Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Roasted Garlic Snack and Dip Seasoning
Everybody loves Watkins Snack & Dip Seasonings! The classic flavors of roasted garlic and onion come together in this delightful blend. Makes a wonderful fresh dip or bagel spread. Just mix with sour cream, plain yogurt or cream cheese to create a delicious treat.

Try out this delicious dip recipe using Watkins Roasted Garlic Snack & Dip Seasoning — it's sure to be a hit!

Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bake
8 oz Colby Jack cheese, shredded
4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp Watkins Roasted Garlic Snack & Dip Seasoning
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
1 tbsp Watkins Omelet and Soufflé Seasoning

Combine all ingredients; spread into a deep-dish pie pan. Bake at 350ºF until bubbling (about 15 minutes). Serve with crackers or pita chips.

Pita Chips
Watkins Garlic Liquid Spice
Tortilla flat bread
Watkins Chili Powder
Watkins Seasoning Salt

Brush liquid spice on both sides of tortillas. Sprinkle with chili powder and seasoning salt on both sides. Use pizza cutter to cut tortillas into bite size chips. Bake at 400ºF for 3-5 minutes, until golden and crisp. Let cool and serve.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Maple Spice Cake

Serve as a not-too-sweet alternative to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Leftovers make a delicious after-school snack. Watkins spices give this cake lots of flavor.

Maple Spice Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons Watkins Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Ground Cloves
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Nutmeg, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or shortening, softened
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup maple syrup
Whipped cream, for serving

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 13 by 9-inch cake pan.

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Combine the brown sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at high speed until creamy. Add the egg yolks and beat until blended. Add the flour mixture alternately with the half-and-half and maple syrup, beating well after each addition.

3. Place the egg whites in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter.

4. Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

5. Cut the cake into squares. Top each serving with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Monday, October 26, 2009

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Spice for the Holidays!

Watkins Pumpkin Pie Spice
isn't just for making fabulous pumpkin pies.

  • Sprinkle a little on holiday eggnog, hot cocoa, coffee, cappuccino, or latte.
  • Add Pumpkin Pie Spice to whipped cream or whipped topping for pumpkin pie. Add to cream cheese frosting for cakes, breads, and bars.
  • Add a sprinkle or two to pumpkin pancakes.
  • Tastes great in squash and sweet potato recipes.
Watkins combines an exclusive blend of spices in Pumpkin Pie Spice. This specially-blended seasoning is designed to perfectly enhance some of the most popular baked desserts and allow
you to save time by measuring one ingredient instead of several. With Watkins, you don’t have
to sacrifice quality for convenience.
• Premium herbs and spices—thoroughly inspected and tested.
• Expertly blended for consistently perfect results.
• Save time by measuring one seasoning instead of several.
• Packaged in our unique glass bottle for optimum beauty and flavor retention.
• Convenient shaker tops.
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Certified Organic Label Guide

Cooking and Living Naturally

Certified Organic Label Guide

Making sense of organic labeling can be difficult, and many consumers do not understand the significance of the USDA Organic label. Since October 21, 2002, the following guidelines were established by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) to assure consumers know the exact organic content of the food they buy.

Single-Ingredient Foods
On foods like fruits and vegetables, look for a small sticker version of the USDA Organic label or check the signage in your produce section for this seal.

The word "organic" and the seal may also appear on packages of meat, cartons of milk or eggs, cheese, and other single-ingredient foods.

Multi-Ingredient Foods
Foods such as beverages, snacks, and other processed foods use the following classification system to indicate their use of organic ingredients.

100% Organic
Foods bearing this label are made with 100% organic ingredients* and may display the USDA Organic seal.

These products contain at least 95–99% organic ingredients (by weight). The remaining ingredients are not available organically but have been approved by the NOP. These products may display the USDA Organic seal.

Made With Organic Ingredients
Food packaging that reads “Made With Organic Ingredients” must contain 70–94% organic ingredients. These products will not bear the USDA Organic seal; instead, they may list up to three ingredients on the front of the packaging.

Products with less than 70% organic ingredients may only list organic ingredients on the information panel of the packaging. These products will not bear the USDA Organic seal.

Keep in mind that even if a producer is certified organic, the use of the USDA Organic label is voluntary. At the same time, not everyone goes through the rigorous process of becoming certified, especially smaller farming operations. When shopping at a farmers’ market, for example, don’t hesitate to ask the vendors how your food was grown.

*Salt and water are not included.


Watkins product line includes USDA Certified Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and USDA Certified 100% Organic Spices and Herbs. See our complete line of Organic Herbs and Spices.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

These double chocolate cookies are the most decadent cookies you'll ever eat! The one third cup of all-purpose flour is a correct measurement. (I had my doubts the first time I made these cookies.) The dough is very soft and must be chilled before baking cookies. The directions say to form two logs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill. You could also leave dough in bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill. Then dip out tablespoonfuls, form balls, and bake on greased cookie pans.

Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies
12 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
11 1/2 ounces 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 teaspoon Watkins Double Strength Vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts

In double boiler over hot water, melt bittersweet chocolate chips and butter. In large bowl with electric mixer or whisk, beat eggs and sugar until thick; stir into chocolate mixture. Add vanilla. In small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture. Gently mix in semi-sweet chocolate chips and walnuts.

Using a sheet of plastic wrap, form dough into two logs, each 2 inches in diameter and about 12 inches long. As dough will be quite soft, use plastic wrap to hold dough in log shape. Wrap tightly; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. (Dough may be frozen; thaw in refrigerator before proceeding with recipe.) Heat oven to 375°F. Unwrap dough; with sharp knife, cut into 3/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 1/2 inches apart on greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until shiny crust forms on top but interior is still soft. Cool on baking sheet; do not remove cookies while warm because they will fall apart. Store in airtight tin up to 1 week. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Tips for Melting Chocolate
Here are three methods for melting chocolate. Melt chocolate carefully. Overheating or adding moisture may cause chocolate to thicken.

Double Boiler Method
Break chocolate into small pieces, and place in top pan of double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. You may also use a glass or metal mixing bowl on top of a saucepan half-full of water. Do not let bottom of bowl touch water.

Allow chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.

Direct Heat Method
This method may be used if chocolate is to be added to a batter. Do not use for dipping or molding.

Use very low, even heat. Stir constantly to avoid scorching. Remove from heat when small lumps remain, and stir to complete melting.

Microwave Method
Using microwave-safe container, place chocolate in microwave oven at medium power (50 percent) for 1–1 1/2 minutes. Remove and stir.

If chocolate is not melted, return to microwave and repeat heating step, stirring every 15-30 seconds to avoid scorching. When small lumps remain, remove and continue to stir to complete melting.

General Tips
•Baking bars should be stored in a cool place, wrapped airtight.
•Break or cut chocolate into small (1/2-inch) pieces for even melting. Stir gently and frequently while melting.
•When melting chocolate, do not apply too much heat. Chocolate burns easily. It’s best to melt chocolate slowly. See tips for melting chocolate.
•Be certain that your work surface, pans, and tools are absolutely dry before melting chocolate.