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 the perfect …
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Seasonal Recipe: The Perfect Bloody Mary

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Classic Bloody Marys have been a classic and delicious brunch staple since the days of brunching began. Not only do they seem to go well with anything on your brunch menu, but they can be tailored to fit everyone’s tastes. But, why stop at brunch? With fall being prime time for tailgating season, take your Bloody Mary to new heights by adding some unique and tailgate friendly twists.   Prepare the Bloody Mary You will want to start off by choosing your vegetables. Although most Bloody Mary recipes are tomato based, the fun in creating your own is that you can personalize this drink to incorporate all of your fall veggie favorites.   For a traditional start, combine 3 cups of tomato juice with Worcestershire sauce, freshly grated horseradish to your taste, salt and pepper in a one-quart container. You will want to whisk this until the ingredients are well mixed. If you and your guest tend to lean on the spicier side of food and drinks, you’ll want to add about 5 splashes of hot pepper sauce to your mixture and mix that into the concoction as well. To give this classic beverage the kick that everyone loves, add …
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Easy-to-Make Salami Appetizers for Last-Minute Parties

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Long, spring days are the perfect time to host impromptu gatherings with friends and neighbors. As the sun sets and the stars come out, take some time to linger over drinks and appetizers with your loved ones. Hickory Farms put together a few simple recipes for tasty appetizers, so you can get back to your guests and the fun in a jiffy. Make some mini paninis with sourdough bread, salami and a savory cheese like Hickory Farms Farmhouse Cheddar. This appetizer is easy to make and so delicious! Whip up a quick pizza using pre-made crust. Afterwards, top with sauce, cheese, arugula, salami slices and some sliced green and black olives. Use sturdy springs of fresh rosemary as skewers for layers of salami, cheese, artichoke hearts, olives and tomato bites. Keep it simple and arrange a delicious platter with slices of prosciutto, salami, melon and figs, alongside thickly-sliced country bread. Your guests will think they’re inTuscany! Make some salami roll-ups with cream cheese and a dollop of horseradish on thinly sliced salami. Spear your rolls with a toothpick garnished with an olive, and serve these goodies with Hickory Farms Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers. If you want to mix things up, you can use our …
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