Independent Watkins Consultant Lynne Mickley #044375N

Seasons For Success

"To everything there is a season..."

Summer calls for casual cooking on the deck with delicious aromas from the grill, a cool pasta salad, and strawberry shortcake to top it all off. What could be better? This month's eNewsletter gives you all of these flavors and more for your easygoing summer entertaining. Just scroll down for the recipes!

Want to try out some of Watkins' seasoning blends before committing to a full bottle? Check out the Summer Tasting Set shown below in the July Specials. You'll get three samples of Watkins' specialty blends!


Lynne Aurand Mickley

Watkins Associate #044375

Product News

Aloe & Green Tea Deodorant. Watkins Aloe & Green Tea Deodorant is temporarily unavailable due to a delay with a supplier. We expect to have the Deodorant back in stock and shipping in the later part of July. Because of the length of time the product will have been out of stock, we will not accept backorders.


Insect Repellent Lotion-NEW! Repels mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, chiggers, gnats and fleas. (240 mL/8 fl oz) Product #06835, $9.99 USA only. Not available in Hawaii, Delaware or New Hampshire.

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Tomato-Basil Pasta Salad

Tomato-Basil Pasta Salad featuring Watkins Tomato And Basil Snack & Dip Seasoning.

  • 12 oz/170 g penne pasta
  • ¼ cup/60 mL Garlic & Parsley Grapeseed Oil
  • ¼ cup/60 mL water
  • 3 tbl/45 mL Tomato And Basil Snack & Dip Seasoning
  • ½ tsp/2.5 mL Onion & Garlic Pepper
  • 1 cup/250 mL cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow or red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 mL green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 mL sliced black olives
  • 4 oz/113 g mozzarella cheese, cubed (or fresh)
  • ¼ cup/60 mL Parmesan cheese
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper to taste (optional)

Cook pasta according to package until al dente. Rinse with cold water and drain.


Mix oil, water, Snack & Dip Seasoning and garlic pepper together in small bowl. Set aside.


Combine vegetables with pasta and dressing and mix thoroughly. Add cheeses, adjust salt and pepper if desired and chill for at least three hours to allow flavors to develop.


Makes 12 servings.



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Mediterranean Herbed Chicken

Mediterranean Herbed Chicken featuring Watkins' Mediterranean Black Pepper Grilling Rub.

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tbl/30 mL Watkins Grapeseed Oil--any flavor
  • 2 tbl/30 mL (or to taste) Mediterranean Black Pepper Grilling Rub
  • Sea Salt to taste

Combine oil, grilling rub and salt to make a paste. Rub paste onto meat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Grill until done.

Makes 6 servings.


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Strawberry-Kiwi Shortcake

Mediterranean Herbed Chicken featuring Watkins' Mediterranean Black Pepper Grilling Rub.

  • 1 package Good Tastings Bread Mix
  • 1 can (355 mL/12 fl oz) strawberry-kiwi soda
  • ½ cup/125 mL Vanilla Dessert Mix
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL sugar
  • ½ cup/125 mL water
  • 2½ cups/625 mL milk
  • 2 tsp/10 mL Strawberry Extract
  • 1 cup/250 mL fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 3 kiwifruits

Add soda to bread mix. Shape into circle on a 9"/23-cm pizza pan.* Bake at 350°F/180°C for 30 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool and cut into wedges.

Mix dessert mix, sugar, water and milk according to directions on Dessert Mix can. Add the strawberry extract to pudding.

Slice strawberries and kiwifruit and mix together.

Cut shortcake in half, spoon pudding on bottom half, top with other half of shortcake. Spoon additional pudding on top and garnish with the fruit mixture.

Makes 8 servings.

*Try This: Instead of making one pizza pan-sized shortcake, make 12 individual free-form rounds on a baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.

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