Cokie Roberts has a recipe for First Lady (1809-1817) Dolley Madisonâs layer cake in her new book, "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation."
This seems to be a fun way to teach history, to both children and adults.
Please provide any references that you have to other âauthenticâ cake or cookie recipes from First Ladies.
Eating my way through history - now that sounds like fun.
It is lots of fun!
I have also gathered family favorite recipes (cakes, cookies and pies), in book form. My children are now connecting with their grandparents/great-grandparents in a way that I never would have imagined. The process of collecting the information also evoked lots of emotions and lengthy stories.
Family recipes seem to have a unique ability to tie generations together.
Collecting recipes with storied to share down the generations is brilliant and really special. I have a new baby so I think I am going to start a book like that right away. Thanks for the great idea!