Finally! I've been trying to perfect Kim's recipe because for some reason, it just wasn't working for me. Here's what I did; I used ALL white flour. (I know, I know, not as healthy as the wheat but it's working for me right now.) I increased the leavening to 1 1/2 tsp. I let them rise only for 30 mins and out on the cool counter. I think part of my rising problem was that I associate "rise" with "someplace warm" and that is not the thing to do with my muffins. They rose out instead of up. I'm still working on getting my skillet to the right temp for these though.
Anyway, they were great with our over easy eggs and bacon this morning!