Celebrating Black History Month – Los Angeles Black Owned Businesses (Dessert Guide)

Offering an updated 2018 guide to (B.O.) Bakeries throughout Los Angeles, CA.

27th Street Bakery
2700 South Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90011
323-233-3469

Big Man Bakes
413 S. Main St. @4th
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-617-9100

Bonnie B Bakery
6344 Topanga canyon Blvd., Suite 1030
Woodland Hills, California
747-226-3497

Cobblers Cakes & Kream
2323 W Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
323-455-1224

Cobbler Lady
3854 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323-298-2144

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Eat’n Park Memories

Do you know what time it is midwest-east coast???

It’s Eat’n Park Christmas Star Commercial time

(and the crowd screams)

The Eagle and I actually took a trip to the Burgh to visit some folk and before making our way to the airport, guess where we stopped?  OMG how did you know?  You got it – Eat’n Park!

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Oh how I remember the days of a child eating away and if lucky walking out with a little treat.  As I have gotten older, we would always go to Eat’n Park right before my road trip back to good ole Ohio.  It was ‘our thing’!   I tell ya, there’s nothing like cheap, pathetic, warm, restaurant chain food to put a smile on your face before a road trip. LOL

What all was on the menu for the day?  Well, I honestly don’t remember what The Eagle ordered, but I know I went for the buffet.  Now, lets pause for a sec.  You do understand what kind of place this is?  Think of such chains as Denny’s, Big Boy, IHOP, etc so lets not get our nose too high up in the air.  Bring it down some and enjoy the lower side of life <chuckle> You know, the common folk.  Besides, it makes you appreciate the really, really good stuff 🙂  Now, I had two plates LOL one consisted of mini waffles, eggs, potatoes while the second plate was compiled of grits, biscuits and gravy and yes, bread pudding OF WHICH I FREAKING LOVE!!!  How did it taste?  You know, average chain food.  Am I kicking and screaming to return soon?  No, but it’s a place I respect for what it is…cheap food.  So, I’ve learned to find a place in my heart for it 🙂

And speaking of things I love – THE SMILEY FACE COOKIES!!!  Anyone who’s anyone knows about the smiley face cookies.  And they know it’s almost tradition to purchase one or some on the way out.

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<big sigh> Oh I see the commercial now so clear.  (sit back and close your eyes…ok well keep one eye open to keep reading I guess)  SO, it starts off with a plain christmas tree all alone.  Oh look, a little star all by his lonesome too, just bouncing about.  The star makes his way over trying to be apart of tree but can’t reach the top.  OK – OK here’s the Hallmark moment.  Wait for it, Wait for it.  The tree then bends over and helps the star get to the top of the tree then BAM! The tree lights up and becomes a beautifully lit Christmas tree THE END!  (go to youtube to watch if you feel left out)

Goodbye E’nP, it’s been a nice reunion.

 

 

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C is for Cookie & Cookie good 4 ME

Soooo LIKE cookies are fun and delicious and LIKE I freaking love them <chuckle>

Ok, so here’s the deal.  I’m not going to waste your time with some long drawn out  opening story about my mother as a child who has one leg and baked cookies at the age of 1 after having hand surgery, leaving her with 3 thumbs and 1 finger.  Instead, let us simply get to the point today.

Go check out De Luscious Cookies & Milk.  I took it upon myself to try their chocolate chip, oatmeal raison and I forgot the third one but it was chocolate with a chocolate gooey center with white powder/icing coating.  Oh – Chocolate Decadence!  Yes, that was it.  OMG they were YUMMY!  They are more of a pick-up or delivery company.  You know, parties, events, etc. I mean it is holiday season now.  I tried them for the first time back in 2010.  Nothing but smiles people ever since, nothing but smiles.

So while singing C is for cookie, lets go make some and pretend we’re De Luscious… <hmm> or more like Q-licious <big smile>

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This particular photo is from a ‘cookie in a jar’ recipe that I remixed by adding 2 eggs, 3/4cp butter, 1/4cp of combined peanutbutter and chocolate morsals.  Baked at 350 for 12min.  AND OH MY GOSH – soft, delicious with a much better turn out.  Have you revamped any ‘cookie in a jar’ recipes?

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(My ratings for De Luscious Cookies & Milk are incomplete for my experiences have always been catered through events.  Therefor, I can not rate their amenities, price, etc.)