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Bill's Bees Wildflower HoneyHoney for Thanksgiving! Looking for delicious honey recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner? Support your local beekeeper and try these marvelous honey inspired recipes from The National Honey Board. They are extra special when made with Bill's Bees 100% Raw California Honey.

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November officially kicks off the holiday season, the time of year when families are getting together to enjoy each other’s company, catch up and share stories, or even play a backyard football game. And what brings people together like a good meal? We’re not sure about you, but there is just something about being home for the holidays that makes everything a little bit better, until it comes to the menu planning, that is. But fear not, we are here to make your Thanksgiving a little easier with these five delicious, honey-inspired recipes that are sure to be a hit with all the relatives and friends who are gathered around the family table!

Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sticky Buns

Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sticky Buns


  • 2 Tablespoons - butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 loaf - frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/3 cup – honey
  • 1 teaspoon – cinnamon
  • 1 cup - finely chopped pecans or walnuts

    Grease 12 muffin cups with butter. Roll out thawed dough on lightly floured board to 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Mix honey and cinnamon. Using back of spoon, spread in even layer over dough. Sprinkle with nuts. Roll up dough, starting from long edge and end with seam on bottom. Cut dough roll using a gentle sawing motion into 12 equal-size buns. Place buns, spiral side up, in muffin cups. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and let rise 30 to 60 minutes or until buns puff and fill cups. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and carefully turn pan upside down onto board, letting syrup drip onto buns before removing them from pan.
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    Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

    Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

    • 2 lbs. - sweet potatoes or yams
    • 2/3 cup - orange juice
    • 1/3 cup - honey
    • 1 Tablespoon - cornstarch
    • 1/2 teaspoon - ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon - ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon - salt
    • 1 Tablespoon - butter or margarine

    Wash and pierce potatoes or yams. Place on a piece of heavy-duty foil and bake at 375°F for 40 to 50 minutes until just tender. Cool, peel and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place cooked potatoes or yams in dish; set aside. In small pan, combine orange juice, honey, cornstarch, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Stir until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat stirring until thick and mixture begins to boil. Stir and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Pour over potatoes or yams stirring to coat. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes until hot and potatoes are tender.

    Chunky Apple Cranberry Sauce 

    Chunky Apple Cranberry Sauce


    • 2 - cups - fresh cranberries
    • 2 - tart apples, peeled, if desired, cut in 1/4” slices
    • 1 cup - chopped onion
    • 1/3 cup - olive oil
    • 1/3 cup - honey
    • 4 teaspoons - red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon - ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon - ground cinnamon
    • Freshly ground black pepper

    In a medium saucpan stir all ingredients. Heat to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes; stirring occasionally. Cool and refrigerate.
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     Honey Cornbread Stuffing

    Honey Cornbread Stuffing

    • 4 cups - day-old Honey Cornbread
    • 1 (4 oz.) - Italian sausage
    • 1 cup - chopped green bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup - minced onion
    • 1/2 cup - chopped celery
    • 1 Tablespoon - minced parsley
    • 1 teaspoon - dried thyme leaves, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon - salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon - ground black pepper
    • 1/3 cup - chicken broth
    • 2 Tablespoons - honey

    In large bowl, place crumbled cornbread. Remove sausage from casing. In medium skillet, crumble and sauté sausage until brown. Using slotted spoon, remove sausage from skillet and add to cornbread. Drain all but 1 Tablespoon of fat. Return skillet to medium-high heat; stir in bell pepper, onion and celery. Sauté until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Cool slightly, then add to cornbread. In small bowl, combine broth and honey. Pour over stuffing. Place stuffing in a greased 9x9-inch baking dish. Cover dish with foil and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes until stuffing is lightly browned. As an alternative, pack you may pack stuffing into poultry cavity before roasting.
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     Honey Pumpkin Pie

    Honey Pumpkin Pie

    • 3 - eggs
    • 1 - pastry for single 9-inch pie crust
    • 3/4 cup - honey
    • 1 can (15 oz.) - canned pumpkin
    • 1 cup - evaporated milk
    • 2 Tablespoons - flour
    • 1 teaspoon - cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon - ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon - nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon - salt

    Preheat oven to 425°F. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Brush one teaspoon beaten egg on inside of pie crust. Place crust on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add the rest of the ingredients to remaining beaten eggs and whisk to combine. Remove pie crust from oven and carefully pour honey pumpkin mixture into hot crust; bake 5 minutes more at 425°F. Reduce heat to 350°F, and bake 30 to 40 minutes more, until filling is set. Cool completely and serve with Honey Whipped Cream.

    For Honey Walnut Pumpkin Pie, just before serving, combine 1/3 cup honey, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Carefully spread over pie, cut and serve.
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    Thank you to The National Honey Board for these delicious honey inspired Thanksgiving recipes.

    Honey recipes are extra special when made with Bill's Bees 100% Raw California Honey. Honey - Just the Way the Bees Made It!


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    Bill's Bees HoneyStix


    Bill's Bees HoneyStix Floral Varieties are 100% Natural Pure Honey made by Bill's Bees honey bees when they gather nectar from California's Avocado and Orange groves, from California Buckwheat, and other native plants and wildflowers of the local San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County. Enjoy Avocado Blossom, Buckwheat, Orange Blossom, and Wildflower HoneyStix. No colors or flavors have been added. 

    Bill's Bees Honeystix Natural Flavored are straws filled with 100% pure sweet clover honey from Oregon and infused with real natural fruit and spice flavors: Cinnamon, Lemon, Lime. No colors or artificial flavors have been added.

    Bill's Bees Gourmet Flavored HoneyStix are bursting with flavor and come in a variety of brilliant colors. They're delightful to look at, fun to eat, and oh, so yummy! The straws are filled with pure sweet clover honey from Oregon then infused with natural and artificial flavorings and colors.

    HoneyStix are a sweet, healthy, taste treat! They’re great for snacks or a quick energy pick-me-up! Pack them in your kid’s lunch, pop them in your backpack, keep a package in your car, or your drawer at work. Bill ran a marathon with a fist full of HoneyStix - 1 stix evey 2 miles. 

    Bill’s Bees HoneyStix are filled with pure honey. Enjoy our Floral Honey Varieties, Natural Flavored HoneyStix, and Gourmet Flavored HoneyStix.

    Honey is an excellent source of healthy energy and are rich in amino acids, antioxidents, vitamins, and minerals. Sweeten your tea, drizzle over cereal, yogurt, or baked good. Squeeze the delicious honey straight from the straw into your mouth!

    To open: Just snip one end of the straw, or, pinch one end of the straw between your thumb and pointer, hold the honeystix so the edge is vertical, and bite down with your back teeth. Then squeeze the honey out and – enjoy! 

    HoneyStix are great as party and wedding favors, Halloween Treats, and Stocking Stuffers.

    Now Available for purchase online Bill's Bees HoneyStix. You can also find Bill's Bees at LA County Farmers Markets.

    We sell packs of 20 Stix for $4.00 (5 oz), (single variety) or packs of 100 Stix for $17.50 (24 oz), (single variety). This works out to the same price we sell them at farmers markets.

    All Bill's Bees HoneyStix are made with US Grade "A" Honey and are a product of USA. 

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