These muffins seemed like they were missing something. I think maybe I will use a sharper cheese next time. Although my Mom loved them the way they were. They were really pretty looking though!
From my KitchenAid mixer instruction/recipe book
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded pepper cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon parsley (I used a basil garlic blend to add more flavor)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Place buttermilk, butter and eggs in bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to Speed 4 and beat 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Combine flour, cheese, sugar baking powder, parsley (garlic basil blend), baking soda, salt and pepper. Turn to STIR Speed and add flour mixture, mixing just until moistened, about 30 seconds. Do not over beat.
Fill greased regular muffins pans two-thirds full. Bake 400 for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm