Thursday, October 25, 2007

Get Together Goodies for Grown ups...

Starting at the loaf of bread cake at top and going clockwise: vegetable skewers, spinach dip, olives stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoni bread, cheese, homemade-ish onion dip, and crackers. On the stove was a pot of homemade Chicken Noodle soup.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tbspWatkins Seasoning Salt

1 tbsp Watkins Garlic Granules

1 tbsp Watkins Onion Granules

1 tbsp Watkins Black Pepper

2 eggs

4 cups buttermilk

1/3 cup Watkins Original Barbecue Sauce Concentrate

3 tbsp Watkins Steak Sauce

1 tbsp Watkins Spicy Garlic Soy Sauce

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces (or 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves)

2 cups Watkins Original Grapeseed Oil

In a large, shallow dish, combine flour and next four (dry) ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat eggs; whisk in buttermilk and next three (wet) ingredients. Dip chicken in wet mixture, then in seasoned flour, repeating at least once. Heat oil in large, deep-sided skillet to 375°F/190°C. Fry chicken in hot oil until golden brown on both sides, about 10 minutes per side.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cheesecake Brownies


  • 1 ½ cups butter (3 sticks)
  • ¾ pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons  Watkins vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • 1 cup pumpkin butter
1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and lightly butter. Melt the butter and chocolate. Whisk 6 eggs, brown sugar, and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar together.
2. Stir in 3 teaspoons vanilla, salt, melted chocolate, flour, and cocoa. Pour into the prepared pan. Beat cream cheese using a mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
3. Add the remaining 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla and the cornstarch; beat until smooth and spread over the chocolate batter. Combine jam and pumpkin butter.
4. Drop in spoonfuls onto cream cheese and draw swirls using a knife. Bake until center tests clean, about 40 minutes. Cool and punch out shapes using Halloween-themed cutters.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Holiday Appetizers Ideas from Watkins..

With the holidays coming up, you want to have quick and easy ideas for appetizers, so you can enjoy the holidays too..without spending all your time in the kitchen.
Here are a few quick and easy ideas to make any get-together SPECIAL!


Mix any Snack and Dip Seasoning, according to the directions on the bottle with 8 ounces of cream cheese. Roll in chopped pecans, walnuts, or other nuts of your choice or roll in Omelet & Soufflé Seasoning.


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Watkins Garlic & Chives Seasoning

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cup.


Make bread dip with Watkins Garlic & Parsley Grapeseed Oil and Watkins Black Pepper in a shallow dish. Serve with small pieces of good Italian or French bread; bagel pieces can also be used.
Serve buttered, toasted French bread sprinkled with Watkins Garlic & Chives Seasoning.

Serve Watkins Inferno Sauce or JR's Salsa with nacho chips.

Serve cucumber slices sprinkled with Watkins Lemon Pepper.

Spread flour tortillas with a mixture of 3 ounces softened cream cheese and 1 tablespoon Watkins Salsa & Sour cream Dip Seasoning. Roll up; wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate. Cut each into 12 to14 pieces. Serve with Watkins Inferno Hot Pepper Sauce.

Mix 1/4 cup Watkins Mustard of your choice, 1 cup Watkins Tropical salsa with 1-1/2 pounds cocktail wieners or meatballs. Heat through.

Garlic Bread: Slice open pita bread, brush with butter (or Watkins Grapeseed Oil) and sprinkle with Watkins Garlic & Chives Seasoning, top with Swiss cheese and cut in squares. Place on aluminum foil and broil until cheese starts to bubble. Serve hot.

Prepare Watkins Bagel Spread and serve with bite-size pieces of plain bagels.

Put Watkins Soup Base of your choice in a zip lock bag along with Ritz bits. Shake well to cover all pieces.

Serve Watkins Mustards with pretzel sticks.

Mix Watkins Barbecue Sauce Concentrates with catsup and serve with cut-up hot dogs or meatballs.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Holiday Ideas from Watkins....

Traditional Cider Brew

Article No. 05939

The tradition of hot spiced apple cider has become one of our most beloved here at Watkins, where it tempers the chill of a Minnesota winter. Our blend of whole spices is perfect for cider or mulled wine, and adds a delightful holiday ambience as simmering potpourri. Comes in a glass bottle.

Special Edition Collector's Nutmeg

Article No. 05206

Few spices capture the essence of the holidays like nutmeg. Its intoxicating aroma enhances traditions like eggnog, custard, hot drinks and spice cookies.This collector's package contains our premium-grade nutmeg with artwork based on our 1920s Nutmeg tin, complete with its original color scheme. Get it while it lasts.

Apple Spice Bread Mix

Article No. 05623

This quick bread mix is flavored with a blend of apple and premiumcinnamon. Perfect for breakfast or part of a holiday buffet. Delicious as a loaf or as muffins.
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