Independent Watkins Consultant Lynne Mickley #044375N

Seasons For Success

"To everything there is a season..."

One good thing about having a "day job" is that I have lots of co-workers willing to be smell- and taste-testers. They give great opinions--and by that I don't mean they love all the products! They give great opinions because they're brutally honest about whether they like something or not. Watkins has many wonderful products, but sometimes they have some real duds. Before you place your order, you'll want to know which is which!


So watch my website for upcoming product reviews on the 2004 Gift Line, including Chai Latte Hand Lotion ("the consensus is, it stinks"), Cool Cantaloupe Hand & Body Lotion ("I'm lovin' it") and Vanilla Nut Extract (three people ordered within hours of smelling it.)


What Watkins products do you love? Which ones do you hate? Give me YOUR brutally honest opinions.

Lynne Aurand Mickley

Watkins Associate #044375

Product Update

Due to recent difficulties with a key supplier, Watkins will discontinue both our Raspberry Cherry Preserves (product #05606) and our Blueberry Raspberry Preserves (product #06505) when our current stock is depleted. We expect to run out of both preserves in October.


We intend to return gourmet preserves to our line in the future when we are assured of consistent supplies that meet our high quality standards. In the meantime, you may substitute other high quality fruit preserves in Watkins recipes that call for these products, including recipes found in Watkins Easy Entertaining Good Tastings Cookbook (product #09452).


Product #05505 Blueberry-Raspberry $US 5.99/$CDN 8.99

Product #05606 Raspberry-Cherry $5.99/$CDN 8.99

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Apple Biscuit Dessert

Here's an alternative to Apple Crisp that's sure to please a crowd.



  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 tbl cornstarch

  • ½ tsp Watkins Cinnamon

  • ¾ cup water

  • 5 cups peeled, sliced apples

  • 1½ tsp lemon juice (optional)

  • 2 tbl butter or margarine (optional)



  • 1¼ cup flour

  • 1½ tsp Watkins Baking Powder

  • 1½ tbl sugar

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 beaten egg


    Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and water in large saucepan. Simmer on medium heat until sauce begins to thicken. Add apples, lemon juice and margarine. Simmer until apples are tender.

    Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder, and sugar in bowl. Cut in margarine until mixture is slightly crumbly. Mix milk and beaten egg together and add to flour. Stir to make a stiff dough.

    Pour apples and sauce into 9x9 baking dish. Divide dough into golf-ball sized balls. Roll balls between hands and then mash into biscuit shapes. Place biscuits over the apples in a single layer.

    Bake in a 400º F oven for 25 minutes, or until biscuits are browned on top.

    Click here for baking tips and a printer friendly version.

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    Watkins on eBay

    Check out what I'm selling on eBay. Garlic Peppercorn Prepared Mustard, Fireside French Apple Pie Candle, Danish Pastry Extract, and more! Supplies are limited, and most of the products have been discontinued, so you won't be able to find them anywhere else. Bid here!

    October Sales

    Double-Strength Imitation White Vanilla Flavor. For wedding cakes and other baked goods that need to be pure white, turn to the choice

    of professional bakers. Crystal-clear White Vanilla has all the bake-proof, freeze-proof, double-strength flavor of our famous Original Vanilla but without the color. (325 mL/11 fl oz)

    Regularly $7.99

    Special $6.99. online catalog


    Gourmet Extracts. Concentrated, true-to-life, and all backed by the same expertise that's made Watkins Vanilla the choice of generations. Choose from: Banana, Cherry, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Raspberry, and Strawberry. (60 mL/2 fl oz)

    Regularly $4.99

    Special $4.49. online catalog


    Remember, there's FREE shipping on customer orders over US $75/CDN $95!


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    The statements made and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the Independent Watkins Associate who is the publisher of this document, and are not to be construed as the statements or opinions of Watkins Incorporated. But they're also the opinions of Lynne's co-workers, so there.

    Testimonials are based on personal experiences and we cannot guarantee these same results for everyone. You might be able to sniff the lovely aroma of Vanilla Nut Extract without having an irresistible urge to buy your own bottle.

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