Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Timeless Integrity Training Website for all Consultants

The Summit Group is now known as Timeless Integrity and is the official training website for JR Watkins. Timeless Integrity is responsible for training all JR Watkins Consultants.

When you sign up with a Watkins Membership you are automatically a member of the Timeless Integrity Home Business Group. Membership is free.

Timeless Integrity provides a free sponsoring website, a free training website with articles to help you with your business, customizable business tools and materials, monthly featured products flyers and price lists, a weekly webinar, and advice from our top executives who know first hand what it takes to succeed at this business.

For business details go to my business information website

If you'd like to start a Watkins Home Based Business, I'd like to welcome you to Watkins!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Bake using  Watkins Products

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is my favorite Carrot Cake recipe. The cake is yummy and moist and the nuts add crunch to every bite. The cream cheese frosting is the perfect compliment to the cinnamon-spiced cake.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup (100 grams) pecans or walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
3/4 pound (340 grams) raw carrots (about 2 1/2 cups finely grated)
1/2 cup of crushed pineapple, well drained
2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Watkins Gourmet Cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar
1 cup (240 ml) canola oil
2 teaspoons Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract

This cake can be baked in a 9 x 13 x 2 inch (23 x 23 x 5 cm) pan. Just increase the baking time to 30-40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter or spray two 9 x 2 inch (23 x 5 cm) round or square cake pans and dust with flour or line the bottoms of the pans with a circle of parchment paper.

Toast pecans or walnuts for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely.

Peel and finely grate the carrots. Set aside.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer (or with hand mixer), beat the eggs until frothy (about 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is thick and light colored (about 3-4 minutes). Slowly add the oil and beat in the vanilla extract.

Add the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. With a large rubber spatula fold in the grated carrots, pineapple, and chopped nuts. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared pans and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. After about 10 minutes invert the cakes onto the wire rack, remove the pans and parchment paper, and then cool completely before frosting.

To assemble, place one cake layer, top side down, onto your serving plate. Spread with about one third of the frosting. Gently place the other cake, top of cake facing up, onto the frosting, and spread the rest of the frosting over the top and sides of the cake.

If desired, press toasted and finely chopped nuts on the sides or the top of the cake. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers. Serves 10-12.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4 cup (57 grams) butter, room temperature
8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 – 2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 teaspoon (4 grams) Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract or Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract

In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese and butter, on low speed, until very smooth with no lumps. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and beat, on low speed, until fully incorporated and smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk as needed for spreading consistency. Beat in the vanilla extract. Frosting should be very thick. If you are making a round or square layer cake and like lots of frosting, add another 8 ounces of cream cheese.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Your Next Picnic or Barbecue

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are my favorite oatmeal raisin cookies. Bake these cookies for your next picnic or barbecue. They'll be a hit! They also taste great with a glass of cold milk for a snack.

I've made these cookies a little smaller and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies to make ice cream sandwiches. Divine!

Package them individually in plastic sandwich bags and place in a large napkin lined basket for a school bake sale or carnival. People can buy individual cookies for a treat to nibble while enjoying the activities.

I baked these cookies using just the Vanilla Extract as a flavoring. They are absolutely delicious. If you like a little spice add some Watkins Cinnamon.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons Watkins Vanilla Extract
3 cups oats (not instant)
1 1/2 cups raisins
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon (optional) Add with dry ingredients.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients; set aside.
  3. Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in mixer bowl and mix on low.
  4. To cream, increase speed to high and beat until fluffy and the color of the dough lightens.
  5. Carefully stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible. Start mixer on low or the flour will fly out of the bowl.
  6. Do not over mix. (Over mixing develops the gluten, making the cookies tough.) Add the oats and raisins; stir to incorporate.
  7. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with parchment paper. I rolled the dough into balls to make the cookies evenly shaped.
  8. Bake 11-13 minutes (on center rack), until golden, but still moist beneath cracks on top.
  9. Remove from oven; let cookies cool slightly on baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes 36 cookies.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Around the Kitchen Table May Newsletter

I wish you and your family a Happy Mother's Day May 11.

Three Dietary Supplements are on sale this month - Rezist Plus supports immune function to enhance the body's natural defenses; Bone Health combines calcium citrate with Vitamin D, Magnesium and other bone-building ingredients to enhance calcium absorption and help maintain bone health; and Joint Health with Glucosamine to help keep joints cushioned and well-lubricated, easing joint pain and stiffness. 

I've included some yummy recipes for Mother's Day and Spring - Chicken Fiesta Salad, Meringue Shells, and Cherry Almond Poke Cake.

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Get natural products at a discount and improve your life and the environment!

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I'll give you a $30 Watkins gift certificate if you join with me as your sponsor, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001. Use the gift certificate to order products for yourself.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread Made With Watkins Pure Lemon Extract

This lemony bread is the perfect dessert for spring!

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup (5 fl. oz. can) evaporated milk
1/3 cup Watkins Grapeseed Oil or canola oil
1 teaspoon Watkins Lemon Extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (reserve lemon for later use)
Lemon Syrup (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 8 x 4-inch baking pan.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat eggs, evaporated milk, oil, lemon extract, and lemon zest together in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Do not over bake.

Using the skewer, poke numerous holes in the hot bread, piercing all the way to the bottom. Slowly drizzle the hot Lemon Syrup over the bread (Syrup will soak into the bread). Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes; run knife around edge of bread. Remove bread to wire rack to cool completely.

Lemon Syrup
Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon) in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and a light syrup is formed. Pour over Lemon Bread.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WOW! Vanilla Extract Sale This Month!

All of our fantastic vanillas are on sale this month! Each is packaged in the 11 fluid ounce value size.

Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract
and Double Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract
Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract, ll fl oz - regularly $14.99 special $13.99
This original, award-winning vanilla is made from the world's finest Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans. Our secret formula is low in alcohol and adds bake-proof, freeze-proof, double-strength flavor. Keep it as a staple in your kitchen for baked goods. Or, use it in milk shakes, pancakes, French toast, coffee, frostings, custards, and more. This product is Kosher.

Double Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract, ll fl oz - regularly $10.99 special $9.99
This clear vanilla is best for wedding cakes and other baked goods that need to be pure white; turn to the choice of professional bakers. Our colorless vanilla has the bake-proof, freeze-proof, double-strength flavor of our famous original vanilla but without the color. this product is Kosher.

Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract
Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract, ll fl oz - regularly $19.99 special $18.49
Did you know it takes nearly a pound of precious vanilla beans to make one gallon of vanilla extract? If you can find vanilla beans at your local market, they probably retail for $3.00 or more each. We buy only the best grade of Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans to make this exquisite vanilla with its rich, all-natural aroma. Awarded the Cooking Club of America Member Tested & Recommended Seal of Approval. This product is Kosher.

Join Watkins as a Consultant and get a 25% discount on these terrific products.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Start a Home Business in March

Watkins Gift Certificate Promotion!

Watkins is giving ALL NEW CONSULTANTS who join in March a FREE $15 Gift Certificate!

Join for the 25% discount on your own purchases, for a little extra income by helping your friends and family order products, or to earn part time income.

And I will give you a $30 Gift Certificate if you join with me as your sponsor. That's $45 worth of gift certificates!

Anyone who joins between March 1st and March 31st will get the free gift certificates that will be mailed 2-4 weeks after signing up.

View information about the Watkins Home Business and sign up here.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Home Business

If you are considering a home business why not look at Watkins? Join for just $39.95.

Watkins Consultants get a 25% discount on the products they order for themselves and earn 25% to 39% on product sales. Join for a little extra income or to build a part time or full time business.
  • Natural Gourmet Ingredients like extracts, herbs, spices, and soup bases
  • Health Supplements for healthy living
  • Health Remedies like petro-carbo salve, menthol camphor rub, pain-relieving liniments and spray
  • Natural Personal Care like hand and body lotions, body butters, body scrubs, baby products, and foot care
  • Natural Home Care like pleasantly scented natural and moisturizing liquid hand soaps, liquid dish soaps, and all purpose cleaners.   
Join with me as your Watkins sponsor and receive:
  • $30 Watkins Gift Certificate after signing up
  • Free Business Listing on our business website where customers search for local reps
  • Free Membership to the Summit Group training resources, training website, recruiting website, and contests.
  • 25% discount on the Watkins products you order for yourself and 25% to 39% commission on sales.
  • Gift certificate incentives for monthly sales
  • Monthly e-mailed and printed newsletter
  • Support and answers to all your questions and coaching by email or phone
Ready to join now or need more information?
Watkins Home Business and Products or
Watkins and the Summit Group help you earn income with a respected work-from-home business

Thursday, February 06, 2014

New Products Available Now!

Pomegranate & Acai Body Care

Famous for their potent natural antioxidant activity, nutrient-rich fruits Pomegranate & Acai are effective skin care ingredients. J.R. Watkins Pomegranate & Acai Body Care helps provide daily nourishment and moisture with a crisp, natural pomegranate fragrance.

Bath & Body Oil
20555 (4 fl oz/118 mL) $8.99
Hand & Body Lotion
20554 (11 fl oz/325 mL) $9.99
Hand Cream
40557 (3.3 oz/95 g) $9.99
Sugar & Shea Body Scrub
20556 (8 oz/226 g) $12.99

Anti-Aging Body Care

Our skin is attacked daily by environmental stressors that can advance the signs of aging. The J.R. Watkins Anti-Aging System works on three levels to keep skin soft and supple: (1) natural moisturizers and emollients hydrate skin, (2) essential vitamins A, C, and E nourish skin, and (3) antioxidants from grape seed and blackberry oils protect skin.

Anti-Aging Body Cream
Delivers rich, pure-plant emollients plus age-defying antioxidants for soft, supple skin. Layer on skin after application of Anti-Aging Body Serum to lock in moisture for long-lasting effects.
20300 (8 oz/226 g) $12.99

Anti-Aging Body Serum
Oil-based serum provides concentrated skin nourishment to improve the look and feel of your skin naturally! Best applied to damp skin immediately after cleansing.
20301 (4 fl oz/118 mL) $8.99

Anti-Aging Cream Body Wash
This innovative, ultra-moisturizing cream wash combines gentle plant-based cleansers with substantive emollient ingredients to deliver an ultra-soft skin feel unlike any other body wash. Perfect for daily cleansing and shaving!
20303 (10 fl oz/296 mL) $9.99

Anti-Aging Hand Cream
A non-greasy, velvety cream enriched with age-defying antioxidants to help maintain youthful-looking hands. Massage into hands, nails and cuticles to nourish and protect.
20302 (4 oz/113 g) $9.99

Moisturizing Hand Soaps

Our mild plant-derived formula includes Vitamin E, aloe, and glycerin to clean, nourish, and soften hands. (11 fl oz/325 mL)
23056 Pomegranate & Acai
23057 Sweetgrass & Citron
$4.99 each

Chocolate Rum Sauce, a Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is Friday February 14th.

This Chocolate Rum Sauce when warm is thin enough for dipping fruit and other foods and for pouring over ice cream. The sauce thickens as it cools but does not harden.

Chocolate Rum Sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. Watkins Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. butter
4 oz. semisweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
1/2 to 1 tsp. Watkins Rum Extract
1/8 tsp. grated orange zest

For Dipping
1 pint fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and blotted dry
1 pint fresh raspberries, washed and dried
2 bananas, peeled, cut into 2 to 2 1/2-inch slices
Salted pretzels
Pound cake cubes

In a medium saucepan over low hear, bring the cream, sugar, cinnamon, and butter to a rolling boil. Remove from heat; add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts. Stir in the rum extract and orange zest.

Arrange dipping food on a platter. Serve with warm chocolate rum sauce. Makes about 3/4 cup of sauce.

Substitute Watkins Orange Extract or Watkins Raspberry Extract for the Rum Extract and omit the cinnamon.
Pour over vanilla ice cream for a delicious topping.

February Specials and Recipes

Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table!

We have a beautiful new Master Catalog for January through June 2014. It features the complete product line including some new products available this month. You'll love the flavor of Watkins Cinnamon in your homemade cinnamon rolls!

Thanks for choosing me as your Watkins Consultant!

If your skin is feeling dry and itchy from cold winter weather, we have some soothing, nourishing lotions and creams for you. Order one for yourself for Valentine's Day! We have a special on Hand and Body Lotions this month. You'll absolutely love the fragrances. And don't forget to order lip balms, ultra rich hand cream, foot repair salve, and rejuvenating foot cream. I keep all of these luxurious products in my winter skin care arsenal.

Need extracts for your Valentine's Day baking? Have you tried our new Gourmet Seasoning Mixes in convenient no-measure, one-time use pouches - brown gravy, taco seasoning, chili seasoning, and turkey gravy?

I've included some yummy recipes for you - Chocolate Rum Sauce, Creamy Ranch-Style Dip, Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings, Braised Brisket and Vegetables, and Chocolate Lovers Cheesecake.

If you are considering a home based business please take a look at Watkins. Get a $30 Watkins gift certificate from me if you sign up with me as your sponsor, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001! Sign up at my business information web site or by calling Watkins at 1-800-WATKINS (1-800-928-5467). Give my name and ID# as your sponsor. The gift certificate is mailed after you join.

Read this issue now:

Make your life the best that it can be. Eat nutritious food, exercise, love, and laugh!

Until next month,

Eleisia Whitney
Editor Publisher
Around the Kitchen Table - Watkins Newsletter

Watkins Home Business Information


Thursday, January 23, 2014

January Specials and Recipes


Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table! Thanks for choosing me as your Watkins Consultant!

Replenish your herbs and spices this month. They provide delicious flavor without adding calories to meat, chicken, fish, vegetables, soups, and desserts.

Several of the Health Remedies are on sale this month including White Cream Liniment, Menthol Camphor Relief Mist, Menthol Lavender Drops, and Petro-Carbo First Aid Salve.

Relax and soothe away aches and pains with Menthol Camphor Bath Soak or lavender-oil scented Calming Bath Soak.

I've included some yummy recipes for you - Ravioli and Vegetable Soup, Hearty Vegetable Salad with Avocado Yogurt Dressing, Cocktail Meatballs, Banana Snack Cake.

If you are considering a home based business please take a look at Watkins. Get a $30 Watkins gift certificate from me if you sign up with me as your sponsor, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001! Sign up at my business information web site or by calling Watkins at 1-800-WATKINS (1-800-928-5467). Give my name and ID# as your sponsor. The gift certificate is mailed after you join.

Read this issue now:

Make your life the best that it can be. Eat nutritious food, exercise, love, and laugh!

Until next month,

Eleisia Whitney
Editor Publisher
Around the Kitchen Table - Watkins Newsletter

 Watkins Home Business Information