The grilled cheese is one of America's great comfort foods, but rather than debate how to make the perfect classic version, we're mixing it up in honor of Grilled Cheese Month. This sweet, savory, and unexpected honey-basil grilled cheese combines slightly sweet wheat bread, a drizzle of honey, fresh herbs, and sliced tomato with a one-two cheese punch of fontina and mozzarella. Watch and learn how to make this serious contender for your new favorite cheesy sandwich.
While most commercially available honey is a blend, meaning that the bees which produced the honey collected nectar from a variety of flowers, single-origin honey is becoming increasingly popular. Curious to see if we could detect the difference in flavors like acacia and chestnut, we tried seven different types of Italian honey, purchased at Eataly.
Care to learn more about the sweet treat? Try this honey primer.
Celebrate the flavors of Rosh Hashanah with honey applesauce buns that are perfect for adding to your table of traditional foods during the holiday. Even if you don't celebrate Rosh Hashanah with your family, you can learn more about the holiday while baking these sweet buns — they feature all the flavors of Fall, making them perfect any day as a special snack. With such an easy recipe that's not overly sweet, your lil one will love getting in the kitchen and offering a helping hand!
Some people can eat honey by the spoonful while others are put off by its unique sweet taste, but regardless of how you feel about honey, there's no denying the fact that it has been an important ingredient throughout history. Since ancient times, honey has been a cherished ingredient; during the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, it's used to symbolize a sweet new year. It's also been praised throughout history for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, along with other health benefits.
Honey is actually a natural sweetener made by bees for their own consumption: bees collect nectar from various flowers, then deposit them into the cells of the beehive. The viscous consistency of honey is achieved by the ventilation from the fluttering of their wings. How cool is that? Keep reading for some honey tips.
How sweet it is! Rosh Hashanah may have the tastiest symbols of any holiday out there — apples and honey. The two sweet foods are believed to help usher in a sweet new year. Unlike other holiday fare, these two foods are as beloved by children as they are by adults. In addition to serving up the traditional bowl of sliced apples that are to be dipped in honey, we've rounded up some other apple- and honey-themed treats that lil ones will enjoy baking up for their dinner guests this year.
Whipped cream is one of those basic recipes that requires a little bit of patience and a watchful eye, but with some practice, you'll be whipping together billowing dollops in no time.
Some use a stand mixer, but because whipped cream is so time-sensitive, I prefer a hand mixer. It forces me to keep an eye on my stopwatch and the foamy alchemy taking place in the bowl. When the whisks start to leave tread marks behind in the cream, that's a sign that the whipped cream's less than a few minutes away from being done.
Keep reading to see the honey whipped cream recipe.
What's not to like about apples and honey? The two main ingredients of Rosh Hashanah just happen to be sweet enough to land on kids' lists of favorite foods — lucky us! Combine those flavors into a cupcake, and then mama will really make the kids happy. While the lil ones may not have fun preparing brisket and soup for the holiday dinner, this easy, kid-friendly Honey Apple Cupcake recipe from The Shiksa in the Kitchen is a perfect way to get tots involved in the meal (just be sure not to feed them to babies less than a year old — most doctors don't allow them to eat honey). While the cupcakes are baking, they can help cut out the included printables that add some festive flair to the dessert!
Keep reading to see the recipe for these yummy (and easy!) cupcakes.
Visiting a friend this weekend and wondering what to bring as a hostess gift? How about a gorgeous chunk of fresh honeycomb? We would love to receive this edible treat like Lauren recently did!
My good friend stopped by my house this weekend with a delicious present of very fresh honey! Some of the best honey I have ever had!
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Honeycomb's big these days on contemporary cheese platters, and I just recently had a chance to try it myself. At Samovar Tea Lounge, the unrefined nectar was served on a wooden carving board alongside a crumbly blue cheese and crackers, making for a rustic appetizer.
It wasn't until I took my first bite that I realized how waxy honeycomb can be. After a lengthy amount of chewing, I wasn't so sure if what remained was meant to be consumed. Afterward, I did a bit of research and found that some people eat the wax, while others choose to spit it out. Have you ever eaten honeycomb? If so, do you eat the wax, or do you spit it out?
Taking time to enjoy some tea and toast is one of my favorite morning rituals. Some days I just put butter on my toast, and other days I want to mix it up with honey or jam. As evidenced by the plethora of options inside my fridge door, I seem to never have enough toppings! The problem is, when we slather on one of our favorite spreads, we're also adding additional calories, fat, and sugar to our breakfast routine.