If you love your morning java like I do, get a double dose by paring this crunchy pecan-topped muffin with your favorite hot cup of Joe. They travel well and are ideal to take to work - for that mid-morning coffee break, of course. —Zainab Ahmed, Mountlake Terrace, Washington
While I visited my sister in Florida, she baked a batch of these incredible muffins. They have a cake-like texture with sweet coconut and a mouthwatering lemon zing. I went home with the recipe.—Nancy Rader, Columbus, Ohio
Meet the Cook: The sour cream makes these muffins so nice and light that you can serve them as a bread with a meal. But, here at our house, I've fixed them for everything from breakfast up to midnight snacks.
I grew up on a dairy farm and now live outside a small town with my husband and our children - 17, 12 and 9.
-Linda Gilmore, Hampstead, Maryland
Meet the Cook: Because these muffins are a bit heavier than many of the snack type, they are perfect for when you wake up hungry. They're quick and easy, too. I adapted them from a poppy seed quick bread I was served once at a neighbor's.
My husband and I are the parents of three sons - 16, 15, and 12.
-Kathy Smith, Granger, Indiana
"Take one bite and you'll see why these rich, tender muffins are the best I've ever tastes," writes Stephanie Moon, of Boise, Idaho. "Mint chocolate chips make them a big hit with my family and friends."
As a kid, I loved doughnuts filled with custard or jelly. So I decided to experiment with fillings in muffins. The result was this terrific recipe. These fancy muffins are almost like a pastry with a creamy center and a nutty streusel topping.
-John Montgomery, Fortuna, California