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President Andrew Jackson's Favorite Blackberry Jam Cake

Rating: 4 stars 1
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 265
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
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.
By Canadian Jen

Camp David Spaghetti with Italian Sausage

Rating: 4.5 stars 188
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

Rating: 4 stars 269
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.

Official Henry Bain's Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 4
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 119
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.

Wellesley Fudge Cake I

Rating: 4 stars 11
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.

Ginger-Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4 stars 15
Recent research shows that it's health-savvy to sprinkle herbs and spices in your food all year long. Inspired by a salad at Spices restaurant, Washington, D.C.

Presidential Debate Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
A basic but tasty chili recipe that you can keep mild or season to a fire-hot! A great dinner, game day meal, or perfect when watching political debates. Add as a side rice or cornbread, Fritos® or crackers, and definitely grated cheese, and you'll have a winner. (Blue ribbon chili cook-off winner.)

Presidente Margarita

Rating: 5 stars 14
If you love a famous Mexican food chain's 'presidential' margarita, you'll love this recipe. The key is good tequila and brandy.