Weekly Recipe – President Obama’s Chili

“I borrowed this recipe from my husband – it’s now the President’s Chili Recipe.  When we lived in Chicago, we loved to invite our family and friends over to our house, make a batch of chili, and enjoy the evening together.”  Michelle Obama Ingredients: 1 large onion chopped 1 green pepper, chopped Several cloves ofContinue reading “Weekly Recipe – President Obama’s Chili”

Weekly Recipe – Senate Bean Soup

This famous bean soup is served in the Senate’s restaurant every day.  According to the U.S. Senate’s website, the soup tradition began early in the 20th-century. On September 14, 1943, rationing due to World War II left the Senate kitchen without enough navy beans to serve the soup.  The Washington Times-Herald reported on its absenceContinue reading “Weekly Recipe – Senate Bean Soup”

Weekly Recipe – White House Pumpkin Cake

This cake is requested every autumn at the White House.  The cake has been on the menu since President Jimmy Carter. This guarded recipe was released in 2011. First Lady Michelle Obama uses pumpkins that are grown in her White House garden. Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamonContinue reading “Weekly Recipe – White House Pumpkin Cake”

Weekly Recipe – Governor Easley’s Budget Crunch Brownies

Executive Mansion Budget Crunch Brownies Former Governor Mike Easley The former first family served these brownies during receptions at the North Carolina Governors Mansion.  The recipe was considered to be budget friendly based on the budget shortfall during Easley’s term as Governor. Ingredients: 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 cupsContinue reading “Weekly Recipe – Governor Easley’s Budget Crunch Brownies”