The Favorite Sweets of Our U.S. Presidents

Happy President’s Day! We thought it would be fun to give you all a slice of History today and are featuring the best kind of history lesson, the kind you can eat!

1. George Washington: Martha Washington’s Great Cake
2. John Adams: Abigail Adams Apple Pan Dowdy
3. Thomas Jefferson: His very own Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
4. James Madison: Dolley Madison’s Soft Gingerbread
4. James Madison: Dolley Madison’s Soft Gingerbread
5. James Monroe: Cry Babies
6. John Quincy Adams: Soft Molasses Cakes (cookies)
7. Andrew Jackson: Burnt Custard
8. Martin Van Buren: Charlotte Russe
9. William Henry Harrison: Pound Cake

 

 

10. John Tyler: Grateful Pudding (pictured Bread Pudding)
11. James K. Polk: Corn Pones
12. Zachary Taylor Calas-Tous-Chauds (Sweet Rice Fritters)
13. Milliard Fillmore: Corn Pudding
14: Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire Fried Pies
15. James Buchanan: A-Pees
16. Abraham Lincoln: Mary Todd Lincoln’s White Cake
17. Andrew Johnson: Eliza Johnson’s Sweet Potato pudding (recipe pictured is not her actual recipe, but one that is very similar)
18. Ulysses S. Grant: Boston Cream Pie
19: Rutherford B. Hayes: Angel Cake
20. James A. Garfield: Soda Bread
21. Chester A. Arthur: Devil’s Food Cake
22. Grover Cleveland: Snickerdoodle Cookies

24. Grover Cleveland

26. Theodore Roosevelt: Fat Rascals
27. William Howard Taft: Pumpkin Pie
28. Woodrow Wilson: Tea Cakes
29. Warren G. Harding: Almond Cookies
30. Calvin Coolidge: Maple Walnut Cookies
31. Herbert Hoover: Grandma Hoover’s Cream Peach Pie (Pictured, Peach Cream Pie)
32. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Angel Food Cake with Pink Clouds
33. Harry S. Truman: Ozark Pudding
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Mamie Eisenhower’s Million Dollar Fudge
35. John F. Kennedy: Jacqueline Kennedy’s Waffles
36. Lyndon B. Johnson: Lady Bird’s Pecan Pie (Pictured, Pecan Pie)
37. Richard Nixon: Yorkshire Pudding
38. Gerald Ford: Butter Pecan Ice Cream
39. Jimmy Carter: Rosalynn Carter’s Peanut Butter Pie
40. Ronald Reagan: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
41. George H. W. Bush: Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
42. Bill Clinton: President Clinton’s Oatmeal Cookies
Laura Bush’s Texas Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream
44. Barack Obama: Pie (Recipe is Crust-less Coconut Pie)

World Nutella Day!

It’s World Nutella Day, so naturally we found a delicious looking recipe to share.

Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Stuffed, Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe found (thank goodness) from Ambitious Kitchen.

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 jar of Nutella, chilled in refrigerator
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. The butter will begin to foam. Make sure you whisk consistently during this process. After a couple of minutes, the butter will begin to brown on the bottom of the saucepan; continue to whisk and remove from heat as soon as the butter begins to brown and give off a nutty aroma. Immediately transfer the butter to a bowl to prevent burning. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. With an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Beat in the egg, yolk, vanilla, and yogurt until combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat on low-speed just until combined. Gently fold in all of the chocolate chips.
  4. Chill your dough for 2 hours in the refrigerator, or place in freezer for 30 minutes if you are super eager, although I cannot promise the same results if you do this.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Once dough is chilled measure about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten the dough ball very thinly into the palm of your hand. Place 1 teaspoon of chilled nutella in the middle and fold dough around it; gently roll into a ball — it doesn’t have to be perfectly rolled! Make sure that the nutella is not seeping out of the dough. Add more dough if necessary. Place dough balls on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and flatten with your hand VERY gently. (Really only the tops need to be flattened a bit!)
  6. Bake the cookies 9-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. They will look a bit underdone in the middle, but will continue to cook once out of the oven.
  7. Cool the cookies on the sheets at least 2 minutes. Sprinkle with a little sea salt. Remove the cooled cookies from the baking sheets after a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough.
  9. Enjoy!

 

Is your mouth watering yet?

 

National Brownie Day: The BROOKIE!

Today is National Brownie Day, but we’ve got one that’s even better. Behold, the BROOKIE!

Recipe here: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/brookies/#_a5y_p=2483802

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3 (or 4) Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

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Perfectly delicious and easy 3 or 4 ingredient cookies that will be a hit for Thanksgiving this year!

Ingredient:

  • 1 box of Spice Cake
  • 1 Can of Pumpkin
  • 1 Can of Chocolate Chips
  • Optional: 1 Cup of Brown Sugar

Baking Instructions:

1. In a medium bowl mix the pumpkin and the cake mix.
2. Add the chocolate chips and mix again.
3. Place the dough on a baking sheet.
4. You can add some brown sugar to the top of each cookie.
5. Bake them at 350F for 7 to 8 minutes