>> Wednesday, August 10, 2011
By Sharon Hughes ~ Hillsboro, Ohio
Honey has several purposes beyond being an additive in tea or being used as a home remedy to cure common ailments.
Times-Gazette Advertising Representative Sharon Hughes kicks her basic meatloaf up a notch by drizzling thick, sweet honey across the top of the loaf before baking.
"I am always trying new things in the kitchen; it's where I come up with my best creations," Hughes said. "I rarely follow a recipe to the letter and I like adding a little of this and a little of that."
Hughes prepares her meatloaf as usual and then tops the loaf with brown sugar and stripes of honey.
"Not only does the honey give a great taste, it keeps the meatloaf moist," she said.
Preparing more than enough, Hughes enjoys using the leftover meatloaf for sandwiches the following day.
"I also add a tablespoon of honey to my chili and sloppy Joe recipe," she said. "It gives that extra 'oomph.' Honey is great to have in your kitchen."