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Woodrow Wilson

The Smarty Pants President

January 30, 2018

Woodrow Wilson’s title as “president” wasn’t the first of that name under his belt. From 1902-1910, President Wilson was the president of Princeton University. He was one smart cookie– he’s our only president to hold a Ph.D.,…

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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,…

cornbread stuffing

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…

butternut squash salsa

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…

President Taft swearing in

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…

local elections

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…

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