White House Wednesdays

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy received a gift of shamrocks from Irish ambassador Thomas J. Kiernan in the Oval Office.   Each year the president gets a crystal bowl of shamrock sprouts from Ireland as a symbol of the bond between our two countries. Since 1953 the gift has been delivered by the Irish… Read More


When thinking about alternatives to Turkey & Dressing next week, try one of President Obama’s favorites – his Chili recipe.  The Obama Family Chili Recipe Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped1 green pepper, choppedSeveral cloves of garlic, chopped1 tablespoon olive oil1 pound ground turkey or beef 1/4 teaspoon (each) of ground cumin, ground oregano, ground turmeric,… Read More


The Easter Egg Roll at the White House is coming up and The White House has unveiled this year’s logo, with a bunny jumping rope. Commemorative wooden eggs featuring the logo will be given to all children who attend the Roll, and are also AVAILABLE FOR SALE HERE. The eggs are $7.99 each, or $29.99… Read More


As Americans are about to watch the Fifty-Seventh Inauguration take place this Sunday and Monday when President Barack Obama takes the oath of office again, we think about traditions and all of the fanfare that will take place. The only inaugural element mandated by the United States Constitution is that the president makes an oath… Read More