Sausage Fall Flatbread

 
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    It’s always a good idea during the holidays to have a backup plan, and back up plans in my entertaining world mean flatbreads! Flatbreads are a fancier word for thin crust gourmet pizzas and can be served either as an appetizer when cut into small squares or as a full meal when served alongside a hearty salad. A flatbread is a party waiting to happen! It takes no time to put this flatbread dough together, but it does have to rest, so be sure to factor that in. What I like to do is make a double batch of it, separate it into four dough balls and freeze two of them. That way, I’m always at the ready. They can stay in the refrigerator for up to a week and in the freezer for up to two months. This Harvest Sausage Flatbread showcases the fantastic Hickory Farms Beef Summer Sausage as the main topping, alongside some seasonal flavors like sweet potato and cranberries. Living on Cape Cod, cranberries are everywhere from cakes to cookies, as well as flatbreads and other savory dishes. The balance between the sweet, tart cranberries and the savory, hickory smoked sausage makes this flatbread …
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Delicious Halloween-Themed Party Appetizers

 
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      Here at Hickory Farms, we love Halloween! Throwing a festive Halloween party is the perfect time way to get creative with your decorations and appetizers. From spooky ghouls to cute little pumpkins, the possibilities for Halloween-inspired treats are endless. You can create some amazing treats for these festivities with some of Hickory Farms’ favorite Halloween snack recipes. Cheesy Pumpkins The traditional cheese ball can easily be transformed into a fun seasonal appetizer by molding it into a pumpkin shape. Start by shredding a mixture of cheese, such as our Farmhouse Cheddar and Smoked Cheddar Blend. Then, use a food processor to combine the cheese with cream cheese, dry mustard and garlic, blending until smooth. Spoon the mixture into a pumpkin-shaped muffin tin and refrigerate overnight. Lastly, top everything off with parsley to create a cute little vine effect. Halloween-Inspired Hors D’ourvres If you’re looking for a treat your kids can help out with, have your little chefs whip up a fun twist on traditional cheese and crackers. Start by lining a platter with our Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers. Then, top each cracker off with a piece of Our Signature Beef or Turkey Summer Sausage. Next, cut our cheeses into thin slices. Your kids will have a blast using …
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Peppermint Snow Mint Place Settings DIY

 
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        Sometimes the subtle decorative touches to the dinner table are the ones that are most noticed and appreciated. Here at Hickory Farms, we believe in adding person flair to gatherings with friends and family to give your guests ideas and inspiration they can then share at parties later to come. Peppermints are known notoriously as being a sign of the holiday season. Instead of serving peppermints in a traditional manner as an after dinner palate cleanser, take your décor to new heights by creating Peppermint Snow Mints   place settings. Not only will these place setting additions serve their true purpose of directing your guests to their seat, at the end of the night, their after dinner mint will be patiently waiting at their seat. With a sharp knife, cut mid-way through the firm, yet sliceable Hickory Farms Peppermint Snow Mint. As soon as you lacerate the mint, you will smell the minty aroma, which ads a nice fragrance to any dinner party. Next, cut rectangular pieces of cardstock. These will be the guest identifiers in the mints, and should be the size of a standard business card. After you write the names of your guests on …
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