Friday, December 29, 2006

Over $375 in Free Bonuses if You Join My Watkins Summit Group Team by January 31, 2007

I'm planning to make 2007 my most successful year yet! So I'm sharing these special incentives with you! Start a Watkins Home Business.

Join Watkins and the Summit Group in January with any size starter kit, and you can get over $375 in free bonuses as you get your business rolling!

Part time income or full time career!

Early Bird Special: Join by January 2, 2007 for Extra Bonuses!

If you join Watkins and our Summit Group team by January 31, 2007 (at 6:00pm Central Time), you can take advantage of all of these benefits.

1. You'll immediately get a customizable e-associate website, for online retailing of Watkins products at no cost to you. The site is yours to use free through April 30, 2007 (that's a value of $124.80 US or $151.80 CN).

2. Earn $250 US (or about $285 CN) in gift certificates for Watkins products of your choice by achieving recommended sponsoring and sales by April 30, 2007.

3. If you submit your valid enrollment by January 2, you will qualify for our Early Bird bonus—you'll get four outstanding audio training CDs by leaders in our field. Value: $30

4. In addition to these special offers from Watkins and the Summit Group, I'm adding another bonus. Join my Watkins team with any starter kit and I'll give you a $20 Watkins gift certificate.

More details about these incentives here

~ Watkins is a work-from-home business that you can be proud of.
~ Totally flexible
~ Excellent earning potential
~ Top-notch products
~ Recognition for your efforts
~ Free training and free websites to help you succeed

This business can completely change your life for the better!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Four Watkins Business Starter Kits to Choose From

Watkins is a company with staying power, since 1868. When you join Watkins you have a choice of four starter kits.

  • Business Introduction Package (#09712 US / #09715 Canada)
    $59.95 US / $69.95 Canada

  • Good Tastings Kit (#77061 US / #77062 Canada)
    Retail Value—over $150 US / $200 Canada • Your Price—$99 US / $125 Canada

    The following two kits allow you to design your own Business Starter Kit

    New Watkins Associates can design their own Watkins Starter Kit by choosing the consumer products that will fill out their kit. When a new Associate purchases either the new Essential Business Starter Kit or the new Expanded Business Starter Kit he or she will receive a gift certificate for the Watkins products of his or her choice. Here are the new kits available to new Associates:

  • Essential Business Kit (#09810 US/#09811 Canada)
    $169.00 US/ $219.00 CDN (Valued at $265.79 US/$349.90 CDN)

    Business Introduction Package
    Gift Certificate $200.00 US/$250.00 CDN

  • Expanded Business Kit (#09812 US/#09813 Canada)
    $286.00 US/$369.00 CDN (Valued at $430.74 US/$571.04 CDN)

    Business Introduction Package
    Gift Certificate $300.00 US/$375.00 CDN
    E-Associate Package (online associate web site)

The kits and gift certificates will be sent out separately. Gift certificates can be used for products only (can’t be used for tax, shipping and handling, or business materials) and must be redeemed in one order.

Watkins will include a list of our most popular products with the gift certificates to help new Associates choose the products that will aid them in building their business.

Find our how to start a Watkins Home Business. Read our free, no obligation ebook.

Instant Cocoa with Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips

This mix recipe makes about 14 cups mix (enough for 42 servings).

7 cups instant nonfat dry milk powder
1 box (1 pound) confectioner's sugar
2 cups Watkins Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, sifted
2 cups powdered nondairy creamer
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Stir together the dry milk powder, confectioner's sugar, cocoa powder, and nondairy creamer in a large bowl. Mix mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips in another bowl.

Divide cocoa mixture evenly between 7 pint jars. Mix marshmallows and chocolate chips with cocoa mixture or spoon marshmallows and chocolate chips on top of cocoa mixture.

Gift Idea
Pack up a jar of homemade cocoa mix with a mug and chocolate spoons.

Add tag to jar
For one serving, stir together 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix and 3/4 cup of boiling water in a large mug until the mixture is well blended and chocolate chips begin to melt. Serve warm.

Peppermint Cocoa Mix - Mix crushed peppermint candy canes with chocolate chips and marshmallows.

Triple-Chocolate Cookie Mix

Layer ingredients in a jar, then attach easy baking instructions with a festive holiday ribbon.

Makes quart jar of mix; 3 dozen baked cookies.

1 mason jar (1 quart)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Watkins Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup white baking chips

In medium-size bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups of the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In small bowl, blend remaining 1 cup flour and the cocoa powder.
Layer dry mix ingredients in jar: Spoon half of the flour-cocoa mixture into bottom of jar; press down to compact (a small spice jar works well). Spoon half of the plain flour mixture on top of cocoa mixture; compact. Repeat. Top with dark brown sugar and granulated sugar, compacting each layer. Place both kinds of chips on top. Close jar tightly. Store up to 2 weeks in a cool, dry place.

Attach a note to jar with cookie recipe

In large bowl, combine 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cooled, melted unsalted butter with 3 eggs and 1 tablespoon Watkins Vanilla Extract. Stir in contents of jar just until mixed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 13 minutes or until firm. Cool on sheet on wire rack for 1 minute. Remove cookies to rack; cool completely.

Recipe for Christmas Joy

1/2 cup Hugs
4 cups Love
1/2 cup Peace On Earth
2 cups Goodwill Toward Man
4 tsp Kisses
1 cup Special Holiday Cheer
2 tsp Christmas Spirits
1 Sprig of Mistletoe
1 Medium-Size Bag of Christmas Snowflakes

Mix hugs, kisses, smiles, and love until consistent. Blend in holiday cheer, peace on earth, Christmas spirits and good-will toward man. Use the mixture to fill warm hearts, where it can be stored for a lifetime. (It never goes bad!)

Serve as desired under mistletoe, sprinkle liberally with special Christmas snowflakes. It is expecially good when accomapnied by Christmas carols and family get-togethers. Serve to one and all.

Tips for A Successful Holiday Buffet

Here is an article from “” about serving a holiday buffet your guests will applaud.

Serving Up a Brilliant Buffet

This is the season for entertaining, and we all know that buffet-style parties are easier to prepare for and manage than sit-down dinners for a larger group of guests. However, most of us struggle with basic questions: What are some easy, delicious foods that are not the “same old, same old”? How can I be sure that there will be something to please everyone? How much “stuff”—food, drink, ice—do I need to make sure everyone has enough? Relax! We offer you here a basic guide for entertaining large groups of people without losing your holiday spirit (or your mind).

Managing the Numbers

Probably the biggest worry for any hostess is running out of food or drink. Here is a basic guide to help you make comfortable calculations for your party guests.

  • Prepare more food if you are having a buffet rather than a sit-down meal; guests tend to eat more from buffets. However, the more selections available, the less people will take of any one item because they want to taste everything.
  • If you want to serve appetizers before the buffet, calculate three to five servings per person (have less if you want to be sure people will be hungry for the buffet!).
  • For a buffet serving 25-30 people, a good basic menu includes two casseroles in 9″x13″ dishes (or one casserole plus meat—turkey, ham, beef), two salads (about three heads of lettuce per salad), rolls (one per person), and two to three desserts.
  • Meat amounts can be tricky, but here is a general guide: for 25-30 people, have a fifteen- to eighteen- pound turkey, OR a six- to seven-pound boneless ham, OR a twelve-pound roast beef.
  • For serving pasta, calculate about two ounces per person if it’s being served as a side dish or as one selection on a buffet table, about four if a main course.
  • When planning beverages, know your crowd; in general, though, calculate about one drink per hour for each guest. For a party where guests will be standing/moving around a good deal, plan on four to five drinking cups per person. For ice, you’ll need about one pound for every four to six guests.

Food and Drink Ideas

Make as much ahead of time as possible—you want to enjoy your guests, not be stuck at the stove all evening! And don’t be afraid to take advantage of all the wonderful take-out options that are available; they can go a long way toward saving you time for other party preparations.

Try these ideas for a varied, simple, and delicious spread that’s sure to please any guest.

  • Having a meat dish that does not have to be kept warm as the buffet “centerpiece” is usually a good idea—turkey, ham, or roast beef are good prepare-ahead choices, and can be sliced before being set on the table for easy service.
  • Do you have a fondue pot, or know someone who would lend you one? Fondue is easy, fun, and a wonderful winter treat; if you can arrange for more than one pot, you can provide a mix of savory and sweet fondues for guests to enjoy. And after the pot contents are made, all you have to do is cut up a variety of dipping material—meat, vegetables, bread cubes, fruit, angel food cake—all of which can be prepared early in the day and stored for easy replenishment.
  • Prepare (or buy) a variety of pasta sauces; heat and set out around a big bowl of cooked pasta for guests to try. Some suggestions: pesto, marinara, Alfredo. Encourage guests to mix—for example, a bit of Alfredo mixed with marinara makes a fantastic creamy tomato sauce.
  • Pizzas made from refrigerated dough and various savory or sweet toppings make easy, delicious finger foods. Roll out a tube of refrigerated rolls and bake on a greased cookie sheet for about 10 minutes; top with shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses and sliced jalapenos, pop back into oven until cheese is melted. Or spread cooled, baked dough with cream cheese; top with finely chopped broccoli and cauliflower, and shredded cheese. Bake a tube of refrigerated cookie dough in the same way; spread with cream cheese blended with confectioner’s sugar and a bit of vanilla, and arrange fresh, frozen, or canned fruit on top. Cut into small squares.
  • For an easy and fun “theme,” focus on one kind of food—appetizers, desserts, fondue. Or, depending on your guests (number and preferences), have a theme buffet devoted to a specific ethnic food, such as Caribbean, Indian, or Asian.

Other Tips

  • Avoid food that requires a knife for eating.
  • If you serve a salad, provide tongs for serving rather than a spoon—easier for guests to manage with plates in their hands.
  • Make sure you have enough oven and refrigerator space for preparations; if not, ask a neighbor if you may borrow some space.
  • Arrange all the dishes you plan to use (including plates, utensils, etc.) on the table ahead of time to make sure there’s enough room for everything.
  • Of course, you can always rely on a few close friends to supplement your table with their own creations.