This year has been a rough year for us. Sadly, I lost both of my beloved grandmothers only a few months apart from each other. Growing up and as an adult I was very close to both of my grandmothers.
Grandma Piccininni was famous throughout our family for her delicious food and scrumptious cakes and desserts. When used to joke when we were kids that we would need bigger clothes to go home in after we slept over he house. This summer I have started the wonderful process of sorting through her recipes into a cookbook. While entering the recipes into Tastebook I realized I did not have any pictures for these recipes. Then I had the brilliant idea that Gooba and I would start making Grandma P's recipes and photograph them for our cookbook.
Our first experiment was a Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake. I must admit I teared up several times making this cake, thinking of my grandmother and how she would have absolutely loved cooking and baking with Gooba, or even knowing we were sharing her recipe and love for food and cooking together.
We even invited our neighbor over for coffee and cake!