Easy Entertaining with Hickory Farms

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Warm weather, sunny skies, and outdoor activities – summer has finally arrived! With summer being officially here and in full swing, Hickory Farms wants to be sure you have tips and ideas for making this summer fun, easy, and unforgettable. One of the best ways you can utilize all of the things summer has to offer, is by having the tools to host super easy gatherings outside so you can not only enjoy the beautiful skies and warm weather, but the company of your closest friends and family. Casual Appetizers One of the nice things about summer, is the relaxed atmosphere that it provides. With that, an ornate spread is not always necessary. Easy finger foods that guests can grab and go to continue conversation is all it takes to keep your guests satisfied. For an easy appetizer that’s just as simple to assemble, consider delighting your guests with delicious party skewers that will appeal to every palate. Try pairing together the great flavors of our Signature Beef Summer Sausage, your favorite cheeses, and the veggies of your choosing. Slice your sausage and cheese into bite sized cubes, and slide all of the ingredients onto the skewer. Not only are …
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Wine 101: Guide for Wine Drinking this Spring

From red to white, from dry to sweet, from bold to subtle, with so many varieties of wine, there is something for everyone to love. If you want to get the most out of your wine drinking experience, there are a few simple tips to help you better understand the beauty of your wine. Enjoy the vinos in our Hickory Farms gift baskets by using these tips for drinking and sampling wine. Refine your Palette Wine is a lot more fun to drink when you pick out the deep complexities of flavor that come in each glass. When tasting a wine, there are four basic steps. First, you want to look at the color of your wine. Notice how the Cabernet Sauvignon in our Hickory Farms Reserve Dry Salami and Wine Pairing is a beautiful deep ruby red, while the Chardonnay in our Toast the Traditions basket is a buttery yellow. The next step is to smell your wine. Try to find at least two familiar scents and identify the primary and secondary notes. Now, it is time to taste your wine. Pay attention to both the flavor and structure. Structure refers to the feel of the wine, whether it is …
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Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

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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