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Honey Raisin Chip Oatmeal Cookie

Tim Arheit : 04/15/2014 9:12 PM : Recipes

When the world gets busy, and tasks pile up….sometimes all you need is a warm, chewy cookie.

Honey Raisin Chip Oatmeal Cookie
 

Ingredients
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. softened butter
  • ½ c. honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1½ c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c. flour
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ⅓ c. chocolate chips
  • ⅓ c. raisins

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with Pam.
  2. Cream sugar, butter and honey until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until mixed.
  4. Mix together oats, flour and baking soda in a bowl.
  5. Add to honey mix and blend completely.
  6. Stir in chips and raisins.
  7. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges just start to brown.
  9. Remove from oven, let cool on sheets a few minutes before placing cookies on cooling racks.

 

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Honey Pumpkin Pie

Tim Arheit : 04/10/2014 9:09 PM : Recipes
Honey Pumpkin Pie
 

Ingredients
  • 1 9 inch crust, unbaked
  • 2 c. pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1½ t. ground ginger
  • 1½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. nutmeg
  • ½ t. allspice
  • ½ t. salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 c. honey (I used a light honey), slightly warmed so it blends
  • 1 c. heavy cream (accept NO substitutes…you want a creamy yummy pie)

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl blend together the pumpkin puree, spices and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, honey and cream.
  3. Pour into prepared pie shell. I usually use the Butter Pie Crust Dough from epicurious.com
  4. Bake at 400F for 50-55 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool on a cooling rack.

 

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Easy Honey Caramel Drizzle

Tim Arheit : 04/03/2014 9:08 PM : Recipes
Easy Honey Caramel Drizzle
 

Ingredients
  • ½ c. honey
  • 1 stick butter (not margarine)
  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 t. vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Mix together honey, butter and brown sugar in saucepan.
  2. Bring mixture to a low bubble for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add condensed milk and continue stirring until completely mixed.
  4. Cool slightly and pour into containers.

Notes
Warm this slightly before serving over: apple slices, cheesecake, ice cream, poundcake, etc.

 

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Chocolate Honey Marshmallows

Tim Arheit : 03/26/2014 10:39 PM : Recipes
Chocolate Honey Marshmallows
 

Ingredients
  • ⅓ c. cocoa powder
  • 3 envelopes plain gelatin
  • 1½ c. sugar
  • 1 c. honey
  • Sprinkling Blend:
  • ½ each confectioner’s sugar and cocoa

Instructions
  1. Line an 8×8 pan with foil. Spray with a non-stick food spray.
  2. Mix cocoa with ⅓ c. water til dissolved.
  3. Mix gelatin with ½ c. warm water in a mixing bowl.
  4. Stir together sugar, honey and ½ c. water in a saucepan and cook til mixed. Increase heat and bring to a low boil for 8 minutes (do not stir)…make sure it doesn’t boil over.
  5. With electric mixer, beat cocoa mixt into gelatin mix. Carefully pour hot honey mix into gelatin mix and slowly increase speed to high. Beat til thick and fluffy.
  6. Pour into pan and smooth out top. Using a sieve, shake sprinkling blend onto top of marshmallows. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool for 8 hours.
  7. When ready to serve, cut into shapes and coat with “blend”

 

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Honey Fudge

Tim Arheit : 02/07/2014 6:54 PM : Recipes
Honey Fudge
 

A great FAST recipe that works well if you need a “little sweet” for when last minute company comes by…
Ingredients
  • ½ c. butter (not margarine), at room temp
  • ½ c. cocoa powder
  • ½ c. honey (I used a light honey)
  • ¼ t. vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Process until blended
  4. Scoop into min-muffin tin
  5. Place in fridge for about 2 hours.

Notes
These are really rich and a bit on the soft side. I’ve seen other recipes that use coconut oil instead of butter. I tried it….let’s just say they weren’t worth the calories!

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Honey Glazed Chicken

Tim Arheit : 02/02/2014 6:53 PM : Recipes
Honey Glazed Chicken
 

Easy enough for a weekday meal, delcious enough for company. I used a light honey, but a darker honey would be tasty also. You could also substitute basil, tarragon or dill for the rosemary
Ingredients
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • ½ c. honey
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, chopped

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, add chicken.
  3. Let each side brown (about 4 minutes per side).
  4. Add chopped rosemary and cook for another minute.
  5. Whisk together orange juice, honey and cornstarch.
  6. Add to the skillet.
  7. Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through (about 15 minutes).
  8. Remove from heat and serve over rice, couscous or millet.

 

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Honey-ed Bacon Pork Tenderloin

Tim Arheit : 01/29/2014 6:51 PM : Recipes
Honey-ed Bacon Pork Tenderloin
 

Ingredients
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 2 pounds)
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 12 pineapple rounds (or chunks)
  • ⅓ c. honey (I used a dark wildflower honey, a buckwheat honey or other flavorful honey would be delicious)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray
  3. Put tenderloin in roasting pan. Wrap bacon around the tenderloin.
  4. Overlap the pieces and tuck them under the pork.
  5. Drizzle honey over the pork.
  6. Scatter pineapple around the pork.
  7. Roast for about 40 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 150.
  8. Let stand a few minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve with honey glazed carrots and a side salad.

 

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Apple Honey Raisin Muffins

Tim Arheit : 01/21/2014 6:49 PM : Recipes
Apple Honey Raisin Muffins
 

Ingredients
  • ½ c. sugar (white or brown)
  • ¾ c. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ c. honey
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1½ c. flour
  • 1 c. whole-wheat flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground ginger
  • 2 apples — finely chopped
  • ¾ c. raisins

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Line muffin pans (makes about 1½ dozen muffins).
  3. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together sugar and oil.
  5. Whisk in the eggs, then honey and vanilla.
  6. Fold in apples and nuts.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until muffins are done.
  8. Let cool 5 minutes and then remove from muffin tin.
  9. Enjoy with a glass of apple cider or honey-sweetened tea.

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Great Glaze

Tim Arheit : 01/18/2014 6:48 PM : Recipes
Great Glaze
 

When you don’t have time (or forgot) to marinate the chicken/pork/fish for dinner— here’s a delicious and easy glaze:
Ingredients
  • ¼ c. honey
  • 3 T. low salt soy sauce
  • 3 T. balsamic vinegar (or cider vinegar)
  • 1 t. grated fresh ginger (or ginger juice from a thawed piece of ginger)
  • 1 clove garlic- minced
  • 2 t. olive oil

Instructions
  1. Stir together.
  2. Use ½ of the glaze to brush on your chicken/fish/pork while grilling.
  3. Heat the rest to serve on the side.

 

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Almost Instant Blissful Chocolate Blobs

Tim Arheit : 01/15/2014 6:46 PM : Recipes
Almost Instant Blissful Chocolate Blobs
 

Ingredients
  • 10 oz bag of dark chocolate chips
  • 3 oz heavy cream (accept no substitutes!)
  • 2T honey

Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in the cream.
  2. Add honey.
  3. Add chocolate and microwave for a bit more…just until the chocolate starts to melt.
  4. Remove from microwave, stir until completely blended.
  5. Spoon into mini-muffin trays that are lined with mini-muffin liners. This recipe makes 24 mini-cups.
  6. Chill until set.

Notes
You can decorate with colored sugars, sliced almonds…or just enjoy as is. Problems, what problems?

 

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