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The Dish: Honey Butter Recipe

Honey and butter, sounds like a match made in heaven! This simple homemade treat adds a special touch to your morning toast and can be a great housewarming gift. Try spreading it on homemade biscuits or stop by a local bakery like Bread Basket Bakery and pick up some fresh made bread!

Honey Butter

— 1 pound butter

— 1/4 cup honey, preferably local

Optional Flavoring:

—  zest of 1 orange or lemon

— 1/2 tsp cinnamon or cardamom

— 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Soften butter to room temperature. Place butter in a stand mixer or using a wooden spoon beat butter until smooth and loose. Add honey and any additional spices, zests or extracts you like. Beat together until well combined.

Scrape butter on to sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log and chill for at least two hours. The butter can also be scraped into decorative bowls and chilled.

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The Dish: Chili and Honey Chicken Recipe

Honey’s not just for sweetening your tea! Add depth of flavor to a dish by drizzling in a little honey or use it to compliment tangy, spicy recipes like this one.

Chili Lime Chicken with Honey

— 2 tablespoons chili powder

— 1 tablespoon mild honey, preferably local

— 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

— 1 teaspoon salt

— 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

— 4 whole chicken legs (2 lb), thighs and drumsticks separated

Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 425°F. Line bottom of a 15- by 10-inch shallow baking pan with foil and set an oiled large metal rack in pan.

Stir together chili powder, honey, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, then add chicken and turn to coat completely.

Transfer chicken to rack, arranging in 1 layer, then bake, turning over once, until cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes.

For serving suggestions and many more recipes visit Epicurious.com

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