Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Around the Kitchen Table - Watkins Newsletter February 2009 Issue


Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table Watkins Newsletter.

Vanilla on sale! If you need to replenish your Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla, order this month and save $3.00 on each ll fl oz/325 ml bottle.

Many of our extracts and cinnamon are on sale this month. Place your order now and the products will arrive in time for your Valentine's Day baking. Petro Carbo Salve is on sale for $2.50 off! And all the Menthol Camphor Breathe Easy products are on sale, as well, as White Cream Ointment.

Recipes this issue are Sauteed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Minestrone with Italian Sausage, Peppermint Patties, Sour Cream Coffee Muffins, Chocolate Mint Fondue, and Cherry Sugar Cookies.


Peppermint Patties
Make some mints for your family for Valentine's Day and attach a homemade Valentine that says "We were MINT for each other."

2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
2 teaspoons Watkins Peppermint Extract
1/4 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract
2 tablespons cream
8 ounces (about 1 1/3 cup) dark chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. In a blender, cream together the sugar, butter, extracts, and cream on low speed. After the ingredients are combined, raise the speed to medium-high and beat for an additional 1-2 minutes until mixture holds together very well and is creamy, not powdery.

Using a teaspoon, roll the candy into small balls and flatten them on the wax paper or silpat with the palm of you hand into patty shapes. When done, put them in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the chopped chocolate and the shortening in the microwave or over a double boiler.

Using dipping tools or two dinner forks, dip the patties into the chocolate one by one. Drag them across the lip of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Return them to the wax paper or silpat, and place back in the refrigerator to set the candies. They should be ready to eat in a few hours.

Due to the dairy ingredient, these need to be kept in the refrigerator. Layer the patties between sheets of parchment in an airtight container. They'll keep for a month.

Place an order this month and you could win a Watkins Winter Survival Kit.

The Winter Survival Kit includes
Watkins Chicken Soup Base
White Chocolate Almond Cocoa Mix
Soup and Vegetable Seasoning
Natural Beeswax Lip Balm (with peppermint oil)
Pure Lemon Body Oil
Peppermint Firming Body Cream
Lavender Shea Butter Hand Repair Moisturizer
Lavender Hand and Cuticle Salve (pocket-size tin)
Orange Citrus Liquid Hand Soap
Menthol Camphor Breathe Easy Relief Mist
Box of Tissues
All products in a Living Naturally Tote Bag

Value $71.49 not including shipping
More details in newsletter.

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Until next issue,


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