Honey Recipes: Harness the Energy Booster and Savory Sweetener

Try these honey recipes to increase energy, cure a sore throat or to sweeten a favorite meal. From baked brie to muffin recipes, from almond biscotti to cornbread stuffing, all of these recipes are made with honey and all are delicious.

| 2013 Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey

  • Honey is the perfect ingredient to sweeten or change up any old meal into a hearty honey recipe.
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A variety of honey recipes demonstrates how nature’s sweetener can become a vital, versatile and varietal ingredient in your cooking repertoire.

Honey is much more than a topping for toast, biscuits or waffles. It can add sweetness and flavor to any dish.

Be sure to use locally produced honey; it’s full of pollens and antioxidants beneficial to those who consume it, particularly folks with allergies. Honey is also the perfect cure for a sore throat, an energy booster, and acts as a thickener for sauces, dressings and dips. Use slightly less than you would sugar, since honey is sweeter.

For centuries, people have used honey as a way to soothe the irritation of a sore throat; it’s also a means of easing a cough. In fact, a study from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine found that honey may provide better relief than an over-the-counter cough suppressant.

From the National Honey Board (NHB) come these tips for an energy booster:

• Add honey to a bottle of water for energy during a workout.

Marie Devine
2/19/2014 12:19:42 PM

Honey is anti-inflammatory; and should be a good substitute for table sugar.

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