Sweet Dried Fruit Desserts for a Memorial Day BBQ

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Memorial Day is a great opportunity to gather your friends and family together for an afternoon of outdoor fun accompanied by plenty of food. Of course, every good feast needs a sweet ending. Make the perfect treat for your summertime celebration with these dried fruit desserts for picnics made with ingredients from our Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection. Spiced Fruit Salad Combining dried fruit with warm spices gives you a dessert that is truly special. For this sophisticated treat, start by placing our dried apricots, pears, and peaches along with a handful of dried figs and apples in a saucepan. Then, spice up the fruit by adding cloves, honey, saffron, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and lemon zest. Cover the mixture with water, and simmer for 15 minutes so that the fruit reconstitutes and gets nice and juicy. After cooking, remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves before tossing with our almonds and a few pistachios. For a beautiful finishing touch, stir in a bit of orange water. This dish is fantastic served hot or cold and accompanied by Greek yogurt. Fruit Compote A delicious dried fruit compote is the perfect topping for your cake, ice cream, or anything else you can imagine. …
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Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

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Mom’s do so much for us, and ask for absolutely nothing in return. From offering great support and advice, to being our biggest cheerleaders, with the help of moms everywhere, the world is made to be a much better place. Here at Pfaelzer Brothers, we look forward to Mother’s Day, because it’s an opportunity to shine a lot on moms everywhere, and thank them for all that they do. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, use the day to spoil mom. With a few ideas from Pfaelzer Brothers on how to make this Mother’s Day stand out above the rest, your mom will feel loved and appreciated.   Memory Collage As time goes on, everyone’s lives are getting busier and busier. Nothing shows true love and appreciation more than taking the time to make something special for your mom. A single page collage is a heartfelt and sentimental gift that will show your mom all of your favorite memories together, as well as her importance in your life today. Take images with your mother from your childhood, all the way to the present day to really highlight your relationship, and to take her back in time to those childhood memories you …
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Savory Steak Marinades with Red Wine

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You know that your steak tastes fantastic with a glass of bold red wine. But did you know that putting red wine in a marinade can add flavor and make your steak more tender? Transform the Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon from our Hickory Farms Signature Gift Box with Red Wine into an amazing marinade for your steak with these tips. Marinade Basics The first thing you should know when preparing red wine steak marinades is how to achieve a good balance. A great marinade packs your steak with flavor while also tenderizing the meat. The basic rule of thumb for the mixture is to use one cup of acid, 1/2 cup of fat, two tablespoons of herbs, and two tablespoons of salt. Start by choosing your acid, which, in our case, is red wine. Add the wine to a storage bag, then mix in your fat, such as olive oil or grapeseed oil, a bit of spice, like chili powder or allspice, and your herbs, including garlic or cilantro. Mix the ingredients together, and place the meat in the bag for a few hours. Putting it all together Now that you know the basics, you can perfect any marinade. For a …
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