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Watkins Vanilla Whipped Cream

March 1st, 2015

Did you know it takes nearly a pound of precious vanilla beans to make one gallon of vanilla extract? If 11oz pure vanillayou can find vanilla beans at your local market, they probably retail for $3.00 or more each. Watkins buys only the best grade of Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans to make this exquisite vanilla with its rich, all-natural aroma.



Vanilla Whipped Cream (Creme Chantilly)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 to 4 TBSP powdered sugar (depending on sweetness desired)

1 tsp Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract

Chill the small bowl and beaters of an electric mixer (if in a hurry, place in freezer).  Beat the cream in chilled bowl until it begins to thicken.  Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff.  Do not overbeat.  Makes 2 cups, one  TBSP per serving.

Bon appetit!



Watkins Glazed Lemon Squares

February 25th, 2015


Make creamy and refreshing lemon flavored desserts, sauces, frostings and more using this convenient Lemon Dessert Mix. Your order comes with our perfected recipes that will give you just-like-homemade taste without the hassle. With 17-37 servings per container, Lemon Dessert Mix helps you stretch your dollar without compromising flavor. Just $7.99 in February!


Glazed Lemon Squares

Bottom Layer:

1 C flour
1/4  powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp Watkins Nutmeg
1/2 C butter or margarine

Middle Layer:

1/2  granulated sugar
2 Tbsp Watkins Lemon Dessert Mix
1/2 tsp Watkins Baking Powder
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp water


1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Watkins Lemon Extract
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 to 1 Tbsp water

Combine flour, powdered sugar, salt & nutmeg in mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture forms a soft dough. Press into greased 8″ x 8″ baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 min. Mix sugar, Lemon Dessert Mix, baking powder, eggs & 2 Tbsp water; spread over baked layer. Return to oven & bake about 25 min. Cool.

For Lemon Glaze, blend remaining ingredients until smooth. Spread glaze over baked layers, cut into squares. Makes about 2-1/2 dozen bars.

Bon appetit!


Save 10% in February

February 16th, 2015

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Watkins French Onion Dip

February 8th, 2015

onion soup

Whip up delicious stocks, gravies and sauces without hassle. Real beef, chicken, mushrooms and other wholesome ingredients provide homemade flavor without expensive canned soups and overly-salty bouillon cubes.  On sale in February for just $7.99!

Watkins French Onion Dip

2 Tablespoons Watkins Onion Soup & Gravy Base

2 cups sour cream

Mix ingredients together and refrigerate for 2 or more hours.  Serve with chips, crackers or vegetables.


Onion Dill Dip:  To the above recipe, add 1 Tablespoon Watkins Parsley, 1 teaspoon Watkins Dill, 1/4 teaspoon Watkins Garlic Powder

Onion Herb Dip:  To the above recipe, add 1 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Italian Seasoning

Bon appetit!