Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hot Turkey Club Sandwiches

6 slices bacon, cooked crisp
6 fresh turkey breast slices or cutlets (about 1.25 pounds)
Watkins Grill Seasoning
Watkins Cooking Spray
6 tablespoons Watkins Roasted Garlic Spread
12 slices bread, lightly toasted
6 tomato slices
6 lettuce leaves
6 olives (sliced in half)

Sprinkle both sides of the turkey breast slices with grill seasoning. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Cook 3 slices of turkey in skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside. Repeat with remaining slices. Meanwhile, spread garlic spread on each slice of bread. Top six slices of bread with turkey slices, bacon, tomato, and lettuce. Top with remaining bread slices. Cut in half .Pin each half with a toothpick.
Garnis each half with an olive

Makes 6 servings.

This works nice for luncheons .

Monday, May 14, 2007

Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins endorses Watkins Liniment

(from April 12, 2007)
Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins and two time recipient of the Cy Young Award has been using Watkins Liniment for years to relieve muscle aches and pains brought on by his strenuous career as a professional baseball pitcher. We are proud to announce that Johan Santana is officially endorsing Watkins Liniment.

"I've never endorsed any products that I don't personally believe in and use myself. My endorsement of Watkins Liniment is no exception, and I am proud to be associated with and give my support to such a great historical company as Watkins", said Santana.

Santana has used Watkins Liniment since 2002 to help relieve pain and tightness for muscles, helping his baseball career. For years I tried several different forms of pain and tightness relief products with no success, said Santana. One day the Minnesota Twins trainer suggested I try applying Watkins Liniment and I was amazed that I got instant relief! Since that day, I have continued to use Watkins Liniment not only for my hamstring muscles but also for my arm and neck muscles and have recommended it to other athletes.


2.5 lbs ground beef

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp Watkins Black Pepper

1 large yellow onion, diced

2 tbsp minced garlic

1-1/2 green bell peppers, diced

1/4 cup Watkins Chili Powder

2 tbsp Watkins Paprika

1 tbsp Watkins Cayenne Pepper*

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tbsp Watkins Cumin

1/2 tbsp Watkins Parsley

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 (28 ozg) can diced tomatoes

1 (32 oz) container tomato juice2 (14 oz/400 g) cans chili beans

Brown ground beef in large kettle with salt and pepper. Add onions, garlic and green pepper; simmer until onions are translucent. Add rest of spices and Worcestershire sauce; stir well. Add tomatoes, beans and tomato juice; simmer for 30 minutes.

*(or less to taste)

Chicken Fajita Pizza

1 package of Watkins White Deep-Dish Pizza Crust Mix

1 tbsp Watkins Original Grapeseed Oil

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch by 1/2-inch strips

1-1/2 tbsp Watkins Fajita Seasoning

1/2 tsp Watkins Oregano

2 tbsp lime juice

1 cup thinly-sliced onion

1 cup green or red bell pepper strips

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/4 to 1/2 tsp Watkins Salsa Seasoning

12 oz (3 cups) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Watkins Red Pepper Flakes, if desired

Prepare pizza crust according to package directions. Increase oven temperature to 400°F,

Sauté chicken in hot oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in next 5 ingredients;

cook 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Spoon mixture over crust. Stir Salsa Seasoning into tomato sauce; spoon over pizza. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake on middle oven rack until crust is golden brown, approximately 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle to taste with red pepper flakes.
Makes 8 servings.

Gourmet Grilling Rubs:
Watkins new Beef (05614)
and Chicken (05617) Grill Rubs

It's Summer time and time for grilling. Watkins has the reason you will be grilling out for all of them: new Beef and Chicken Grilling Rubs.
These grilling rubs are made with premium spices and 100% Arabica coffee—yes coffee!
The coffee seals in the juices and even though you can't taste the coffee, it will add a deep, rich flavor to grilled meats. These phenomenal products are part of this season's Gift Line, but are definitely not just for gift giving.
You will be amazed at what little effort it takes to prepare a gourmet dinner.
Simply moisten meat with Watkins Grapeseed Oil, wine, or water before pressing on the rub.
Don't limit yourself to beef or chicken! Try Beef Rub on lamb or game;
try Chicken Rub on turkey or full-flavored fish. Lighter red meats or darker fowl, such as pork or duck will take well to either rub.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cooking up Congratulations for our Recipe Draw Winners

Congratulations to these lucky draw winners!

Our grand prize KitchenAid® Mixer is awarded to Barbara Spencer. Barbara not only receives a fabulous KitchenAid® Mixer, but she also receives $200 US in free Watkins products of her choice for submitting her recipe for “Easy Breakfast.” Congratulations, Barbara, and congratulations to her Watkins Associate, Manager Marie McClure. Marie receives a gift certificate for $100 US in free Watkins products of her choice.
Thanks to all of you that submitted the great recipes!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Chicken Salad

2 large chicken breasts, baked (shredded in small pieces)

2 large hard boiled eggs (chopped up fine)

1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 tsp. Watkins Chicken Seasoning

1/8 tsp. Watkins Onion Powder

3 shakes Watkins Celery Seed

2 shakes Watkins Deli Seasoning

5 shakes Watkins Omelet & Souffle Seasoning

celery pieces, optional

chopped apple optional

Mix all spices and seasonings with mayonnaise. Add chicken and eggs. Sprinkle top with Chicken Seasoning or Watkins Paprika.

Serve on sandwich bread , tortilla or lettuce leaf.

Keep refrigerated

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Savory Glazed Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp Watkins pepper
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil

1 (12 ounce) jar Concord Grape Jelly
1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce


1. COMBINE first eight ingredients, mixing well; shape into 36 one-inch meatballs.

2. COOK in oil over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels.

3. COMBINE grape jelly and chili sauce in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring until well combined, about 3 minutes.

4. PLACE cooked or thawed meatballs in a single layer in skillet coating each meatball evenly with sauce. Cover; simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally, until sauce is bubbly and meatballs are heated through.

5. TRANSFER glazed meatballs to a chafing dish or slow cooker. Serve with frilly toothpicks. Makes about 32 appetizers

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Southwestern Pork Ribs

3 1/2 lbs pork back ribs, cut into 2-to 3 rib portions
1/4 cup Watkins Mesquite Barbeque Sauce Concentrate
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Water to cover
2/3 cup apple jelly
1/2 cup Watkins Mesquite Barbeque Sauce Concentrate
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 tsp Watkins Cumin
1/2 tsp Watkins Garlic Granules
1/4 tsp Watkins Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Watkins Cayenne (Red) Pepper

Cooking Instructions

In a large saucepan, combine the first 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 45 to 60 minutes or until the ribs are tender. Meanwhile, prepare sauce by combining all remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool until ribs are done. Grill ribs over medium coals for 15 to 20 minutes or until done, turning and brushing often with sauce. Makes 6 servings.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Watkins Steak Sauce in not for steak alone

Watkins puts its expertise to work in formulating a steak sauce that blows away the competition! The perfect accompaniment to steak, but that’s not all!

Watkins Steak Sauce is versatile.

Adds tangy flavor and depth to:
Pork Chops Hamburgers
Roasts Chicken
French Fries Soups
Stews Seafood
Stir Frys Baked Potatoes

Since it's picnic time, you might want to try this delicious chicken recipe..

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tbsp Watkins 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. Dredge 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.


Fried Chicken

Potato Salad

Veggie Pasta Salad


Pecan Tarts

Pound Cake

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Grape Salad

Here is a recipe that my cousin-in-law, Carolyn sent to me. It's from her Aunt Anne.
Great for cookouts and family get togethers...

Approx. 1 1/2 lbs. of green seedless grapes (washed and dried)
Approx. 1 1/2 lbs. of red seedless grapes (washed and dried)
1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.)
8 oz. of sour cream
1/2 cup of sugar or Splenda
2 teaspoons of Watkins Vanilla flavoring

Topping Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar packed, to taste

1 cup crushed pecans, to taste

Let cream cheese soften at room temperature. When soft mixt with sour cream, sugar/splenda and vanilla flavoring. Add grapes and mix. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.