Archive for March, 2012

Watkins Cherry Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012


This month’s featured extract is Watkins Imitation Cherry Extract.  It adds extra flavor to cola, baked apples, chocolate sauce, frostings, barbecue sauce, candies, breads, cakes and cookies.  Our extracts are convenient, versatile and economical.  An 8 ounce bottle of Imitation Cherry Extract is just $9.99!

Watkins Cherry Chocolate Cake

1 pkg Devil’s Food cake mix

1 pkg (3 1/2 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix

4 eggs

1 1/4 cups water

1/2 cup Watkins All-Natural Original Grapeseed Oil

1 tbsp Watkins Imitation Cherry Extract

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat all ingredients, excluding chocolate chips, in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until moist.  Beat on medium speed for two minutes.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Pour into greased and floured 10 cup Bundt pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan ten minutes.  Invert cake onto wire rack.  Cool completely.


1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup mild

3 tbsp butter

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp Watkins Imitation Cherry Extract

Mix sugar, mild and butter in small saucepan.  Stirring constantly, bring to a boil on medium heat and boil one minute.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chps and 1 tsp Watkins Imitation Cherry Extract until chips are melted-spoon glaze over cake.

Bon appetit!


Things to do with Potatoes

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

It wouldn’t be March without potatoes, they highlight any Irish menu. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber.

Here are 5 “Tasty” things to do with Potatoes:

1. Top baked potatoes with Watkins Garlic & Dill Dip prepared per package directions.

2. Prepare chili using Watkins Chili Seasoning & serve over split baked potatoes.

3. Serve baked potatoes with toppers of sour cream, grated cheese and Watkins Omelet & Soufflé seasoning.

4. Cut 4 medium washed unpeeled potatoes into wedges. Place in Ziploc bag and drizzle 1 – 2 TBSP Watkins Garlic & Parsley Grapeseed Oil & sprinkle same amount of Watkins Onion Soup base. Bake in a shallow pan at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

5. When mashing boiled potatoes, instead of adding milk, add a couple tablespoons each of butter & sour cream and a few shakes of Watkins Potato Salad Seasoning. Serve topped with Watkins Minced Green Onions.

Here are 5 “Fun” things to do with a potato:

1. Spa Spuds: Use potato juice as a daily face scrub for fewer wrinkles and a healthy glow.

2. Sparkly Eyes: Place raw slices over eyes & reduce puffiness.

3. Sticky Stopper: Wash hands with a potato slice to remove gluey stickiness.

4. Shiny Shoes: Rub half a raw potato on dirty shoes before polishing to build shine.

5. Spud Stamp: Cut a potato in half and carve designs (stars, hearts, smiley faces, etc.) on the cut sides and cut away the surrounding potato so the shape sticks out. Dip in ink or paint and start stamping.

Bon appetit!