When I married Scott, part of the package deal was a set of recipe cards handwritten by his mom, that she had given him when going off to college. Chicken fried steak, Ketchum poporn, crescent rolls, cream of wheat potatoes, finger jell-o, and banana cake to name a few. I remember staring at the card for brown sugar muffins several times, a bit confused -- is this a breakfast muffin? is it a dessert? When Scott informed me that it was a dinner muffin and they were fabulous, I made a batch. And we still make them 1 or 2 times a month. They are yummy, quick & easy to whip together, and thankfully Conner doesn't like them so there is more for us! Ha-ha!
Sorry there's no picture, but here's the recipe.
Cream together: 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup brown sugar
Add: 1 egg
Sift together and add: 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt
Mixture will be dry
Add: 1 cup milk and mix until smooth
Spoon into muffin cups and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Makes about 16-18 muffins.