Saturday, June 28, 2008

Watkins Tomato Basil Bread

Watkins Tomato Basil Bread


6 oz Tomato Juice

6 oz Beer

Sun Dried Tomatoes ( Optional)

Cooking Directions

Stir 2 tablespoons of the dip mix into the dry bread mix. Add the tomato juice and beer. Mix just until blended.Spray a jelly roll pan with the Watkins Cooking Spray. Shape bread into an oblong loaf.Sprinkle the additional tablespoon of dip mix on top of the loaf. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes. Place slices or diced sundried tomatoes on top of the loaf.

Bake an additional 5 minutes.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Slow- Cooker Thursday

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 cans tomatoes (cut up)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 c. beef bouillon
2 T. Watkins parsley
1 T. brown sugar
1 t. Watkins oregano
1 t. Watkins basil
1 t. salt
1/2 t. Watkins pepper
Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.
Drain fat.
Mix ground beef with everything else.
Cook: Low 6 to 8 hours.

Serve over your favorite spaghetti noodles...

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Watkins Strawberry Shortcake Delight!

Serves 4–6
4 pints strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water Whipped Cream
1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla


4 cups all-purpose flour
8 teaspoons Watkins baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons sugar
1 cup shortening*
1 1/3 cups cold buttermilk
*Use butter or vegetable shortening such as Crisco--Do not use margarine.


Place the sliced strawberries into a bowl with the sugar and water—Mix well.
Squish the berries gently with your hands—just enough to get the juices flowing.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours.
Remove 20 minutes before serving for best flavor.
Whipped Cream
Pour the cream into the bowl of your electric mixer and whip until it begins to thicken.
Add the sugar and vanilla, and continue whipping until soft peaks form and it is doubled in volume.
Sift the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt, and sugar into a medium-sized bowl.
Cut the shortening into ½-inch pieces and add them to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter to “cut” the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Alternatively, you can do this with your hands, working the shortening into the flour with a pinching and tossing motion.)
Add the buttermilk and mix gently just until blended.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently two or three times so that it comes together into a cohesive mass. You can add a bit more flour if the mixture is very wet, but avoid overworking the dough.
Gently roll or pat the dough to a thickness of one inch. Use a 3 1/4 ” biscuit cutter to cut rounds.
Place the biscuits close together on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and brush with milk.
Bake in a 450-degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool to room temperature.

Top your biscuits high with lots of berries, juice, and cream--
1. Cut the biscuit in half and place the bottom on a dessert plate.
2. Spoon on a generous helping of strawberries and juice. Top with cream--and a few more berries if you wish.
2. Add the biscuit top and repeat the process.
3. Serve immediately
ENJOY! This is a TREAT!

Preparation time: 45 minutes plus 2+ hours downtime.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crock Pot Beef Casserole

2 lb Stewing beef, cubed
Seasoned flour

1 Onion, thinly sliced
4 oz Mushrooms, sliced
1 cn 10 oz can, beef
-/tomato soup or
1/2 pt Beef stock
Salt and pepper
Dried mixed herbs (opt)

Oil for frying


1. Coat the meat with the flour. Saute the onion in the oil and transfer to the slow cooker. Brown the meat and place on top of the onions. Add the mushrooms and herbs, then pour over the soup or stock, and cook on High for 4 - 5 hours or on Low for 8 - 10 hours.

2. Any beef casserole can be adapted for the slow cooker, remembering that less liquid is needed than with conventional cooking, and the vegetables must be placed in the bottom of the crockpot with the meat on top

Serve over 4 c. hot cooked noodles

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wilton Muffin Pans & Reynolds Handi-Vac Giveaway!

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Chocolate Cake Recipe

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Baking Cocoa
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp Original Double-Strength Vanilla
1-1/2 cups buttermilk


Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans; set aside. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl constantly, for 30 seconds. Beat on high, scraping bowl occasionally, for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until cakes test done. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Frost with Creamy Chocolate Frosting (see the website).Makes 12 servings.
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