These turned out all right. I baked them 5 minutes less than suggested, but they still burnt. Oh well, at least the insides tasted good. I was reading from my fellow bakers that these muffins were lacking in flavor, so I made a couple changes. I used butter instead of shortening, dark brown sugar instead of light, and I used milk with lemon juice for the buttermilk. Also, I added extra cinnamon, some vanilla and some lemon zest, so the flavor was good. I'm not sure if I'd make them again though because I've had other muffins I've liked better. If you want to try them, our host was the birthday girl Alisa from down home desserts. You can check out how other did here.