Honey is always a sweet treat, but for a rich topping on bread, potatoes or vegetables, we recommend whipping up some honey butter at home. It's one of the easiest -- and yummiest -- things you can make with honey. (If you're from the South, or if you've ever eaten soul food, you know what we're talking about.) Honey butter is commonly served with starchy foods, like cornbread, biscuits, muffins and pancakes, but it's good on virtually everything.
The recipe is so simple it almost doesn't deserve to be called a recipe. Just whisk together four parts room-temperature butter with one part honey. If you just want to make a small batch, use a stick of butter and 2 tablespoons of honey. Because the sweetness of honey can be highly variable, play with the ratios to find one that's to your liking. And for a more complex flavor, try adding a bit of vanilla extract or cinnamon.