By Judy Kurtz
The first lady and Romney also went head-to-head in a cookie recipe showdown last year for Family Circle magazine. Obama’s recipe for white and dark chocolate chip cookies ended up besting Romney’s M&Ms cookies in the mag’s online poll dubbed the “2012 Presidential Cookie Bake-Off.”
Carol Paul penned The Ron Paul Family Cookbook that same year. The 28-page recipe book was shipped to supporters who contributed an $8 donation to the then-congressman’s presidential campaign. Paul’s cooking compilation contained recipes for five different casseroles, including a rice corn casserole, an easy linguine casserole, chicken casserole, shrimp casserole, and Creole praline yam casserole.
Casserole has proven to be a popular dish among political broods. The 2005 Bush Family Cookbook, compiled by former President George H.W. Bush’s personal chef and house manager Ariel De Guzman, included instructions for a mixed-vegetable casserole.
No word on what dishes Romney will divulge in her book, but her husband has long raved about his wife’s meatloaf cakes.
While serving up the meaty meal on “The Rachel Ray Show” last October, Romney said of her hubby, “I’ve been making these meatloaf cakes for 43 years, and every birthday dinner, this is what Mitt wants for his birthday dinner. Mitt is not a picky eater, not at all, and he will eat anything you put in front of him.”