Honey vs. Sugar Smackdown

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Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.

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Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. Be careful not to overbeat the egg whites—they should be white and very foamy, but not at all stiff or able to hold peaks. If you beat them too much, the cake may sink in the middle as it cools.

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Honey-Sweetened Cherry Pie

This cherry pie recipe is pure magic. If you can’t find sour cherries, don’t fret—it’s also delicious with sweet cherries. The filling has a hint of clove and honey, which gives it a novel flavor. Serve this cherry pie with your favorite light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

Rich, nutty pecans complement the creamy tang of the goat cheese and peppery arugula balances the sweet juicy peaches and drizzle of honey in a simple, satisfying salad that lets the pure flavors of the ingredients shine.

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Carrot Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

Here we combine carrots and celery root (also known as celeriac) in a quick shredded slaw. Try it as a change from an ordinary mixed green salad.

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Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon

One sweet, tangy and salty mixture does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a Meal: Serve with brown rice and sauteed red peppers and zucchini slices.

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Who said you need sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are some delicious alternatives which use honey instead of sugar to sweeten up.

From baked treats to salads to flavor-filled dinner, we've got some honey-drizzled yummies for you to try!

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