Full name: Ann Deakers

Residence: Carmel Valley

Hobbies/Interests: When I’m not ‘going to the dogs’ I love reading, knitting, crafting and facebooking.

Family Information: Husband of 42 years, Rod; Children: Katie Deinhammer, Director of Marketing for Challenged Athletes Foundation Laurie Deakers, Director of Design for Equipment Clothing Michael Deakers, musician, and popular barista at Pannikin 2 grandchildren, Lila, 4 and Larkin, 2

About the Recipe: I call this “Share the Recipe Coffee Cake” because whenever I take it somewhere someone always asks for the recipe. It’s a family favorite, served at every family gathering and sometimes in between. It was the groom’s cake at my daughter’s wedding, baked in a pan shaped like the state of Texas. I continue to say that my son-in-law, a true Texan, married my daughter just for our coffee cake. It is also included in a cook book called Fan Fare by Mary Engelbreit, so nearly famous.