The life of a cookbook author is full of interesting questions. Is a dinner roll still a dinner roll if you bake it in a muffin tin? Traditionally you used muffin tins for muffins and cupcakes; nowadays muffin tins are used for everything from hash brown nests filled with baked eggs to individual meatloaves and lasagnas. So if you take bread dough and bake it in a muffin tin does it automatically become a muffin just because it looks like one? It's a sticky question because they are both bread products though in texture and in composition they are distinctly different. We decided that a roll is a roll because of the dough and not because of the baking vessel. But still, it made us think about how often things are based on appearance rather than what's inside.