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Salt Free Ways To Spice Up Your Meals

Salt Free Ways To Spice Up Your Meals

Salt is a naturally occurring mineral, it’s everywhere and we can’t live without it. However, most North Americans consume much more than they need. Fast food, junk food like chips, and most frozen and prepackaged foods are loaded with added salt. Here are some salt-free ways to spice up...

Holiday Baking with Your Children

Holiday Baking with Your Children

Do you cook and bake with your children? Holiday baking with my kids and grandchildren is one of my favorite holiday traditions. If you bake with your kids regularly or this is your first time the tips below will help you make it a more fun experience for you...

Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

Watkins Unique Christmas And Holiday Gift Ideas For Women, Men, And Those Hard To Buy For People. Welcome friend, are you stumped for Christmas gifts for the women, men, grandparents and other special people in your life, including those hard to buy for folks? Watkins offers you unique gift...

Baked Apples Stuffed with Raisins and Pecans

Baked Apples Stuffed with Raisins and Pecans

My mother made baked apples for every fall when I was growing up. As a kid, these were not my favorite dessert but I ate them because, well what kid turns down dessert?!  My Mom always served dessert. We usually had some sort of home-baked goodie such as cake, pie,...

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

One of my daughters recently asked me how to make homemade hot chocolate with cocoa powder, she said she remembered that’s how I always made it for her and her siblings when they were at home. We reminisced as I shared how easy it is to make and thought...

Five Flavor Cake With Six Flavor Glaze

Watkins five flavor cake with six flavor glaze

The popularity of cake recipes come and go but this five-flavor cake with six-flavor glaze has been a favorite for generations of families. It must be the delightful combination of lemon, coconut, rum, and vanilla that makes it so good. Ingredients for the Five-Flavor Cake: 1 cup/250 mL (2 sticks)...

Laundry Tips For The Modern Family

Laundry Tips For The Modern Family

Laundry Tips For The Modern Family Laundry is a fact of life for most of us, we have it easier compared to the homemakers of 150 years ago. Imagine, having to wash all your family’s laundry on a washboard with a bar of lye soap, like they did! Washing laundry...

Spiced Honey Chicken

Spiced Honey Chicken

This spiced honey chicken recipe started my love affair with meat cooked with sweet spices. I’d never eaten or cooked with spices like cinnamon in savory dishes and the first time I made this one “I fell in love.” I’m a huge fan of chicken and anything you can cook...

Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes are a favorite of ours, but this recipe takes potatoes up a few notches with the addition of a hot jalapeno pepper. There are only 95 calories per serving in this dish and zero percent of these calories come from fat. Potatoes often get a bad rap for...

Ideas for a Cozy Valentine’s Day

Ideas for a Cozy Valentine’s Day

For many of us, the idea of a cozy, intimate Valentine’s Day at home is more appealing than a night out on the town. If that’s your style, you’ll appreciate these ideas for a cozy Valentine’s Day. A movie night, scavenger hunt, wine by the fireplace, a surprise gift delivery,...