Last Minuet for the Holidays

OMG so I almost didn’t post anything today.  Why?  Not because I don’t love my blogging family, but because I’ve been in dream land with my 5 day holiday vacation and lost track of reality.  Therefor, my last minuet for the holidays post shall be a cake I made for The Eagle.  PS, I’ve been meaning to make this for him since forever – such a loser!

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LARGE PLATES from this HOUSE

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Hash House A Go Go is where we ate while in Las Vegas.  And Boy oh Boy I’m a sucka for themed restaurants – I love them!  It’s a restaurant chain offering as they say, “Twisted farm food”.  Well, I dig ’em!  You’ll come across a tractor in the center of the room, straw decor, brick walls with dinner-like seating options.  They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner just so you know.  And make sure to view their website for they have locations in varied states.

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Yup, plate size pancakes is what they stir up around here.  In Los Angeles, CA there are a couple of spots that other similar large pancakes such as The Griddle Cafe located on Sunset Blvd.  Both places offer the exciting experience of taking on plate-size flapjacks, wondering if you’re able to complete it all.  I did LOL However at the Griddle they offer more stacks creating a tremendous challenge. The lines are long at both places and the wait sucks, but The Griddle at least offers way more amusing selections.  It’s their gimmick.

Well getting back to HHAGG, clearly I went for the Blueberry Flapjacks with crispy bacon and eggs scrambled hard.  Yes, my berries are on the side because I had to share my cakes with someone who wanted simple Butter Milk – LAME!  SOOOOOO no creativity via MOUTH lol  The taste was unflashy.  Nothing to scream about, but not bad either, just there.

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As far as their themed selections, there are items titled, ‘The Tractor Driver Combo’ and (pictured to the left) their ‘Sage fried Chicken Tower’.  Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks.  Definitely offering large plates from this house!

Do I need to return?  Not really, but because it’s a simple enough spot as far as taste, sure I would.

 

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Dad and Dana’s

With over 30 years of experience, Dana’s Bakery is a must try.  Located at 720 N Homewoood Ave. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it’s a place that my parents have been going to for years.  Do we live in the area?  No, but to this day my father takes the monthly drive down for some traditional goodies.

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Originally located in The Hill District, this tiny shop only accepts cash.  Prices range from 65 cents to a couple of dollars depending on what you get.  Besides the small fried cakes of sweetened dough, they also offer a variety of goodies such as brownies, cookies, cupcakes and tiered cakes.  Their small brick building is surrounded by churches and a community college and F.Y.I. my father once told me Dana is the name of his daughter.

Well, with no disrespect to what I bake when home for the holidays, you can always count on my dad walking in with a box from Dana’s.  Everyone gets so excited as we dive into the bakery box.  We keep it simple with the usual glaze, but feel free to try other flavors and let me know what you think.

Absolutely, easily THE BEST IN THE BURGH!

(Facebook: Dana’s Bakery)

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VOTE – Proposition Q!

HAPPY NEW YEARS TO ME!

That’s right, its my new year.  And as always I’m excited to celebrate another season while giving thanks to the one that has gracefully ended.  Well, what you don’t know is that I’m an elections baby.  Therefor, if you’re going to vote for someone – VOTE FOR ME!  hahahahaha

Now, let’s get to the ballad.

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PROPOSITION Q: Will offer americans free cake every weekend in any flavor.  It is a proven fact that cake and other starch items bring people together and that’s what the world needs – to come together in happiness and love and cake does that.  Proposition Q will also offer baking classes to children allowing families to bond more often.

(What your vote means)

VOTE YES:

Encourage family bonding and communication.  Youth will learn a trade in Culinary and/or Hospitality.  Exercise science and mathematics (baking/measurements).  Acquire an appreciation and understanding of varied starch items.  Practice moderation.

VOTE NO:

People may possibly be unable to focus due to being full of cake.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake 🙂 Happy Birthday To Me! XOXO