One way to launch a little romance on Valentine's Day is to start the morning with a seductive chocolate muffin. The warm treats are also a great way to share a little love with sweethearts of all ages. We purchased six chocolate muffin mixes from local food markets and baked each batch according to package directions. Judges appreciated the convenience of the mixes, the alluring aroma of the muffins coming out of the oven and the enticing flavors of the tiny cakes.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent