No Kid Hungry – Taste of the Nation Toledo

 
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    Here at Hickory Farms, we love having the opportunity to give back to worthy causes in our communities. That’s why we’re so excited to be the Local Presenting Sponsors at the 19th annual Taste of the Nation Toledo, an event that supports the national No Kid Hungry – Share Our Strength initiative. If you’re in the Toledo region, please join us in celebrating good food and good friends for a great cause. You’ll help us ensure every child in our area receives the proper nutrition to stay healthy and happy. Taking place on April 27th from 5 to 10 pm, this amazing event brings together some of the finest regional chefs and artisan producers in Toledo. Each ticket gives guests access to delicious cuisine from more than 40 area restaurants. While nibbling on small plates, guests will also be treated to a wide array of wines, beer and spirits. Afterward, guests will not want to miss out on some decadent desserts. At the event, attendees will enjoy live entertainment and musical performances in addition to the delicious food and drinks. The proceeds raised at Taste of the Nation Toledo will stay in the area to help local charities. …
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Seasonal Recipe – Sausage Risotto with Spring Greens

 
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      Early spring is the time of year when fresh greens become abundant. Take advantage of this delicious and nutrient-packed bounty to whip up a spring-inspired recipe. Combining fresh greens with creamy rice and smoky sausage, your family is sure to love a flavor-packed Sausage Risotto with Spring Greens. Preparing your greens One of the best perks of this recipe is its flexibility. No matter what type of green you have on hand — dandelion greens, mustard greens, Swiss chard, or collards — it’s sure to taste great. With whichever greens you choose, start by removing any tough stems and chopping the leaves into one-inch pieces. Then, quickly blanch your greens in a pot of boiling water with just a little salt.   Putting it all together In a large saucepan, melt some butter to sauté a small yellow onion and a clove of garlic. Afterwards, cook the veggies until they’re translucent. Now, it’s time to add your sausage. Using our Hickory Farms Ham Summer Sausage, remove the outer casing and chop the sausage into medium-sized pieces. Toss the sausage into the pan with the onions until all of the ingredients have a nice golden brown color. Next, …
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Light Apple Recipes for a Healthier Breakfast

 
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          Spring is almost here, and many of us are doubling down on our fitness routines and low calorie diets in anticipation of showing a little more skin after a long and dreary winter. But you don’t have to deprive yourself to get fit — you can eat well and still eat lightly and healthfully. Hickory Farms has found a few recipes using delicious apples from our Fruitful Gift Box that are both delicious and full of nutrition. This fresh apple salsa recipe calls for our Fuji apples, onions, bell pepper and seasoning, and is wonderful alongside a pork roast or roasted chicken. It’s simple to make and can serve up to 12 family members and guests. These brie, apple and arugula quesadillas may quickly become a family favorite. Just spread slicedFuji apples over a layer of brie on a quesadilla, spread with mustard, then top with arugula and grill in a skillet until golden brown. The smooth texture of the cheese blends wonderfully with the sharp crispness of the apples, making these a stand-out selection for brunches and get-togethers year round. Make some healthy lunch choices with curried chicken salad with apples and raisins. Eaten as a sandwich on …
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