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Mississippi Sweet Honey

Honey is the sweet fluid produced by honey bees from the nectar of flowers. Worker honey bees transform the floral nectar that they gather into honey by adding enzymes to the nectar and reducing the moisture. Eating locally produced honey has many health benefits including reducing allergies to local plants.

The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms). In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in flavor.

Honey Turkey Rollovers
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. honey
¼ c. mustard
½ t. onion powder (optional)
6 (8 inch) whole wheat tortillas
1 ½ c. Colby Jack cheese, shredded
12 thin slices turkey

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add honey, mustard, and onion powder; mix well.

Spread 1-2 T of honey cream cheese mixture out to the edge of each tortilla. Sprinkle each tortilla with ¼ c. cheese, leaving about 1 inch around the edge.

Place 2 slices turkey on each tortilla. Roll up each tortilla tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 30 minutes, then slice each tortilla log into eight 1-inch rounds. Serve.