09Aug2016Sweet Strawberry Jam Muffins This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Kellogg’s and The J.M. Smucker Company but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SamsClubBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBstV These Sweet Strawberry Jam Muffins are perfect to enjoy while you’re getting your kiddos ready with back to school shopping! Simple ingredients like baking mix, strawberry jam, sugar, and milk are all you need for this yummy back to school breakfast on the go! I had a rare day out to myself last week and as I was browsing the aisles of Sam’s Club, trying to check some items off of the boys’ back to school shopping list, it hit me. Their summer reading program at the library ends this week. Therefore, there was only one thing left for me to do. PANIC! In all actuality, we read a TON this summer. Silas is now a reader so he has read out loud to all of us and to Wesley in the car on long drives. Wesley practiced reading a lot by listening to me read to him and looking at the pictures. Reuben had an itty bitty reading chart to fill out with the library this year, too, and it included other activities as well to complete besides reading. Building blocks, counting things, singing the ABCs, it was really fun and cute. I’m super thankful to live in an area where the community supports the local library system tremendously. They’ve donated some really fun prizes for all of the kids that complete the youth reading program this summer and that has kept the boys really energized – especially this last week with the push to finish. One of the ways that I discovered that keeps the boys motivated with their reading is getting new books that they pick out themselves – and I was so excited to find that Sam’s Club has a Scholastic “Start School Like A Champion” incentive. While I was there I picked up a Smucker’s Strawberry Jam 32oz twin pack, to make these awesome Sweet Strawberry Jam Muffins, and Folgers Classic Roast Ground Coffee 48oz, because Mama needs her coffee with muffins in the mornings! Both of these items qualify to get two free books from Scholastic, one for our family and one to be donated. I absolutely LOVE this idea! Sweet Strawberry Jam Muffins By Kelly MillerMuffins made with baking mix and filled with sweet strawberry jam. Prep time: 00:10, Cook time: 00:15, Total time: 00:25 Yield: 9 muffinsIngredients: 2 cups bisquit baking mix (I have a homemade recipe here) 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup cold butter 2/3 cup milk 1/4 cup Smucker’s Strawberry Jam 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk Instructions: Combine baking mix and sugar in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knives, blend in cold butter. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Add one tablespoon of muffin batter into each of 9 paper lined muffin cups that have been sprayed with nonstick spray. Add one teaspoon strawberry jam into each muffin cup. Divide the remaining batter into each muffin cup, about 2 tablespoons each. Bake at 425 for 14 – 16 minutes or until a cake tester comes out crumbly. Make the glaze by whisking powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. Drizzle over cooled muffins. These delicious muffins are absolutely perfect with a cup of hot coffee in the morning! I anticipate some busy back to school mornings with these in hand! Before blogging and staying home with my kids, I was a full-time teacher and I saw the same thing in my class that I see now with my own kids. It’s SO HARD to keep them interested in reading and it helps so much when they are involved in the reading process. Choosing their own books to read, and giving them the freedom to do that, is KEY for motivation. Start school like a champion! Get two free Scholastic books– one for yourself and one to donate to a local school – when you buy any participating Kellogg’s® or J.M. Smucker product at Sam’s Club®. Products must be purchased now thru 9/30/16, while supplies last! Over 80 full-length Scholastic titles to choose from for beginning readers to teens! Redeem your free books in 3 easy steps! 1. Buy any participating Kellogg’s or The J.M. Smucker Company product by 9/30/2016 2. Upload your receipt at FreeBookOffer.com/Sams within 30 days of purchase. 3. Redeem for your free Scholastic book and one book will be donated to a local classroom as well! Be sure to check back here on Mostly Homemade Mom in the coming weeks for more great back to school recipes!