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Garlic Butter And More Flavored Butter Recipes

Flavored butters like garlic butter are easy to make and they all pretty much follow the same recipe, simply mix softened butter and the flavorings or seasonings of your choice. You can make savory spiced, and herb butters to season bread, meat, poultry, fish, pasta, rice and vegetables, or nut and sweet butters to spread on breads, muffins or rolls. Try these:

Garlic Butter
1/2 cup butter
4 cloves peeled, pur̩ed garlic or 1 Р2 teaspoons Watkins garlic
2 tablespoons Watkins parsley

Makes incredible garlic bread!

Italian Herb Butter
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Watkins basil
1 teaspoon Watkins oregano
1/2 teaspoon Watkins garlic

Mexican Herb Butter
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons Watkins cilantro
2 teaspoons Watkins cumin
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

Want a spicier version? Add 1 teaspoon Watkins chili powder

Curry Butter
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Watkins curry powder
pinch Watkins granulated black pepper

This one is excellent with chicken, rice and vegetables.

Vanilla Honey Butter
1/2 cup /125 mL butter
1/4 cup /60 mL honey
1 tsp /5 mL Watkins Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract Continue reading Garlic Butter And More Flavored Butter Recipes

Spice Cake Recipe

Try this quick and easy spice cake recipe, your family or guests will love how the caramel frosting compliments the flavor of the spices.

Ingredients for Cake:
1 box (18.5 oz/525 g) yellow reduced-fat cake mix
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL baking soda
3 egg whites
1-1/3 cups/330 mL water
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Orange Extract
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Purest Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Allspice
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Ginger
1/8 tsp/0.6 mL Watkins Nutmeg
Watkins Cooking Spray

Ingredients for Fluffy Caramel Frosting Continue reading Spice Cake Recipe

What’s The Difference: Spices vs. Herbs

This is a quick cooking tip brought to you by DJ and Panda in their own unique style. This pair have a series of quick, healthy dishes that can be made in normal kitchens.

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What’s the difference between spices and herbs? This video gives you a pretty simple answer.

Looking for a bit more detailed answer? Spices are the edible seeds, berries, bark, roots, or other parts of the plants. For example, black pepper comes from a berry we call pepper corns, allspice is a seed, cinnamon comes from bark and ginger is a root. Herbs are usually the green, leafy part of aromatic plants. Parsley, sage, oregano and thyme are all examples of herbs.

My favorite brand of spices and herbs is Watkins.