I enjoy baking very much, but never being a good muffin baker, I was skeptical when a friend of mine gave me this book. Wow, did it ever change my mind about how wonderful and how easy muffins can be. Marie has a foolproof technique for making tender and delicious muffins, and her recipes are unique yet not off-the-wall. For a real treat, try the Favorite Steiger Haus Carrot and Apple Muffins! This is a book I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys baking and eating muffins.
I had received another muffin cookbook as a gift several years ago and then decided to try this one. It has been a hit. Every recipe I've tried has been great (particularly the carrot muffins and the lemon muffins). I still have many recipes left to try, but they all sound good. I am rapidly becoming the "Muffin Queen" and am buying two more copies as Christmas gifts. I also recommend "Muffins: Sixty Sweet and Savory Recipes" by Elizabeth Alston.
Use the advice given in the beginning about how to make muffins, follow the recipes, and you will bake muffins that are better than you could ever have imagined. The recipes are simple and the advice sound. My family has loved all the muffins I've tried (and I've tried most of the recipes). I've recently ordered Marie Simmons' Bar Cookies A-Z.