Saturday, September 27, 2008

Watkins 2008 Seasonal Favorites and Gift Giving Ideas

Watkins Anise, Hazelnut, and Irish Cream Extracts
Each year during the fall holiday season Watkins offers their associates and customers a special assortment of products. These products are designed for holiday baking, entertaining, and gift giving.

Here is a list of products, uses, and gift ideas.

Anise Extract

Use in making holiday anise cookies or springerle cookies (one of Germany’s most famous holiday sweets).

Use in making biscotti.

Recipe at under Gift Line recipes:
Crystal Cut Candy

Gift Idea
Wrap Crystal Cut Candy in cello bag and give as a gift, along with Anise Extract and recipe card. Wrap in festive cello with raffia or in a festive tin with bow.

Gift Idea
Fishermen put Anise Extract on bait to attract fish. They tell us it works like magic! Place Watkins Anise Extract, Lemon Pepper, Insect Repellent and Sun Block in a tackle box, or wrap them in netting (like a fish net) and attach to a fishing pole.

Hazelnut Extract

Add to coffee (best when extract is added to coffee grounds before brewing).

Add to iced coffee or cappuccino.

Add to whipped cream, cream cheese or whipped topping for a dessert, coffee topping or fruit/bagel spread.

Add to oatmeal.

Add to fudge and brownie recipes.

Recipes at under Gift Line recipes:
· Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
· Chocolate Truffles
· Hazelnut Toffee Crunch Pie
· Carol’s Drop Cookies

Gift Idea
Prepare truffles and give as a gift in a decorative package along with the recipe and extract.

Gift Idea
Give extract along with coffee.

Irish Cream Extract

Add to coffee (best when extract is added to coffee grounds before brewing).

Add to iced coffee or cappuccino.

Add to fudge and brownie recipes.

Add to ice cream and ice cream drinks.

Recipes at under Gift Line recipes:
· Chocolate Truffles
· Irish Cream Caramels
· Irish Cream Pie
· Vanilla Custard Tarts with Irish Cream Sauce
· Carol’s Drop Cookies

Gift Idea
Prepare truffles or caramels and give as a gift in a decorative package along with the recipe and extract.

Gift Idea
Give extract along with coffee.

Seasonal Favorites Bread Mixes

The following bread mixes are simple and easy to prepare and make a great breakfast or the perfect snack for an office, class party, or a wonderful welcome to a new member of your neighborhood. Add the pumpkin butter or a compatible recipe for dip spread, along with the required Watkins ingredients, and you’ll have a lovely gift giving set.

Orange Spice Bread Mix

Gift Idea
Combine the orange spice bread mix with some ginger, rum & orange extract
with the Aloha Fruit Dip recipe to use as a delicious spread. Wrap in a festive tea towel.

Apple Spice Bread Mix

Gift Idea
Give Apple Spice Bread Mix along with Watkins Cinnamon.

Pumpkin Bread Mix

Gift Idea
Pair this delightful bread with Watkins Cinnamon and Nutmeg.

Snickerdoodles Cookie Mix

Gift Idea
Pair with anyone of the Hot Cocoa Mixes and a Mug.

Pumpkin Butter
This sweet, rich spread is wonderful on Watkins Good Tastings Bread and anyone of the seasonal favorites bread mixes.

Gift Idea
Wrap with Pumpkin Bread Mix in a festive cello wrapper and tie with curly ribbon.

Limited Edition Hot Cocoa Mixes

Peppermint Stick Cocoa

Gift Idea
Package with mug and chocolate dipped candy canes or peppermint sticks for stirring.

Gift Idea
Pamper with Peppermint – Place Peppermint Stick Cocoa, Watkins Peppermint Foot Scrub and Foot Cream in a decorative basket with a decorative towel.

White Chocolate Almond Cocoa

Gift Idea
Wrap White Chocolate Almond Cocoa with a DVD you know your gift receiver will love along with a small bag of almonds or popcorn. Everything needed for a perfect movie night!

Raspberry Hot Cocoa

Gift Idea
Package with mug and a small box of Raspberry Truffles.

Cinna-Cream Sprinkles

Sprinkle on toast, oatmeal, French toast.

Mix with sour cream for a perfect fruit dip.

Mix with cream cheese for a bagel spread.

Sprinkle on apples or use in baked apples.

Add to coffee or coffee grounds.

Gift Idea
Wrap Cinna-Cream Sprinkles with Watkins Hazelnut Extract and your favorite coffee. You have just treated your gift-receiver to a hot cup of coffee that only tastes expensive.

Cream of Tartar

Gives a creamier texture to candy and frostings.

Will stabilize meringues in pies and cookies.

Essential for the perfect angel food cake.

The secret ingredient for making the best gingerbread houses.

Great for making candy canes and divinity.

Bread puddings and Irish soda bread will taste even better.

Gift Idea
Wrap with Hazelnut Extract. This will be perfect for baking fans on your list!

Nutmeg, 6 oz Collectable Tin

Great value size just in time for everyone’s baking season. Convenient tin is great for eggnog, custard, hot drinks and spice cookies.

Gift Idea
The perfect host gift during the holidays.

Baked Potato Soup

Use for making potato soup and cream sauce.

Use to flavor mashed potatoes, vegetables and meat.

Use for making cream sauce and onion gravy; use for biscuits and gravy.

Use to flavor hamburgers, meatloaf and meatballs.

Gift Idea
Package Soup Base with soup bowls, Good Tastings Bread Mix, Watkins Pepper and crackers.

Gold Medal Sampler

Gift Idea
Gift giving made simple. This assortment is packaged and ready to wrap, add a bow, or give as is.

Turkey Rub

Make seasoning your turkey a littler easier this year. This convenient pre-mixed rub is full of herbs and spices to enhance turkey’s flavor.

Gift Idea
Combine with Watkins Grapeseed Oil - makes a great host gift for the holidays.

Food Coloring, 1 oz. trial mark

Available in red, yellow, green and blue.

Add a teaspoon into frosting mix for the perfect piping for all your holiday sugar cookies and cakes.

Gift Idea
Pair them with a frosting recipe or with Cream of Tartar and a recipe card for Watkins play dough for the “young at heart.”

Watkins Cooked Playdough
2 cups/500 mL all-purpose flour
1 cup/250 mL salt
2 Tbsp/30 mL Watkins Cream of Tartar
2 ½ cups/625 mL water
¼ tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Food Coloring
2 Tbsp/30 mL cooking oil
Watkins Extracts of choice: Anise, Peppermint, Almond, Strawberry, Orange, Banana, Coconut

Combine dry ingredients in a saucepan. Add water and oil. Heat stirring constantly until the
dough comes away from the side of the pan and forms a ball. Cool. Divide in half and knead in
food coloring and 1 tsp/5 mL extract of choice until smooth. Store in a plastic bag or container in
the refrigerator. Keeps for months! Makes 4 cups.

Home Care Sampler
Our #1 selling sampler kit for the season and a great way to get customers hooked on the J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care line.

Gift Idea
Gift giving made simple – just add a bow or ribbon and you’re set to go!

Pucker Up 2-Pack
The dynamic duo that’s a must for every stocking stuffer. Combination of the Tickled Pink and Simply Mauve-lous Lip Tints that are 100% natural with a hint of color and the sensation from
the peppermint oil is fantastic! Watch your repeat business fly with this pairing – they’re highly addictive!

Gift Idea
Stocking stuffer, host gift, teacher’s gift. Pre-packaged so all you need to do is add a bow or some raffia.

Total Body Gift Pack
Full size products of mango fragranced personal care. Complete with body oil, hand & body lotion and body cream.

Gift Idea
Great host reward, raffle item or door prize at your next Good Tastings event, open house or customer appreciation event. Perfect gift for everyone you know that could use some extra pampering.

Pomegranate Spice Sink Set
Complete with both natural liquid hand soap and hand & body lotion fragranced with the sweet aroma of pomegranate and a hint of winter spice. Don’t forget to replenish this sink set with
Watkins Natural Hand & Body Lotions and Liquid Hand Soaps.

Gift Idea
Combine with a bath/hand towel set.

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