Breakfast Muffins: The Classic and the Unusual
I have a very soft spot for muffins. They are so easy to make that muffins were the very first thing I taught myself how to cook -- yet people think well of you for doing it from scratch. They make the house smell good, and you can whip them up at night, grab one in the morning and eat it on the commuter train. Plus, my family always called the kneading thing that cats do with their paws "making muffins," so they have a whiff of nostalgic cuteness to them (though please don't knead the actual muffins --in fact, they should be mixed as little as possible).
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