Laura Bush’s Texas Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream

Laura Bush’s Texas Buttermilk Coconut Pie with Whipped Cream

I learned a lot about hospitality from Laura Bush.  She understood and exemplified the desire to give every White House guest a memory of a lifetime, and beyond, because each guest’s visit becomes a part of their personal family history.  She thought carefully about every event she hosted: how it could be exceptional, how the food and flowers could in some way reflect the occasion, how the calligraphy honored the attendees – it was a package of small but important details that led to a great party. With the exception of the Christmas party buffets (which had at least one dress rehearsal to make sure every dish was delicious, beautifully presented, and complemented the meal as a whole), we never served the same meal twice.  Every tablecloth, centerpiece, menu card, and meal was unique to that specific event.

Laura Bush knew how to please and impress her guests. She and the President once hosted a lecture for a large group of scholars and historians of Abraham Lincoln, to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday. As the event was about to begin, she called me aside and asked me to arrange for guests to be invited to visit the Lincoln Bedroom, which is upstairs in the private family quarters. The Secret Service quickly made the adjustment to escort guests upstairs, because it was not common for a big group to suddenly troop up to the family quarters. For those scholars who’d been studying Lincoln and the Civil War all of their adult lives, it was a singular moment. There were even a few tears at the sight of the Gettysburg Address on display in the Lincoln Bedroom, the only one of five copies signed, dated and titled by Lincoln. They wandered through into the Lincoln Sitting Room, and reluctantly, back down to the party. She gave those people the memory of a lifetime.

Laura Bush was very popular among the White House staff because she always remembered to thank people for the job they were doing. It made them even more loyal and willing to pitch in when things became hectic. She would invite her East Wing staff up to the family dining room on a regular basis for lunch, complete with menucards, lovely centerpieces and careful seating arrangements.  It made me realize how thoughtfulness can be a very potent leadership skill. And another thing about Laura Bush – she never misspoke. Can you think of one other public figure about whom that can be said? Plain-spoken, forthright, and always willing to give another person the benefit of the doubt – also important elements of leadership.  The best bosses are also teachers, who make us better at what we do and how we live.

Today is her birthday, and I want to thank Laura Bush for her service to the nation, and also for the education I received in her employ. And in her honor I’m happy to share her recipe for buttermilk coconut pie. Happy birthday!

Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie

Serves: 6
Prep time: 50 minutes


  • 1 unbaked nine-inch pie shell
  • ½ stick melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sweetened, shredded coconut, plus ½ cup of toasted coconut for garnish
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups whipped cream


  1. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, coconut and buttermilk, and pour into pie shell.
    Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie-batter
    Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie filling
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  3. In a dry frying pan set at low heat, toast the coconut until it is golden brown.
  4. Garnish pie with whipped cream, and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
    Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie topping
    Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Pie

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  1. Lovely story. Happy Birthday to a true lady, Laura Bush

  2. Teresa Grooms

    I had lost this recipe 30 years ago. Until now I have been unable to find the wonderful Coconut Pie recipe. Thank you so much,

  3. That recipe sounds wonderful. Simple and not a lot of ingredients. I hope yo make it soon. Thank you for sharing this and for the information about the lovely Laura Bush.

  4. Every thing good that could be said about Laura Bush should be said. She
    states her mind without being insulting.
    Happy Birthday!

  5. love it. butter milk pie is my family’

    s favorite. thank you much. sure do miss you all in the White House.

  6. Nancy Hendrix

    Laura Bush was AWESOME as First Lady!!! She is genuine, caring, compassionate and patriotic. A true Role Model.

  7. Deanne Washburn

    Thak you for the recipe. It looks absolutely delicious! Happy Birthday to Laura! You are missed!

  8. I really love the story about Laura and her hospitality. I thought she might have those wonderful ways about her. Thank you for writing I am a new follower and look forward to more of your posts. I can’t wait to make this!


    Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it!!

  10. Muy delicioso!

  11. Jo Ann Paralusz

    Mrs Bush This looks wonderful I will have to try this~

  12. Annabelle Bailey

    Thank you for this recipe for Texas Buttermilk Coconut Pie. I wail be making it as soon as I shop for the ingredients.

  13. Nadine Snodgrass

    So anxious to try this recipe!

  14. Elva Thompson

    Love reading about Laura, one of my favorite people. Thank you.

    • Ken Galbraith

      Always enjoyed listening to her speak, a real classy lady. She was an exceptional Lady at the White House. Excellent desire to please her fellow Americans. I am Canadian, but follow American politics regularly.

  15. Janie Steffler

    Thank you for this recipe!

  16. Just nice

  17. Will definitely do this one

  18. Making this for my husband who loves Coconut cream pie.

  19. oh my gosh completely delicious! I love this recipe so much!

  20. Happy Birthday to a wonderful First Lady.

  21. Sounds amazing…will make it for my daughter. She loves coconut pie, and the recipe must surely be a winner!

  22. Marilee Leach

    My favorite pie in the whole wide world!!!!

  23. Thank you. Your article confirmed my belief that she is a beautiful person inside and out and has great integrity and caring for others. She is a true light in the world. President George Bush is fortunate to have her.

  24. Enjoyed reading about Laura Bush. She was a great First Lady. Really want to try this pie. Thanks for the recipe.

  25. Thank you for sharing. What an honor to have Laura as a teacher/leader/mentor. The details you mention in this post struck me in a new way. I see how I can learn and practice more intentional hospitality to express my care and love for people. I didn’t know about you until Laura posted this on her facebook page. I am thankful for your time at the White House and how you are using it to share with others. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog posts!

  26. Happy Birthday to the most elegant gracious First Lady we all love!

  27. Julie Matteson

    Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady, inside and out and a perfect representative for our country.

  28. Debbie Greenwood

    Happy Birthday to the most wonderful a First Lady this country has ever seen!! Love this story but her being so gracious is not a surprise to me! She has always been and always be a lady!!

  29. Wish Laura Bush a Happy Birthday.

  30. Cynthia Gaddis

    Birthday Blessing Laura…

  31. Thank you for the insights into Laura ‘ s service. Of course, she is such a wonderful lady! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Laura.

  32. Happy Birthday, Laura! America is grateful for your classy service as first lady.

  33. Dennis L Healy

    Happy Birthday to a fine lady

  34. Mary Lou Holman

    Happy Birthday to my favorite First Lady, Laura Bush!

  35. Beverly Dwight

    Happy birthday Mrs Bush. We miss you and President Bush. Enjoy a lovely day.

  36. I will ask my granddaughter, who loves to cook, to make this at Christmas time when I hope to visit her. She can practice for Thanksgiving.

    My very best birthday wishes to Laura Bush, who is loved by our entire nation!
    Asking God to especially bless your entire family ! Give W a hug n kiss!

  37. Yummm….thank you for sharing.

  38. Happy Birthday Laura Bush. You are such a gracious lady, and you honored us in the White House. I miss seeing more of you these days.

  39. Terrie Thomas

    My husband loves coconut cream pie and this recipe sounds wonderful!

  40. Happy Birthday! I enjoyed seeing you at a Benefit Dinner in South Ga in 2012. Thanks for all you helped our school accomplish . Thanks for sharing this recipe, hope you have a great day!

  41. Carolyn O'Grady

    Laura Bush is a true lady. Such an inspiration for all women.

  42. Laura Bush is a true “lady” who I look up to. I’m so thankful for her grace and composure anytime you see her. She is a great role model for those of us who endeavor to be ladies.

  43. Maureen Cooper

    Thank you posting this recipe. I loved the story, also. It actually brought tears to my eyes.

  44. Louis La Fleur

    I want to try this pie

  45. Cheryl Stalnaker

    Happy birthday Laura wishing you a blessed day, today is my moms birthday she would have been 78 this is a special day.

  46. Susan Gardner

    If it’s good enough for President Bush, then it’s good enough for my husband.

  47. Beautiful story, Beautiful true Lady in so many ways, A Great first Lady
    “Happy Birthday”

  48. Bonnie r modlin


  49. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush! Hope your day is as lovely as you are.

  50. Dennis Hollars

    Gotta try this, my mom made this when I was a young boy, I have not had it since. I am now 75 years old. Thanks for posting this recipe..

  51. Happy Birthday to a lovely first lady !!!!!!!

  52. Thank you! Happy Birthday at Mrs Bush

  53. Lynette White

    I will have to try this! Most of all, I want to wish Laura a most wonderful birthday and thank you for the good job you did in the White House!

  54. Thanks for sharing your story with us today. Happy Birthday to you Laura Bush and for being such an amazing First Lady for our Country. And your pie is great too.

  55. Sound delicious, and I loved the story about her . I could tell the way she carried herself she is full of hospitality.

  56. What a beautiful tribute to a lovely lady, full of grace and humility. And a true fellow Texan! I have always loved homemade coconut pie and am excited to find Laura Bush’s recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for posting.

  57. Happy Birthday Laura!! You were the epitome of what a First Lady should be. You and Jackie Kennedy, in my opinion. God Bless you!!

  58. carolyn story

    Happy Birthday Laura Bush! You area true lady!

  59. Marsha Lermon

    Happy Birthday to the epitome of grace, former First Lady Laura Bush. In her honor, and to my husband’s delight, I am going to make that pie 🙂

  60. just another great thing you have given us! thank you Mrs Bush

  61. Madeline K. Jester

    Always gracious, Laura Bush, have a blessed and happy birthday. Kay

  62. Happy Birthday to a very gracious, and wonderful ‘First Lady’. I look forward to trying your pie recipe. Thank you for sharing. May God bless you with many more birthday celebrations.

  63. Debbie Alexander

    Happy Birthday Laura from one Texas gal to a find Texas woman of honor! Check out this Facebook link to a song by Pat Green –

  64. Ruth Gregory

    My favorite pie. Can’t wait to try making it myself. Beautiful tribute to Laura Bush! And, a very happy birthday to her.

  65. Carol Cataline

    Thank you for sharing this. Happy Birthday First Lady Laura Bush! You were such a role model to everyone. You are missed. Enjoy your special day 🙂

  66. Marsha Dragoo

    Happy Birthday to a very special, classy lady, Laura Bush. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I’m looking forward to making it very soon.

  67. Ruth Menchaca Sánchez

    Happy Birthday to a very classy lady, Laura Bush.

    After reading the lovely story I was reminded of what Philippians 2:3-5 says: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”

    Thank you Mrs. Laura Bush for your fine example.

  68. J. S. Pearce

    Thanks to Laura Bush for her style and beauty. Treating all with dignity and gracefully going about her job as First Lady . She is the epitome of what a First Lady should be. Oh how we miss her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs. Bush.

  69. Marilyn Craft

    What a Beautiful story about the Lincoln Room. I am very proud to say today is my Birthday also, what a lovely person to share it with. Happy Birthday Laura from Marilyn Craft
    PS The Pie Looks yummy, will try it soon.

    Thank you

  70. Beautifully written and for an incredibly beautiful person inside out. Happy Birthday to Laura Bush and many more years filled with blessings!

  71. Maxine Bedord

    Happy Birthday Laura Bush !! a very classy Lady !!! enjoy your special day !!!!

  72. Happy Birthday to my favorite First Lady! I’m making this dessert in her honor. I’m sure it’s delicious!

  73. Sounds wonderful.Can’t wait to try it. Thanks and HAPPY Birthday Laura Bush.God Bless.

  74. sounds really good, have to try

  75. Happy birthday Mrs. Laura Bush! May your special day be filled with every special wish you have, come true! Thank you for being such a special person. Yours truly, Mrs. Jacqueline Gerstenkorn

  76. Roxanne Wells

    We love you and George! Miss seeing the honesty and integrity you both had as our former first lady and our Commander and Chief!

  77. Happy birthday to Laura Bush. Thank you for the wonderful lady that you are. I appreciate your service to our country

  78. Dawn the CookinGalinKTown

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful story and the delicious recipe!

  79. Monica Cullen

    I feel fortunate to share a birthday with this classy lady. Thanks for the recipe.
    It looks delicious!

  80. Mary Lou Miller

    gonna try this

  81. Bertha Gambrell

    Happy Birthday Laura. Thanks for being the precious person that you are. I can’t wait to try your Buttermilk Coconut Pie with whipped cream.

  82. connie enserro

    Your pie looks delicious! I plan on making one for thanksgiving. Happy birthday. We miss you in the white house. Conniez

  83. Mary Elaine Aboud

    Oh, Happy Birthday, Ma’am! People always chat about who they would like to have dinner with, if they could. I have always thought of you and the President. I know it would be an honest, heartfelt conversation with laughter and hope. Thank you for your service to the world, our Nation, and Texas. Very respectfully, Mary Elaine

  84. Alicia Dixon

    Very gracious First Lady! Would love to meet her some day!

  85. Dorothy Resseguie

    Can’t wait to make this for thanksgiving!

  86. Laura Bush is a true lady in all respects. Unfortunately not alot like her. Happy Birthday and many more. Proud she is a fellow Texan

  87. Sharon Boroff Martin

    I will always regret not attending a Inauguration Ball to which I was invited, thinking I could not afford to go. I was so wrong. It would have been a once in a lifetime event to celebrate with such lovely gracious people.

  88. Happy birthday to the best first Lady

  89. Happy Birthday to you Laura Bush, thank you for being such an amazing First Lady…and thank you for sharing this awesome recipe…

  90. Happy Birthday Miss Laura.

  91. Wanda Shreiner

    Happy birthday Laura,
    I hope today is as special as you are my Theta sister.

  92. John R. Greenway

    Happy Birthday from a stout Republican in the State of Washington Hubby says you are a Wonderful Lady, and I agree.

  93. Linda Dugger

    Best Wishes and Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush! I have always thought of you as a beautiful and sincere lady. I make a buttermilk pie, but it doesn’t have the whip cream and coconut. I plan on making your buttermilk pie recipe:)

  94. You are, and always will be one Classy Lady!! HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!!Thepie sounds totally divine!!

  95. Glennette Kuhs

    Happy Birthday to Laura!!! She was
    a wonderful 1st Lady!!! My husband
    is going to love this recipe, coconut
    pie is his favorite.

  96. Debra L. Culbert

    Happy Birthday Ms. Laura Bush!!! You make me Proud to be a Texas lady too!!! Thank You for your service to our Great Nation!!! God Bless You and Yours ;-)!!!

  97. Thank you for the lovely story about Mrs. Bush she’s and the first Mrs Bush are my favorite. I’m a Texan away from home and will plan on using this recipe. Thank you & many blessings.

  98. Happy Birthday to a wonderful first lady Laura Bush.. She is a wonderful example as a Great first lady for our country… I will have to try her recipe for this Texas Buttermilk Coconut Pie.

  99. Happy Birthday Laura!!!. I love the recipe for this pie, l love to bake, Be sure that I am going to try it pretty soon. Best wishes !!!

  100. Anita Christian

    Happy Birthday, Mrs Bush! A lovely First Lady.

  101. Happy Birthday wishes to Laura Bush. Even on her birthday, she gracious and gives us the gift of a family recipe. Thank you. You and your husband are setting good examples of what Americans and Christians should be.

  102. Look wonderful and I am going to try it this week. We miss you Miss Laura and Mr. George
    I can see you are having a great life and fun now with out all the pressure. Mr George you were a great president

  103. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush! You are terribly missed! <3

  104. We lived in Abilene for 7 years until 1972. My friend used to make a chess pie. I think it had coconut in it. I’ll try this recipe. Thank you.

  105. Laurie Tangedahl

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush. I was truly honored as an American to have you as my First Lady. Many Blessings to you and your family. I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  106. Yes thank you Laura. You are a true lady and made America proud. Miss you….

  107. Judy Merritt

    Happy Birthday to the best First Lady. Admired by many.

  108. Happy Birthday to Laura, a regal lady, and I shall make this pie for Thanksgiving and give thanks for having this family in my generation.

  109. M Pauline Furtado

    Looks delicious … Love Coconut Pie, can’t wait to make it and Happy Birthday to a perfect example of a “First Lady”….Thank you to you an President Bush…

  110. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush.

  111. I totally agree with you !!

  112. Here’s wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Miss Laura!!!!
    There’s only one thing wrong with your coconut pie!!!!
    I gained five pounds just reading the recipe!!! lol!!!

  113. Sure miss your poise and dignity

  114. Dee Dee McCoy

    Thank you for sharing Laura’s recipe. It sounds delicious and I plan to make it for Thanksgiving. May Laura have a very blessed birthday with her family and friends….and thanks for the wonderful memories… Miss her!!!

  115. J. E. Fulmer

    Happy Birthday beautiful lady !

  116. We’ve never had a lovlier First Lady. She is the epitome of charm and graciousness!

  117. Glenda Smith

    Thank you for your grace and thoughtfulness. HAve a Happy birthday

  118. Happy birthday Lady Laura, you truly are a Lady.

  119. Sounds good. Will have to make it for my husband… Happy Birthday Laura Bush.

  120. Looks very good! Laura , Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!!! Wish you were still in the White House!!!!!

  121. Wishing the Happiest Birthday to a first-class First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush! You lead by example and have set the bar for all who follow. You are the undoubtedly, the greatest First Lady of the last decade. May The Lord Jesus continue to bless you and your lovely family.

  122. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush!! Definitely going to make this pie! Thank you!

  123. Sandra Ridgeway

    Laura Bush is a classy lady whom I respect. I will definitely try this recipe.

  124. Sylvia Sones

    Happy Birthday Laura …You are a First Lady who made all of us feel like we knew you personally…We loved you kind and grateful heart. The example you set was perfect..
    You were also a wonderful wife mother, and daughter in law.. We miss you in the White House.

  125. Yummy looking and I’m Hungry right now.

    • Linda Tullos

      Happy Birthday Laura Bush! I am reminded of you every time I visit Laura Bush Middle School in Lubbock, Texas, which our grandson currently goes and our granddaughter before him.
      You and Barbara are both such precious ladies. And I am glad to say Texans!

  126. This looks good and reminds me of one my mother used to make. Thanks 🙂

  127. Happy Birthday Laura Sure miss you as the first lady!!!

  128. Paula Yasenchak

    Happy birthday to a great Lady; and thank you for a wonderful tribute.

  129. Happy Birthday Laura. You were a great first lady and still are.
    Marion Davenport

  130. Happy birthday ..what a class act and role model for all.

  131. We have to make it. Sounds amazing. Love Laura Bush!

  132. Teresa Joslin

    A true classy lady. I really like her! Happy birthday Laura Bush!

  133. Happy Birthday to a true Texas beauty! Her Cowboy cookie recipe is my “go to” cookie recipe and I always get so many compliments on them! I look forward to trying the pie recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  134. Happy birthday, Laura Bush

  135. luisa corderi

    I Love It. I Am MaKing This Pie Hoy.Gracias!

  136. Phyllis Howard

    Happy Birthday to a true Texas Lady.

  137. Can’t wait to make this pie! I LOVE coconut pie!!!! And……HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA! We Americans sure miss you. Hope your day was as special as you were to our country!

  138. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush!

  139. Margaret Sokolnicki

    Happy Birthday Laura and Thank you for helping our nation. My husband and I used to live in Keller and raised our daughter and son as teenagers there. They are both engineers in Michigan now and I am proud of them!

  140. Happy birthday Laura and many more to a wonderful First Lady

  141. I too am from Texas. Love Laura Bush (what a genteel lady) and love coconut cream pie. Cannot wait to try this version. Only mistake I saw in the recipe is “Serves 6”. Not after I have my share it doesn’t!

  142. Looks Yummy!!!can’t wait to try it.i


  144. Happy Birthday to a gracious lady. Thank you for your efforts to support libraries and reading.



  146. Happy Birthday to a very special lady. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  147. Janice Eatmon

    Beautiful story about a beautiful Christian lady. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU LAURA BUSH!
    We love you.

  148. Kimberlee McLaughlin

    Happy Birthday to a lovely lady who also happened to be the “First Lady”.

  149. HAPPY Birthday to a lovely lady who also was the best First Lady!

  150. Helena Pitcock

    Laura and Barbara are my favorite First Ladies. They are truly ladies!

  151. That’s the absolute truth!!!

  152. Karen E. Jones

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush and thank you for being such a wonderful and thoughtful First Lady.

    If only there were more people in politics like you and former President Bush the world would be a much better place

    Your pie looks delicious.

  153. Is the amount of buttermilk correct or should it say 1 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup seems very little

    • Hi Barb,
      It is 1/3 of a cup of buttermilk. That sounds like so little, and you can probably see from the photos that this is not a big, thick pie filling. It’s about an inch thick and it doesn’t raise, but the flavor is very, very rich and coconutty. You should put a little sugar in the whipped cream, but not too much, because the sweetness is in the pie itself. Thanks for writing in!

  154. Laura Bush was a real classy First Lady.

  155. She is a class act, Happy, and blessed birthday Mrs. Bush,

  156. beverly pruitt

    Happy birthday laura you truely are a one of a kind wonderful woman and patriot.god bless you and your family.

  157. You are still a beautiful lady, Laura Bush~ I feel you were the best First Lady and President that the USA has ever had. (maybe only one exception) Your Father & Mother ~in~ law) I am 84 and when we were voting on the President Bush, your family, my husband and I gave a 90 year old lady a ride home from voting. She had walked a long ways as her daughter ~ the democrat, wouldn’t take her. I had a picture of her to send Your Mother ~in~law, Barbara, but I never got it sent. Good intentions that fell by the wayside, but I wanted to give Roses to the Mother of the Son whom many came to love so much. Thanks again for all you and your family has taught our Country. I am sure you are all praying for OUR country Now. {by the way} Coconut pie is my favorite. I am anxious to try your recipe. Georgia From virginia

  158. Connie Ferrell

    I am SO happy that I found this!! Laura Bush is my all time favorite first lady! Such class and grace! Thank you for the charming story. Can’t wait to try the recipe!

  159. so easy looks delish i’M ONE OF MRS AND PRESIDENT BUSH’S BIGGEST FANS.. NUMBERS 1 AND 2

  160. Happy BirthdayFirst Lady Laura Bush, many many more!! Today is my daughter Pam’s Birthday!!

  161. Thank you. Lovely story. Recipe sounds delicious.

  162. A very warm festive “Happy Birthday ” wish to the best First Lady in our White House! You are a true Southern lady…

  163. Dr. Violet Dickson

    Happy birthday to Texas’ First Lady and our nation’s First Lady! Laura Bush is the epitome of grace, class, and elegance ~ not surprised at all that she can also bake!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!!

  164. This pie looks wonderful and simple. Thank you for sharing this recipe & your memories of and with Laura Bush in the White House, Lea. A treat for us all!

  165. Happy Birthday Laura, You classy 1st Lady. Now days I think the wheels ran off the truck.

  166. Nancy C Davis

    Wanting to wish my favorite First Lady, Laura Bush, a happy and blessed birthday! You have more class in your little finger than anyone before or since. The best role model there could possibly be! You are loved!

  167. Roberta Lashley

    I have a Birthday Today with Laura Bush. You were a great First Lady. Happy Birthday Laura!

  168. Karen Snavley

    Having company for supper tonight so will make this for dessert in honor of our wonderful former First Lady Laura Bush as she celebrates her 68th birthday! Thanks for sharing.

  169. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush. You are sorely missed and will forever remain the LADY of the White House for which all that come after you should strive to be.

  170. Happy Birthday to a true First Lady

  171. Jean R Markham

    Thank you for recipe, means more that it was from Laura Bush!!! Many more Happy & Healthy Birthdays to a Classy Lady!! Miss you and George Bush!!

  172. Happy birthday to Laura! The Bush first ladies were the best. Thanks for her recipe. I’m making it for me and Mommy when my husband goes hunting.

  173. The best First Lady ever. She is a standard for all future First Ladies should aspire to imitate. Gracious to everyone.

  174. Beautiful, classy lady.. Laura Bush you are the best.. Love you, and love reading your stories.. Nothing but good health and happiness to you and the President….

  175. Nancy Weems Carpenter

    Happy Birthday to a lovely lady whom I greatly admire and appreciate!

  176. Carolyn Monroe

    Thank you for sharing this special pie receipe

  177. Roma Livingston

    Happy Birthday to our best ever First Lady, Laura Bush.

  178. Christine ciarmella

    First happy birthday to Laura bush!! So enjoyed reading about her. I also always thought that the Reagan’s and the both bush families were nothing less than a class act!!!!

  179. Happy Birthday Mrs. BUSH YOU ARE THE BEST. I will make that pie for my 90year old hubby tonight .God bless you both, you are truly missed.

  180. Beautiful story. Will make the pie. Happy Birthday to a wonderful and classy lady.

  181. Mrs Bush, I’m not much on cooking but I’m going to get my wife to make this. A buttermilk pie with Texas in front of it and made by our former First Lady Laura Bush has got to be the best ever. Hoping your birthday today is the best ever and you know your still our First Lady. Tell George we miss him! We love ya’ll and wishing you the very best during the upcoming holidays ahead. Will be getting my wife to make this pie for Thanksgiving. God Bless Ya!

  182. Gabriela P. Ganjoor

    Happy Birthday to a Terrific TRUE Lady! You are missed… Blessings your way ALWAYS!!!

  183. Marilyn Brienen

    What a beautiful, classy lady Laura Bush is! My warmest regards to her on her Birthday! And I love coconut cream pie. I will have my husband make this promptly, as I am no baker! I sure miss President and Mrs. Bush in the White House! Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush!

  184. Barbara L. Morey

    Thank you for the article and you and Laura Bush for the wonderful recipe. You are correct–thoughtfulness is a fine leadership skill. More than any other public figure, Laura Bush displayed that skill along with her compassion for others. I miss her in the White House, but she has not stopped working for others.

  185. debta m dohse

    happy birthday laura bush time flew when you were the first lady you are the most gracious first lady

  186. Can’t wait to try this…..Maybe day after tomorrow for company!!

  187. Kathleen Mohr

    I can’t wait to make this! Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush!!! Have a beautiful day!

  188. Happy Birthday to a great and honorable first lady, Laura Bush!

  189. Thank you for sharing! She is such a classy lady and women can learn alot from her example!! Happy Birthday Miss Laura!!

  190. Sounds wonderful. Happy Birthday to Mrs. Bush.

  191. Hope Sullivan

    Happy Birthday to one of the finest first ladies of all. Thank you for the recipe – looking forward to trying it!

  192. Jan Raderstorf

    Awesome lady!! Happy Birthday!!

  193. love coconut pie but never had it fixed with buttermilk

  194. Thank you for sharing this recipe and I agree it is an old southern recipe. They always used buttermilk for their recipe’s. My Mom use to tell me buttermilk is milk that was getting ready to be threw away so the olders use to make recipes using this soured milk, LOL Anyway I love having this again and from a lady that I honor and respect along with her husband, Ms Laura I wish you the best Birthday ever…We miss you and George. You were a class act and hard to follow….Thanks for your service Betty Pollard

  195. I hope Former First Lady Laura Bush has a wonderful birthday today. She was a wonderful first lady and is missed. She always had a grace about her and a lot of class. This pie looks delicious and I will definitely give it a try.

  196. Jill Guggisberg

    I loved reading this! How remarkable what you said that she never misspoke! That is truly something! Happy Birthday, Miss Laura. Today is my birthday too!

  197. Laura Bush was a first class lady. She could teach the others many lessons. She represented the White House and our country well.

  198. jeanette lupo

    Happy Birthday to a first class Lady.Can’t wait to make this pie and share it with the people I love. Thank you Laura Bush..

  199. Etta Mayfield Wharton, Texas


  200. A beautiful woman both inside and out. Happy birthday Mrs Bush and thank you for sharing that lovely story

  201. Barbara Ouellette

    We were so lucky to have such a gracious woman in the White House.

  202. There was never another First Lady as gracious as Laura Bush!

  203. Sherry Holley

    I’m Gonna try this sounds so good !!!

  204. Alison Kirby

    I can’t wait to try this!! Thank you for sharing!

  205. Carolyn K. Long

    Happy birthday Laura. This was my mother’s birthday also! She was so proud to be a 9th cousin to George W. Bush.

  206. cheryl gardenhire

    Barbara Bush you are a first class Lady

  207. Thanks for sharing. I tried putting on Pinterest and it wouldn’t go. Again thank you

  208. Belinda Brolo

    Thanks so much for sharing the delicious pie recipe (can’t wait to try it). And, I loved reading a little personal history about her too. I always thought of her as exceptionally gracious and classy. So after reading your accolades of her I’m not at all surprised that my presumption of her was indeed correct. Now excuse me I have a pie to bake.

  209. Happy birthday….I so wish you and your husband were still in the White House!!

  210. Jackie Humphrey

    My husband says there is a difference between a “lady” and a woman. He reserves “lady” for those that fit that mindset…..Laura Bush is definitely a “Lady” in every respect. We all need to admire and repeat her. Happy Birthday Laura Bush and thanks for your example and the many good memories and your legacy.

  211. Sandra poole

    Thanks for the recipe, and happy birthday 5o Laura Bush. She is certainly a gracious lady. She has my utmost respect.

  212. Happy Birthday Laura
    This pie sounds like a must try.

  213. I want to try this recipe, soon — thank you!
    Lovely post.

  214. Mary Whisenhunt

    My favorite pie … I will have to try Mrs. Bushs’ recipe! A lovely woman … I miss them in the White House! Happy birthday Laura!

  215. SHe was a real class act, always a lady, and made America proud.

    • Yes I agree, Hapoy Birthday Mrs Bush, you are admired and loved. Your husband isva great man, he has to be for you to love him!

  216. Nina Gillenwater

    Thank you for sharing the recipe and the lovely memories! Mrs. Laura Bush truly was and still is a treasure to the American people. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush!!

  217. Marjorie Ellzey

    Happy birthday to a special lady. Will try this pie. God bless

  218. Happy Birthday Laura!!! May you have many more! I hope George knows how lucky he is! You are the reason he was in the White House! Miss you too.

  219. Happy Birthday to a very beautiful lady! We need more public figures of her ilk to grace the pages of our newspapers and magazines and electronic screens. We are so hungry for someone to admire! Live long and be happy, Mrs. Bush.

  220. What a lovely tribute. She must be even more special than I already thought she was.

  221. Sandy Donnelly

    Happy birthday to a very lovely lady.i would love to have lunch with someday I’m differently going to try this recipe

  222. Happy Birthday to a Grand Lady! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Love Jenna on the Today Show!

  223. Ready for good mannuer
    Maybe it is delicious food.
    Thank you Mrs.Bush…
    Have nice days~★★★★★♡

    from oversea r.o.k in jong yoon kim.

  224. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Proud to pass if on to my Grandaughter!!! Will always Love and Respect Laura Bush!!!!

  225. Darlene Rindal

    Happy Birthday

  226. THe pie looks amazing! Oh and by the way, ALL First Ladies have been classy Ladies. Every last Indiana of them. So stop kidding yourselves!!! And quit being so negative. Didnt your momma ever teach you the old saying…. If you cant say something nice don’t say anything at all? Well why don’t you try that!!!!

  227. Carolyn Osborne

    Laura Bush was the perfect example of a Lady. Gracious and dignified and extremely careful to make us proud to call her the First Lady. You are greatly missed.

  228. Cindy Garrity

    Thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday, Laura. My son attended Barbara Bush Middle School in San Antonio, but he always said Laura Bush!! Now you have the best title of “grandma”. God Bless You.

  229. Judith A. Smith

    I believe we may never have another First Lady as classy and sincere as Laura Busch was while her husband was in office. She has continued to maintain the same class and kindness, no matter what has been said after they left the White House. Wishing you a Happy Birthday.

  230. I look forward to trying this recipe. Happy Birthday to a Lovely Lady who was such a Wonderful First Lady and remains someone for women to look up to!

  231. I LOVE any flavor of Buttermilk Pie
    Mahalo, thanks Lea and Mrs. Bush
    Aloha, Auntie Doni

  232. Oh, WOW, I want to make this pie!

  233. Sandra Berman


  234. Diane Howell

    Laura Bush was truly a class act in every way. How we wish we had her back. We want to thank her and her husband for their service to our country. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA BUSH!!!!

  235. Nancy Chambers

    Happy Birthday Laura Bush.Hope you have a great day.

  236. Happy Birthday to the Classiest First Lady ever!

  237. Diane Howell

    This sounds really good. Think I will try it when I feel better.

  238. I have always thought she was an amazing lady but you just gave a wonderful example of how truly amazing she was.
    Happy Birthday!

  239. Sharon F. Smith

    Loved the article and sentiments.
    I am so looking forward to trying the pie receipe!
    Thank you for sharing and confirming that Laura Bush is the type person I thought she was. Surely do miss Laura and President George Bush.
    Hope your day has been filled with smiles and laughter, Happy Birthday to you, Laura Bush!

  240. dimitri salahi

    Thank you for the recipe…I always thought that the former First Lady was full of class and elegance…They say that a true leader always knows how to treat their guests,I strongly believe that statement…Happy Birthday and best of wishes and blessings for many years to come.

  241. Diane Leaming

    Happy Birthday Mrs Bush hope it was a good one. Sure do miss you both in the White House. I felt safe when President Bush was there. God bless you both

  242. noora masterson

    sounds great & I love Laura bush have a wonderful Birthday we the people miss you very much ,you brought such class to The White House

  243. Laura Bush is one of my favorite First Ladies…100% class in every way.

  244. Barbara Hutton

    America is very honored to have had Laura Bush as First Lady…she truly is a lady!!!

  245. What a wonderful story. You are quite a lady.Happy birthday Mrs. Bush.

  246. Not only is Laura Bush a classy lady, she is also very respected for being a genuine, caring person.

  247. Denise McCall

    Thank you Laura Bush for sharing this recipe. I’m sure this will be one of my familys favorite desserts, as you were as our favorite First Lady. Happy Birthday!

  248. A special recipe from a special Lady. God Bless you on your birthday and always.

  249. Great article. Happy Birthday Mrs. Laura Bush!

  250. Geneva Lewis

    Happy Birthday dear Laura. We miss you so much.

  251. Happy Birthday Mrs Bush!!

  252. Beautiful story about a beautiful lady!

  253. Earline Holland

    I’m going to try this, I love coconut pie.

  254. Dorothy McCarthy

    Just wonderful. Happy Birthday. Yes we met her. We love her. Thank you for sharing.

  255. Laura Bush was without question the best First Lady. She took a page out of her mother-in-laws book and stepped up. I miss you Laura Bush!

  256. Denise Smith

    Looks yummy. I too think Mrs. Bush was a wonderful First Lady. I have never met her but it is on my bucket list. Such a lady and a leader for women to look up to!

  257. carroll surginer

    thank you a true first lady
    then and now

  258. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush! Her grace and elegance have-and will continue to-impact many of us.

  259. As a Texan, this recipe will be used very often, because it was a recipe from our greatest First Lady of our great nation, and the greatest First Lady of Texas. Thank you, Mrs. Bush! Have a Happy Birthday from the Texas hill country.

  260. Thank you so much for sharing sweet memory and kind words about Mrs Bush. I totally agree….She is indeed a gracious, talented woman. Happy Birthday to her♡

  261. Giorgina Welsh

    Thank you for your loyalty to those you share your life with. Happy Birthday and may you be blessed with God’s good graces.

  262. Martha Shuler

    The most gracious First Lady and her mother-in-law also. The Bush Family is just the TOPS!

  263. Shirley Maxwell

    Can’t wait to make this, it sounds wonderful.

  264. I love this recipe, will try it.

  265. Melanie Shannon

    Thank you for sharing this! Happy Birthday, Laura Bush! You are greatly missed in the White House !


  267. Laura Bush exemplifies what a First Lady should be. Happy Birthday!!

  268. Jennifer Viernes

    Happy birthday, Mrs Bush! I hope you enjoyed your day!

  269. Happy Birthday to a true First Lady! God Bless you and thank you for being you!

  270. MJ Jefferson

    Happy Birthday, Mrs Bush!

  271. Pamela R. Jones

    Looks like a wonderful pie I love Coconut

  272. Happy Birthday to the most wonderful First Lady we have ever had. our nation loves you

  273. Sh ow us a way to just print directions and ingredients.

  274. Nolia Foster

    This pie sounds awesome, as the lady that prepared it. I’m proud to share the same birthday as Ms. Laura

  275. Happy Birthday to you Mrs. Bush.

  276. Happy Birthday Laura!

  277. Thank you for being my favorite first lady. You seemed to just carry out your duties effortlessly. Please have a Very Happy Birthday. Just wanted you to know as a flight attendant for Continental Airlines during your husband’s presidency, I had the honor of serving your mother on one occasion. She was such a sweet, kind & appreciative lady. I see where you get your sweet nature. We all (conservatives) miss you & George W. so much!

  278. Thank you for sharing the recipe and stories about Laura Bush. She is such a classy woman.

  279. Kathy Patterson

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush! It sounds like you truly were the “First Lady” and very classy and down to earth. I would love to meet you some day. Living in Texas, that’s not at all that fr fetched!

  280. What a beautiful lady inside and out. She is the epitome of good taste, thoughtfulness, kindness and intelligence. She and the entire Bush family are the best examples of all that is good about America. Thank you for sharing a wonderful picture of her, and Happy Birthday, Laura Bush!

  281. Lois DeVaughn Nobles

    Happy birthday dear Laura .I love and miss you .What a lady

  282. Happy Birthday, to a truly manificent woman whom I wish I had the pleasure to know personally. I have always thought you exemplified what a wonderful, classy yet down to earth, humble example of Christian woman and First Lady should be. Thank you for your service to our Country, to your husband, to your family and most importantly your service to the Lord. You are an example to try to emulate. I wish you many, many wonderful birthdays. God bless you and President Bush and your extended family, and THANK YOU!

  283. Marilynn Tolle

    Thank you so much for a beautiful story, Happy Birthday to a beautiful First Lady, who always made us proud!

  284. Barbara & Tom Newman

    When George W. Bush was Govenor of the great state of Txas(yes we voted for you) he toured the Campbell’s Soup plant in Paris, Texas. My husband worked there for 35 years, Govenor Bush allowed a picture to be take of him with my husband, which to this day hangs in our home. After retirement we moved to Navarre, Fl and President Bush came thru town in a bus on his last run for President ( voted for you both times) and we have a picture of you waving out the front window of the bus. The one picture we do not have is one of George W. & laura together, never got close enough to take one of those.There have been two Bush’s in the White House, both have served this great country of our with diginity & never once spoke out of both sides of their mouths. Barbara & Laura both are the two best First Ladies we have ever had. We wish you a very happy Birthay Mrs. Bush and hope you Mr. Bush spend many more years together and enjoying that beautiful grandbaby. God Bless you and may his Angels always look over you.

  285. Marzia Troiani

    Happy Birthday to a LADY

  286. Jennifer Holland

    Laura Bush is one classy First Lady! Thanks so much for sharing her recipe.

  287. Lamar Garrett

    No Lady was ever better as a First Lady. Salute to Her and family. God Bless

  288. Deborah Griffin

    A true lady indeed. One who never ceases to inspire me. Happy Birthday to a very witty, beautiful, accomplished and so much more lady and woman.

  289. Best First Lady ever.

  290. Debra Nichols

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush…. I wish you many more!!!

  291. Connie Benally

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush! Love our former First Lady. Her pie recipe sounds simple and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  292. Dolores Storer

    May we always aspire to emulate Mrs. Bush’s graciousness. Happy birthday.

  293. Thank you for sharing. Laura is a lady

  294. Thank you for sharing, this sounds delicious!

  295. Can’t wait to try this.
    my family is going to love this pie
    thank you so much for sharing

  296. looks good and seemed easy to do.

  297. Thank you for sharing this information about such an extraordinary woman, I have always admired her, now even more I am sure that she is one of the most wonderful and unusal women in our life time. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush, may God bless you always and in all ways.

    Norma Solomon Sarasota, Florida

  298. Sounds wonderful. I will definitely add this to my recipes. Happy birthday to a lovely lady. Loved reading about Laura Bush. She was a much loved and respected First Lady. She will always be a shining example of grace and kindness. Thank you.

  299. Yvette Simonson

    What a wonderful way to be in touch with a remarkable lady. I will surely make this pie!
    May God continue to bless this beautiful soul of hers.
    Happy Birthday Laura Bush!

  300. Kaleigh Corrigan

    I agree, and have always admired her. Jackie Kennedy was the ultimate class act. But Laura Bush seems to be a warm and caring lady, someone I would love to call, my friend. Your right about not having a classy, beautiful First Lady since.

  301. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush! You were and will always be my favorite First Lady! Coconut Pie is my favorite Pie too! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  302. Make this pie often but never with the whipped cream. Sound delicious so will make the addition next time I bake it.
    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bush.

  303. Cheryl Wilkerson

    Happy Birthday Laura Bush! Thank you for the yummy recipe!

  304. I’m another witness to the class of Laura Bush. I was at the front of the crowd after she spoke at the National Book Festival in DC a few years ago. As she was being ushered away after her speech, she made a point to stop and thank the volunteers who were helping out at the festival. She’s the real deal.

  305. Wish I took the opportunity to meet you and the president when I was invited to the inauguration. Regretted it every day. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush and if I ever get the opportunity of a lifetime again I will not pass it up. Thank you and Mr. Bush for the Christmas cards. I can’t wait to savor this pie.

  306. Jimmye Porter

    Will plan on making this recipe tomorrow. Thank you for sharing. ❤️ Laura Bush

  307. Janet Cheatham

    Happy Birthday Laura Bush. You are my personnel favorite First Lady. You were always so gracious, making we American’s very proud that you represented our country. Thank you.
    Can not wait to try your coconut pie recipe.

  308. Laura Bush is my favorite “First Lady”. Lovely, Kind, soft spoken sweet lady. Thanks for
    the interesting article.

  309. Happy Birthday Mrs. Bush, as an American I miss you as a First Lady. You always showed Americans how much you love America, how much you respect America, you made me proud that you were our First Lady. Your class, elegance and grace was always such a part of you being our First Lady! Thank You, Mrs. Bush Because of you and Pres. Bush is change from being a Democrat and became a Republican….the two of you really impacted my life. Love to Pres. Pres. 41 and Mrs. Bush 41

  310. Happy Birthday to a true lady. You are grace personified with a hefty dose of intestinal fortitude! Hope your day was wonderful!

  311. Without the cup of sugar the pie wouldnt be tooy bad for you. I will substitute the sugar with Xylitol, stevia or eryritol or a combination thereof when I make it. Thanks for sharing this recipe Kel. 🙂 Will let you know how our turns out.

  312. Drema johnson

    Happy birthday to a wonderful lady First Lady

  313. Still a Beautiful First Lady! No other even comes close!

  314. A very classy lady who seemed to understand what thankfulness is all about. Happy Birthday Laura.

  315. Lynn K. Horn RN

    Laura Bush is my idol. A great lady…just charming. As a school nurse I really wanted to share my successful healthy initiative (regarding nutrition) in the school setting when this family was in the White House. I am still willing to share it 🙂 Would love to talk to Mrs. Bush regarding this idea.

  316. Looks like something I could make. Thanks Laura

  317. Rhonda Coward

    Happy Birthday to a truly exceptionally elegant and beautiful first lady!

  318. Linda Armstrong

    Happy Birthday to an inspiring educator and amazing First Lady! May your day be filled with love, family and friends!

  319. Brenda Abernathy

    Happy Birthday Laura Bush!!! Only yesterday a friend posted something asking friends to name one thing on their bucket list. I listed Meeting Laura and George Bush. I loved him as President and Laura was a perfect model for first ladies. Thank you both for your service.

    We love coconut pie so I can’t wait to try this one. Thank you
    Brenda Abernathy wife of LTC(R) Robert Glenn Abernathy

  320. Maria Di Leonardo

    You are a wonderful lady. Happy Birthday

  321. Happy Birthday sweet beautiful favorite First Lady!!… Enjoyed this post and delish recipe too.

  322. Happy Birthday, Laura. Can’t wait to make this yummy pie.

  323. Have a joyful and relaxing birthday, and a richly blessed year! You are a very special lady.

  324. Diane Durham

    Happy Birthday! ! And thank you Laura for serving with such grace and honor.

  325. Janis Hathaway

    We are honored to have the Bush family here in Texas! They all practice what their Mama’s taught them. Honesty, integrity, graciousness, and love of God and country. This pie will be on my Thanksgiving table. Happy birthday Mrs. Bush. Texas loves you!

  326. Met her many years ago when she was pregnant with the girls. She and George were having a party at their house. Such graciousness A trur Lady!!!!$

  327. And I believe, she was always proud of her country. Personally, she seemed approachable, no agenda, just open to all people with a genuine understanding on family issues.

  328. thank you for sharing this! such a good role model for all of us

  329. Cheryl wortham

    Happy Birthday to our first lady mrs. Bush.I will keep this in my family and pass it on thru many,many generations..Thank you

  330. It sounds really good. Cooking for Thanksgiving. Please send more

  331. Gloria Brandt

    I have made this pie for years but leave the topping off. It is a favorite during the holidays

  332. This is going to be the surprise dessert I make for Thanksgiving, I always make one for my 5 sisters…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a true example of what a first lady should be…. Have a wonderful year, Laura

  333. This is going to be the surprise dessert I make for Thanksgiving, I always make one for my 5 sisters…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a true example of what a first lady should be…. Have a wonderful year, Laura

  334. Thank you so much for sharing not only your pie receive but also the lovely story of our most loved and cherished 1st Lady of our Nation.
    1st and always Lady Laura Bush.

  335. Happy Birthday to a true lady, Laura Bush

  336. Norma-Ree Lueders

    Happy Birthday to a woman I am proud to say was my First Lady. May you have a blessed year.

  337. Deborah A Shavlik

    Have a happy birthday Laura Bush and may you have a great day

  338. Richard and I love you both when you are in the white house. I am hopping that someone like you will be there again that love this country very much. I am not from here originally but, this is
    my second home that I love. By the way, I like your recipe and I copy it ” may you have many,
    many more birthdays to come Ms. Laura and may God bless you and your family.

  339. I will definitely make this one. Happy Birthday, Laura. You and your mother-in-law are two of my favorite people.

  340. Laura Bush is a example of a true lady and honored us as a great First Lady…miss the Bushs Happy birthday to you Laura from a planted Texan I wasn’t born there but got there as fast as I could

  341. Barbara Cartwright

    A beautiful and blessed birthday to a marvelous lady. This is indeed a great pie

  342. Whipped cream looks great….also wonder how adding a meringue when pie is just barely done. Would that work?

  343. Jean Eickhoff

    Wish we had you in the White House for another 8 yrs.! I love pies and will try this one- looks delicious.
    Jean Eickhoff

  344. Jean MacIntyre

    Well said, Laura is a true GEM, an example worth following…

  345. Happy birthday to our wonderful first lady..Thanks for the recipe..

  346. Janice Kubica

    A true lady … sincere in all she does and says. Her honesty and integrity and love and faith shine through her smile. Thank you Laura Bush for all you do and for your legacy of caring and grace. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  347. I love everything about Laura Bush. Hapoy Birthday great lady!

  348. Naomi Wedderien

    I am going to make Laura’s Buttermilk Pie. It has to be great – considering where the recipe came from. Thanks Laura

  349. Thank you for sharing your memories of Mrs. Bush. I knew that I like her but you have given us more reasons to love her. I hope Mrs. Bush birthday was beautiful as she is.

  350. Great receipe

  351. cannot wait to fix this pie, I have a buttermilk pie recipe but not with co

  352. Esther Stone

    Happy Birthday to the loviest First Lady the United States has ever had. We miss you, Laura Bush. Happy Birthday!! (and thank you for this delish recipe!)


  354. william smith

    Laura was the best 1st lady ever!!

  355. I really liked Laura Bush! Happy Birthday! She is a class act! I’m thrilled to get a recipe of hers!

  356. Nancy Handley

    A soon to be a favorite from a favorite First Lady!
    Happy Birthday to Laura Bush!

  357. Happy birthday Laura!

  358. Betty Lucido

    Betty Lucido says: “Welcome to “68” years well lived! You are a true ” Christian lady” and the love and respect you won in this life will go down in history and follow you to your Heavenly Home! Thank you for your servant heart! I love you and will look forward to the opportunity to meet you in Heaven and tell you face to face!

  359. judy Saunders

    Happy birthday to a very lovely southern lady!

  360. Happy belated birthday- history connects us- September 11th and my 2nd grader at the time in northern VA- who with tears in hers big beautiful eyes questioned her aviator dad- who promised her the worst thing that could happen in his next set of orders was a paper cut- after the day that changed the world- so believed in George W- quote from a military child who’s dad was in the pentagon command center – “momma- George Bush is a good man” That say’s it all- you and your family are well regarded and respected in our home- thank you for your service.

  361. I love coconut pie, and I admired Barbara Bush very much, so …. thanks very much Ms Laura, for a wonderful eight years and for the recipe for dessert I really love.

  362. I’m sick that I did not visit Washington D.C. while the Bush’s were there-that would have been a great moment in our family history as well. This lovely article and this wonderful recipe!
    Susan Swaim

  363. This looks absolutely wonderful – of course what would one expect from such a wonderful First Lady – We miss you Laura!

  364. Happy Birthday to the classiest First Lady ever!

  365. this looks really good. Thanks for sharing.


  367. Happy Birthday to a classy lady & many more!

  368. Always interesting to learn about people who are the public’s eye yet remain so humble & NICE to others w/out expecting in return.

  369. Need to try that. Laura Bush was and still is a very classy lady.

  370. What a great easy recipe. My family will love it. Mrs. Laura Bush was the epitome of Grace, Warmth, Understanding and Class. We miss her as much as we do George. Much blessings to them and their family.

  371. Julie Cloutier

    Laura Bush is the epitome of a Lady.

  372. Darlene Waters

    This sounds wonderful. I love anything with coconut. I will be making this soon!

  373. Happy Birthday, Laura Bush! I have a admired you as you have always been such a gracious person in every way whenever I have seen you or heard about you. I have read about your life and some of the very difficult things you have lived through and it only makes me admire you more. I thank God for your life and for that of your husband, as well. May God bless you both richly in your lives as you continue to shine as an example for Him!! My love to you both!

  374. I love and miss Laura Bush so much!! What a great lady and what a great family!!! Thank you Laura, for this awesome recipe….I will make it for Thanksgiving! :o)

  375. Linda Hubbard

    I would like to wish Mrs. Laura a very Happy Birthday. You and Mr. Bush are missed so very much. I will enjoy making this pie for my family.

  376. Carolyn Rogers

    Happy Birthday to a dear First Lady!
    Happy Birthday to a wonderful wife!
    Happy Birthday to a great Mother !
    Happy Birthday to a loving Gramma!
    Happy Birthday to a Teacher !
    Happy Birthday to a Lady of Class!
    Happy Birthday to America’s Example !
    May you live on in the heart of all Mothers!
    Happy Birthday Filled with many Happy Tomorrow’s .

  377. Happy birthday to our last great first lady! She epitomizes diplomacy, decency, and grace. I cannot wait to make her pie.

  378. Can’t wait to try this. Looks so good.

  379. Carole F. Veer

    Happy Birthday to Laura Bush, a wonderful caring lady.

  380. Thank you for sharing your recipe. My husband will love this.

  381. Very thoughtful, I quite enjoyed this!

  382. Thank you for this post and a little peek into the real person of Laura Bush. I have nothing but respect for this genuine lady! A different Spirit is evident. Bless you Laura Bush!

  383. I enjoyed reading a small bit you shared of Life at the White House with Ms. Laura Bush. It is so amazing that she is a “woman of beauty” and we Americans were able to have her for a short while as “Our” First Lady…. Thank you for the recipe! It would be wonderful to have a cookbook of her “favorites” while she served…..

  384. Esther McCormack

    Thank you for sharing this “special” pie recipe! Laura Bush is a very “special” person…a very good example to follow.

  385. Mrs. Bush exemplified the “Lady” in First Lady. She always conducted herself with grace and dignity. She is missed very much today.

  386. I always thought Laura Bush epitomized the definition of a true lady in public. Now I know that must have extended to all around her. I am afraid she is the last of a dying breed. Young people today don’t see the need for the gracious manners of her and a few of my generation.

  387. I will be making for Thanksgiving.

  388. Mrs. Bush I want to thank you and your husband for all the years in the White House, Wishing your family a Happy Thanksgiving, GOD Bless everyone and GOD Bless America. HUGS and LOVE

  389. Happy Birthday to a most wonderful first lady. Have a blessed day.

  390. Phyllis Harris

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful First Lady, Laura Bush. God Bless You and God Bless America. Phyllis & Bob Harris from Durham, NC

  391. Glenda Powell

    Happy Birthday, Laura Bush. You truly defined the role of First LADY! You were appreciated during your time in Washington; you are remembered and appreciated still.

  392. Sure sounds good!!

  393. Carol George

    This is wonderful!! What a “lady!”

  394. Bammie Cooper

    That looks so good. I love buttermilk pie and basically you just add 1/2 cup coconut to a pie.

  395. Deronda Smith

    A fabulous TY for sharing your wonderful memories as an employee at the White House & honoring Laura Bush’s birthday by teaching the rest of us how to make her TEXAS BUTTERMILK COCONUT PIE w/ WHIPPED CREAM…YUMMY!! -Deronda 🙂

  396. DelliaJoann VanScyoc

    Laura Bush graced the White House with respect & dignity. I hope she has had a delightful birthday. Thanks for this opportunity to send well wishes.

  397. Will definitely make this because it sounds great and to Honour you and pres. Bush. We love you, we are a military family. Served under Daddy Bush and W. That was when commander-in-chief meant a hell of a lot to us. We proudly served and knew why you made the decisions you did. Many best wishes, for joy, peace and love in your family. We LOVE you and THANK you!!!

  398. A twist on my buttermilk pie. Will make this one next time.

  399. A beautiful pie from a beautiful Lady.

  400. Beverly Dionne

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Laura Bush, you are a true inspiration to all of us. Have a great day.

  401. Tried it and it is so yummy. Bake it and you will keep the recipe around for a long time.

  402. Thank you far this recipe, been looking far one that looks easy .Will try this today and let everyone no how it turns out , thanks again

  403. Happy Birthday Mrs Laura Bush From all of us on Lake Livingston Texas

  404. I have friends in Midland/Odessa TX who tell me that Mrs. Bush has always been generous and thoughtful. I join many others to wish her a happy birthday, and a long life of goodness.

  405. carlene posey

    Happy Birthday Laura! Can’t to try your pie recipe.

  406. Happy Birthday to a very special lady! My husband and I recently went to the Bush Library in Dallas at SMU. What an inspiring presidential museum. It is the best one we have seen since visiting his father’s library in College Station. Both families are a class act. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  407. I am sorry I am late in wishing a Happy Birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day. I am anxious to try your pie. I love to bake

  408. Truly a wonderful lady! The Bush family are honorable and loyal to our country! Beautiful story! Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  409. Theresa Smiley

    Thank you so much for this recipe from the loveliest First Lady this country has ever had! I am so happy to have found this blog but wish that you & Mrs. Bush would do a book about White House entertaining.

  410. Sharon Drake

    She is one classy lady.
    I hope her birthday is grand.

  411. I made this for our family reunion and it was such a hit it was gone in five minutes! Delicious!!

  412. David Maskell

    Anything Laura cooks has got to be divine.Thank you for your receipe

  413. A beautiful tribute to such a wonderful first lady. She was and is loved by many. Thank you for sharing some of her wonderful feelings to her staff. This speaks highly of her. Happy Birthday Barbara.

  414. What kind of whipped cream. Do you whip it yourself – do you sweeten it? Do you use cool whip?

    • You can use whatever form of whipped cream you prefer. If you want to make whipped cream from scratch, whip a cup of cream and one tablespoon of sugar until stiff peaks form, and serve. It will whip more quickly if the mixing bowl and beaters have been refrigerated first. I put the whipped cream into a pastry bag and piped it on, but it also looks beautiful to mound soft peaks of whipped cream on the pie.

  415. Happy Birthday to a very beautiful and gracious first lady. We were so proud of you and George. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m anxious to make it for my husband who is gone on a hunting trip and will return on my birthday, Nov. 19th. Coconut is his favorite pie.

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  417. I made two of these pies last week. They were fantastic. My wife wants me to make some more for dinner tomorrow. I just hope the grandkids enjoy them as much as we do.

  418. Just put another pie like this in the oven for tomorrow!! Yum it is so good!!! Doesn’t need
    2 cups of whip cream on it so just going to put 1 cup this time. Excellent pie, Laura, just like

  419. LuAnn Herkstroeter

    Mz Laura is a true Lady in every sense of the word. My family admires her so much. I am honored to be able to try a recipe of hers!

  420. Made it for Thanksgiving… Delicious and gone!

  421. Patricia LaPointe

    I agree Sue

  422. I made this pie for Thanksgiving this year – it was such a hit that I’m making it again for Christmas. Incredibly easy to make and delicious. This pie is as sweet and down home as Mrs. Bush. I made my own whipped cream and pie crust to keep its authenticity.

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    • So glad you liked it! Thanks for the tip about the butter – and thanks for the link! If you’re a busy mom, you might like my post for baked oatmeal, or last week’s hot and cold chia breakfast puddings. All the best, Lea

  424. This was my first try making a coconut pie. My family loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂
    I did a blog post about it at if you’d like to see.

    • I did see your blog, and thank you so much! I like your approach to ‘Momdom’ – very accessible and loving. And I like your recipes because they are do-able. It’s always fun to see the amazingly complicated things people do with food, and sometimes it’s fun to do things like that, but I don’t think people are likely to try a recipe if it takes hours of effort and lots of elaborate ingredients. A mom can look at your blog and think, “Hey, I can do this today!” Thanks for writing in! Best, Lea

  425. Goin to make this.yum yum yum

  426. This pie is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. Thank you Laura Bush, for sharing such a simply delicious recipe. My husband has made it several times. I’m going to try it tonight for a work event tomorrow.

    To those who felt compelled to comment negatively about other First Ladies, my guess is Mrs. Bush does not appreciate your lack of class. Perhaps you need a lesson in classy behavior.

  427. Bevelyn Blair

    Excited to see this recipe and look forward to making and serving it!

  428. Katherine Perry

    Laura Bush was, and still is, a gracious First Lady.
    She loved her country and made us all proud
    that she was representing The United States of
    I am excited to try her recipe for buttermilk coconut pie.
    Happy Birthday, Laura Bush. God bless you!

  429. She is a very classy lady.

  430. Heather Wright

    Thank You so very much for this receipe!!
    Laura Bush is both classy and thoughtful to make each occasion a special one for her guests.


    Looks really delicious. I have to try it.

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  433. Enjoyed this pie….

  434. I’d like to see more of Laura Bush’s recipes

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