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A very best bake brought to my attention that today is 09-09-09 which only comes around once every hundred years. I just thought that was so neat and wanted to let everyone else know about it too. so
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Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/9/2009 4:57 PM EDT
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I'm sittng here reading your story at midnight, and it is making me salivate for some of these homemade hot cakes of all shapes and colors. And I love the heart shaped double yolk egg. Thanks for the memory of your dear Momma on her anniversary. Hope you had a great day on this unique day of 09-09-09. It only happens every hundred years

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 3:33 AM EDT
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Wow, thanks for sharing that information as I did not even notice that. I am usually on top of all the trivia but this time it sure got by me as well as many others I am sure. You are right that is very unique. I will have to share with the grandkids. They will like this one too.Have a good day, Donna G.

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 3:57 AM EDT
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A very best bake brought to my attention that today is 09-09-09 which only comes around once every hundred years. I just thought that was so neat and wanted to let everyone else know about it too. so many daily things slip by us if we are not careful and before we know it time has run out for us or a loved one without letting each other know how much we really care for and love one another. My momma passed away 18 years ago and I remember we use to sit together during her last days on this earth and talk about everything you could think of. I loved these times even though we knew (momma too) that her time was coming to an end here, my momma was so strong during her life, dad died in 1959 and she raised us alone until she remarried later but she never let us see her break down or show any fear. In her last few months I came to see a side of momma that surprized me a little bit. I actually thought she must have had iron running through her veins instead of blood because she always seemed so strong. We were talking about the arrangements and what she wanted, the songs, the clothes, about everything. I ask if she wanted to be in pink ( I thought this was mommas favorite color, she always bought my sister pink things, I got the blue). Oh no momma said I want to wear an emerald green (my favorite color) and boy was I surprized. I always thought momma loved my younger (and only)sister because she always got the pink girly color and I got the blue (boyish) color. I shared this with momma and she laughed at me about it. I love all of you the same she said, of course each of you are unique and I have special things about each of you that I love. I just cried. All those years wasted thinking momma did not love me as much as my sister. It was a bittersweet day when momma passed away and I was happy she was not suffering and that I knew she had given her life to Jesus years back so she was going to be in heaven when Jesus calls us all home and I will see her agin. I had to smile within myself when I saw the emerald green gown momma was wearing, she looked beautiful there resting, I can only hope and pray that I can be as wise as momma was...I love you momma and miss you still even after these 18 years. The kids are all coming home and it will be nice to have them here to get through this day of bittersweet memories, while we are creating even more memories.
We had a houseful this week-end for the Labor Day Holiday. I am facing it with mixed emotions...I am glad we have a lot of the kids, grandkids and even great grandkids over. But I can not help but think of my momma, (daily I think of something she said or did through our lifetimes and some were funny, some sad and some hard times, but no matter what we went through we shared the love of a big family and made it through all the years. Today is the day that momma was "Promoted to Glory" 18 years ago like I already mentioned. I can't help but miss her. She was a wonderful momma who taught us how to love unconditionally. She taught us not to look at a persons nationality or skin color but to look at the persons actions and how they treat others. Momma was a very wise woman. Momma was not as good a cook as dad was. She did make good fried chicken, cream gravy, smothered steak and great cornbread and beans. But don't try to eat mommas biscuits (Dad always said you could build a house with them). I think that's why momma encouraged me to bake alot. She would even laugh about her lack of bread making skills. These are a few of my favorites she cooked. But today I am going to give out my dads "secret hot cake" recipe. I had written a story on this site about "NEVER GIVE UP" which tells about how dad taught me a valuable lesson while teaching me to cook his famous "hot cakes". When all the kids come back home they all ask for the special hot cakes...so the girls were going to help me to cook eggs and to make the hot cakes. The recipe is as follows:3 cups flour,1 teaspoon fast acting yeast,1 teaspoon salt,2 Tablespoons sugar,2 Tablespoons baking powder,2 Tablespoons of liquid grease,2 large eggs,1/2 cup milk,1/2 cup water,Mix all the dry ingredients first, flour,sugar, salt, yeast,baking powder and mix well, make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the two eggs, the milk and the oil and the water, mix well. Heat your griddle and cook as desired. You do not have to let the batter sit and you can make any shapes you want. We use cookie cutter designs, all the grand kids have their favorite ones, we also do some fre hand by just putting the shape we pour out onto the griddle, snakes, initials, flowers, whatever you choose. Whatever shape you use just wait until you see the bubbles on the hot cake and then turn over to cook the other side. LeeAnn also made over easy eggs to go with the hot cakes and some scrambled eggs for those who wanted them. We took a picture of one of the overeasy eggs, it was a double yolk and it looks like a heart shape. I hope you can see it in the picture. We also used food coloring in some of the batter, the girls wanted pink hot cakes and the boys wanted purple for some of their food. We had a great time and it was fun to spend time with all our loved ones. It took a little longet to make the special hot cakes because of the different shapes we did but it is worth it when you see all the smiles it creates. And after all momma always said to give unconditional love and to never think you are doing to much for your family, or friends or neighbors, we reap what we sow...momma said if you plant okra you won't get green beans from that plant and if you sow love and kindness you will surely reap it also. You know momma was right again...I could not help but smile as I watched the kids from the youngest to the oldest get their special hot cakes with the smiles they had from ear to ear. Precious memories of the past and the present...Thank Jesus above for all his mercy and all his love, because if we do not have the love of Jesus we cannot truly love others as Jesus wants us to. God Bless and thanks for reading and have a good day, spread some love and kindness around as it is very contagious, Donna G.

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 4:30 AM EDT
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What a lovely story and the memory of your Momma, thank so much for sharing the recipe and memories.

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 9:30 AM EDT
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Thank you Donna for another great story and wonderful photos

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 11:32 AM EDT
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You always have such nice stories. Love the pics - the grandkids look so happy with those pancakes!

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 12:32 PM EDT
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Love the creative idea for the cookie cutters...now they don't have to sit in the drawer anymore...Jesse loves pancakes. Thanks for sharing. I love your memories.

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 3:21 PM EDT
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What a wonderful story about your momma. I am very lucky to still have my mom, and we share alot. I know with all my heart she will always be with me even when she is gone. Thank you again for your heart warming story.

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 4:33 PM EDT
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Donna, Thank you for the wonderful, inspiring story. I was blessed with two very special "mothers", one was my foster mother, and my other "mother" was my grandmother. They taught my some wonderful lessons in life also. The lesson of kindness, which was to do something special for at least one person everyday, and the lesson of learning frm those people that were in your life for whatever time they were. My grandmother passed away 25 years ago this year, and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of something that she sared with me, whether as a child, or as a new bride learning about making a house a home. My foster mother passed away 21 years ago, and the same goes for her, she always knew what to say to me when my spirits were down, or those times when my children were growing and I never seemed to have enough time to do all that I wanted to do with them. She would always say, Sharon, you only hold their hands for awhile, you hold their hearts forever. The things I learned from them, I too, pass on to my daughters, as well as my son and his wife. I know that someday they will tell stories about me that include the memories I have of these special people in my life. May God Bless you and you entire family, and may your family always have the same wonderful memories of you that you have of your loved ones. Sincerely, Sharon K.

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 5:43 PM EDT
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Thank you Sharon for those lovely words. I really enjoy reading everyones stories and comments too. We are truly blessed when we have people in our lives that love us and we in turn are blessed when we love others and yes one of these days our loved ones will be sharing the memories we are now making with them, God Bless all my dear friends and best baking buddies, see yall tomorrow, and have a good evening, donna G.

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/10/2009 10:29 PM EDT
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Thats cool the yolk is heart shaped. I heard on tv a woman had a baby on 09-09-09 at 9:09. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful stories, pics and memories. I look forward to reading yours everday. Thanks

Real hot Cakes Dads "secret recipe" And a day we missed?

posted at 9/11/2009 6:31 AM EDT
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Wow, Toni K. that is really cool, a baby on the special date of 09-09-09 at 9:09. I imagine that does not happen very often at all. thanks for sharing and have a good day, Donna G.

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