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Be Sweet on Your Honey

Posted by National Honey Board on February 9, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (for those of you who have lost track of time, it’s THIS Sunday). While chocolates and flowers may be the norm this time of year, we’re here to shake things up a bit with fabulous honey recipes that will show your honey just how sweet you are on them!

If you’re looking to really wow your sweetheart this year, why not start with breakfast in bed? With its all-natural sweetness, honey is the perfect ingredient for a sweet morning meal. On this occasion we recommend our beautiful and delicious Honey Glazed Kiwi-Berry Pancake Sandwich.

Now what would the holiday of love be without a little pampering? Well you may not know that in addition to being a delicious culinary ingredient, honey also has humectant properties that draw in and retain moisture, ...

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Score Big With Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on February 1, 2016 - 11:40 AM

This weekend the National Football League (NFL) is celebrating 50 years. That’s 50 years of “I could hear that from here!” tackles, “Did that just happen?!?” plays, “I can’t believe it!” tear-inducing losses and “We are the champions!” sweet victories.

But it’s not just about the game, or the coaches or the players. What makes the Super Bowl great is the experience of it all, the atmosphere you create when you bring good friends together with great food. That’s right, this is a holiday for food, and we’ve got five new recipes that will show you how to score big this weekend with honey!

So much more than just a sweetener, all-natural honey performs a slew of tasks, making it a true game changer in the kitchen.

As an emulsifier, ...

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Get a Sweet Start to Your Day with these 12 Honey-inspired Breakfasts

Posted by National Honey Board on January 26, 2016 - 4:29 PM

It's National Breakfast Week, so to celebrate we thought we would search through our data base for some sweet ways to kick off any morning.

More than just a topping for toast, honey brings a special touch to any pancake stack or power-packed smoothie. With its sweet flavor and all-natural energy, honey brightens up your morning and sets you up for whatever the day may bring.

So whether you’re into early morning breakfast, second breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner, we’ve got just what you’re craving on this list of our 12 favorite honey-inspired breakfast recipes.

  • Almond Crusted French Toast with Whipped Ricotta and Honey
  • Blueberry Muffins with Salted Honey Crumble
  • Cinnamon Honey Buns
  • Crunchy Honey-Yogurt Breakfast Parfait
  •  ...

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Stay on Track with Honey! 10 Honey Salad Dressing Recipes

Posted by National Honey Board on January 19, 2016 - 11:58 AM

We’ve all seen it this time of year: the gym is full of new members all trying to make good on their New Year’s Resolutions. But soon the most popular machine will be deserted as the best of intentions are abandoned. But not you! This is your year, the year that you will stay on track and reach your goals, because you have honey on your side, and that’s one sweet ally!

In addition to adding a touch of sweetness to any dish, honey has a multitude of culinary benefits to help you stay on track in 2016, such as being an emulsifier. That’s right, honey works as a binder and thickener for sauces, marinades, dips and, in particular, dressings.

Honey is an ideal ingredient for homemade salad dressing. Now we’re not talking about just your basic balsamic vinaigrette, although we do have a ...

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2016 Will be Exciting, Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on January 13, 2016 - 2:49 PM

2016 Will be Exciting, Honey!

Building on the momentum of our sweet 2015, the National Honey Board hive has been buzzing with plans for an exciting 2016. Our busy bees have been meeting with industry organizations, current and new partners and gearing up for some really sweet programs.

In 2015 we attended our first Food & Wine event. This partnership allowed us to reach a new, and very welcoming, audience that was sweet on honey, and we are happy to announce that we will be continuing to make appearances at select shows around the country.

This year we will launch our first retail program with some great partners, so stay tuned and get ready to sweeten up your summer!

We can’t wait to continue our work with our spokespeople Chef David Guas, Christy Wilson, RD, and Chef Michell Sanchez! With friends like these, you can expect ...

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Power Up Your Year with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on January 6, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Welcome to 2016. Have you made any resolutions for the new year? Maybe you want to go to bed earlier, or spend more time with your family and friends. Perhaps this is the year that you travel the world, open your own business, learn to cook, or maybe even run a marathon. No matter your goal, we’re here to support you with sweet honey tips, tricks and delicious recipes.

Our 2015 Flavor of the Year designation offered us many opportunities to partner with great companies and individuals to bring new and exciting honey recipes to the general public. Last fall we were so excited to work with Registered Dietician Christy Wilson on five new power-packed honey recipes geared towards maintaining energy throughout the day. With 17 grams of carbohydrates, and only 64 calories per tablespoon, honey is a great all-natural energy ...

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A Look Back on One Sweet Year!

Posted by National Honey Board on December 31, 2015 - 12:53 PM

A Look Back on One Sweet Year!

2015 was such an exciting year for the National Honey Board (NHB)! We were able to spread the word about honey and its many benefits through our on-going programs in addition to taking on some new projects and partners.

In 2015 we continued work with many great spokespeople like Chef David Guas, Nurse Barb Dehn, cookbook author Marie Simmons and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerry Walsh Jennings. We also continued, and in some cases even built upon, our partnerships with the likes of Minor League Baseball, Big City Moms and the Taste of Home.  This year we attended some of our favorite shows and conferences like the Craft Brewers Conference, Flavor Experience and IFEC to connect with even more honey enthusiasts. We even hosted an event or two on our own like our Honey Educational Events and various Honey Summits. But ...

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Holiday Drinks to be Sweet on, Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on December 22, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Here we are, Christmas week; the pinnacle of the holiday season is just days away. These last few weeks have been crazy busy, full of the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, travel plans, and menu planning. As the season draws to a close, let’s enjoy the time we get to share with loved ones and the many traditions, new and old, that we have created over the years.

Speaking of tradition, we are in our fifth year of sharing with you our favorite honey-inspired beverages for the holiday season. Over the last couple of weeks, we introduced a new list of twelve fabulous drinks sure to make your season bright. From cocktails and cider to coffee and hot chocolate, these recipes showcase the versatility of nature’s favorite all-natural, single ingredient.

You may have seen these recipes on our Facebook, ...

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