17. Donald J. Trump | Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cup
“I love bacon and eggs. Usually I would have that…but oftentimes I skip breakfast. But usually my favorite would be bacon and eggs – bacon medium and the eggs over-well..” - Donald Trump
16. Barack Obama | Just Good Chili
“I’ve been using this chili recipe since college and would bring it to any potluck. I can’t reveal all the secrets, but if you make it right, it’s just got the right amount of bite, the right amount of oomph in it and it will clear your sinuses.” -Barack Obama
15. George W. Bush | Huevos Rancheros (Country-Style Eggs Topped with Pork and Green Chile)
“On most Sundays, if the Bushes weren’t at Camp David...the President wanted the same thing for lunch: A post-church meal of huevos rancheros.”
14. Bill Clinton | Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers
“Clinton prefers the stuff with fat in it: jalapeño cheeseburgers, chicken enchiladas, barbecue, cinnamon rolls and pies.”
13. George H.W. Bush | Perfect Popcorn
“Some longtime Bush friends... insist that his true love is popcorn.”
12. Ronald Reagan | Chai Spiced Monkey Bread
“Monkey Bread is a heavy, sweet loaf that serves as a Reagan family tradition.”
11. Jimmy Carter | Goat Cheese Grits with Red Eye Gravy, Country Ham, and a Fried Egg
“Even before they had settled into the White House, reports in the press began to highlight the Carters’ Southern style of life. The public was forewarned that the White House would soon serve grits to guests.”
10. Richard Nixon | Fatted Calf's Meatloaf
“President Nixon was quite fond of his wife’s meat loaf, and meat loaf appeared about once a month on the family dinner menus.”
9. John F. Kennedy | Bay Scallop Chowder
“Soup was a dish close to the heart of President Kennedy, since it gave him an opportunity to be served the fish for which his New England background had given him a special appreciation.”
8. Dwight D. Eisenhower | Secret Ingredient Beef Stew
“Beef soup was one of his specialties, and he would leave the soup simmering on the stove in the kitchen for hours, causing much mouth-watering among the kitchen staff.”
7. Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Yum Dogs
“Fact: The King and Queen of England were served hot dogs at FDR’s Summer White House on June 11, 1939.”
6. Woodrow Wilson | Grandma's White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting
“I am very fond of country hams, peach cobblers, butter and buttermilk, fresh eggs, hot biscuits, homemade ice cream and plain white cake.” -Woodrow Wilson
5. Theodore Roosevelt | Chicken Fried Steak with Sage Gravy
“The only way to serve fried chicken is with white gravy soaked into the meat.” -Theodore Roosevelt
4. Ulysses S. Grant | Nineteenth Century: Roman Punch
“Many of the state dinners consisted of twenty-nine courses with a break after the entrée for Roman punch to fortify the guests.”
3. Abraham Lincoln | Alsatian Gingerbread
“Once in a while my mother used to get some sorghum and ginger and make some gingerbread. It wasn’t often, and it was our biggest treat.” - Abraham Lincoln
2. Thomas Jefferson | Aretha Frankenstein's Waffles of Insane Greatness
“In Holland he sampled waffles for the first time and was so pleased he immediately bought a waffle iron.”
1. George Washington | Jamie Oliver's Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Smashed Vegetables and Greens
“A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always welcome.” - George Washington
We’re definitely in the heat of summer and that means firing up the grill! If you are looking for some tools to show off your chops (as well as cook them) we found Arctic Monsoon to be a great resource. Whether you are a seasoned grill master or a beginner you’ll want to check out Artic Monsoon’s interview of the number one expert on grilling: his dad.
7 Tips For Grilling Success focuses on questions for the "beginner" but it offers a good review of the basic grilling tips that will make you rock star on the weekends!
More than 6,000 moms took an un-scientific survey on TODAY.com to reveal what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day. Nearly 70 percent agree they'd prefer two extra hours of sleep over a piece of expensive jewelry.
Laurel Coppock, one of the comedic moms behind YouTube channel The Breakwomb, agrees.
“I would always like two extra hours of sleep,” said Coppock. “Fancy massage? No. Two extra hours of sleep, please. Gift from my husband? Yes, please, as long as it’s two extra hours of sleep. I would also love breakfast in bed, provided that I can sleep through it.”
Hopefully, your greatest gift this holiday was the magic of being surrounded by those you love and tradition you cherish, filling you with joy and delicious food. And may the New Year bring you good health, abundance and contemplation.
We all tend to make resolutions in the New Year, usually ones that change our lives for the better; better habits, better choices and bettering ourselves. At SALINITY, we decided to tackle cleaning and reorganizing our salt and spice supply. It may seem menial but we know having our “tools” neat and tidy provides a more inviting space to be creative, thereby motivating us to do more cooking. And because of the numerous infusions we make, that’s a big task. But we’re resolved!
In our effort to find the perfect solution, we discovered some great resources we’d like to share. We know some of you dedicate whole cupboards and drawers to house your spice stash. These suggestions apply to you, too.