Christmas at the White House

A few weeks ago, the former White House social secretaries were hosted by the current social secretary, Deesha Dyer, at a Christmas luncheon full of laughter, gossip, and outrageous stories. Lunch in the Ward Room of the White House Mess was followed by dessert in the China Room, where we stayed far too long, enjoying an elaborate creation from White House Pastry Chef Susie Morrison, followed by a Christmas cookie chaser. What are the holidays for, if not to indulge […]


Ginger Pancakes and Maple Bacon

Here’s a Christmas morning breakfast to get excited about: a gingery pancake that’s so flavorful you don’t even need syrup or butter, with a side of crispy bacon that splinters into pieces of pure deliciousness after a quick brush of maple syrup to finish it off in the oven. The sugar makes the bacon crumble into shards of savory sweetness that will have you chasing every last morsel. And the aroma of ginger pancakes in the morning! Add some fresh […]

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Remember the Troops

One of our America’s Table staff has a husband stationed in Iraq this Christmas, so we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that we can’t all be home for the holidays. One way to let our military personnel abroad know that we’re thinking of them is to send a package of goodies by December 15th.  This shoutout is for the Army First Infantry Division. Need ideas for what to send? Specifics vary, depending on where they are deployed, […]