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

Celebrate the election with these historic recipes.

Nov. 2, 2012 -- intro: 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.

quicklist:1 category: title: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vegetable Soup url: 13828294 text: This simple soup recipe from President Eisenhower is the perfect cure for a chilly evening. media: 15239079 related:

quicklist:2 category: title: John F. Kennedy's New England Fish Chowder url: 13827447 text: Fresh haddock and potatoes make this soup recipe from JFK a family favorite. Serve with oyster crackers for a salty crunch. media: 17617595 related:

quicklist:3 category: title: White House Apple Pie Recipe url: 11064182 text: White House pastry chef Bill Yosses created this apple pie recipe for the Obamas. Local honey and apples make this a great holiday dish. media: 16861456 related:

quicklist:4 category: title: The Bidens' Pasta Caprese url: 11471038 text: 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. media: 17617799 related:

quicklist:5 category: title: Lady Bird Johnson's Pedernales River Chili url: 13828168 text: Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson created this chili recipe. The hot dish has a spicy kick, with hot sauce and chilis. media: 17617652 related:

quicklist:6 category: title: Laura Bush's Hot Chocolate url: 6872184 text: Skip the packaged mix for a warm mug of hot chocolate from Laura Bush. A pinch of cinnamon and orange zest add extra flavor. media: 16662478 related:

quicklist:7 category: title: Martha Washington's Crab Soup Recipe url: 6788877 text: 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. media: 17617751 related:

quicklist:8 category: title: Laura Bush's Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk Cookies url: 6873906 text: 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. media: 17617831 related:

quicklist:9 category: title: White House Summer Chopped Salad url: 16447131 text: Taken from Michelle Obama's book, "American Grown," this flavorful chopped salad is packed with farm-fresh veggies. media: 16449207 related:

quicklist:10 category: title: Chef Bill's Buttermilk Blueberry Bundt Cake url: 16432275 text: White House pastry chef Bill Yosses created this cake recipe. Substitute your favorite seasonal fruits for the blueberries. media: 16433398 related:

quicklist:11 category: title: Ann Romney's Welsh Skillet Cakes url: 17424327 text: 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. media: 17442034 related:

quicklist:12 category: title: Teresa Heinz Kerry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies url: 6874009 text: 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. media: 17617957 related:

quicklist:13 category: title: Sarah's Tex Chex Mix url: 6823790 text: 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. media: 17617980 related:

quicklist:14 category: title: White House Rolled Sugar Cookies url: 7077390 text: 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. media: 15065823 related:

quicklist:15 category: title: Presidential Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich url: 6823636 text: 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. media: 17618137 related: