One day when I didn't have apples for my favorite dessert recipe, I used applesauce instead. I also put the batter in muffin cups so the men working cattle at our place could easily eat these treats in the field.
—Beverly Medalen, Willow City, North Dakota
A friend of mine gave me a great recipe for blueberry muffins. I wanted to make a batch, but I didn’t have any blueberries! So I substituted the dried cranberries and played around with the other ingredients until I came up with these tender bites. —Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan