Spring Entertaining with Hickory Farms

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With the warm air, and long awaited sunshine, we are starting to see that spring is finally here! There are so many things that come to mind when we think of spring: picnics, outdoor activities, baby and wedding showers, and one of our favorite activities-spring entertaining. With the combination of springtime and some helpful tips from Hickory Farms, you’ll be well on your way to hosting spring gatherings that are second to none. Create the Perfect Table Spread Spring is the perfect time to host a housewarming party or small gathering with your closest friends. Nothing brings friends together more than a colorful and delicious spread of snacks and beverages. To create a spread that appeals to everyone’s tastes, an array of colors and textures is key. Crunchy nuts, sweet candy, delicious seasonal fruit, and savory flavors like creamy cheese really create a springtime spread that appeals to every taste bud. Host a Picnic at the Park Now that it’s finally warming up, wait no longer to enjoy a picnic in the park with your loved ones. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket filled with your favorite quick, easy, and healthy lunches.  Slicing sausage and cheese before you leave …
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Special Occasions: Your Best Valentine’s Day Yet

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Valentine’s Day is almost here, and when planning the perfect present for your sweetheart, coming up with a gift that is as unique and as special as your Valentine can be a bit tricky. Here at Hickory Farms, we want to help with your Valentine’s Day plans, so you can share a day with your darling that far surpasses every other day. By following these simple steps, you will pull off the best Valentine’s Day yet. A Romantic Meal for Two Cooking a meal at home for your loved one takes far more effort than a reservation at a fancy restaurant. All of this extra effort is also another great way to show how much you care. This year, instead of dressing up and going to the best restaurant in town, bring those cream of the crop flavors home and whip up an out of this world dinner for two. When deciding what to conjure up for your love, stick to something classic, simple, and  will make a beautiful presentation. Surf and Turf- the combination of lobster tails and filet minion is a classic romantic meal, while remaining easy to make and very delicious. With this delicious combination of flavors, flowers …
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Featured Recipe: Hot Ham & Cheese Dip

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We’re nearing the end of the holiday season, with New Years Eve parties right around the corner. So many of us have leftover Christmas Ham, so why not do something amazing with it? Today, I’m sharing the perfect recipe for a holiday party. A Hot Ham & Cheese Dip made with two of my favorite cheeses from Hickory Farms: Jalapeño & Cheddar Blend, a spicy but creamy cheddar, and New York Cheddar Spread, a smooth spread that melts perfectly in this dip. It comes together quickly, tastes amazing, and will impress your guests every time! Since you’ll be using some amazing cheeses, it’s only logical to use amazing ham as well. The Hickory Farms HoneyGold® Ham is a fantastic and flavorful ham to use in this recipe. You want a ham with a blend of sweet and smoky flavors, and this ham hits all the right flavor notes.   Dips are a great addition to any party, whether you’re hosting in your own home or bringing a dish over to a friend’s home to share. If the latter, just place the unbaked dip in the host’s oven for a couple of minute until bubbly and golden brown. Serve with fresh vegetables like celery …
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