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The United States has seen a shrinking bee population for years. And their keepers have a lot of theories as to why.
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- ⅔ c. honey
- 1 c. butter
- ½ t. vanilla extract
- 2½ c. flour
- ¼ t. salt
- ½ t. baking powder
- 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (or dark chocolate) melted
- Cream honey with butter and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Add to creamed honey mix.
- After it is incorporated, remove about ⅓ of the dough into another bowl. and stir in the melted chocolate.
- Line an 8 inch sqare with waxed paper. Press the vanilla mixture into the pan. Line an 8×4 bread pan with waxed paper. Press chocolate mixture into it.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
- Lift the vanilla dough out of the pan, using the waxed paper, onto a cutting board.
- Cut it in half.
- Place the chocolate layer on 1 of the vanilla pieces.
- Cover it with the 2nd piece of vanilla dough. Press gently.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 or more hours.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Cut cookies into ⅛ in. thick slices. Then cut them in ½ crosswise.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, for about 8 minutes (slightly golden).
- Cool on cookie rack.
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- 2 c. white flour
- 1½ c. whole wheat flour (or use all white flour if you want a lighter colored loaf)
- ½ t. salt
- 1 heaping Tablespoon baking soda
- 1 T oil
- 1½ c. buttermilk or sour milk
- ¼ c. HONEY
- Grease the bottom of a loaf pan
- Mix together flours, salt and baking soda.
- Mix together the oil, buttermilk and honey. Warm slightly in a microwave so they will blend together.
- Add the warmed honey mix to the flour mix.
- Stir until well blended.
- Place dough in loafpan.
- Smooth top.
- Cover top with plastic wrap.
- Let it sit for 1 hour.
- Remove plastic wrap and bake at 375 for approx. 45 minutes.
- Let cool slightly and then remove from pan and finish cooling….if you can.
Sorry about the photo….crumbs were the only part left once we sliced it!
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- ⅓ c. vegetable oil
- ½ c. HONEY
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 c. mashed bananas
- 1¾ c. flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. nutmeg
- 1 t. ginger
- ¼ c. water (or milk or carbonated water)
- Preheat over to 325.
- Grease a 9×5 inch bread pan.
- Mix together flour, spices, baking soda.
- In a bow, beat together oil and honey.
- Add eggs.
- Mix in bananas and vanilla.
- Add flour mixture alternately with water.
- Pour into bread pan.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes.
- Cool before serving.
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- 1 boneless turkey breast roast, 3#, thawed
- ½ c. HONEY
- 1 t. smoked paprika
- 1 t. paprika
- ½ t. garlic powder
- 1 t. chipoltle chili powder
- ½ t. dried thyme
- ½ t. dried rosemary, crushed
- ½ c. orange juice
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Remove all netting from turkey breast. Throw out that nasty “gravy” packet. Pat dry the turkey with paper towels.
- Mix together all the remaining ingredients except orange juice.
- Place the roast, skin side up, on a baking rack in a roasting pan.
- Lift skin up so that you can spread ½ of the honey mixture directly on the turkey.
- Place the skin back on the turkey, and coat it with the remaining honey mix.
- Pour orange juice into pan.
- Place in the pre-heated oven.
- Baste occasionally.
- Roast until it is golden brown, and meat thermometer reads 170.
- Remove from oven, wrap in foil for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve.
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