Archive for August, 2013

Zucchini Cupcakes

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Do you have an abundance of zucchini? Everyone gives it away at the end of the summer; beware of strangers carrying paper bags. If you find yourselfIMG_2481 with too much zucchini, try some ideas from thelocalcook.com :

Grate it and freeze it for later.
Roast it with other vegetables.
Grill it in a foil packet with fish.
Hide it in tacos/tortillas.
Make zucchini bread.
Throw it in a quiche.
Make it into a relish.
Slice and dehydrate for a healthy snack.
Throw it in soup.

or make Zucchini Cupcakes, they’re yummy!

Zucchini Cupcakes

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Watkins almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Watkins ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, orange juice and extract.
  • Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in zucchini.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for
  • 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes then remove to wire rack.
  • Frost with cream cheese frosting (1/2 cup butter, 8 oz softened cream cheese, 2 – 3 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla – mix until creamy).

Bon appetit!

Terry

 

Dip Tips

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

small snack & dip mixSave $1.00 on Watkins Dips in August!  Mix Watkins Snack & Dip Seasoning with sour cream, light sour cream,
fat free sour cream or yogurt and serve with chips, wheat thins, crackers
and raw vegetables. For a great cheese ball, mix 3 tablespoons with 8
oz. of softened cream cheese. Serve with crackers.

Blazin’ Cajun: Use to add a “kick” to vegetables, soups and stews.
Awesome Spicy Dip!!!

Cucumber & Dill: Sprinkle on cottage cheese or a tossed salad. Great
as a dip and a sandwich spread.

Fiesta: Rich blend of Mexican seasonings.

Garden Vegetable: Best dip ever!!! Like a fresh salad!!!

Garlic & Dill: On a baked potato, or a sandwich spread or sprinkle in
your vegetables when cooking. Great on fish!!

Salsa & Sour Cream: Great topping for tacos or burritos, and a creamy
dressing for taco salad. Great in scrambled eggs!!

Tomato & Horseradish: Great as a sauce for the bloomin’ onion, on
salmon or as a sandwich spread.

Creamy Salad Dressing: Combine ½ cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup low-fat
milk, 2 tsp. vinegar, and 2-3 tsp (to taste) of any of the following mixes:
Cucumber & Dill, Garden Vegetable, or Garlic & Dill.

Spinach Dip: Add Garden Vegetable mix to your favorite Spinach Dip
recipe. Serve in a hollowed out bread bowl.

Bon appetit!

Terry

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Menthol Camphor Relief MistWatkins Menthol Camphor Relief Mist is a natural blend of menthol, eucalyptus, camphor and thyme – it brings a welcome relief to the air you breath, call or visit us at the Monrovia Family Festival to get a bottle for ONLY $4.99 (plus tax & shipping) in August with a $10 purchase! Use coupon code “mist” to save online.