White House Wednesdays

First Lady Michelle Obama recently released her first book, American Grown:  The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. The book is fabulous and it not only includes great photos of the White House both past and present but it also includes photos and biographies of the many wonderful members of… Read More

Table Setting

Monday night First Lady Michelle Obama, looking very happy in a Barbara Tfank dress, held the first ever “Kids’ State Dinner” for winners of a nationwide recipe contest, the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. 54 children representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia attended the luncheon featuring a selection of healthy recipes from… Read More

With Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought it would be fun to include some great recipes of First Lady Laura Bush.  When she was First Lady there were many wonderful recipes posted on her White House page.  The Cowboy Cookies have always been a favorite of our family and friends – we make them… Read More

Today’s White House floral designer Laura Dowling was just recently acclaimed in this month’s Veranda (January-February 2012 issue) stating that her “lush and irreverent arrangements capture the wild romance of the garden”.  Her arrangements have been called more relaxed, natural and modern. Dowling studied the art of arrangement in Paris and operated her own shop,… Read More