pumpkin Pie

November 5, 2012

Mamie Eisenhower’s Pumpkin Pie Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (November 14, 1896 to November 1, 1979) was born in Boone, Iowa, but grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Denver, Colorado along with spending time at the family’s winter home in San Antonio, Texas.  Soon after completing her education...

Lady Bird Johnson’s Famous Lemon Cake

November 4, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson’s Famous Lemon Cake Lady Bird Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor (December 22, 1912 to July 11, 2007) in Karnack, Texas. She was named for her mother’s brother Claud, but while a baby her nurse commented that she was “purty as a ladybird.”  A ladybird is a...

Pat Nixon’s Casserole

November 3, 2012

Pat Nixon’s Casserole Pat Nixon was born, the day before Saint Patrick’s Day (March 16, 1912 to June 22, 1993), Thelma Catherine Ryan in the small mining town of Ely, Nevada.  Her father was of Irish descent and gave her the nickname “Pat” referring to her birth date.  Upon entering college in...

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Beef Stroganoff

November 2, 2012

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Beef Stroganoff Often, a First Lady was asked for a recipe with her name on it, usually for charity or for newspapers and magazines.  Jacqueline Kennedy was set on serving only the best, especially to visiting dignitaries.  Here is her recipe for Beef Stroganoff. INGREDIENTS 2 Pounds Boneless...

Martha Washington’s Crab Soup

November 1, 2012

Martha Washington’s Crab Soup Tiny New York Kitchen will be honoring voting day by sharing with you First Lady recipes. Women's magazines did not exist back in the 1700s, but America's First Lady did have to entertain the President's guests.  This recipe has not only survived the centuries, but was a favorite...

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