Friday, November 25, 2011

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes
2 1/4 cup/560 mL all-purpose flour
1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL baking soda
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Cinnamon
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Ginger
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Nutmeg
1/2 cup/125 mL butter, softened
1 1/3 cups/325 mL sugar
2 eggs
1 cup/250 mL Watkins Pumpkin Butter or canned pumpkin
3/4 cup/180 mL milk
3/4 cup/180 mL chopped walnuts

Brown Sugar Frosting
1/4 cup/60 mL butter
6 tbsp/90 mL brown sugar
6 tbsp/90 mL half-and-half
2 cups/500 mL powdered sugar
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes
In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. Blend in pumpkin. Stir in dry ingredients and milk, blending until batter is smooth. Stir in chopped walnuts. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin tins. Fill about 2/3 full. Bake at 375°F/190C for 18 to 22 minutes. Makes 16 cupcakes.

Brown Sugar Frosting
In 2 quart/2 liter saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and half-and-half. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil (2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Let cool to spreading consistency (5 to 10 minutes). Frost cupcakes.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Become an Associate with the Summit Group

I'm an Independent Watkins Associate and I would like for you to become a member of my Watkins team!
  • As a Watkins Associate you receive a 25% discount on the products you order for yourself.
  • You earn 25% to 39% commission on the products you sell.
  • If you sponsor other associates you'll earn 5% to 10% commission on the products they use and sell.
  • If you join with me as your sponsor you become a member of the Summit Group with access to a free training web site, free business tools, weekly training conference calls, and a free business web site to help you introduce the Watkins Home Business Opportunity.
  • If you join with me as your sponsor I'll give you a $30 Watkins Gift Certificate to order products for yourself. You'll receive the gift certificate approximately 2 weeks after you sign up. This gift certificate is provided by me and not another Watkins Associate or Watkins Incorporated.
Use people-safe and environmentally-safe products in your home. Watkins brings you:
  • Distinctive natural food products serving a wide range of tastes and cooking styles.
  • A luxurious line of natural personal care products that are certified natural by the Natural Products Association and are formulated with at least 95% all natural ingredients.
  • Environmentally friendly, natural home-care products ensure a clean home and a clean world.
  • Tried and true apothecary health care items and the latest in consumer requested supplements.
  • All Watkins products are backed by JR Watkins original 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can use and sell them with confidence!
A Watkins work-from-home business is a simple business plan with a variety of business methods. Choose traditional retailing or team building or a combination of both. 
·         25% discount on products you order for yourself
·         Share Watkins catalogs and products with customers, friends, relatives, and co-workers
·         Living Naturally Sampling Party Plan
·         Online Retailing
·         Booth or table at trade shows, craft shows, fairs, and bazaars
·         Personal-Use Team-Building Plan

Ready to join now or need more information?
For details about the Watkins Home Business Opportunity and how to join go to  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Providing Natural Skin Care

JR Watkins Natural Personal Care Group

For over 140 years, Watkins Incorporated has been America’s pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients in our products. To this day, Watkins adheres strictly to the same quality standards set forth by company founder, J.R. Watkins. Through our natural personal care, Watkins continues to provide products that are good for the earth, good for others and good for you. Wholesome and refreshing - Watkins is never “doctored up” like some big city factory products.

Watkins has seen great success and growth with the existing J.R. Watkins Apothecary line of natural-based personal care. We continue to evolve our brand based on our consumer’s needs and corporate goals for environmentally friendly and sustainable products. New in 2008, Watkins launches J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary – a complete line of head to toe personal care including lotions, body creams, body oils, lip care and travel kits.

We are dedicated to providing personal care that is truly natural. Our formulas are 95% natural and above, with many at 99% natural and higher. Using renewable, plentiful ingredients from mother earth, we offer a luxurious line of personal care for every day use, free of synthetic or irritating chemicals. And as always, our products are never tested on animals.
To continue providing options to meet consumer demand for more natural, clean, healthy products, our goal is to take our current knowledge and history of natural to an even higher level.

J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary
Brand Commitments:
· 95% Natural and above
· Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free
· Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free
· Paraben Free
· Phthalate Free
· Mineral Oil, Petrolatum free
· Dye Free

Free Yourself with J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary Freedom Code:
  • Sulfates
  • Chemical Sunscreens
  • Petro Chemicals
  • Glycols
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • DEA/TEA-synthetic stabilizers
  • Formaldehyde Donors
  • 1,4 Dioxane
  • Polymers
  • Acrylates
  • Carbomer
  • PVP
  • Chemical Preservatives
  • Silicones
  • Quats
  • Talc

All Watkins products are packaged in BPA (Bisphenol A) free plastic containers.

Order Watkins Natural Personal Care Products

Watkins Natural Plant-Based Home Care Products

Watkins natural cleaners feature the most popular cleaning products on the market in non-toxic, plant-based formulas that are both biodegradable and phosphate free.

Watkins is committed to delivering the same tried-and-true cleaning power you have come to appreciate.That is why we stand behind our natural cleaning products with Watkins legendary 100% satisfaction guarantee. Watkins believes caring for the environment and your home shouldn’t be a chore; it should be a refreshing experience.
    Watkins proudly formulates with:
  • Essential Oils
  • Plant-based Cleaning Agents
  • Natural Salts
  • Purified Water
Most of Watkins natural cleaners are packaged in attractive crystal clear plastic bottles that look beautiful on your countertop.

Everyday choices effect the health of our families and our environment. Household products are one of the largest contributors of health problems in our homes. Cleaners containing ammonia, chlorine and other chemical ingredients have been known to cause respiratory irritation. In North America, one in three people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis.*

All Watkins products are packaged in BPA (Bisphenol A) free plastic containers.

 * US National Center for Health Statistics

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Around the Kitchen Table Newsletter - November 2011

Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table!
We had a terrible wind storm last night. There was no damage or blown over trees but the wind gusted for most of the night. This morning the yards were strewn with piles of leaves and tree branches that were literally ripped from the trees. My hanging begonias were whipped to shreds. I know it's autumn and the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees but the yards were so beautiful yesterday and today they look like a disaster struck!

Our son, daughter-in-law, and baby girl were here visiting for a few days! An eight month old is so inquisitive and full of energy!

We have a new Master Catalog that shows the complete product line. Watkins 11 fl oz Double Strength Vanilla Extract, 11 fl oz Double Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract, 6 oz Cinnamon tin, and 6 oz Black Pepper tin are all on sale this month!

Kemps Holiday Vanilla Ice Cream is Made With Watkins Vanilla! The Kemps brand has a tremendous heritage and a very strong presence in the Mid-West. Please look for this premium ice cream in your local grocers.

Look at the delicious recipes we have for you this month - Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins, Bean Vegetable Soup, Pumpkin Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Cheese Sage Biscuits, Chili-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potato Hash.

Yes, I still need your help. If you are on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or other social networking sites would you go to my Watkins Business web site and Like, +1, tweet, or share my site The buttons are near the top of the page. I would really appreciate your support!

Live the Life You Desire
If you are considering a home based business please take a look at Watkins. I will give you a $30 gift certificate to buy products for yourself. Just join with me as your sponsor, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001. Sign up at my business information web site, at under Join Us - As an Associate, or by calling Watkins at 1-800-928-5467. Give my name and ID# as your sponsor.

Watkins November Specials from Eleisia Whitney
Independent Watkins Associate ID# 335001

Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla, 11 fl oz/325 ml
Save $2.00 on our Original Double Strength Vanilla
11 fl oz/325 ml
Watkins Double Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract, 11 fl oz/325 ml
Save $1.00 on our Double Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract
11 fl oz/325 ml
Watkins Purest Ground Cinnamon
Save $1.00 on Purest Ground Cinnamon
6 oz/170 g
Watkins Limited-Edition Extracts, 2 oz/59 ml — Black Walnut, Danish Pastry, Hazelnut, Irish Cream - Seasonal items, limited quantities
Limited-Edition Extracts, 2 oz/59 ml - Black Walnut, Danish Pastry, Hazelnut, Irish Cream - Seasonal items, limited quantities
Watkins Purest Granulated Black Pepper, 6 oz/170 g
Save $1.00 on Purest Granulated Black Pepper, 6 oz/170 g
Watkins Pumpkin Bread Mix
Purchase one Pumpkin Bread Mix, get the second for $3.49 - Seasonal item, limited quantities
Watkins Cinna-Cream Sprinkles - NEW larger size
Cinna-Cream Sprinkles - NEW larger size - Seasonal item, limited quantities
Watkins Snickerdoodles Cookie Mix
Snickerdoodles Cookie Mix
Watkins Limited-Edition Snack & Dip Seasonings NEW - Garlic Parmesan, Jalapeno Cheddar
Limited-Edition Snack & Dip Seasonings NEW - Garlic Parmesan, Jalapeno Cheddar - Seasonal item, limited quantities
Watkins Gourmet Snack & Dip Seasonings
Save $1.00 on Gourmet Snack & Dip Seasonings
Watkins Shortbread Cookie Mix
Purchase one Shortbread Cookie Mix, get the second for $2.99, Seasonal item, limited quantities
Watkins Apple Cranberry Butter NEW - Seasonal item
Apple Cranberry Butter NEW - Seasonal item, limited quantities
Watkins Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Butter - Seasonal item, limited quantities
Watkins Turkey Rub
Save $1.00 on Turkey Rub - Seasonal item, limited quantities
Watkins All-Natural Poultry Seasoning
Save $1.00 on All-Natural Poultry Seasoning
Watkins Roasted Turkey Gourmet Gravy Mix
Save on Roasted Turkey Gourmet Gravy Mix
Watkins Country Gourmet Gravy Mix
Save on Country Gourmet Gravy Mix
Watkins All-Natural Grapeseed Oils - Original, Citrus Cilantro, Garlic & Parsley
Save $1.00 on All-Natural Grapeseed Oils for dipping and cooking
Watkins Cooking Spray, Baking Powder, Baking Cocoa
Purchase one Cooking Spray (01040) and one Baking Powder (01039)— Get All-Natural Baking Cocoa for $3.59
Watkins Petro-Carbo First Aid Salve
Save $2.00 on Petro-Carbo First Aid Salve
Watkins Hand Creams - Aloe & Green Tea, Lavender, Lemon Cream, Mango, Vanilla
Save $1.00 on Hand Creams
Watkins Lip Tints
Save on Lip Tints
Watkins Liquid Hand Wash and Lotion Sink Set
Purchase any Sink Set at $17.99, get the 2nd Rmatching set for $8.99
Watkins Liquid Hand Soap
Purchase any Liquid Hand Soap, get the 2nd matching scent for $3.99

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Until next month,
Eleisia Whitney