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Seafood

Volcano Salmon

This honey-soy salmon is prepared under the broiler, which gives it a blackened char that appeals to our volcano-obsessed preschooler.

Serve with Volcano Noodles, a rainbow salad that includes purplish black rice noodles, for a visually spectacular and delicious dinner. (Prepare the marinade and the dressing for the salad first – they’re similar, and you can prepare the veggies for the salad while the salmon marinates.)

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 40 minutes
Seafood

Sweet Honey Garlic Shrimp

This recipe is easy and kid-friendly, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and marinate in a mixture of honey, Italian salad dressing, and garlic. Sauté in a skillet and finish with a little reserved marinade.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Poultry

Miso & Honey Butter Roast Chicken

This is one of the most intensely delicious new recipes we’ve tried in a long time. You rub a mixture of honey, butter, and miso paste on the outside of chicken thighs and between the skin and the meat, and then roast the thighs in the oven. This juicy, flavorful chicken has golden crispy skin and is easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough to serve to company.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Munchies

Brie & Grape Crostini

Top toasted slices of French bread with brie, red grapes, drizzled honey, and chopped walnuts for a perfect girls’ night snack.

Total time: 15 minutes
Cocktails

Honey Blackberry Shrub Punch

Shrubs date back to colonial times, when the acidity in the syrup served to preserve the fruit. A good shrub is both tart and sweet, stimulating the appetite while quenching thirst.

Substitute seltzer water for the bourbon for a refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage. The blackberry shrub syrup base in this recipe makes a double batch.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Pork

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Roast

Cook a pork roast, balsamic vinegar, honey, rosemary, and thyme in a slow cooker. Reduce the cooking juices to a glaze and serve over slices of the roast.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Breakfasts

Purple Smoothies

Leo loved these smoothies as a two-year-old, and we made them most weekends, until he learned to blow bubbles with his straw and we needed a tidier breakfast option. The original recipe calls for red cabbage, if you’re looking to make them even more nutritious.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 15 minutes
Beverages

Rosemary Citrus Spritzer

Make a syrup of orange, lemon, rosemary, sugar, and honey. Serve over ice with soda water and Bulleit Bourbon, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings
Poultry

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Thighs

This kid-friendly, weeknight-friendly recipe for saucy chicken thighs is as easy as running the slow cooker for half a day.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 4 to 6 hours