Honey can be used in many recipes and while it is a sweetener, it also imparts a more complex flavor than sugar. Honey can be flavored naturally, by the blossoms the bees pollinate (fruits or herbs). It creates subtle flavors that add to a dish. The honey, being a thick liquid, also imparts moisture and texture to that sugar does not.
I think honey is great in the fall, adding a warmth and nutty flavor to foods. The honey combines well with typical fall spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and peppers and also with squashes, apples and root vegetables.
Here are some recipes that I am looking forward to trying. And they are all from Honey Manufacturer's. Each one has a website with even more recipes that might entice you to use honey in more things than just a cup of tea.
The National Honey Board offers quite a few recipes that have peaked my interest. I look forward to trying the Honey and Fruit Spread that combine butter and honey with dried fruits and nuts to make a tasty spread for breads. The other recipe that I am interested in trying is the Balsamic Onions with Honey that turns half an onion into a side dish. The onion is skinned and sliced in half, then roasted. Sounds delicious.
Golden Blossom Honey also has a great site with recipes. They offer a recipe for Roasted Pineapple that combines fresh pineapple with honey and lime.
The Savannah Bee Company has an old fashioned logo with a beautiful site. They offer a recipe for Cranberry Salsa, using fresh or frozen uncooked cranberries. It is an alternative to cooked cranberry sauce.
Burleson's has a large website that offers recipes, beauty solutions and home remedies using honey. Their site is vast and worth taking a peek. Burleson's has a recipe for Pork Chops with Honey and Garlic that I can't wait to try!