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Honey Makes List of Longest Lasting Things In The World
Earlier this week Buzzfeed compiled a list featuring 10 Of The Longest Lasting Things In The World. Among the items included: a gas station in Pennslyvania, Hanako the Koi fish, Posidonia oceanica grass and, of course, honey! Here's what they had to say about our favorite natural sweetener:
"If stored properly and away from humidity, honey can last decades if not centuries."
And it's so true! Honey is one of the most versatile products in the world and its uses are seemingly endless. Check out our Honey 101 section to learn more.
View the complete list of 10 Of The Longest Lasting Things In The World.
Sue Bee on The Tonight Show
If you caught the Jan. 30 episode of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno you may have noticed that during Jay's "Products That Should Never Merge" bit a certain honey brand was mentioned. Check it out below!
You can see the full video at NBC.com.
Best Recipes for the Big Game
Are you heading to a party for the Big Game and still not sure what to bring? We've got you covered with some of our favorite recipes that are perfect for game day. Give 'em a try and be sure to share your favorites in the comments below!
Reindeer Honey Sugar Cookie
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without decadent sugar cookies! This delicious recipe uses 1/3 cup of Sue Bee Honey to give these cookies a boost of flavor. For a fun twist, turn a jingle bell cookie cutter upside down and top it with our Reindeer Glaze, pretzels and chocolate candies to give it the reindeer effect shown above. It’s sure to be a hit at your next cookie exchange!
- 1/3 cup Sue Bee Honey
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 300 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl combine flour, soda and salt.
- Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the Sue Bee Honey and cream well.
- Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Finish by hand if needed. Do not overmix the dough.
- Roll out dough on floured surface. Use a "bell" shaped cookie cutter (upside down) to cut out reindeer shapes.
- Place cut-outs on baking sheet. Place sheet in fridge and chill for 10 minutes.
- Once chilled, place in oven and bake 12-15 minutes or until golden.
- Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to rack to cool completely.
- See decorating details below.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
Mix together until desired consistency is reached.
- Colored candies for nose and eyes
- Mini pretzels for antlers
- Dip face of cookie into glaze and place on a drying rack.
- Position pretzels as antlers and add candy for eyes and nose.
- Let glaze dry and harden, giving the surface of the cookie a slight sheen.
- Once dry, the candy and pretzel decorations will stay in place.