|A disapproving Endora (Agnes Moorehead) considers her daughter Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery).|
|Endora loves her granddaughter Tabitha (Erin Moran).|
My dad's mom, my Italian grandmother, was everything we are brought up to expect a grandmother should be. She was a great babysitter when my parents needed her, and an even greater cook. She may not have baked cookies, but she made amazing southern Italian dishes — from caponata to pasta and beyond. She also made delicious coffee cakes.
|Grandma and me. She also made the dress I'm wearing.|
|Glamorous Gran'mere, on vacation in Hawaii.|
Neither Endora nor my Gran'mere Mariette ever baked any chocolate chip cookies that I know of. But I bet if either Tabitha or I wanted some, Endora would have produced them with an elegant wave of her hand, and my grandmother would have surely taken us out, dressed to the nines, for some delicious dessert.