I have fond memories of eating and baking these brown sugar muffins as a child. I'm always happy pulling out one of my mom's old recipe cards, cherishing the familiar handwriting. But unfortunately, taste memory often doesn't translate into reality. These muffins were serviceable, almost good when eaten hot with butter. But they were nothing like the super-moist, super-sugary, crunchy top confections of my youth. Perhaps some old beloved recipes are better left to memory alone.