I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. -- Maya Angelou
Cranberries need to be pulled from ranks of sauce and given their full due as a fruit. These muffins are the perfect blend of sweet and tart. The bright dots of red color add a festive note to what is essentially a basic muffin.
I adapted this recipe from The Joy of Cooking by Mrs. Irma S. Rombauer. This is my basic go to cookbook for anything and everything even as a vegetarian. Gam was friends with Mrs. Rombauer and did much of her initial recipe testing. Gam was the kind of baker who kept a notebook of the weather as she baked. An overcast sky always meant baking times would be slightly longer. She instinctively understood the chemical reactions of baking soda, baking powder and the various liquids such as milk, sour cream or yogurt.