Independent Watkins Consultant Lynne Mickley #044375N

Seasons For Success

"To everything there is a season..."

Note: Pot is not glazed on the inside and is intended for plants. If you wish to use it for serving dip, you'll need to use a lining or inner container.

Happy May Day!


Spring is here and it's time to fire up the grill. Give your plain old burgers some kick with the recipe below. And if you dribble some Smoky Jalapeno Topping on your shirt, never fear; it's Stain Pro GTGM to the rescue!


If you're looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift or something for the gardener on your list, here's a great idea! This rustic, sandstone-colored pot is from Rowe Pottery Works of Cambridge, Wisconsin, one of the premier makers of old-fashioned, high-quality pottery. It contains Watkins' all- natural Onion Liquid Spice, Garlic Granules and a packet of their popular Cucumber & Dill Snack & Dip Seasoning.

-Limited Quantities!

Lynne Aurand Mickley

Watkins Associate #044375

Product Review: Stain Pro Grease, Tar and Gum Remover

Back in December 2002 I reviewed Stain Pro Rug Cleaner, an amazing product that removed a two-year-old stain from my mother's carpet. Now I'm back to review Stain Pro Grease, Tar and Gum Remover. Frankly, I think Watkins could've come up with a shorter name for this product, but don't let that dissuade you. It's just as amazing as the Rug Cleaner.


Basically it's a clothing stain remover that apparently also gets stains out of upholstery and hard surfaces such as Formica, linoleum, ceramics and porcelain. But so far I haven't tried it on anything but clothes.


I had a chance to use it just recently, when I dribbled steak juice on a good pair of pants. Did I immediately pre-soak the stain and wash the pants? Of course not.I threw them in the dirty clothes basket, where they eventually got washed, dried, and put away. I forgot all about the stain until I wore the pants to work. How embarrassing! This time when I got home I put some Stain Pro GTGM on it and let it sit for a while before washing. Did it work?


Of course! But then, I knew it would, because GTGM had already proven itself to be a miracle product. Several years ago I got a grease stain on a sweatshirt (I believe it was cooking oil) and I tried several times to remove it, but none of the products I tried worked. So I gave up and relegated the sweatshirt to "lounging around the house" status. Over the next 3+ years I washed and wore the sweatshirt dozens of times. I figured the stain was set for good.


But after having had such success with the Stain Pro Rug Cleaner, I decided to give the GTGM a try. Lo and behold, it got that old stain out! I am still in awe. Now every time I put the sweatshirt on I have to look in the mirror, because I still can't believe the stain is gone after living with it all these years.


So if you've ruined a few clothing items with food and grease stains, or if you have children, you need Stain Pro Grease, Tar and Gum Remover on hand. It's a stain-removing miracle in a bottle! 4 oz. $6.99.


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Brushfire Burgers with Smoky Jalapeño Topping

Not for the faint of heart--or tongue!

  • 2 lbs hamburger

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 4 tsp Watkins Meat Magic

  • 1 tsp Watkins Cilantro

  • ½ tsp Watkins Sage

  • ½ tsp Watkins Fire Pepper

  • ½ tsp Watkins Seasoning Salt

  • 8 hamburger buns


    Smoky Jalapeño Topping


  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup Watkins Jalapeño Mustard

  • 2 tsp Watkins Chipotle Liquid Spice


    Combine topping ingredients; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.


    Preheat grill to medium heat. Combine all burger ingredients in a large bowl and form into 8 patties about ¾ inch thick. Grill about 15 minutes, turning once, or until desired doneness is reached. Serve on buns with Smoky Jalapeño Topping or Watkins Steak Sauce.

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    Insect Repellent Lotion Update

    Update from Watkins:

    April 28, 2004


    The Great Outdoors Insect Repellent Lotion (product# 06835) pictured in the May Highlights Catalog will not be available this season. In the US, Insect repellent needs to be registered with the EPA. We expected to have all of the logistics cleared by the May introduction date, but unfortunately the process has not moved forward as anticipated. We will continue working to get this great product registered and available; however, we can't make any availability predictions at this time.


    May Sales

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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. Except, of course, for the news item directly attributed to them...


    Testimonials are based on personal experiences and we cannot guarantee these same results for everyone. But if you're always spilling food on yourself, you really ought to try Stain Pro GTGM.


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