Tasty Memorial Day BBQ Meals to Try this Spring

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Memorial Day is all about spending time with friends and family. Over the years, picnics have become an important part of the annual tradition. Be the star of the feast this summer by preparing these fun Memorial Day BBQ meals with ingredients from our Hickory Farms Toast the Traditions gift box. Start with an appetizer When enjoying time with friends and family, you don’t want to rush. Instead of cooking right away, put out a nice appetizer to nibble on while your guests chat. For a snack that is simple to prepare and can be made ahead of time, try a sausage and cheese platter. Start by removing the casing from our Hickory Farms Beef Summer Sausage, and cut the sausage into thin pieces. Then, slice our Farmhouse Cheddar and Smoked Cheddar Blend into cubes. Place the cheese and sausage on a platter with slices of our Fuji Apples and Crown Comice Pears to give your guests plenty of possible flavor combinations. Make an unexpected entree While most picnics feature hot dogs and hamburgers, you can make yours a bit more elegant with a delicious salmon bake. For this simple recipe, start by making a crust for the fish by mixing …
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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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