Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about a baking basic: making a muffin.
Cheery Cherry Muffins (Miss NiNi): Prepare basic Muffin recipe as noted, except add 1 t. almond extract to liquid ingredients. Fold in ¾ c. plumped dried cherries, chopped. (To plump dried cherries, place cherries in a microwave-safe bowl. Add about 2 T. warm water. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Drain water—this will be hot. Coarsely chop cherries.) Top with streusel topping. (I used chopped pecans, but slivered almonds make a lovely substitute.)