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President Andrew Jackson's Favorite Blackberry Jam Cake

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This delish cake is full of fruity goodness that everyone who tries it loves. Just a warning: the cake tends to be unbelievably thick, thus making the 1/16 serving size more reasonable! Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Quick Savory Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin Roast

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This simple, 1-hour roast is our favorite Christmas dish and voted most likely to be served if the President were to drop in for dinner- LOL! I love serving this entree because it causes me NO stress and everyone raves over it. While the pork is roasting, make another batch of the cranberry glaze to serve in a gravy boat alongside the sliced pork roast. For food safety, the new batch should not be prepared in same pan as the first if you have been basting directly out of the saucepan. If you basted out of another dish, you can use the same pan.

Lassy Mogs

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If you live in Canada you may be familiar with President's Choice Lassy Mog cookies. It is claimed that these cookies originated in Newfoundland, Canada. I hope you enjoy them as much as my friends and family do.

Camp David Spaghetti with Italian Sausage

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I was shown this recipe by a Navy chef who served this to presidents at Camp David, MD. I have served it to my family many times, and it is certainly fit for a president. Best with a garden salad and crusty garlic bread.

President Ford's Braised Eye Round Steak

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Beef eye of round steaks are simmered in a red wine sauce until tender enough to cut with a fork. This is said to be one of former President Ford's favorite recipes.

Presidente Margarita

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If you love a famous Mexican food chain's 'presidential' margarita, you'll love this recipe. The key is good tequila and brandy.

Official Henry Bain's Sauce

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Henry Bain was a maitre d' at Louisville's all-male Pendennis Club in the early 20th century. This recipe was obtained through the current president of the club, a personal friend. The recipe yields 4 pints and may be quartered. Pour into pint jars for easy storage. This is a steak sauce. Some people add a small amount of bourbon whiskey.

Jimmy Carter Dessert

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A fitting tribute for the 39th president of the U.S.A. This pie is larger than life, and is topped with the peanut farmer's favorite nut. Serves enough for a Habitat for Humanity work crew.

Grilled Cheese of the Gods

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This easy gourmet sandwich is so good, you would serve it to the president if you had him over for dinner. As far as grilled cheese goes, this is it! Serve with a nice gourmet Italian salad.

Senate Bean Soup

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Very similar recipe to the soup served at the U.S. Senate Dining Room in Washington, D.C.

Norway's Best Pepper Cookies

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This recipe is from the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Cookies and recipes were handed out at a cultural event that my family attended a few years ago. All Norwegian homes must serve at least 7 kinds of cookies at Christmas. This recipe is different from other pepperkaker recipes on this web site because it calls for cream and does not use eggs. So it's great for any who can't eat eggs. Enjoy!

Wellesley Fudge Cake I

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This recipe dates to the early 1960's when it was the rage of Washington, D.C. It was frosted with a thick fudge icing.

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El Presidente Cocktail

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During Prohibition, many Americans sailed down to Cuba to sip rum. This is one they would've tipped back in Old Havana.