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Hubert Humphrey’s Homemade Beef Soup

January 4, 2018

“This is Mrs. Humphrey’s favorite recipe for beef soup — and incidentally my favorite meal.” -Hubert Humphrey

This recipe was originally submitted in 1959 by Hubert Humphrey, back when he was a U.S. senator from Minnesota, to a book called Political Pot Luck: A Collection of Recipes from Men Only. Humphrey, who is best known for his role as Vice President to Lyndon B. Johnson in the sixties, apparently loved this stew enough to call it his most favorite meal. You might discover it’s yours too. 

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President Clinton’s Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

November 16, 2017

This recipe for Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing was prepared during the holidays at the White House in 1996 when President Bill Clinton was president. It’s a spice-packed stuffing with ingredients you’d never thought belonged in a stuffing, but now…

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President Clinton’s Butternut Squash Salsa

November 16, 2017

Never heard of butternut squash salsa before? Me either! But now that I know about it, it might become a staple at every Thanksgiving dinner. This delightful salsa was a dish the Clinton’s had prepared for them…

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Why William Howard Taft Never Wanted to be President

November 15, 2017

“We are all imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government.” William Howard Taft Being president of the United States was far from William Howard Taft’s dream job. But, when virtually all your family members–especially your spouse–are pushing…

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Everything You Need to Know About Local Elections

November 7, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard to get excited about “off year” elections. That’s one of those terms we use to describe an election that’s not a presidential or mid-term Congressional election. So… basically, we might chalk it up to…

Talking to kids about violence

A Parents Guide to Talking to Kids About Violence

November 6, 2017

  If you’re anything like us, you’re never quite sure how to approach sensitive topics with your kids. For instance, how do you talk to them about things like the deadly church shooting that happened in Texas over…

George Bush's Cowboy cookies

George W. Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

October 27, 2017

I’m a sucker for a good chocolate chip cookie. I’ve also become a bit of a cookie “snob” over the years and am extremely picky about what I like. They can’t be too crisp, too flat, too…

Washington State Caramel Apple Pie

October 16, 2017

Did you know that Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the country? That’s 7 out of every 10 apples in the U.S.! At an impressive 2.5 million tons of apples a year, it’s…

Roosevelt clove cake

Theodore Roosevelt’s Clove Cake

October 12, 2017

This recipe for vintage Clove Cake comes from the kitchen of Theodore Roosevelt, more particularly, from his wife, Edith. We discovered the recipe here in the First Ladies Cookbook. They say this was Teddy’s favorite cake. This old…

Teddy Roosevelt

How to Get Your Face on Mt. Rushmore

October 10, 2017

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who…

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