Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe
Item from Records of the White House Correspondence Office. (01/20/1981 - 01/20/1989)
Happy Pecan Day! Did you know that the pecan tree is the only nut tree native to North America? In honor of this unique nut, today is Pecan Day. This list of instructions is First Lady Nancy Reagan’s personal recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Try it at home and see if it is worthy to become a family tradition.
What’s Cooking Wednesday: FLOTUS Fruit Salad
Since today is Nancy Reagan’s birthday, here’s her recipe for Fruit Salad Dressing, which appears in the new cookbook Eating with Uncle Sam.
For more food-related features on how America eats, we recommend the What’s Cooking Uncle Sam Tumblr.
Now, go get your fruit on.
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We’re impressed by your presidential sleuthing. Indeed, the childhood pics previously posted are of George W. Bush and Nancy Davis Reagan. Happy birthday to both!
Pictured here, Nancy Reagan’s birthday party at Woodlawn Plantation in Mount Vernon, Virginia. July 4, 1981. Previously posted picture: Nancy Davis in 1928-29. From the Reagan Presidential Library.