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    HONEY BUTTER

    INGREDIENTS:
    3/4 cup butter, room temperature
    1/4 cup honey
    DIRECTIONS:
    In a small bowl mix butter and honey until smooth.
    Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

    SUN DRIED TOMATO BUTTER

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 cup unsalted butter
    4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 ounce sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
    salt and pepper to taste
    DIRECTIONS:
    In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Mix in parsley, garlic, and tomatoes. Chill for at least 2 hours.
    (good on steaks, and garlic bread instead of the reg spread)

    STRAWBERRY BUTTER

    INGREDIENTS:
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
    1 tablespoon strawberry preserves
    DIRECTIONS:
    In a small bowl, beat together the butter, confectioners' sugar and strawberry preserves until creamy. Cover, and refrigerate until serving.
    (great on scones,toast,muffins, bagels,etc...)

    ITALIAN BUTTER

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon dried rosemary
    1 tablespoon dried basil
    1 tablespoon dried parsley
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    DIRECTIONS:
    Using a spice or coffee grinder, grind together red and black peppers, dried herbs, garlic powder, minced garlic, and salt.
    Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of herb mixture onto a small plate. Pour a thin layer of olive oil on top, and serve. Store remaining mixture in an air-tight container.
    (good on any warm bread.. or on anythign really!)

    CINNABUTTER

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 cup butter, softened
    2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
    3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 dash ground nutmeg
    DIRECTIONS:
    In a medium bowl, beat together butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until light and creamy.
    (great on blueberry muffins, scones,toast,cornbread)

    HERB CHEESE BUTTER

    INGREDIENTS:
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
    1/4 cup dried oregano
    1 pinch garlic powder
    salt and pepper to taste (optional)
    DIRECTIONS:
    In a small bowl, stir together the butter, Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature for 25 minutes before using.



    ENJOY!
    Life is all about a$$; you're either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, busting it, trying to get a piece of it, behaving like one, or you live with one.

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    Cinnamon Butter

    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
    2 ounces granulated sugar
    2 ounces brown sugar
    4 teaspoons cinnamon

    Beat all of the above ingredients together until smooth.

    Cover and refrigerate.

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    • #3
      More Flavored Butters!
      by Lovemykids


      Chipotle Lime Butter

      1 cup salted real butter
      2 1/2 tsps. lime juice
      2 tbslp. chipotles in adobo sauce, pureed
      2 tblsps. garlic mince

      Process in a processor until smooth. Refrigerate and serve with mexican cornbread.

      Cumin Cilantro Butter

      8 tablespoons unsalted butter -- softened
      2 teaspoons ground cumin
      2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
      1/4 teaspoon salt

      Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Place prepared butter in a small bowl and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Butter can also be frozen for 2 to 3 weeks. Defrost in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before using.

      Cajun Butter

      2 tablespoons butter
      1/4 teaspoon chili powder
      1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
      1/8 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
      1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 teaspoon cornstarch (or arrowroot)
      1/4 cup chicken broth

      Stir together butter and spices. Cook 1 minute (med heat). Stir in cornstarch & chicken broth. Cook until bubbly. Serve warm over cooked corn on the cob or other vegetables.


      Citrus Herb Butter

      1/2 lemon (juice of)
      1/2 orange (juice of)
      1/2 lime (juice of)
      1 pound salted butter
      1 tablespoon dried tarragon leaves
      1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
      1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
      1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
      1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)

      In the bowl of a food processor or mixer, combine all ingredients. Beat until smooth, about 4 minutes. Add salt and sugar to taste. Pack into molds or a glass container with a lid, and refrigerate. Keeps up to 1 week.

      Cranberry Butter

      1/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
      1/4 cup maple syrup
      1 cup unsalted and softened butter

      Mix cranberries and maple syrup with softened butter. Be sure not to over-mix or butter will turn pink. Place half the mixture in the butter crock and serve. Refrigerate remaining portion until ready to use. Scrumptious spread for warm waffles and pancakes.



      Herb Butter

      1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
      1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
      1 teaspoon minced fresh shallots
      1 teaspoon minced fresh watercress
      1 lemon, juice of
      1 pound salted butter

      In the bowl of a food processor or mixer, combine all ingredients. Beat until smooth, about 4 minutes. Pack into molds or a glass container with a lid, and refrigerate. Keeps up to 1 week.

      Lime Butter

      1/4 pound butter, softened
      2 tablespoons lime (lemon) juice
      1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
      2 tablespoons soy sauce

      Cream all the ingredients in a small bowl. Form the mixture in a cylinder and wrap in waxed paper. Chill until ready to use



      Lime Cilantro Butter

      1 clove garlic, crushed
      1 tablespoon vegetable oil
      2 tablespoons chili pepper, finely chopped
      1/2 teaspoon lime zest
      1 lime, juiced
      4 ounces salted butter

      Sauté the garlic and oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until the garlic is soft and golden brown. Add the chili pepper, lime juice and the butter, cooking only until the butter is melted. Add the lime zest. Remove from heat and skim off the butterfat. Use to season vegetables.


      Horseradish Chive Butter

      3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
      2 tablespoons drained bottled horseradish
      2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

      In a small bowl cream together the butter, the horseradish, the chives, and salt and pepper, to taste. Let the butter stand, covered, in a cool place for 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop. Serve the butter with grilled meat.


      Lemon Chive Butter

      1 cup butter -- melted
      1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
      1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
      1/3 cup fresh chives -- chopped
      salt and pepper -- to taste

      In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper. Great on fish.

      Cinnamon Butter

      1/2 cup butter -- softened
      1 cup honey
      1 teaspoon cinnamon

      Mix ingredients in bowl until light and fluffy.

      Garlic Black Pepper Butter

      2 cloves garlic, crushed
      1 teaspoon vegetable oil
      1 teaspoon fresh black pepper, cracked
      4 ounces salted butter

      In a small sauté pan over medium heat, sauté the garlic and oil for 3-4, or until the garlic is soft and golden brown. Add the fresh cracked black pepper. Reduce heat to low. Add the butter and cook until melted, being careful to now allow the butter to boil. Remove from heat and skim off the salt and butterfat.

      Can be used as a butter dip for seafoods, or chill and use as a spread on breads, or steaks etc.



      Tomato Basil Butter

      3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes -- finely chopped
      1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
      1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
      1/4 teaspoon salt

      Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Place prepared butter in a small bowl and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Butter can also be frozen for 2 to 3 weeks. Defrost in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before using.


      Sun Dried Tomato Butter

      1/2 c. softened butter
      1 minced clove garlic
      1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
      2 tbsp. minced sun dried tomatoes, drained oil packed
      1 small tomato, chopped, cored and seeded
      1/4 c. chopped, fresh parsley

      Combine butter, garlic, lemon juice, sun dried and
      regular tomato and parsley together.
      Shape butter into a log (about 1 inch round x 8 inches long) on
      waxed paper. Wrap and chill. Slice and add to vegetables or
      whatever you want.

      Chile Butter

      1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
      1 lb. butter, softened
      sprinkle of garlic powder
      1/4 c. fresh cilantro chopped or 2 T. dried cilantro
      1 tsp. lime juice

      Blend all ingredients well. Keeps well in frig. If freezing, use dried cilantro.

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