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Watkins Root Beer Popcorn Balls

September 6th, 2014

Picture 125Popcorn Days are an annual fair in Nebraska the first weekend after Labor Day, but you can enjoy popcorn anytime. Try adding Watkins Extracts to your own popcorn recipes.




Watkins Root Beer Popcorn Balls

14 cups popped corn

1 cup salted peanuts

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 teaspoon Watkins Root Beer Extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine popcorn and peanuts in a large bowl and set aside.  With Watkins Cooking Spray, spray the sides of a 2 quart saucepan. In the saucepan combine 2 cups water, sugar, corn syrup, butter, root beer extract and salt.

Attach a candy thermometer.   When it registers 238 degrees, pour mixture over popped corn and stir to coat.  Let mixture stand 8-10 minutes or until it can be easily handled.  Grease hands lightly and stir to distribute peanuts.  Shape into 3 inch balls.

Bon appetit!


New J R Watkins Master Catalogs

September 2nd, 2014

new catalogs
The new J R Watkins Master Catalog has a full display of Watkins products (both classic and new), beautifully shown in a full-color, 24 page catalog. What a great way to start the baking season!  Call me, 626-536-3654, and I’ll mail it or get one at the Monrovia Family Festival in Old Town Monrovia Fridays, 5-9

Make Ahead Cinnamon Rolls

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast

1 1/2 cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees)

2 eggs

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

5 3/4 to 6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Filling

1 cup packed brown sugar

4 teaspoons Watkins Cinnamon

1/2 cup softened butter, divided


2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup half-and-half cream

2 teaspoons Watkins Vanilla Extract

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.  In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, sugar, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth.  Stir in enough remaining flour to form a very soft dough (dough will be sticky).  Do not knead.  Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.

In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.  Turn dough onto a floured surface; divide dough in half.  Roll one portion into a 18 x 12 inch rectangle.  Spread with 1/4 cup butter to within 1/2 inch of edges; sprinkle evenly with half of the brown sugar mixture.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.  Cut into 12 slices.  Place in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan, cut side down.  Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly browned.  In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, cream and Vanilla Extract; spread over warm rolls.  Yields 2 dozen cinnamon rolls.

Bon appetit!


Watkins Salsa & Sour Cream Snack & Dip Seasoning

August 23rd, 2014

IMG_2513Use Watkins Salsa & Sour Cream Snack & Dip Seasoning for dip; mix 1 1/2 to Tablespoons of seasoning mix with one cup sour cream, yogurt, cottage cheese or cream cheese.  Try it in guacamole or nachos.  Salsa & Sour cream  makes a great topping for hamburgers, tacos, refried beans, burritos and taco salad too.  Watkins “show stopping” Snack & Dip Seasonings are on sale in August- save $2.00!  Call me to order, 626-536-3654, or order here.

Bon appetit!


Join our Home Business Team in August for just $19.95!

August 10th, 2014

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Easy – do as much or as little as you choose

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or call us, (626)536-3654

Make this your best year ever!

Terry and Doug