I have two suitcases lying open on my bedroom floor, stuffed with more clothes than I will possibly need over 8 days. Tomorrow I leave for Seattle, where I will start a road trip that finishes up in Los Angeles. The night before a road trip, when it happens to be 95 and sticky outside, is no time to be baking muffins; fortunately, I made these muffins a week ago and am finally, finally not stuck with horrendous writer's block.
Sorry about the dead zone that was March and half of April. Between finals, spring break, and medical issues, I wasn't doing much (read: any) cooking or baking. I'm back today with some oatmeal chocolate chip muffins.
These muffins were inspired by one of my favorite cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip. It's hard being an oatmeal chocolate chip fan. The fake-outs are constant. "Oh, what is this oatmeal cookie? It has dark spots…oh dammit not raisins!" Said by me. Often. I really don't like raisins. I never have been able to overcome my childhood aversion, and trust me, I've tried. Continue reading