Whew! The author is a lady with drive, passion, love, character, and tremendous guts. I read the book cover to cover at one sitting, it's that kind of story. When she found herself on the brink of welfare following a divorce, she proudly and energetically bootstrapped her own muffin business, selling door-to-door with her wares in a red wagon. Selling without a business license, she got into a few scraps, but characteristically held her head high and....hey, buy the book. It's worth it. You won't find another cookbook with an author's story like this one (and I must add, copious intriguing recipes included, with accompanying stories).
This book is as informative as it is entertaining. Intermingled with the fabulous recipes are antecdotes about the author's life and stories of how each recipe came to be. I have used nearly all the recipes and love them! The finished products are moist, tender and absolutely delicious. (One note: use the author's suggestion of using squares of wax paper to line muffin tins instead of paper liners - something I'd never tried before but the results are great!) Another bonus - the recipes are all easy to follow. Favorites include: Strawberries & Cream Muffins, Peach Cobbler Muffins, Streusel-Filled Coffee Cake, Apple Bars, Marble-Walnut Brownies and Blueberry Upside-Down Squares. Happy baking!
I have had this book for about 1 1/2 years. Every muffin recipe I have tried has been fabulous! My favorite are the Banana, Carrot and the Morning Glory. If you love to bake this is a great addition to any collection. It is great even if you don't like to bake. The recipes are easy to follow. My grandmother (who used to own a bakery) says these are some of the best muffins she's ever had! That is a definite compliment to Linda Fisher!
I have only prepared two of the recipes, so far, in this book but both have been wonderful. They're not low fat, but tasty splurge food. Her pumpkin muffins are like pumpkin pie in muffin form. The book also narrates the author's life, which actually is interesting to read while you look for what you want to bake.