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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Kennedy!

Today in American history…Jacqueline Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in Southhampton, New York. She married John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953 and would eventually become one of our most beloved First Ladies.

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Today in History…Ida Saxton McKinley was Born

Today in American history…Ida Saxton McKinley was born in 1847 in Canton, Ohio. She married William McKinley on January 25, 1871 and would eventually become the First Lady of Ohio and also the First Lady of the United States when her husband was sworn in as the 25th President on March 4, 1897 #POTUS #FLOTUS #TodayInHistory

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In the Kitchen Tonight…Spoonbread

Spoonbread is so simple to make and I love simple recipes that are not complex.  As I always like to point out: I am not a Martha Stewart type (no offense to the “Martha’s” out there!) Here is a wonderful recipe from Mount Vernon and its so neat to think that maybe Martha Washington used this same simple recipe to make this special treat for George.  The history of Spoonbread goes all the way back to the Native Americans and it was a favorite of President James Monroe’s.  The first recipe in print was published in 1847 in a fabulous cookbook authored by Sarah Rutledge titled: The Carolina Housewife.

Here is what we came up with in the kitchen tonight. It was simple. Fun. Yummy!

 

Today in American History…

President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom on June 2, 1886.

Frances Cleveland was the 1st First Lady to marry a serving US president at the White House and she was also the very first First Lady to give birth in the White House

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