Recipe: George Washington Hoecakes

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Family members and visitors alike testified that hoecakes were among George Washington’s favorite foods. He invariably ate them at breakfast, covered with butter and honey, along with hot tea—a “temperate repast” enjoyed each morning. Years after Washington’s death, Nelly Custis … Continued

Party Pointer: Presidential Pancakes

With President’s Day coming up, I have become interested in learning more about the favorite foods of our national leaders over the years. Presidential pancakes appeared in my research as an intriguing topic to share with you. The modern pancake (batter cake, hotcake, griddlecake, flapjack, … Continued

Tablescape: Large Group Book Luncheon

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In our culture, we have lots of opportunities to celebrate reading, writing, and books. We have literacy organizations, school reading programs,  writers’ groups, home, church and library book clubs and so much more. Decorating for receptions or luncheons for such … Continued

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