What does it stand for?
Jolly Smelly Boats?
Jumping Socks Bounce?
It stands for:
Jonathan Something Barham!
Or as I like to say: Jonathan's Super Blog! (See what I did there?)

Here is one of his comics:

The Party Stopper 1

AMAZING! Isn't it!?!

Go check out his deviantArt page and his NEW Blog

Go on then!

(I hope you don't mind the free publicity Jonnie!)
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Strawberry Flowers Kids Snack

This little pot of strawberry flowers is the perfect spring snack. My kids loved it. Works great in a muffin tin meal. Here's the simple "how to":

You'll need:

  • Large Strawberries
  • Toothpicks
  • Honeydew Melon 
Here's how:
  • Dice up some honeydew melon. Place in small bowl. Stick a few toothpicks in. 
  • Slice your strawberries into circles. Using a small flower shaped cutter, cut them into flowers.
  • Place strawberry flowers onto toothpicks.

Eat and enjoy!

Where To Find 6 Cup Muffin Tin or Pan Online and In Stores

Many of you have emailed me with requests over the last few weeks wanting to know where to find 6 cup muffin tins. After emailing back and forth with one kind reader, I decided I would post about it. Because I am sure there are more of you out there. Because the 6 cup variety is used less frequently by traditional bakers, they are not as readily available as the 12 cup muffin tin.

I use both 6 cup and 12 cup tins when I make MTMS. 6 cup tins are significantly harder to come by and often times more expensive (go figure). SO here is a list of places that you can find them in stores and online.

In Stores:

Michaels/Hobby Lobby
Armed with a 40% off coupon, you can snag a cute shaped 6 cup silicone muffin pan made by Wilton for around $5.99

Sur La Table
You will find a what you are looking for in this charming store for around $9.95 (also available for purchase online.).

The Walmart website says they have them available in stores.  However, I went in and they were out of stock. Check availability before you go in. You can also purchase it online and have it shipped, sometimes for free via their "site-to-store" option.

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross
I went to 3 different locations and I was able to find 1 six cup muffin pan for $7.99. It was one of my favorite brands, Calphalon. Finding the right bake ware will be purely by chance, but when you do, it's usually very good quality.

Dollar Store
Check your local dollar store. They may have them in stock. Mine didn't, but I have seen them in the past.


Amazon has a wide variety of brands and prices.
Target has a wide variety and some square options which are super cute.

So, I live in California. Where have you been able to find them in other areas?

PinkInFrench is Epic

I am here to inform you of the most wonderful Pinkinfrench, who is an Artist and Blogger.
You can see both of these things here and here!
Rose's Blog
Pinkinfrench on deviantArt

(Hope you don't mind the free publicity, Rose)
(Oh and lol pwnage)
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Muffin Tin Monday

Welcome to Muffin Tin Monday! We are still  wrapped up in post- Easter fun. How about you? I will keep it short and sweet this week for Muffin Tin Monday. Here is the Muffin Tin Meal I made this past week. We had a healthy Muffin Tin Lunch.

Ham and cheese sandwiches with fruit leather bunny cut outs, carrot sticks and ranch dressing, honeydew bunnies. The tools I used, including the the pink bunny food cup, the cutters for the honeydew melon and the fruit leather can be found through allthingsforsale.com the 6 cup muffin tin is made by Wilton.

Did you make an MTM this week? Link up your Muffin Tin Meal blog posts by clicking on the blue "add your link" button. Be sure to include a link back to muffintinmom.com. For more on Muffin Tin Monday and Muffin Tin Meals check out the Frequently Asked Quesions page.

No Need For The Sunday Paper

Easter Printables from Flutterbys and Frogs, found via Dollar Store Crafts

Happy Easter!


On here I will post my drawings, animations, comics and other schinanigans!

For now, you can see my drawings here and to see a comic that I help with, click here!
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Muffin Tin Meal - Easter

In this muffin tin: Ham and cheese sandwich squares with fruit leather bunny cutouts, honeydew melon bunnies, carrot sticks and ranch in a bunny cup.

Join us every Monday for Muffin Tin Monday!

Easy Green Apple Flower

A pretty little apple flower for snack time today. My kids eat apples any which way I serve them, so this food art was really just for me.

Be sure to slice your apples super thin so they lay flat, and choose a round-ish food for the center. Carrots perhaps? Or maybe red grapes or a dollop of peanut butter.

What do your kids like for snack time?

Muffin Tin Monday

Welcome to Muffin Tin Monday! This is the weekly blog link up that showcases reader submitted Muffin Tin Meals. Muffin Tin Mom is the official home of the Muffin Tin Meal and your go-to resource for all things Muffin Tin Meals.

In our Muffin Tin this week
dino chicken nuggets, cantaloupe, strawberries, honeydew melon, ketchup, ranch dressing, drinks and dessert

Coming up on Muffin Tin Mom:
~Great places to find 6 cup muffin tins
~Chicken Salad Pocket sandwich recipes
~More Easter-inspired Muffin Tin Meals

What did you make for Muffin Tin Monday?
Add your link by clicking the blue "add your link" button. Don't forget to include a link back to Muffin Tin Mom.

No Need For The Sunday Paper

Didn't want to leave you hanging this week...

This week's links

Simple Bites: Learn the in's and out's of creating pantry staples from scratch in this "Eat Well, Spend Less series.

A Little Learning For Two: Earth Day is Aprill 22, teach your child gratitude for the earth with this simple play-dough and Popsicle stick activity. Found via Teach Preschool on Tumblr.

Meet The Dubiens: Easy shaving cream bathtub paints in a muffin tin. As my son likes to say "easy peasy lemon squeeze-y"

Photo credit: A Little Learning for Two

Muffin Tin Meal - Fruit and Yogurt Dippers

Fruit-filled Muffin Tin Meal with low fat vanilla yogurt  for dipping.....shhhhhh, this was my MTM and it was gooooooood.

Flower Muffin Cupcake Cups On A Stick!

Looks a little like a nest full of eggs, doesn't it?

I purchased these white cupcake cups from my neighbor's son who was raising money over the holidays for his school. They were six dollars for six cups. So cute!


Unless you have lived under a skellington-saurus or just don't know, there is a quite spiffing artist, known as "Wizzkid97"! He draws stuff like:
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See his blog: here!

Here is a collection of his artwork!

Make sure you check him out if you already haven't...
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Muffin Tin Monday

Welcome to another edition of Muffin Tin Monday, the weekly blog link up that shares reader submitted Muffin Tin Meals. Muffin Tin Mom is the official home of the Muffin Tin Meal and your place to find all things MTM.

Serving food in a muffin tin is a fantastic way to introduce new foods to kids. It also helps parents break up the "sandwich rut" as I like to call it. You never know what your child might try.

I bought some "sandwich thins" made by orrow wheat at the market this week. They look like rectangles. The bread is soft whole wheat goodness. The kids loved them!

We used butterfly silicone cupcake liners we found at Target last year. Keep your eyes peeled this year for some fun finds like these.

In this "tin": 4 mini turkey and cheese sanwiches, tangerines, fresh broccoli and ranch dip

Now, it's your turn. Did you make a muffin tin meal? link up here by adding the URL of your blog post or photo by clicking on the "add your link" button below. Happy Monday!
As always, linking to Muffin Tin Mom is always appreciated.

Muffin Tin Monday at MuffinTinMom.com

Friday Find: Sprinkles

Not a bad deal for $2.50 at Target...

Not-So Secret Muffin Tin Meal Accessories Giveaway

In honor of my 1300th post or really just because I felt like it, I want to give away a few little treats to you. I am always talking about my tools and where to find them. We have a sweet "dollar store" style Japanese market that sells inexpensive bento supplies that work wondrously for Muffin Tin Meals and making food cute for kids. So, I thought I would share with you the opportunity to win it!

If you win, here's what you will get:
Flower-shaped fruit/vegetable cutters
Animal shaped food cups
Spring themed mini forks and spoons
Bunny shaped cookie/rice/sandwich cutter
Teeny square sauce/food cups

Perfect for spring. Prefect for Muffin Tin Monday.

Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment with a valid email address. That's it. :) 
Tweeting, facebooking and blogging about it will not get you extra entries.

Muffin Tin Meal Accessory Giveaway Rules:
Open to adults, 18 years and older and legal residents of the US (sorry no international this time).
Closes at 9pm on Sunday April 10th
Will notify winner via email, so leave a valid email in the comments

Oh and you are the best readers EVER!
Comment #116 Angie- Dragon Lady 

I truly, tryuly wish you could have all won!

Panera Bread: My Favorite "Me" Spot

I have really enjoyed getting to share with you about Panera Bread and their deliciousness. I would like to be able to tell you that I branched out and tried different things on the menu. But, I am somewhat a creature of habit. I know what I like, what make my tummy smile....

and the French Toast Bagel with Cream Cheese and A Caramel Latte is it. I've had it 3 times. In. A. Row. 

I mean just look at it. You get the option of a to-go cup or this....I choose this. The super mega awesome ceramic "sit-and-stay-awhile-chat-with-a-friend" cup. 

Sometimes I branch out and get the Chai Latte...It's good too. 

Panera is fast becoming my "me" spot. My spot to chat with friends. My spot, when someone says "Let's get some coffee" to chime in with "Let's get Panera." My spot to just be.....alone if I want to....I never feel rushed. And there is never a shortage of seats for my morning "me" time (I'm talking to you Starbucks).

Oh and Delilah, you make my Panera experience even more enjoyable. You are friendly, personable, helpful. Thank you for your smile. It's contagious. 

If you would like to connect with Panera Bread on Twitter visit @PaneraBread
If you would like to connect with Panera Bread on Facebook visit Facebook.com/PaneraBread

 I was compensated by Panera for this post, which makes it advertorial content and not a review.I was also given $20 Panera gift card towards my purchases. But I think Panera is a company worth promoting and putting my influence behind and can't recommend it enough. I am among a group of bloggers who are taking part in a 3 month promotion for Panera Bread. This is my last post for this campaign. If you catch me talking about Panera again, it may or may not be compensated. It will always be honest.

Muffin Tin Snack - Bunny Picks

Remember those super cute bunny picks I wrote about? Threw together a Muffin Tin Snack today.

In this Muffin Tin: Multi-grain crackers, pears, fruit snacks, mangos, mozzarella cheese, pretzels.

I love switching up when I serve Muffin Tin Meals to the kids. How about you?

Muffin Tin Monday

It's Muffin Tin Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We are enjoying the warm California sunshine and of course, a Muffin Tin Meal. I am delighted to provide you with a place you can all come together and share the Muffin Tin Meals. 

Here's what we had: 
Cheese circles, mangos, green apples, tangerines, salad, vanilla yogurt with sprinkles, cheese, yogurt, carrots and ranch dip. (Yogurt and sprinkles is one our all time favorites).

Now, it's your turn! Be sure to add your MTM blog post or photo link via the "add your link" button below.

April's Theme suggestions are: 
Spring, Bugs, Butterflies, Eggs, Bunnies, Easter!

No Need For The Sunday Paper

Punkin Patterns: Do you sew? Looking for a way to help your little one learn to set the table on his/her own?Then this table setting placemat tutorial is perfect for you. Found via One Pretty Thing

Family Fun: Squee! These little "Dye-ving Dudes" dyed Easter Eggs are so stinkin' cute. They make me giggle and smile.

Crafts By Amanda: Love this angry birds craft made from carboard tubes! Do you your kids love angry birds as much as my kids do?

CupKate's Event Design: Pushpop Cupcakes? Um, hello! I am so there. Found via Love from The Oven via Edible Crafts on Craft Gossip also, if you want the containers...and puh-lease, I know you do, Kate sells them in her etsy shop. However, she is currently sold out. Boo!

{Image Credit: Love From The Oven}


Do you have a food-related blog post or link I might love? Then send an email to muffintinmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Muffin Tin Meal - kids Lunchtime Fun

We love breaking up the lunch time routine and the sandwich blahs with Muffin Tin Meals. 

In this Muffin Tin Meal: Crackers, cheddar cheese, granola bar, romaine lettuce salad with Parmesan cheese, banana slices, apple stars

Muffin Tin Mom is the home of the Muffin Tin Meal and Muffin Tin Monday, the weekly blog link up showcasing reader submitted Muffin Tin Meals from around the web. It'also your place to get the scoop on all things MTM. Have you seen our theme suggestions page? It's packed with theme ideas to help you create a themed Muffin Tin Lunch, Snack, Meal or Dessert. And our Flickr group has hundreds of photos just waiting to be exlored!