Christmas with the First Ladies: Lady Bird’s Christmas Cranberry Salad Mold

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone it’s time to concentrate on Christmas. Where exactly did this year go? I can’t believe it’s that time of year already. I was sent a copy of Christmas with the First Ladies: The White House Decorating Tradition from Jacqueline Kennedy To Michelle Obama.  I’ve really enjoyed reading this book and learning how so many First Ladies helped decorate the most famous house in America. After looking at all the different crafts and recipes I decided to try my hand Lady Bird’s Christmas Cranberry Salad Mold.

I think it’s so neat that I can recreate something that a First Lady use to make and enjoy serving to her guests. This book is chock-full of unique and meaningful Christmas crafts and recipes. Lady Bird’s Christmas Cranberry Salad Mold is one of many recipes I will make this holiday season. All it took were 3, very simple steps and there I had it, Lady Bird’s Christmas Cranberry Salad Mold. JL even helped stir the cranberries while they cooked. While making this salad mold I couldn’t help but ask myself if I was doing it right. Was this how Lady Bird chopped her celery? Exactly what kind of chopped nuts did she use? My husband and family really enjoyed eating what I made for them but if I could have one person taste test it for me I would ask the late Lady Bird Johnson what she thought of it.

Lady Bird enjoyed this recipe a lot and she took the time to write personal message on the recipe card. Now that recipe, along with others are in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum as part of Mrs. Johnson’s personal papers.

Lady Bird’s Christmas Cranberry Salad Mold is just one of many amazing Christmas recipe ideas found inside this book. Next I’ll probably make Hillary Clinton’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and Betty Ford’s Cranberry Tree. There are other neat ideas but those are some of my favorite.

Want to make Lady Bird’s Christmas Cranberry Salad Mold, or just want to read Christmas with the First Ladies? Buy it today at a ridiculously reduced price. Know someone who would love this book as a present this year? I’ve got an amazing way for you to save 50%. Yes, you heard right, 50%. With the code NGLADIES you will receive 50% off this book.

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Starting December 10th, the Noise Girls will be hosting a Christmas with the First Ladies Pinterest Contest in celebration of this amazing book.

Stay tuned for more information, inspiration and a chance to win one of 5 copies. Watch for more reviews and posts from fellow Noise Girls. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

Disclosure: I was sent a free sample for the purpose of conducting this review. My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own. No monetary compensation was given. I am disclosing under the FTC’s 16 CFR Part 225, Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

About Tiffany

Tiffany is a wife and busy mom of two with a passion for blogging and connecting through social media. Tiffany lives in the Baton Rouge area by way of Virginia. Tiffany enjoys blogging, gardening, painting her nails, snapping pictures of her children, and getting lost in a good book. When Tiffany isn't blogging here at FMB, you can find her over at Connect with Tiffany on Twitter @FabulousMomBlog.


  1. The photos and review looks awesome! I love cranberries! This looks yummy! Pinning it for later use for sure. Thanks, Tiffany!

  2. You photos are so beautiful and cranberries are so fun to decorate with!

  3. This book would make a great Christmas gift for my grandmother, who loves several of the featured First Ladies. The recipe you made looks great!

  4. This would make such a cool gift. My mom collects cookbooks and I am thinking about giving it to her as a Christmas present.


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