Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kemp's Holiday Ice Cream Made With Vanilla!

Kemp's Holiday Ice Cream made with Watkins Vanilla!

Watkins has announced that Kemp's will be offering a special edition "Holiday Vanilla Ice Cream" this year, which will prominently feature Watkins Vanilla. The Kemp's brand has a tremendous heritage and very strong presence in the midwest. This will highlight Watkins Vanilla as the most premium quality vanilla extract on the market today. Starting in mid- to late-October, you should find it in the following stores (plus many independent grocery stores):

Pick N Save
Family Fresh

Get out early and try this awesome ice cream, and pass the message along to your friends and family.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Zucchini Spice Bread

Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg give this zucchini bread a warm, slightly spicy flavor.

1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1 teaspoon Watkins Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Watkins Ground Nutmeg
Pinch of Watkins Ground Cloves
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract
1 medium zucchini (about 8 ounces), coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups) 
  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Oil an 8½-by-4½-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, light brown and granulated sugars, eggs, and vanilla; mix in the zucchini. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not overmix).
  3. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Love nuts? Fold ¾ cup chopped walnuts into the batter before spreading it in the pan.