Archive for May, 2014

Festive Fruit Skewers

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Festive Fruit Skewers from Clear Conscience BlogVanilla_01008

Fresh fruit is always a perfect summertime treat, and with a little creativity, it can be easy to dress up for your summer celebration. Plus, we also really like food on skewers (so do kids!) In honor of the 4th, we put together a festive medley of red, white and blue fruit with a side of Watkins Vanilla-infused yogurt dip.

Here’s the how to:


1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tsp. Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract
¼ cup powdered sugar
Wooden skewers


Wash fruit. Slice bananas and cut tops off of strawberries. Skewer fruit in the pattern of your choice (note: fruit types can be substituted).

Dip: Mix yogurt, vanilla and powdered sugar with a hand mixer until blended and smooth. Chill and serve.

Bon appetit!


Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Monday, May 26th, 2014

You and your family will love this delicious bread when it’s made with “World-Famous” Watkins Cinnamon! IMG_1924

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

1 cup sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt


1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp Watkins Cinnamon

Combine sour cream and baking soda in small bowl; allow to work while mixing rest of loaf. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and mix alternately with sour cream into batter mixture. In a separate bowl, mix cinnamon and brown sugar filling. In a greased loaf pan, alternate a third of the batter mixture with a third of the filling; repeat. Swirl with knife. Bake 350 degrees for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

Bon appetit!


Tera’s No-Bake Drop Cookies

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

IMG_2830This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks; Cookie Roundup, a Cookbook of the Recipes from Monrovia Public Library’s 5th Annual Cookie Contest, Summer 1990





Tera’s No-Bake Drop Cookies by Tera Forrest

2 cups sugar

1 stick butter or margarine

1/2 cup milk

3 cups quick oatmeal

3/4 cup peanut butter

Cook sugar, milk and butter or margarine in pan for 1 1/2 minutes.  Stir oatmeal and peanut butter into mixture.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper.  Cool and enjoy.

Bon appetit!