Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer: Whipped Ricotta Crostini Recipe

[1] Crostini with whipped ricotta and a sweet topping of honey, or savory marinated cherry tomatoes (photo © Belfiore Cheese Company). [2] Fresh ricotta before it’s whipped (photo © DeLaurenti Food & Wine). [3] When ricotta is whipped, it looks like this. Here, it’s garnished with maple syrup and Calabrian chiles and served with grilled…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Smucker’s Fruit Spread With Honey

Mix with cream cheese, feta, cream cheese and adobo sauce for a sweet heat spread. Photo © The J.M. Smucker Company.   A few years ago, the Orchard’s Finest line from Smucker’s tickled our palate and became a favorite bread spread. Now, the Smucker’s team has charmed us with a new line: Fruit & Honey…
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RECIPE: Honey For A Sore Throat Or Cough

We wish you a healthy new year; but just in case those pesky cold viruses wish you a sore throat, here are two palliatives from the National Honey Board. For centuries (if not millenia), people have used honey as a natural cough suppressant. Research conducted by Penn State College of Medicine research shows that honey…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bread Spread ~ Honey & Fromage Blanc

Drizzle with honey: It’s heavenly (photo © Bee Raw Honey).   You may go bonkers for a bagel or crazy for a croissant. But let us suggest another breakfast bread: Raisin bread, regular or toasted. It’s delicious plain, with butter or in this killer combination from Bee Raw Honey: Fromage blanc and apple or banana…
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PRODUCT: Buy A Bottle Of Honeydrop, Save A Bee

Three of six varieties of Honeydrop bottled teas and juices. Photo courtesy Honeydrop.   When Honeydrop Beverages debuted in 2009, everyone at THE NIBBLE loved the juice and tea drinks sweetened with a tablespoon of wildflower honey. We gave the drinks—more nutritious and lower glycemic alternatives to sugar- and HFCS-sweetened beverages—an enthusiastic review. The company…
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