Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, March 17. Our family enjoys celebrating all holidays with food. Tomorrow for dinner our menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. These Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies with green mint filling make a perfect dessert.

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Double-Strength Vanilla Extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Watkins Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon Watkins Pure Peppermint Extract
2 to 3 drops green food coloring, optional

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Shape into two 10-1/2-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

Unwrap dough and cut into 1/8-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° F for 9-11 minutes or until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Combine filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired. Spread on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 5 dozen.


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St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Steps To Happiness

Everybody Knows:
You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

- author unknown

Eleisia Whitney
Independent Watkins Manager
Business Opportunity http://www.vanillasage.com

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Immunergy Drink Mix

Introducing Watkins Immunergy
Available to Order NOW!
Immunergy provides an energy boost and natural immune support.

What is Immunergy?
Watkins Immunergy (02285) is a drink mix physician formulated to provide natural immune support plus a caffeine free energy boost using only all-natural ingredients, colors and flavors. Its blend of eight fruit and herb seed powders and D-Ribose supports your natural defenses and energy levels so you can feel your best every day.

• is 100% all natural.
• supports immune function.
• increases energy level.
• is formulated by physicians.
• contains only natural ingredients.
• contains 8 individual servings — great for travel!
• tastes great!

The Cold Press Process
Our proprietary cold press process of fruit and herb seeds yields incredibly potent powders that retain nearly all of their natural nutritional characteristics. Since no heat or damaging chemicals are used, the results are pure, natural and healthy.

Immunergy has only 20 calories; just mix in 8 oz to 12 oz of water.

Immunergy Drink Mix - #02285
Introductory Special - Buy One at $15.99, Get the Second for $8.00!

*Available in U.S. only. Special price valid March 11 – May 5, 2010.

Eleisia Whitney