White House Wednesdays

Christmas at the White House

To my friends in the D.C. area, Please come to the White House Historical Association’s Holiday Event tomorrow. It will be a fantastic event! I will be signing books along with other historians, former executive residence staff, and authors. I hope to see you! Meet the Authors! Join Us at The Shop at President’s Square… Read More


Nancy Reagan loved Christmas – and like everything else that she did at the White House, she took Christmas to the next level, and their years at the White House were  some of the most spectacular.  And the Reagan library is carrying on that tradition. People loved the idea of going to Mount Vernon for… Read More


As I am going through my most favorite White House Gingerbread houses, I have to think of course about my good friend Roland Mesnier, the fabulous Executive Pastry Chef that created masterpieces for foreign heads of State as well as the President, his family and friends – and many times the fabulous staff that serve… Read More


So many people have already emailed that they love Mrs. Reagan’s monkey bread recipe – So I had to share another favorite! Barbara Bush’s fabulous chocolate chip cookies: Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 cup butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda… Read More


In honor of the White House unveiling this year’s Christmas theme, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the other press previews of the past. Nancy Reagan loved the press previews, as she always had a celebrity with her such as “Mr. T” or one of my most favorites since… Read More