President Abraham Lincoln
Chocolate Cherry Lincoln Log
The first time I made this festive cake roll was for Lincoln’s birthday…but it’s a great dessert for any holiday or special meal. Feel free to change the ice cream flavor.
—Marilyn Jensen, Cody, Wyoming
As an appetizer for my Presidents’ Day dinner, I reshaped a favorite cheese ball recipe into this log. Rolled in nuts and sprouting herb sprig “branches”, it was a fun and flavorful way to honor one of our most famous leaders.
—Mary Beth de Ribeaux, Gaithersburg, Maryland
President George Washington
George Washington Cherry Cobbler
We lived on a farm with lots of fruit trees when I was growing up, and since Dad loved fruit, Mother prepared it often in many different ways. Blackberries or blueberries can also be used in this cobbler.
—Juanita Sherwood, Charleston, Illinois
Martha Washington’s Fan
Easter morning would not be the same at our house without this bread. The impressive loaves also make nice Christmas gifts.
—Susan Peck, Springfield, Missouri
Martha Washington Pies
This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. It’s so easy to make and always gets compliments. I like topping the nutty meringues with strawberries at Christmas, and I use peaches during the summer.
—Ginger Clark, Hinesville, Georgia
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mamie Eisenhower’s Fudge Recipe
My mother came across this recipe in a newspaper some 40 years ago. One taste and you’ll see why it doesn’t take long for a big batch to disappear.
—Linda First, Hinsdale, Illinois
President Jimmy Carter
Peanut Butter Pies
I absolutely love peanut butter and peanut butter pie is one of my favorites. But I’m a Registered Dietitian, so I knew just how high my original recipe was in fat and calories. I cut down on several critical things, and the resulting pie is great!
—Lisa Varner, Greenville, South Carolina
I tend to make these only for special occasions, such as holidays, because I cannot keep my husband and son (and myself!) away from them. They never last long, so you might want to make a double batch.
—Polly Hall, Rockford, Michigan
President Bill Clinton
Presidential Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds Snack
For his 1993 inauguration, President Bill Clinton ordered a half ton of these sweet and crunchy almonds! They were nicknamed the president’s snack of choice, so many people tried them. You and your family will likely find them irresistible as well.
—Almond Board of California