Monday, October 19, 2009

Mississippi Mud Cookies

Mississippi Mud Cookies
Make them for the holidays!


1 cup Nestle or Hershey semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup margerine , softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans & walnuts
1/2 cup Nestle or hershey milk chocolate morsels
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. miniature marshmallows

Directions :
1. Melt semisweet chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
2. Beat margerine and sugar on medium speed until creamy; add eggs, 1 at a time. Add Watkins vanilla and the melted chocolate.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chopped pecans and 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels.
4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Press 3 marshmallows into each portion of dough.
5. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

This is a version of the one from Southern Living...
Mary Ruth Mason, Pearsall, Texas, Southern Living, AUGUST 2007

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blue Ribbon Chili # 2 from Watkins

Blue Ribbon Chili #2

2 lbs lean or extra lean ground beef

6 oz (half bottle) Tropical SalsaWatkins

1 cup ketchup

1 tsp Watkins Calypso Hot Pepper Sauce (for more heat, increase to taste)

2 cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce with chunky vegetables (or substitute one can w/green peppers and onions for one of the chunky vegetables)

1 can (15 oz) hot chili beans

1 can (15 oz) light red kidney beans

5 tbsp Watkins Chili Seasoning (more or less to taste)

1/2 tsp Watkins Rosemary

1 can (15 oz) mushrooms

1/2 tsp Watkins Red Pepper Flakes

Toppings for garnish

Cooking Directions
Brown ground beef and drain well.

In a medium pot on medium heat, combine browned meat, Tropical Salsa, ketchup, Calypso Sauce, tomato sauce, beans, Chili Seasoning, Rosemary and mushrooms.

Cook for two hours (stovetop: bring to boil and simmer for 1 hour).

Add Red Pepper Flakes (if desired) and simmer for at least 1 more hour.

Cool and refrigerate overnight. Reheat and serve.

Garnish with: shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions, diced green peppers, sour cream, red pepper flakes and saltine crackers.

Cinnamon Cookies

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Cinnamon & Spice Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Purest Ground Cinnamon
6 oz. Organic Nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
12 tbsp butter (1 ½ sticks), softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp Original Double-Strength Vanilla
1/4 cup molasses

Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl set aside 1/2 cup sugar.With an electric mixer beat butter, remaining sugar, egg, vanilla, and molasses until well blended. Combine with dry ingredients until dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and dip in 1/2 cup reserved sugar. Arrange on a baking sheet, about 3-inches apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Earth Week 2009

Earth Week 2009 — Save Green on Green!
In honor of Earth Week 2009, Watkins is offering a special on products of the highest natural standard! These products are specially priced so you can honor this event by living Greener!

Did You Know? Recycling one aluminum can can save enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Chicken Fajita Casserole by Old El Paso / Favorite Ingredients Friday

1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso® refried beans
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso® fajita seasoning mix
1 package (9 oz) frozen cooked Southwest-seasoned chicken breast strips, thawed
8 Old El Paso® flour tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch; from 8.2-oz package)
1 bag (1 lb) frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions, thawed, drained
2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)

Fresh Tomato Salsa
Total Time: 20 min
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix refried beans, tomato sauce and fajita seasoning mix. Stir in chicken.
2. Spread 1/2 cup of the bean mixture over bottom of baking dish. Arrange 4 tortillas, overlapping if necessary, in baking dish. Top with half of remaining bean mixture, half of the stir-fry vegetables and 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas, bean mixture, stir-fry vegetables and cheese.
3. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting..

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Easter Cookies

Servings: Makes 24-30 cookies

It's fun to decorate these delicious sugar cookies for Easter and spring .

Use oval or egg shaped cookie cutters for making Easter Egg shaped cookies, and decorate with pastel colored sugars. Using decorating pens, make soft spring-colored designs. Also, royal icing may be used for decorating cookies (See Royal Icing Recipe Below).


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, at room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3 egg yolks

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp vanilla

For Decoration and Icing: Pastel colored sugars and decorating pens Royal Icing: (optional) See Tips and Recipe Below

In a bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. add vanilla. Mix well. In a sifter, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Sift the flour mixture directly onto the butter mixture. Reduce the speed to low and beat until well mixed. Divide the dough into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball, then flatten the balls into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (the dough can be prepared up to 3 days ahead). Let it soften slightly at room temperature before continuing. Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter two large baking sheets.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out a dough disk 1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes. Transfer the cutouts to the prepared baking sheets. Gather up and re-roll the scraps and cut out more cookies. Repeat with the remaining dough disks. Bake until the cookies are golden on the edges, about 8 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and let cool completely.

Decorate the cookies as desired with colored sugars and decorating pens or royal icing. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. Makes 24 to 30 cookies, depending on cookie cutter size.


Makes 5-6 cups


3 egg whites, at room temperature

4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Pinch of salt

A few drops of vanilla extract or fresh lemon juice (optional)

For tinting royal icing, use paste food coloring* (see note below)

Instructions: Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar and salt on medium-low speed until blended. If adding vanilla or lemon juice, add it now. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue beating until stiff peaks form and the mixture is nearly triple in volume, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove the bowl from the mixer, cover tightly with plastic wrap and store at room temperature until ready to use. Icing will stay fresh for 4 to 6 hours. Use a pastry bag with tip for piping royal icing decoration. Makes 5 to 6 cups. Note: Paste food colors will tint Royal Icing the richest, deepest hues. Use a clean wooden pick to dip into color, then into icing. Stir to mix. If the colors start to separate, gently massage the pastry bag to remix the icing.