Feb 19, 2014 17:59 Gourmet Galley: Chill in air brings muffins Gourmet Galley: Chill in air brings muffins Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Ginger Raisin & Nut Muffins pair with milk or coffee for a tasty fall day snack. Corinne Cook| Special to The Advocate Feb. 19, 2014 Comments As soon as there is a chill in the air, I long for the aroma of ginger, cinnamon or apple spices coming from the oven so to remedy that I baked a batch of muffins today. A good muffin is the perfect partner with your midmorning or midafternoon coffee or with a cold glass of milk. Making a light and tender muffin depends on stirring the batter just long enough to moisten the dry ingredients. Overmixing the batter makes for a tougher crumb. Apple-Pumpkin Muffins and Ginger-Raisin & Nut Muffins are two of my favorite fall muffins. Corinne Cook is a columnist for The Advocate. Reach her at email@example.com.