Frank’s Honey Burgers with True Blonde Honey mustard

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I cannot get enough of Durango Artisan Foods honey mustard! If you have been to The Honey Cottage you already know how AMAZING their Honey Dill mustard is, but my new love is True Blonde Honey mustard! It is hand crafted with Ska True Blonde beer made in Durango Colorado!! Why I am so excited about this mustard is because the flavor is crazy bee-licious and adds tons of flavor. Frank had made a batch of burgers several months ago and added this honey mustard to it and really surprised me! Now I cannot get enough of our homemade hamburgers. My husband gets all the credit with these amazing burgers.

Ingredients:

1 pound of hamburger

1 Tbsp. Honey

2 Tbsp. True Blonde Honey Mustard

1 egg

¾ cup grated cheese

Hamburger buns

Leafs of lettuce

1-2 Sliced tomato

Directions:

Place the hamburger, honey, mustard, and egg into a mixing bowl; mix together until thoroughly mixed. Add the grated cheese and mix again. Roll into about 3-4 balls, depending on how much meat you like, and flatten them out into a circle. Cook on the grill or in a pan. Depending on how you like your burger you will cook about 3 minutes and flip and then cook another 3 minutes. If you like your hamburgers well done; cook for another 1-2 minutes on each side. Place on a hamburger bun and place lettuce and tomato on top. ENJOY!

Tips:

-Try the Cherry Habanero honey mustard

-Add grilled onions

-Add chopped up green chili or jalapeno to the hamburger mix before cooking

 

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Honey Strawberry Banana Malt O Meal

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No matter the time of year; our family really enjoys malt o meal! In our house, malt o meal reflects the season we are in. When it is spring, we add strawberries and bananas. When it is summer, we add peaches or lemon whipped honey. When it is fall, it is chunks of pumpkin or apple cinnamon whipped honey. When it is winter, we use a cinnamon or winter spice whipped honey. There are many occasions for which we will sprinkle a little cocoa powder in to add a hint of chocolate. No matter the weather we enjoy this as much as possible! We don’t eat a lot of salt in our daily diet and have to add a little more than most are used to; please adjust accordingly! We hope you enjoy this amazing breakfast as much as we do!

Ingredients:

1 cup- Water

¼ tsp.- Salt

1/3 cup- Malt o meal

½ cup- Strawberries

½- Banana

1 Tbsp.- Honey

Directions:

Put water and salt into a small sauce pan; bring to a boil. Take the water off of the heat and stir in the malt o meal; let set to thicken. Scoop the malt o meal into a bowl; sprinkle with the strawberries and banana. Lastly, drizzle the honey right on top. This recipe makes a single serving. ENJOY!

Tips:

-Add blueberries instead of banana

-Try with a splash of milk

-Add ¼ tsp. of vanilla when mixing in the malt o meal to add more flavor

 

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Honey Banana Ice Cream

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Who loves ice cream?

We LOVE ice cream; almost as much as honey. It is definitely one of our top five favorite foods lol. I am not going to lie had some trouble with this recipe, it has taken me quiet a few months to get the consistency just right. I think I finally figured out how to make it work. I have had loads of people ask how to make a dairy free ice cream; so I began playing in the kitchen with a simple way to do it. Lets face it many people are struggling for time and it has been getting harder to make things at home! I did add the chocolate and caramel whipped honeys, so if you want this completely dairy free keep those out. So here is my simple Honey Banana Ice Cream.

Ingredients:

3- ripe medium banana’s

1 cup- Cashew milk

1/4- 1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup- chocolate whipped honey (optional)

1/4 cup- caramel whipped honey (optional)

Directions: 

Unpeel the banana’s and cut them up into 1 inch chunks. Place them in a quart ziplock bag and freeze them over night. Place the frozen banana’s into the blender and start blending. Add 1/2 cup of cashew milk and let blend, add the second 1/2 cup and blend again. Add the 1/4 cup of honey. If you do not use the chocolate or caramel whipped honey or dairy free equivalent; add 1/2 cup of honey.

Tips:

-Add some crunch with adding a TBSP. of peanuts or almonds

-Add 1/4 cup of fresh fruit on top

-Add whip cream

 

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Banana and Bourbon Honey French Toast

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OMG if you have talked with me at The Honey Cottage you know how OBSESSED I am about the salted bourbon vanilla whipped honey from Honeyville. I especially LOVE this on stuffed French toast!!! I am super excited to share this recipe because the flavors of the bananas and bourbon combine to make a super yummy experience. This is a great recipe to make as a family, to serve for a Sunday brunch, or your family breakfast night. Whatever the reason we truly bee-lieve there is no better way to enjoy your day than with bourbon haha!

Ingredients:

10- Eggs

1 ½ cups- Milk

3 Tbsp.- Vanilla extract

2 tsp.- Cinnamon

12- Slices of Bread

8 ounces- Cream Cheese

Salted bourbon vanilla whipped honey

1 pint- Heavy whipping cream

2 Bananas

Directions: 

Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the milk, vanilla extract, and the cinnamon and whip together until thoroughly mixed together. Heat up a pan a little past medium heat. Spray the pan with your favorite cooking spray. Take the slices of bread, one at a time, and place in the batter, flip the bread over so both sides have the batter on them. Place the bread in the pan and cook until golden brown; depending on stove and heat level it can be about 3-5 minutes on both sides. Place the cooked toast on a plate until they are all cooked.

You can assemble the following ingredients in advance before you start the French toast, or while you are cooking the French toast.

Cream cheese center– take 8 ounces of cream cheese and whip it to make it spreadable, then add 2 Tbsp. of salted bourbon vanilla whipped honey and mix together. Place in a bowl to the side; you want it slightly warm so it will spread onto the French toast.

Whip cream topping- Take a pint of heavy whipping cream and place it in a mixer. Whip the heavy cream until you get soft peaks; then add 4 Tbsp. of salted bourbon vanilla whipped honey until you get firm peaks, about 2 minutes. Set the whip cream in a bowl.

Slice up the bananas and place in a bowl ready for assembly.

To assemble:

Take a piece of French toast and place it on the plate, spread some of the cream cheese onto the bread, place a layer of bananas on top, add the next piece of French toast on top. Place a few bananas on top, pipe out the whip cream on top, drizzle the top with salted bourbon vanilla whipped honey, and enjoy!!

Tips: 

-Add crushed pecans on top of the French toast

-Drizzle with a little bit of chocolate on top

-Sprinkle the top with a little shredded coconut

 

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Raspberry Honey Salad

Raspberry Honey Salad

Do you get bored with cooking?

I was super shocked to hear someone say that they were bored with cooking. I have heard many people say they don’t know how to cook and some say they don’t like to cook. I did not understand how someone could be bored. Then I talked with a customer one day who said they struggled with getting enough flavor to come out in their cooking. A light bulb moment happened for me. If people were not getting enough flavor in their meals then that may be why they were so bored with their food. Good food does not have to be boring or lack flavor. This is where Honeyville steps in; I literally am their number one fan!! They make user friendly whipped honeys to add flavor to your everyday meals. I am so excited to say this is a bee-licious meal! This recipe makes approximately 4 servings.

Ingredients:

8 ounces bacon

2 pounds of chicken

1 tsp. ground turmeric

A pinch of Salt and pepper

8 ounces shredded purple Cabbage

1 Orange Pepper

1 Yellow Squash

4 cups of spinach

6 ounces fresh raspberries

½ cup Raspberry whipped honey

1 fresh lemon- juiced

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Directions:

Cut up the chicken into medium chunks and put in a bowl to the side. Slice up the squash and orange pepper into strips and place in another bowl on the side. Put the spinach in a big mixing bowl and place to the side.

Cook up the bacon until lightly crispy and place on a paper towel to allow it to cool; save the bacon fat. Add the chunks of chicken into the bacon grease and cook for 5 minutes. Add the turmeric, salt, and pepper and toss the chicken to lightly coat it. Add the cabbage and cook for five minutes, then add the squash, and peppers; cook for another five minutes until desired doneness. Chop up the cooked bacon, rinse the raspberries, and fully drain; place the chicken, vegetables, chopped bacon, and raspberries to the bowl with the spinach.

Take the raspberry whipped honey and place into a mixing bowl. Squeeze a whole lemon in a separate bowl to get all seeds out; then add to the honey, and add the olive oil. Mix together thoroughly. Add to the salad and toss together. ENJOY!!

Tips:

  • Try adding a cup of quinoa or wheat berries
  • Use the bumbleberry whipped honey and add blackberries or blueberries instead
  • Instead of bacon grease use coconut oil