Tuesday, July 11, 2017

20 Recipes Made with Honey Perfect for the Summer [And Giveaway!]



Sometimes it's hard to describe why a particular brand is your favorite. But this one is and I can't wait to tell you why. I am so glad they wanted to work with my blog too!

So, L.R. Rice was started in Colorado back in 1924. It's a women-owned, family operated and in it's 5th generation. Talk about having roots! The family started out working in bee yards, extracting honey and filling glass jars and selling door to door in the Colorado area. They have established relationships with beekeepers across the United States which allows for quality honey to be distrbuted across the country.

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One thing that really makes me like this honey is that it is raw and unfiltered. It's the best way to have honey too. Want to learn more about honey? Check out their FAQ page!

They also offer a wide variety of honey such as wild flower honey and local honey from a variety of areas. Want honey from the Northwest, check out this kind. It is reasonably priced, I thought, it comes at $6.50 online. Roughly that price in the store too.

Honey for me lasts long as well because it is not something I use on everything but I love it so much when I do. This is one of the few brands of honey that I buy regularly so I would highly, HIGHLY recommend it.

One thing is for sure is that whenever a recipe calls for sugar, honey is my go to. However, I tend not to think outside the box too much. So I've collected some really incredible and unique recipes that you need to check out and add to your meal planning!

Kimber Daley from the blog,  "Let's Do Some Good Today"  recommends making fruit salsa with honey! "We love fruit salsa (fruit pulsed in the food processor a few times) and I sometimes drizzle honey over it. We serve it with cinnamon chips (tortillas, cut into wedges, with a bit of butter brushed on top, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, baked until crispy)."

Pam Armstrong of the blog Grey is the New Black and Sidewalk Shoes has a few recipes to share.

Honey Simple Syrup
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Have you ever come across a recipe asking for "simple syrup"? Well this recipe helps you make it yourself!

Roasted Pears with Wine and Honey
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This recipe sounds so fancy and amazing that I really want to try this on my own soon. Made with pears, dessert wine, and ice cream in the ingredients!

Sriracha Honey Popcorn
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I'm in LOVE with recipes that have a sweet and spicy quality and this recipe calls for honey and sriracha hot sauce in the ingredients. Amazing!!

And Rebecca of Strength and Sunshine had a few recipes that will be perfect for amazing honey creations. How about these -

Gluten-Free Cornbread (Vegan)
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I have needed a gluten-free cornbread recipe and I'm so excited about seeing this. I must keep this recipe for the holiday season!

And Melissa over at Beyond Mommying has a really healthy but tasty looking Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Bread you should try. It's made with bananas (obviously), applesauce, coconut oil and honey in the ingredients!
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Ashleigh over at Suburban Salt has a really incredible Lavender Honey Apricot Preserves recipe I think you should try. I'm kind of really into the idea of using lavender in recipes so this is so intriguing to me!
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Stacie over at Divine Lifestyle has a really flavorful chicken recipe using an instant pot! It is made with onions, honey, thyme, and seasoning that really make this so tasty!
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Also Stacie has an amazing cranberry honey butter recipe that would make an amazing housewarming or hostess gift. You must try this!
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Lecy over at A Simpler Grace blog has a really easy to make and no-bake peanut butter and chocolate ball recipe that is made with honey, oats, and peanut butter in the ingredients! Definitely perfect for the summer!
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Jamie Reed over at Splendry has a really unique cookie recipe that uses honey and pineapples! What a refreshing treat.
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Jenna over at The Urben Life that has a really tasty Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe made with honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil and some really healthy ingredients.
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Brett Martin over at This Mama Loves blog has a really refreshing Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea recipe.
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And if you are in need of an appetizer, how about this Honey Gorgonzola Cheese Appetizer!
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Interested in comfort food? You ought to check out this recipe by Allison over at Loving Living Lancaster that features country ham and honey biscuits. This is good stuff!
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Do you have a picky eater at home? Then you ought to try this Sweet Bananas and Honey Dessert by Barbara over at the blog Atlanta's Frugal Mom! 
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Want something refreshing? This is a honey sweetened orange lemonade recipe that looks PERFECT for the summer made by Laura over at the blog Joy Food Sunshine. Check it out!
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And check out this healthy peanut butter granola that she made too! This is totally doable! I love it!
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Also, Jamie over at the blog Denver Housewife has made this incredibly unique Honey Citrus Carnitas with Avocado Lime Cream that she made with an instant pot. You make it with sour cream, avocado, honey, and some really good spices!
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And we all need a little chocolate in our life? How about this easy three ingredient healthy fudge made by Lydia over at Thrifty Frugal Mom? In any recipe that asks for sugar, I always prefer using honey and I love that this one uses honey, coconut oil, and cocoa powder. Guilt free fudge people! Check it out!
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Then last but not least, make sure you check out this recipe by Tereza over at Cityscape Bliss blog who has a recipe for Mulled Wine with Orange and Honey. Talk about an amazing summer drink!
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Make sure you visit the LR Rice Honey online store where you can select just the kind of honey YOU want to eat. You can also purchase honey by the case too. That means you can probably make all of these recipes if you buy that much honey!

I am so happy to announce that I am giving away two bottles of honey to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter below. US Only. Ends 7/28.

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19 comments:

  1. I'd like to try the local midwest honey. I also really like the little pak---perfect for a picnic.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  2. Seeing I'm from MI, I'd love to try the Local Great Lakes honey. They have great options.

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  3. The Local Northeast is the one I'd choose.

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  4. I'd like to try the Local Nor Cal Honey.
    Thank you!

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  5. I like their LOCAL TEXAS WILDFLOWER honey.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. I would like to try the Wildflower.

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  7. The AMBER stands out to me.

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  8. My husband would probably really like the Local colorado honey.

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  9. I am interested in the Local So. Cal. Honey.

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  10. I would be interested in the Local Midwest honey.

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  11. I would be very interested in trying the AMBER honey.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  12. The local great lakes honey sounds good to me.

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  13. Supporting native independence, I'd choose Local Southern California Honey.

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  14. I would like the try the local midwest

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  15. I would like to try the Wildflower honey.

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  16. Being from Michigan originally, I'd like to try the Great Lakes honey

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  17. I would like to try the Great Lakes honey. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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