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Presidential candidates' wives cook up cookie competition

Posted on 06/16/2004 1:31:53 AM PDT by kcvl

Wed, Jun. 16, 2004

Presidential candidates' wives cook up cookie competition


The presidential race is in high gear and its influence is being reflected even in the very specialized sphere of cookie baking.

For its 2004 Election Cookie Cook-Off, Family Circle magazine is publishing two recipes from candidates' wives in its July 13 issue.

The competing munchables are Laura Bush's oatmeal-chocolate chunk cookies, and Teresa Heinz Kerry's pumpkin spice cookies. Home bakers are invited to put them to the taste test and vote for their favorite. Recipes on 3C.

"We're delighted that Laura Bush and Teresa Heinz Kerry are putting their cookie recipes into the running for our fourth election competition," said Susan Ungaro, Family Circle's editor in chief.

The magazine first invited wives of presidential hopefuls to submit cookie recipes for publication in 1992, calling on readers to vote for their preferred recipe. The magazine says cookie cookoff results have predicted the presidential winners since then.

Family Circle says home cooks may cast their cookie ballots on a postcard postmarked by Aug. 1, addressed to: Family Circle Cookie Cook-Off, Dept. MJ, 375 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017.

Readers can also vote online at:

The magazine says results will be announced in the Nov. 9 issue.

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KEYWORDS: cookiecookoff; cookies; laura
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1 posted on 06/16/2004 1:31:54 AM PDT by kcvl
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Laura Bush's Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups light-brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups quick oats (not old-fashioned)
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 1/2 packages (8 ounces each) chocolate chunks (3 cups)
2 cups coarsely chopped dried sour cherries

Heat oven to 350°. With electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and oats; slowly beat until blended. Stir in walnuts, chocolate and cherries. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 8 dozen.


Teresa Heinz Kerry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (from 15-ounce can; do not use pumpkin pie filling)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins

Heat oven to 375°. With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Stir in chopped walnuts and raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a well-greased cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden on edges. Makes about 5 dozen.

2 posted on 06/16/2004 1:35:31 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Miss Marple; nopardons

3 posted on 06/16/2004 1:36:42 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I'm not a real fan of pumpkin anything, so Mrs. Kerry's cookie recipe doesn't appeal to me.

Not too sure about chocolate chunk in oatmeal cookies either.

Laura used to have a really good cookie recipe on the White House website. Cowboy Cookies, I think.

She has some wonderful recipes on there.

Smoked shrimp with Mango salsa
Baked potato soup
Carrot Muffins
Vegetable soup.

It's worth checking the website out. I can't remember where they are exactly, but I found them before by entering "recipe" into the search function.

4 posted on 06/16/2004 1:41:39 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: kcvl

I'm surprised one of the ingredients in TAH-RAY-ZUH's cookies isn't Botox.

5 posted on 06/16/2004 1:48:11 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: beaversmom

6 posted on 06/16/2004 2:02:08 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies

3 sticks butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. cinnamon
3 cups chocolate chips
3 cups oats
2 cups coconut
2 cups pecans

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, Beat. Add dry ingredients until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

7 posted on 06/16/2004 2:04:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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Baked Potato Soup

6 cups left over mashed potatoes
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 medium onion, diced 1/2 lb. of bacon, diced, cooked and drained well (freeze bacon for easier cutting)
1 large red pepper, diced
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 cup chives, minced
4 tbsp. sour cream aprox.
2-3 cups of whipping cream, half and half or milk Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
In a large soup pot, saute onions and red pepper over medium heat in 2 tablespoons butter until onions are clear. Add bacon, potatoes and whipping cream to desired consistency. Skim milk or chicken stock may be used to reduce calories. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a garnish of a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese and chives.

8 posted on 06/16/2004 2:05:21 AM PDT by kcvl
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8 Avocados
4 Lemons, juiced
7 Shallots, chopped fine
1t. Black pepper
1T. Salt
1 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped fine
1/2 Bunch cilantro, chopped

Blend all ingredients with hand mixer

9 posted on 06/16/2004 2:06:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Ah, yes. Cowboy cookies. Thank you for posting that.

These cookies are great.

10 posted on 06/16/2004 2:06:17 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: kcvl

Oh, good idea! I see you are posting all of her recipes.

I recommend them. They are all really good.

11 posted on 06/16/2004 2:07:19 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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Vegetable Soup

1-1/4 cups pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained
1 tsp. salt
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 lb. tomatoes, fresh or canned, peeled,
seeded, and chopped; juice reserved
2 ancho chilies
1 lb. mixed summer squash
4 ears corn (about 2 cups kernels)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
2 tbsp. corn or vegetable oil
2 yellow onions, cut 1/4 inch squares
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp. red chili powder, or more to taste
8 ozs. green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths
4 ozs. jack or muenster cheese, grated
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
Whole cilantro leaves for garnish

Cook the pre-soaked beans for about 1 to 2 hours in plenty of water with the salt, bay leaf and oregano. Remove them from the heat when they are soft but not mushy, as they will continue to cook in the stew. Drain the beans, and save the broth. Prepare the tomatoes. Open the chili pods and remove the seeds and veins; then cut the chilies into narrow strips. Cut the squash into large pieces. Shave the kernels from the corn.

Heat the oil in a large skillet, and saute the onions over high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Lower the heat, add the garlic, chili powder, cumin and coriander and stir everything together. Add a little bean broth, so the chili doesn't stew for 5 minutes. Stir in the squash, corn, green beans, and chili strips along with the cooked beans and enough broth to make a fairly wet stew. Cook slowly until the vegetables are done, about 15 or 20 minutes. Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning. Stir in the cheese and chopped cilantro, and garnish with whole leaves of cilantro. Serve with cornbread or tortillas. A great one-dish meal if you have a garden or have just visited the Farmer's Market.

12 posted on 06/16/2004 2:08:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

It seems she likes her food HOT. lol!

13 posted on 06/16/2004 2:08:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

Smoked Shrimp with Mango Salsa

24 shrimp (21-25 size), smoked or herb grilled, split lengthwise
2 diced mangos, very ripe
1 jalapeño chile, diced
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp minced ginger
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
4 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp brown sugar

Dice all vegetables and fruit. Combine with remaining ingredients and adjust seasonings to taste. Puree 1/6 of the mixture to make spread.

Cut bread rounds and oven dry or toast. Spread puree mixture over bread rounds.

Top each round with 1/2 shrimp and some of un-puree salsa. Garnish with scallions and cilantro leaf. Makes approx. 48 tea sandwiches.

14 posted on 06/16/2004 2:11:03 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

That's good ole Texas cooking!

15 posted on 06/16/2004 2:11:09 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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Carrot Muffins

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs (room temperature)
3/4 cup canola or sunflower oil 1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
11/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup coarsley chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin molds with paper cup liners. Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Place the eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Whisk for about 5 minutes. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Stir in carrots and pecans. Fill cups 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean (approx 18-20 minutes). Cool in pan for about 5 minutes and invert the muffins into a rack. Makes 12 muffins.

16 posted on 06/16/2004 2:12:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

Laura Bush's Cornbread Stuffing

1/2 C. vegetable oil
2 C. stone-ground cornmeal
2 C. flour
2 T. baking powder
4 t. sugar
salt to taste
2 eggs, beaten
2 C. whole milk or 1 cup milk and 1 cup water
3 C. chopped onion
3 C. chopped celery
1/2 lb. unsalted butter, divided
1 T. olive oil
1/2 to 1 C. fresh sage, chopped
ground black pepper to taste
3 C. turkey stock

To make cornbread, heat oven to 450°F. Heat vegetable oil in 9 x 13-inch metal baking pan in oven until very hot. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir in eggs and milk; then pour hot oil into batter and mix. Pour into the pan; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.

To make the dressing, reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Crumble cornbread into a large bowl. Sauté onion and celery in 12 tablespoons butter and the olive oil until soft; add to cornbread. Add sage, salt and pepper to cornbread mixture; place in a 9 x 12-inch glass baking dish.

Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter; drizzle over cornbread. Spoon turkey stock over cornbread. (Dish can be prepared a day or two in advance up to this point. Refrigerate, then bring to room temperature before baking.) Cover with foil, and bake 20 minutes; remove foil, and bake another 10 minutes, until brown. If dressing seems too dry, drizzle with more stock and butter.

Makes 12 to 14 servings.

17 posted on 06/16/2004 2:14:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I'm partial to pumpkin pie with whipped cream, but that's the only way I'll eat pumpkin. All other squash is NOT food, as far as I'm concerned.

I also consider oats/oatmeal horse fodder, but in deference to Mrs. Bush, I'm going to try her cookies. Perhaps I'll find a use for the 20 lb bag of oatmeal my tenant wanted, then stopped eating because his Dr. told him to eat differently.

Long story, and you don't want or need to hear it..........

18 posted on 06/16/2004 2:15:09 AM PDT by Don W ("Terrorism is now a reality. Do we want to be Carter and Chamberlain or Reagan and Churchill?)
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To: texasflower

Barbara Bush's BBQ Chicken

1 2 1/ 2 to 3 lb. broiler-fryer chicken quartered
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 /2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1 /2 cups water
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 /2 to 3 /4 cup sugar
1 /2 cup butter or margarine
1 /3 cup yellow mustard
1 /4 cup cider vinegar
1 /2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 1 /2 cups catsup
6 to 8 tablespoons lemon juice
1 /2 teaspoon ground red pepper


In a saucepan, combine water, onion, sugar, butter, mustard, vinegar and 1 /2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Stir in catsup, Worcestershire, 6 to 8 tablespoons lemon juice, and red pepper. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes or until reduced to about 4 cups.

Meanwhile, drain chicken, discarding marinade. In a grill with a cover, arrange preheated coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place chicken, bone side down, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken is done. Brushing often with barbecue sauce the last 10 minutes of grilling.

To serve, pass around additional barbecue sauce with chicken.

Makes 4 servings

19 posted on 06/16/2004 2:15:18 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Don W

Barbara Bush's Mushroom Quiche

1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
3 T. unsalted butter
1 1/4 lb. mushrooms, sliced
3 green onions, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 shallots, minced
1 3/4 tsp. oregano
1 3/4 tsp. basil
1 1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
4 eggs
3/4 C. skim or whole milk, or half-and-half

Pre-bake the pie shell until golden brown and then glaze with an egg white and/or mustard before filling. Then put pie on top of cookie sheet or baking sheet on lower 1/3 part of oven. This will keep crust from getting soggy.

Position rack in lower 1/3 of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.

Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the mushrooms, onions, garlic, and shallots together. Stir in seasonings and cook 2 minutes until liquid is evaporated. Let cool 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl combine eggs with milk or cream and beat well. Stir in mushroom mixture and pour into pie crust. Bake until filling is puffed, set and starting to brown — about 35 to 45 minutes.

YIELD: 6 Servings

20 posted on 06/16/2004 2:16:34 AM PDT by kcvl
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Barbara Bush's Lemon Bars

Source of Recipe
Barbara Bush

List of Ingredients
1 cup butter
2 cups of powdered sugar
2 cups of flour

4 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 lemon rinds grated
4 eggs well beaten
2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
4 tablespoons of flour
1 cup shredded coconut

Mix butter, powdered sugar and flour.
Spread in 15x10" jelly roll pan.
Bake at 350~ for 15 minutes until pale tan.
Cool. Mix remaining ingredients.
Pour over crust.
Bake for 25 minutes at 350 F. Cut into bars.

YIELD: 36 Bars

21 posted on 06/16/2004 2:17:18 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Don W

Jackie Kennedy's Beef Stroganoff

Source of Recipe
A Treasury of White House Cooking

List of Ingredients
2 lb. boneless beef sirloin
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 T. all-purpose flour
4 T. butter, divided
2 C. beef broth
1/2 C. sour cream
3 T. tomato juice or paste
1/4 C. grated onion
Fresh sliced mushrooms

Ask butcher to cut beef into strips. Season beef generously with salt and pepper. Cover and let stand 2 hours in cool place.

In large skillet, whisk flour and 3 tablespoons butter over low heat until mixture bubbles and forms a smooth paste. Slowly add beef broth, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Let boil 2 minutes.

Reduce heat and add sour cream alternately with tomato juice, still whisking. Simmer slightly 1 minute; do not let boil.

In separate skillet, quickly brown beef and onion in remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add contents of meat pan to sauce; season with salt and pepper. Simmer very gently or cook over hot water in double boiler 20 minutes.

YIELD: 6 Servings

22 posted on 06/16/2004 2:18:03 AM PDT by kcvl
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Jimmy Carter's Peanut Butter Pie

List of Ingredients

6 oz. cream cheese
3/4 C. confectioners’ sugar
1/2 C. peanut butter
2 T. milk
1 (8 oz.) container of Cool Whip
1 baked graham cracker crust


Beat cream cheese and sugar together. Add peanut butter and milk. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into baked graham cracker crust and chill for several hours. Serve with additional whipped topping, it desired.

23 posted on 06/16/2004 2:19:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Where are you finding all of these? This is great.

I'm definitely saving this thread.

It would be fun if we could get Laura to put out the President's favorite recipes and we could make them for the election victory parties all over the country!

24 posted on 06/16/2004 2:19:55 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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Lady Bird Johnson's Famous Lemon Cake

List of Ingredients
3/4 C. butter or margarine (at room temperature)
1 1/4 C. sugar
8 egg yolks
2 1/2 C. cake flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 tsp. lemon juice

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks until light and lemon-colored; blend into creamed mixture. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; resift 3 times. Add sifted ingredients to creamed mixture in thirds, alternating with milk. Beat the batter thoroughly after each addition.

Add vanilla extract, lemon rind and lemon juice; beat 2 minutes. Bake in greased 10-inch Bundt pan in preheated oven at 325ºF for 1 hour or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. You can also can use three 9-inch round cake pans and bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes. Double the frosting recipe for a layer cake.

Lemon Icing---
2 C. confectioners’ sugar
1/4 C. butter or margarine (at room temperature)
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. cream (or more, until spreading consistency)
Yellow food coloring, if desired

Combine ingredients and beat, adding cream until desired consistency.
YIELD: Serves 16

25 posted on 06/16/2004 2:20:14 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

Lady Bird Johnson's Mexican Chocolate Cake

List of Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate or 4 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup water
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour milk (place 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
in 1/2 cup measure, then fill with milk)
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
4 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 (1 pound) package confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 x 18-inch cake pan.

Combine margarine, oil, chocolate and water in a saucepan. Heat until chocolate is melted.

Combine flour, soda, sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla extract in large bowl, then combine with first mixture. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cake is done.

Ice cake while still warm.

Icing: Combine margarine, chocolate and milk in a saucepan. Heat until bubbles from around the edge. Remove from heat. Add confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and pecans. Beat until smooth.

26 posted on 06/16/2004 2:21:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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Lynda & Luci Johnson's Brownies

List of Ingredients

1 /2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
3 squares (3 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
2 eggs
1 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8"x8" square pan.

Melt buter in small saucepan, pour into mixing bowl and stir in sugar.

Melt chocolate over low heat in small saucepan, add to butter-sugar mixture and blend well. Add eggs and nuts, stirring until well blended.

Gradually add flour, blending thoroughly. Stir in vanilla.

Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove pan and cool completely on wire rack befor cutting into squares.

YIELD: 16 - 2" squares

27 posted on 06/16/2004 2:23:03 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Sounds good. She knows the secret of good cornbread.

28 posted on 06/16/2004 2:23:10 AM PDT by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: texastoo

Martha Washington's Turkey Turnovers

List of Ingredients

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 Medium yellow onion finely chopped
2 shallots finely chopped
1 Clove garlic finely chopped
1 Pound SMOKED TURKEY finely chopped
1 Medium yellow squash finely chopped
1 Medium zucchini finely chopped
1/2 Cup dry white wine
1-1/2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
1 Sprig fresh thyme
To Taste salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 Cup demi-glace
1 Sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
1 Large egg lightly beaten


Saute onion, shallots and garlic in butter over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes until translucent.
Stir in turkey, yellow squash and zucchini.
Add wine to deglaze pan, loosening browned bits in the pan.
Add herbs. Cook mixture over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it becomes dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add demi-glace. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes, until it reduces and becomes thick. Transfer mixture to a bowl, cover and reserve.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry sheet; cut pastry into eighteen 3-1/2 inch squares.

Brush edges of pastry with beaten egg.

Divide turkey mixture into 18 equal portions. Place one portion in the center of each pastry square.
Fold each square over diagonally to form a triangle and press edges firmly to seal.

Pierce pastry with a fork to allow steam to escape.
Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve 3 triangles per portion.

29 posted on 06/16/2004 2:25:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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Mrs. Hubert Humphrey's Dinner in a Dish

List of Ingredients

4 T. shortening
2 green bell peppers, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb. hamburger
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 eggs
2 C. whole kernel corn
4 medium tomatoes, sliced
1/2 C. dry bread crumbs


Put shortening in skillet; lightly fry green peppers, onion and hamburger for 3 minutes or until partially done. Salt and pepper. Remove from heat; stir in eggs and mix well. Place 1 cup corn in casserole. Top with layer of meat mixture and layer of sliced tomatoes. Repeat until corn, meat mixture and tomatoes are used. Cover casserole with crumbs. Dot with bits of butter. Bake at 375ºF for 1 hour or until heated thoroughly.

30 posted on 06/16/2004 2:25:59 AM PDT by kcvl
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Nancy Reagan's Pumpkin Pecan Pie

4 Eggs; slightly beaten
2 c Canned pumpkin
1 c Sugar
1/2 c Dark corn syrup
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Salt
1 Unbaked 9" pie shell
1 c Pecans; chopped


Combine all ingredients except pecans. Pour into pie shell. Top with pecans. Bake at 350~ for 40 minutes or until set.
YIELD: 8 Servings

31 posted on 06/16/2004 2:26:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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Peggy Goldwater's Arizona Ranch Style Beans

2 lb. dry pinto beans
1 tsp. salt
2 large onions, diced
3 garlic cloves, diced
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 (4 oz.) can taco sauce
1 (4 oz.) can roasted green chiles
1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes

Soak beans overnight or bring to boil, turn off, let stand 1 hour. Drain, cover with water, add salt and boil for about an hour adding water to cover as needed. Add onion, garlic, black pepper, cumin, taco sauce, chiles and tomatoes. Cook over reduced heat until beans are tender, approximately 1 1/2 hours.

A delicious chili con carne may be made by the additions of 2 pounds coarsely ground beef or turkey, sautéed in vegetable oil with a chopped onion until brown. Add to beans after first hour of cooking.

YIELD: 10 Servings

32 posted on 06/16/2004 2:27:57 AM PDT by kcvl
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President Ford's Butter Pecan Ice Cream

4 whole eggs
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 quart half-and-half
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups butter pecans


In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with yolks and sugar. Add 1/2 of the half-and-half and mix with a wire whisk.

In a saucepan, heat the remaining half-and-half to the boiling point.

Slowly stir into the egg mixture. Transfer to a double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture coats the spoon; do not boil. Let cool over a bowl of ice, stirring often. Add vanilla and butter pecans.

Place in an ice cream freezer and freeze to desired constistancy, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Store in the freezer in an airtight plastic or stainless steel container.

Makes 1 1/2 quarts.

33 posted on 06/16/2004 2:30:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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President Reagan's Corned Beef Hash in Bell Peppers

3 medium potatoes, cooked
1 large onion, diced
3 medium tomatoes
1 can corned beef
4 bell peppers
4 eggs
Olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Brown onions and potatoes in oil. Add tomatoes, corned beef, salt, pepper and enough warm water to keep from burning. Simmer for 20 minutes. Cut off the tops of the bell peppers. Clean out seeds and remove center core. Parboil in salted water until tender limp. Drain. Fill peppers almost to the top with corned beef mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Five minutes before serving, drop raw egg in top of each pepper. Return to the oven until egg has set.

34 posted on 06/16/2004 2:31:16 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl; homemom; GretchenM; MS.BEHAVIN; TruthNtegrity; ohioWfan; GeorgiaPeachGal; ccrr77
Over here are some really great recipes posted by kcvl.

They are all from former presidents, first ladies, etc.

Some of Laura's favorites are over here, too.

Thank you kcvl!
35 posted on 06/16/2004 2:33:11 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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President Reagan's Macaroni & Cheese

1/2 pound macaroni
1 Tblsp. butter
1 egg, beaten
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup warm milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of paprika


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-quart casserole dish.

Add macaroni to 2 quarts boiling, salted water and cook for 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

Stir in butter and beaten egg. Add 2 1/2 cups of the grated cheese.

In a small bowl, combine milk and salt, mustard and Worcestershire sauce/ Spoon macaroni and cheese into the prepared casserole dish. Pour milk mixture o9ver and sprinkle top with remaining cheese.

Sprinkle with paprika. Bake on middle shelf of a preheated over for 35-40 minutes or until macaroni is firm to the touch and the top is crusty and browned. Serve at once.

YIELD: Serves 4 as an entree or 6 - 8 as a side dish.

36 posted on 06/16/2004 2:33:27 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

You are very welcome! Can you tell that I am HUNGRY?! lol!

37 posted on 06/16/2004 2:34:07 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Mexican Chocolate Cake...yummy.

I'll have to try that one this afternoon.

I've noticed most of the desserts have pecans. I LOVE pecans.

38 posted on 06/16/2004 2:35:26 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: texasflower

Rosalynn Carter's Chicken Supreme

Four (3 pounds) whole boned chicken breasts, split
1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cardamon
3 teaspoons of chervil or tarragon leaves
3 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup of milk
1 cup of fine dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons of brandy
1/4 cup of Burgundy, or a dry white wine, such as Chablis
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour


Preheat your oven to 350ºdegrees.

Season the chicken breasts with cardamon, chervil, salt and pepper.

Beat the egg and milk together.

Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, then coat with fine bread crumbs.

Heat the margarine, about 4 tablespoons at a time, until hot but not smoking.

Add the chicken breasts, several at a time and brown on both sides.

Add additional margarine as needed until all the chicken is browned.

Place the chicken in shallow baking dish, pour brandy, Burgundy and 1 cup of chicken broth over the chicken.
Bake about 30 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is done.
Pour broth into 1 quart saucepan.

Blend smoothly 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/2 cup of chicken broth.

Stir into reserved broth.

Heat, stirring until boiling.

Arrange the chicken in serving dish, pour some of the gravy over the chicken and serve remainder separately.

YIELD: 4-8 Servings

39 posted on 06/16/2004 2:35:48 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

Me too! When it comes to food I am also NON-PARTISAN.

Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Potato Biscuits

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled lard, cut into pieces
1 cup cooked, peeled, mashed, and cooled sweet potato
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease a baking sheet and set aside.

2.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add the lard and cut in with a pastry cutter till the mixture is crumbly. Add the sweet potato and stir till well blended. Add the cream and pecans and stir till the dough is just moist.

3.Transfer to a lightly floured work surface, roll out 1 1/2 inches thick, and cut out rounds with a 2-inch biscuit
cutter. Roll the scraps together and cut out more rounds.

4. Arrange the rounds on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart and bake in center of the oven till golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or let cool on a wire rack.

YIELD: About 1 Dozen

40 posted on 06/16/2004 2:37:27 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

It's making me hungry too!

I have a grocery store trip later today and I'll definitely be getting stuff to make some of these.

We always have the same old thing. This will liven things up a bit.

41 posted on 06/16/2004 2:38:30 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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President Ronald Reagan's Hamburger Soup

2 pounds lean ground beef
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups diced onions
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
10 ounces canned hominy
1 cup diced green bell pepper
3 quarts (12 cup) beef broth or water with bouillon cubes
16 ounces chopped tomato (canned or fresh)
2 cups sliced celery


Brown meat in butter in 6-quart saucepan. Add onions, garlic, carrots, celery and green pepper. Simmer 10 minutes with the pan covered.

Add beef broth or water with bouillon cubes. Add chopped tomato and pepper. Simmer soup on low heat for 35 minutes. Add hominy. Boil hamburger soup for 10 minutes more.

Makes 4 quarts.

42 posted on 06/16/2004 2:38:36 AM PDT by kcvl
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Thomas Jefferson's Jambalaya

1 T. shortening
1 pound ham or pork sausage
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 T. flour
3 cups shrimp, peeled, cleaned and cooked
1 large onion, sliced
3 cups tomatoes, skinned, seeded and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T. parsley
2 cup long grained rice
4 cups water
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. red pepper


Melt shortening in a large fry pan. Cut ham or pork into 1/2 inch cubes and add to shortening, stir for 1 minute and add green pepper ; cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

Stir in flour until smooth and cook 1 to 2 minutes.

Add shrimp, onion, tomatoes, garlic and parsley. Cook until it starts to boil, stir in rice and 4 cups water, salt, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper; cover tightly and cook for 30 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

43 posted on 06/16/2004 2:40:14 AM PDT by kcvl
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White House Cinnamon Rolls

List of Ingredients
2 T. yeast
1 C. warm water
3 T. butter
5 to 6 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 C. warm milk
2 eggs

Mix yeast, warm water and 1/2 cup of the sugar; set aside.

Warm milk and add butter. Add beaten eggs, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Add yeast mixture then slowly add flour until smooth. Let rise until double in bulk (about 1 hour), punch down; let rise again.

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Roll out on greased surface in oblong shape, about 1/2-inch thick and spread with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts and raisins, if desired. Grease fingers and roll like a long jellyroll. Cut slices 1/2-inch thick with a long thread. Put into greased tin 1/4 inch apart. Let rise in warm place about 45 minutes and bake for 25 minutes.

Cool, frost with caramel or white icing, and sprinkle with nuts, if desired.

NOTE: The stickier the dough, the better the rolls will be.

44 posted on 06/16/2004 2:41:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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Tipper Gore's Tennessee Treats

2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon baking powder, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup walnut pieces


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 12-inch baking pan.

In a large mixing bowl, mix brown sugar and eggs. Add honey and stir. Add baking powder to water and mix. Add to mixture.

Combine flour and spices and stir into mixture. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares while warm.

45 posted on 06/16/2004 2:43:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

That Jambalaya sounds good. It will be fun to make food that was fixed for Thomas Jefferson.

Not sure about the lard in the sweet potato biscuits though.

Is that like shortening?

46 posted on 06/16/2004 2:44:35 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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Mrs. Harry Truman's Ozark Pudding

1 egg
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 or 2 small apples, chopped fine
t tsp. vanilla

Ice Cream


Mix in order give and turn into a greased 8-inch pan. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with ice cream and serve.

47 posted on 06/16/2004 2:44:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: texasflower

Yes. You can use Crisco.

Mamie Eisenhower's Swedish Spritzbaaken Cookies

"This recipe was donated by Mrs Eisenhower during her husband's term in office to a church cookbook of cookie recipes."

1 lb butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
4 1/2 cups sifted flour

1. Cream sugar and butter.
2. Add beaten eggs and yolks.
3. Then flour gradually, then vanilla to taste.
4. Use cookie press and form your own design.
5. Bake in a moderate oven (350 or 375) 20 minutes or until done.
6. Should be light in color.
7. These bake very quickly and need to be watched constantly.

YIELD: 100 Cookies

48 posted on 06/16/2004 2:47:16 AM PDT by kcvl
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Lincoln & Lee Pudding

This recipe was printed in a newspaper sometime before 1943.

1/4 lb. margarine
1 C. brown sugar
2 C. water
1 C. flour
1/3 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C. chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 C. raisins (optional)
1/3 C. milk, or more as needed

Combine margarine, brown sugar and water in saucepan; bring to boil. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

Separately mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add nuts and raisins, if desired, then enough milk to make dumpling dough. Drop by spoonsful on top of boiled mixture.

Bake at 400ºF for 20 to 25 minutes, until top is browned.

This makes an easy, quick, wonderful dessert, and it's especially good with half and half poured over.

49 posted on 06/16/2004 2:48:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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Lady Bird Johnson's Lace Cookies

1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. coconut
1/4 C. corn syrup
1/4 C. brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 C. margarine
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Mix flour with coconut. Combine syrup, sugar and margarine in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until well blended. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Blend in flour mixture. Drop by teaspoonful 3 to 4 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325ºF for 8 to 10 minutes.

50 posted on 06/16/2004 2:49:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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