Blue Honey~ Recipes

Today on my “Dee’s Bites” tab of my blog I have three new recipes from country duo Blue Honey they are part of my latest “Artist Spotlight” and “Q & A” tabs, hope you guys enjoy them and if you make one of their recipe make sure to them.


Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie

1 large can sweet potatoes (2 cups)

1 stick butter

½ cup milk

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tbls vanilla

add cinnamon if you like


Mash potatoes, melt butter, mix all ingredients. Pour in unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 until firm. Serve with whip cream J


Mawmaw’s Dressing

Cook a cake of cornbread the night before and crumble it up in a big bowl. Add 1 egg, 1 melted stick butter, tsp of sage, 1 chopped sauteed onion, salt and pepper to taste, the pour in stock from cooked chicken or use canned chicken broth. Add stock to mixture until it is soupy enough to pour. Pour in long (sprayed) rectangle pan, cook at 350 until top is brown.

Gravy for dressing – use insides of chicken, 2 boiled eggs, broth (mix flour and water til no lumps then add to mixture to thicken the gravy)


Kassie’s White Chicken Chili

2 lbs bonelsss chicken thighs

4 cans northern beans – drained

4 cans green chilies

1-2 cans jalapenos

1 can chicken broth

1 pkg taco seasoning

1-2 tbsp cumin (depending on your taste buds)

salt, pepper, cayenne to taste

2 cans corn – drained

Cook everything BUT the beans and corn in crockpot on low 6-8 hours. Towards the end, add the beans and corn. Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips, crackers, or toasts.

Blue Honey~ Artist Spotlight!!!


In every medium of fiction, there are no situations more popular and anticipated than a crossover of characters or entities to produce a much higher-stakes endeavor. When you let that happen in real life, especially when music is involved, the results are even sweeter.

Enter Blue Honey, a husband and wife duo in Nashville, TN. Blue Honey is the result of the combined efforts of individually lauded performer/songwriters Troy Brooks and Kassie Jordan, who are each no stranger to attention and success as artists. “We’ve always gotten good reviews in our separate solo gigs,” says Troy. “When we play together, though, especially as an acoustic duo, the response seems to be overwhelming.” Kassie adds: “There’s something special about it, for sure. We seem to read each others’ mind in terms of harmony, too. It’s so easy to sing with him.”

After a long trial run where the two were just using a simple “&” name for their act, there was a spark to make it a full on single presentation. “We were on a road trip to Ohio to play one of our duo gigs, and we still hadn’t really done anything about a name,” explains Kassie. “I was just looking up random stuff and ran across something about an actual type of honey that has a blue tint to it. We just looked at each other and, in that classic sense, we knew that was our name.” Troy elaborates: “My guitar playing is really grounded in the blues, but I really enjoy singing and working in a country scene. Kassie has strong musical influences from Michael Jackson to Patsy Cline. So, when we get together to pop songs out of our heads, they fall somewhere among Americana, Blues, and Country.” In a sense, according to Kassie, Blue represents their blues background, and the Honey is that sweet, sticky harmony that comes from the Country/Americana.

Both Troy and Kassie have lived and worked in Nashville for a number of years and seen it all, playing their individual gigs multiple nights per week for the better part of the past 5 years. On top of that, each side of Blue Honey have released their own respective solo albums to great acclaim. After writing a collective two albums with many Nashville writers, it was easy to know what they expected out of songs for a joint effort. “We both know what the best and worst of co-writes can be like,” Kassie says. “It’s such a relief to write these songs primarily with Troy. It’s amazing because we really want to write for the song, no matter what happens with them. It’s not important what it could sound like on the radio. We just want to write good music we can be happy with. There’s absolutely no judgement if there’s crazy ideas that come out. Anyone who has ever met us knows that we’re crazy anyway.

The first album from Blue Honey is on the way. Keeping with their combined experience and focused direction, the tunes will be self-produced by the pair. On the production, Troy explains, “We have a fair idea what this record is supposed to sound like beyond the roles that Kassie and I play. We want to push the envelope a bit and not just limit ourselves to basic sounds. Try some new stuff with every song.  We hope to be forever learning and growing with our sound, and to just have a great time doing it.

When the music that Blue Honey finally gets to listeners on albums or in shows, Troy and Kassie just want it to get into people’s lives. Kassie puts it quite simply: “It doesn’t matter what happens to this music as long as people can feel some of the songs and relate to them. We want to make music that people will want to listen to when they’re in the car on long trips or have playing at house parties. Maybe they’ll want to share it with their friends because it’s different. Because of who we are and what we mean to each other, this music is intrinsically part of our lives. We just hope that we do a good job relating that and other people will want to have it be part of their life as well.”


Vocals, Lead Guitar \\ Troy Brooks

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar \\ Kassie Jordan


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Blue Honey- Q & A!!!




  1. Hi Blue Honey, can you guys tell me a little bit about yourselves, before you became a country duo?
  2. How did you guys become a duo and how did you guys come up with your group name?


  • Troy and I each had our own band and met in Nashville, playing at lot of the same venues. People told us we should meet, that they thought we’d get along. So then we started dating (now married). My band got picked up by Tyler Farr and I needed a new band, so I started using Troy’s. The more shows we played together, people seemed to really respond to us as a duo. So we decided to try it and it’s been amazing. Wish we’d met sooner!


We were on a road trip, on the way to a gig..somewhere. And it kind of just popped in our heads. We were trying to think of a name that sounded country and bluesy. Then I googled “blue honey” and saw that blue honey is actually a real thing! And that no other bands had trademarked that name. So we grabbed it! Since then, we’ve had a couple other bands pop up using that name but we own the trademark so we’re trying to get all that worked out.


  1. Who are some of your guys favorite singers and groups?

This is a tough one because we both like so many different kinds of music. Off the top of my head I’d say Buddy Miller, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder…I could go on and on!


  1. Where do you guys see your group in the next 5 to 10 years?


Hopefully still playing music! And loving it just as much as we do now.


  1. Is there any new things come up with your music for 2017?


In 2017 we’ll be releasing our very first music video and a new EP! Super excited about the single for this video! It’s called “Angels Come Home.” We will preview it on our website and release it to youtube shortly after. Hoping to have that out in March so stay tuned!


  1. What is one of your guys favorite songs that you ever recorded?


I kind of get little crushes on new songs so right now I’d say “Angels Come Home.” That might be because it’s fresh. But I’m in love with the production (shout out to Nathan Meckel!) And the words, and Troy’s guitar, just everything about it.


  1. What is one accomplishment that you guys are most proud so far that happen in your music careers?


We recently sang the National Anthem at the Belk Bowl in front of 43,000 people. THAT was amazing.


  1. If you guys were not musicians what do you think your careers would be?


Something with music still. Maybe on the management side, or engineering. Troy and I both went to school for audio engineering. So we have that in our back pocket just in case haha


  1. If you guys could do a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?


Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, or Eric Clapton


  1. If you had to give advice to an up and coming singer or group what would you tell them?


Never stop. When people shut the door in your face, prove them wrong.


  1. What are some of your guys favorite quotes?


“Play as if it’s your last time.” Eric Clapton

“You can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.” Jim Carrey