Presidential Eats: 15 Recipes From Presidents, First Ladies and Nominees

With Election Day almost upon us, whip up some of these recipes from presidents, nominees and first ladies past and present.

From JFK's New England chowder to a crab soup from Martha Washington, these foods are a delicious way to celebrate the elections. Whip up some of these historic recipes for yourself.

PHOTO: Emeril's garden vegetable soup is shown here.
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This simple soup recipe from President Eisenhower is the perfect cure for a chilly evening.

PHOTO: John F. Kennedy's clam chowder recipe was published by the National Archives.
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Fresh haddock and potatoes make this soup recipe from JFK a family favorite. Serve with oyster crackers for a salty crunch.

PHOTO: Sara Moulton offers tips on how to make the perfect pie filling.
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White House pastry chef Bill Yosses created this apple pie recipe for the Obamas. Local honey and apples make this a great holiday dish.

PHOTO: Sunny Anderson created this pasta salad with mozzarella that was served at a dinner honoring wounded troops.
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Sunny Anderson helped to plan the menu for a special dinner with Joe and Jill Biden to honor wounded troops. The result was this delicious pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella.

PHOTO: Lady Bird Johnson's chili recipe is made with ground beef, hot sauce and chilis.
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Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson created this chili recipe. The hot dish has a spicy kick, with hot sauce and chilis.

PHOTO: Un chocolat chaud, or hot chocolate, is shown here.
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Skip the packaged mix for a warm mug of hot chocolate from Laura Bush. A pinch of cinnamon and orange zest add extra flavor.

PHOTO: Martha Washington's crab soup recipe has long been a White House favorite.
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Martha Washington's recipe has long been a White House favorite. Made with fresh crab, sherry and cream, it will soon become a favorite in your house, too.

PHOTO: Laura Bush submitted her oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie recipe in Family Circle's "Presidential Bake-Off" contest.
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Laura Bush submitted these chocolate chunk cookies for Family Circle's Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. The cookies are chock-full of cherries, chocolate and walnuts.

PHOTO: Seen here is the recipe for a summer chopped salad from Michelle Obama's new book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."
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Taken from Michelle Obama's book, "American Grown," this flavorful chopped salad is packed with farm-fresh veggies.

PHOTO: Recipe for buttermilk blueberry bundt cake from Michelle Obama's new book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."
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White House pastry chef Bill Yosses created this cake recipe. Substitute your favorite seasonal fruits for the blueberries.

PHOTO: Ann Romney's welsh cakes recipe is shown here.
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A family favorite, these Welsh skillet cakes from Ann Romney are always a hit. Make sure to let the cookies rest after they're out of the oven. They are among the few cookies that taste better cooled.

PHOTO: Teresa Heinz Kerry submitted her pumpkin spice cookies recipe in Family Circle's "Presidential Bake-Off" contest.
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John Kerry's wife, Theresa Heinz Kerry, created these pumpkin spice cookies with walnuts and raisins for Family Circle's Presidential Bake-Off. Pumpkin spice, raisins and walnuts are the special ingredients in this recipe.

PHOTO: Chef Chris Comerford created a Chex mix for the Bush family made with pretzels and hot sauce.
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Chef Cris Comerford created this delicious comfort food for George W. Bush and his family. Once you start snacking on this mix, you'll realize you should probably make more.

PHOTO: These cookies are perfect to give as gifts or to enjoy and eat.
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This classic rolled sugar cookie recipe is perfect for cookie swaps and bake sales. Make the dough ahead of time and freeze it for later.

PHOTO: Chef Chris Comerford served this updated PB&J with peanut butter and honey on cinnamon raisin bread to the Bush family.
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This peanut butter and honey sandwich was a lunchtime favorite of President George W. Bush. Chef Cris Comerford created the simple sandwich that the former president enjoyed often.

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