My mom's mom, Grandma Dunn was known for Easter cakes pucks.
Baking wasn't exactly her strong suite.
Shopping? Yes. Time share vacationing? For sure. Gambling? Absolutely.
She even had a personalized slot glove.
And was one of the most generous people I knew.
But it's safe to say that Grandma and the kitchen weren't exactly the best of friends.
Grandmums (my dad's mom), on the other hand, makes a mean lemon meringue.
And the yummiest Snickerdoodles this side of the Rockies.
But honestly, I worry that I'll mess them up.
So I just leave them alone.
And steal recipes from other people's grandmas.
Like my friend Wendy who brought this delicious coffee cake to a Mother's Group a few years ago.
She and her cute family moved to Southern California but I asked her to leave the recipe behind.
It's quick. And easy.
And incredibly delicious.
I learned from Wendy that Grandma Sands was also a pastor's wife.
She wrote all the church plays, helped her husband with his sermons. And raised 4 kids. WITHOUT a Kitchenaid.
She passed away when Wendy was just a year old.
Grandma Sands sounds like she was pretty amazing. Just like her Coffee Cake.