Strawberry Honey Butter

strawberry honey butter recipe

A friend sent me this recipe and I tried making a small batch to taste. Delicious!

You will need:

  • 1 pint strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 
  • 3/4 cup room temperature butter.

To make:


  • Whip with room temperature butter.
  • Store in refrigerator for up until 2 weeks.

This would make a great gift idea for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day with breakfast served in bed!


How to Make Hershey Hug Honeybees

Fun little sweet something for that special beekeeping club meeting. This is my honeybee treat invention using Hershey Hugs:

Remove papers from Hershey Hugs.

Drain maraschino cherries on paper towels.

Heat white chocolate in microwave covered dish in microwave until melted; 1.5-2 minutes on high. Every microwave heats differently so try it first in 30 second increments until you know how long it takes for your microwave.

Spread melted white chocolate on Hershey Hug bottom; add two almond slivers for wings. Allow to dry.

Stick maraschino cherry with a toothpick; dip in melted chocolate and place on wax paper.

Place cookie sheet in refrigerator until cherries and chocolate are firm or wait 10-15 minutes for the chocolate to dry.

Spread more melted chocolate on Hershey Hug with almond slivers; attach flat side of chocolate-covered maraschino cherry to the flat end of Hershey Hug. Allow to dry.

Break toothpicks into 3 pieces; stick two through top for antenna. Toothpicks also work well as holders to pick up bees as finger food. Add two dots of black icing for eyes. You can also use melted dark chocolate dots for eyes.  Allow to dry. 

Store in sealed container until serving.

How Sweet It Is!

You can substitute honey for equal amounts of sugar in many liquid recipes.

In baked goods, substitute sugar for up to half the amount with honey. Since honey is 18% liquid, reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey.

Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda for each cup of honey used to counteract the slight honey acidity which may cause too much browning. Skip baking soda if recipe calls for sour milk or cream.

Reduce oven temperature by 15 degrees C or 25 degrees F because honey will brown goods more than sugar.


Honey Berries

Jam is so five years ago; show you're truly cutting edge by preserving your fruits in a honey sauce. All it takes is one part honey to ten parts water and then covering your berries. Pretty much the closest you're ever going to get to bottling up a little bit of summer.

Berries in Light Honey Syrup

Makes about 10 half-pint jars

8 baskets raspberries, red and golden

4 baskets blackberries

5 cups water

½ cup honey

½ cup evaporated cane juice (or other sugar)

10 - 12 squat half-pint canning jars, with caps and rings.