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Watkins Date Pinwheels

February 8th, 2016

Watkins’ commitment to using only the highest quality, purest ingredients has been unwavering since 1868.  This hold true for all J. R. Watkins products, but is especially undeniable when it comes to their signature Vanilla Extracts.  Watkins has been able to produce the best quality vanilla in the world for over 100 years because they don’t cut corners or make compromises.

Watkins Date Pinwheels11oz pure vanilla

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda


2-1/2 cups chopped dates

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup finely chopped pecans

In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide into four portions. Refrigerate until chilled.

In a large saucepan, bring the dates, sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook until mixture is thickened, about 15 minutes. Cool completely. Stir in pecans.

On a baking sheet, roll out each portion of dough between two sheets of waxed paper into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove waxed paper; spread with date mixture. Tightly roll up each portion jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 16 dozen.

Let’s get cooking with Watkins!  Just use the products yourself, then share the story of the great Watkins products and business… that’s the recipe for sweet success! Find out more about it HERE!

Bon appetit!



Watkins Daily Moisturizing Lotion on sale!

February 3rd, 2016


Daily Moisturizing Lotion – NEW SIZE!

Love Lotion? We do, too! Your favorite Watkins lotion is now available in a larger size with a convenient pump. Natural Plant oils, shea and cocoa butters replenish and hydrate leaving skin soft, smooth and healthy looking. 18 fluid ounces.

20582 Lemon Cream
20583 Coconut Milk & Honey
20580 Coriander & Cedar (new fragrance)

Regularly $10.99 each

Sale price $9.99 each

Watkins February Featured Products Flyer and Monthly Prices Lists available HERE

Get Free and Half-Priced Fuller Brush Products!

February 2nd, 2016

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Cook, Connect, Shop and Save!  Get Free and Half-Price Products!  Ready to host your own Fuller Brush party??  Call us or find out more HERE!

Terry and Doug,



Watkins Lemony – Pecan Loaf

February 1st, 2016

Extract! Extract! Read all about it!

10% OFF Watkins Pure Extracts in February!new watkins extracts  Stock up on your favorite flavors!

Watkins pure extracts are made from natural oils, so they are free of artificial colors and flavors. Backed by the same expertise that has made Watkins Vanilla the choice of generations.

$3.14 each (reg. $3.49)
#60430 Anise (pure)
#60379 Coffee (pure)
#60395 Lemon (pure)
#60437 Mint (pure)
#60392 Orange (pure)
#60394 Peppermint (pure)

$4.04 each (reg. $4.49)
#60391 Pure Almond Extract

Watkins Lemony – Pecan Loaf

1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 tsp. Watkins Pure Lemon Extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 T. Watkins Lemon Peel
1/4 cup lemon juice

In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and lemon extract; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fold in pecans and lemon peel.

Transfer to a prepared 9 x 5 x 3 in loaf pan (sprayed with Watkins Cooking Spray).  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  In a small saucepan, combine lemon juice and remaining sugar.  Cook and stir over medium heath until sugar is dissolved.  Pour over warm bread.  Cool completely on a wire rack before removing from pan.
Let’s get cooking with Watkins!  Just use the products yourself, then share the story of the great Watkins products and business… that’s the recipe for sweet success! Find out more about it HERE!

Bon appetit!