Sunday, September 28, 2008


Ingredients :

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1/4 tsp Watkins vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp Watkins cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until mixed thoroughly (it should be nice and creamy). Next, add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt - blend well. Shape into 1 1/4 inch balls.
1/4 cup of white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Mix sugar and cinnamon together thoroughly. Roll balls in the sugar/cinnamon mixture until covered. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart and bake 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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Caramel Apple Biscuit Pops

This is a Pillsbury recipe, but using Watkins Spices.. Wonderful for the fall!

Cupcake liners/ Cups
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 medium apple, peeled, chopped (1 cup)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Watkins ground cinnamon
12 craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces; place in large bowl. Add butter, apple, granulated sugar and cinnamon; toss gently to mix. Spoon mixture into muffin cups.
2. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan.
3. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar and cream to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
4. Spoon warm icing over warm biscuit cups. Insert 1 craft stick into center of each biscuit cup.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Crescent Chicken Rolls

2 (8 ounce) cans Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese or swiss cheese (or any cheese of choice)
1/2 cup 18% table cream (or use whipping cream)


4 ounces cream cheese (very soft)
4 tablespoons butter (very soft but not melted)
1/2-1 teaspoon Watkins garlic powder
1/3 cup onion , finely chopped
2 large cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped (or use about 2 cups, can use cooked turkey)
1/2-3/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese

1/2 teaspoon Watkins seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon Watkins black pepper
2-4 tablespoons mayonaise
1-2 cup grated cheddar cheese (for topping)


Set oven to 350°F.

Butter a casserole dish .
In a saucepan, mix half and half cream, 3/4 cup grated cheese and undiluted chicken soup (can season with black pepper ).
Heat just until the cheese melts (do not boil).
For the filling --- (make certain that the cream cheese and butter are very soft) in a bowl, mix the soft cream cheese with butter until very smooth, then add in garlic powder .
Add in the chopped chicken, onion and cheddar cheese; mix well until combined.
Add in 2 tablespoons whipping cream or mayonnaise; mix to combine (add in a little more if the mixture seems too dry).
Season with seasoned salt or white and black pepper to taste.
Unroll the crescent rolls.
Place 1 heaping tablespoon chicken mixture (or a little more) on top of each crescent triangle, then roll up starting at the thicker end.
Drizzle a small amount of soup mixture on the bottom of the dish.
Then place the crescent rolls seam-side down on top of the creamed mixture in the casserole.
Drizzle the remaining sauce on top desired) and sprinkle with 1 cup (or more) grated cheese, or amount desired.
Bake for about 30 minutes.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Autumn Spice Cake

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup shortening
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons Watkins ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Watkins ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon Watkins ground allspice
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper and lightly butter. Beat butter, shortening, and sugars together until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until smooth and light. Stir the buttermilk and vanilla together.
2. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and spices together in a large bowl. Alternately stir the flour mixture and buttermilk, in thirds, into the beaten butter. Blend well with each addition.
3. Pour batter into the pans and bake until center tests clean -- about 35 minutes. Cool cakes in the pans on a rack for 30 minutes, unmold, and cool completely before frosting.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Amish Brown Sugar Pie

1 unbaked 8-inch pie shell

1 c. brown sugar

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

Speck of salt

1(12 oz.) can evaporated milk

2 1/2 tbsp. butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the pie shell, place the brown sugar, flour and salt. Mix with your fingers. Pour the evaporated milk over the flour and sugar, but do not stir or mix this in. Dot with butter, and drift cinnamon liberally over all. Bake for 50 minutes, or until the filling just bubbles up in the middle. The filling will never completely set, but that's the way it's supposed to be. This pie is better eaten at room temperature. If you refrigerate leftovers, reheat them in the oven before serving. NOTE: Recipe can be doubled and prepared in a 10-inch pie shell. For that size, bake 1 hour and 20 minutes. Yield 12 servings.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chocolate Tea Bread

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup canola oil
4 large eggs
2/3 cup water
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Watkins cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz. = 1 package)
2/3 cup chopped walnuts ( optional)

Glaze (optional)
1/2 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1 - 2 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp.Watkins vanilla
pinch salt

Preheat oven 350°. In a large mixing bowl combine applesauce, oil, eggs water, and sugar.
Beat well. Combine dry ingredients and add to applesauce mixture.
Beat well. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
Pour into 2 greased 9X5X3" loaf pans.
Bake 350° for 60-70 minutes.
Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing and then finish cooling on a wire rack.

Leave as is or drizzle with glaze or just sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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