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Golden Blossom Honey Recipes + a Giveaway!

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It’s been a sweet year here in the Love & Olive Oil kitchen, that’s for sure. And one big reason for that has been our ongoing partnership with Golden Blossom Honey. We’ve developed a series of 7 recipes over the course of the year for the Golden Blossom website, and figured it was high time we shared those recipes with you, too.

(And be sure to click through for a sweet giveaway, you won’t want to miss it!)

Honey Vanilla Pots de Creme

When developing honey recipes, we tried as often as possible to use the honey as the main sweetener in lieu of refined sugars. These rich and creamy Honey Vanilla Pots de Creme do just that, the natural sweetness of honey providing the perfect amount of sweetness and subtle floral flavor to compliment the vanilla bean. Think of it like a crème brûlée without the brûlée (though you could certainly caramelize some sugar on top if you so desired).

Golden Blossom Honey Recipes

We initially developed this addicting Honey Almond Matzo Crunch Bark for passover, but it’d be a perfect Hanukkah treat too, with a chewy honey-caramel layer that’s mixed with crunchy matzo, covered in melted chocolate and sprinkled with slivered almonds and flaked sea salt. The Poached Eggs on Brioche with Honeyed Berry Gastrique is one of our personal favorites, with buttery brioche and a honey-sweetened fruit sauce drizzled on top. It was inspired by a breakfast I enjoyed on a trip to Medford, Oregon last year, and have not been able to get it out of my head since.

I’m always looking for satisfying snacks, and these No-Bake Fig & Honey Granola Bars fit the bill. With honey, dried figs, and dates for sweetness and flavorful nuts and cashew butter for protein and flavor, these bars are the perfect after-school snack or post-workout energy boost.

And for football season, well, these Baked Honey Bourbon BBQ Chicken Wings are sure to please. These flavorful wings feature a sweet honey barbecue sauce that is spiked with bourbon. The sauce itself would be equally fabulous slathered on pork or chicken breasts.

Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches feature a rich pistachio honey ice cream sandwiched in between two white chocolate pistachio cookies. The pistachio makes for a unique flavor and a pop of color in place of the more typical macadamia nuts.

Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Honey and Dried Figs

We created this Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Honey and Dried Figs recipe for passover/Easter, but really the deliciousness could be served all year round. I mean, talk about a perfect Thanksgiving recipe for two.

Golden Blossom Honey Giveaway - Win a Year's Supply of Honey + a Honeybee Gift Set valued at $150!

As if these recipes weren’t sweet enough, Golden Blossom Honey has generously sponsored on amazing gift set for one luckly L&OO reader! This sweet giveaway includes a full year’s supply of honey (that’s an entire case!) and some other adorable (and delicious!) honey-themed items I’ve put together to sweeten the deal even more.

One lucky winner will receive:

For a total value of approximately $150. Golden Blossom honey will ship the case of honey directly to you, and the other products will be ordered and shipped to you from World Market.

Giveaway is now closed.

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  1. Love peanut butter and honey sandwiches!

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  5. I’ve never cooked or baked with honey.  I do enjoy putting it in hot tea, oatmeal, and on biscuits. 

  6. I subscribe to the L&OO newsletter too!

  7. I like using honey in homemade granola and in sauces/salad dressings!

  8. That duck dish looks amazing! One of my favorite ways to use honey is in a homemade honey ice cream.

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  10. Hi, it’s me again!! I was already following you on Facebook, but I added  Golden  Blossom Honey’s page. Thank-you for so many different ways to enter.  My Facebook profile name is Linda Lea Canniff. :)

  11. I like both on Facebook. Jennifer Reed.

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  13. I love to put honey in stir fry sauces!

  14. I tweeted!! “I just entered to win a year’s supply of honey + sweet honeybee gift set from @GldnBlossmHoney & @loveandoliveoil:“, and followed Golden Blossom Honey (Iwas already following you).

    My Twitter is @LaLaT0adst0ne (the Os are zeros). Thanks for this stellar giveaway opportunity!

  15. My favorite honey cooking “secret”, learned back in my college days, was to mix equal parts of honey and apricot preserves and cook chicken in it. This can make even cheap thighs taste fab. I don’t eat meat any longer, but my son and his friends beg for my apricot/honey chicken.

  16. Granola (The Love and Olive Oil recipe, of course) It’s the best!

  17. My twitter handle is @hyangmog

  18. I follow @loveandoliveoil and @GldnBlossmHoney on Twitter.

  19. I like to put honey in my tea, and in marinades and sauces. 

  20. Honey is my favorite! I love fresh bread out of the oven with a little butter and honey, it’s simple but sooo good. I also have an awesome recipe for honey apple cinnamon muffins that I’m addicted to, the honey adds a much lighter sweetness than the ever so popular caramel/apple combo.

  21. I love to bake/toast homemade granola using honey.

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  23. I liked both pages on Facebook. My name is the same Lisa Breece.

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