Thanksgiving Centerpiece- Candles and Fresh Fruit

Candle Blog

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there’s a lot that goes into planning this day to make it a Thanksgiving that stands out above the rest. Here at Hickory Farms, we want to make sure your Thanksgiving is brimming with unique and personal touches, by providing one of our favorite holiday tips. The turkey, ham, and side dishes are the star of the table, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for subtle touches of festive flair to highlight all of the hard work that was put into making such a delicious meal. Centerpieces are a Thanksgiving staple and there are countless centerpieces you can use to best complement the look and feel you want to present to your guests. To give your tablescape an ethereal glow, make your tablescape centerpiece shine by using candles and seasonal fruit. The fun in creating a candle centerpiece, is that this is a feature you can completely tailor to your own taste and customize based off of items you already have in your home. For a centerpiece that is sure to make your Thanksgiving dinner really shine, we have some easy tips for you to follow. You will need the following items: A plate that complements …
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Best Wine Pairings with Holiday Ham

HoneyGold Ham from Hickory Farms

The upcoming holidays are typically the busiest time of the year as families begin planning festive dinner parties for friends and relatives. So, chances are high that at least one holiday celebration will feature a spiral ham. The variety and versatility of ham makes it a perfect entree, and Hickory Farms has a few suggestions for the best wine pairings with ham to make your holiday dinner a great success. The last you want to do is overwhelm the juicy flavors of a well-cooked ham, so keep that in mind and select something lighter or medium-bodied, like a sparkling Pinot Noir or Beaujolais. The inherent sweetness of ham and the holiday’s traditional sweet side dishes blend best when your wine has a touch of fruity flavor. A type of wine to serve with Hickory Farms Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham stands up well next to a fruity Pinot Grigio with a hint of honey. Ham dishes featuring sweet pineapple and brown sugar glazes are a delicious holiday treat that should be paired with a sweet wine. Drier wines can taste too acidic with these foods, so now is the time to serve a sweet drink, like Reisling or Moscato. It’s a good idea to select a wine with moderate alcohol levels when pairing with a salty ham. A heavy red …
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Frighteningly Delicious Halloween Dessert Recipes

apple basket

Goblins and ghouls and ghosts, oh my! Trick-or-treaters will soon be making their rounds after the season’s apples are picked and the plumpest pumpkins are carved. Hickory Farms loves Halloween, and this year, we’re excited to share our favorite ghoulish dessert recipes that will sure to be a hit at your All Hallow’s Eve soirée. Pumpkin Fudge  Put a Halloween spin on basic fudge by making this recipe with canned pumpkin, marshmallow crème, white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. It’s so good, you’ll want to add it to your autumn holiday recipe collection. Apple Bites  It really can’t get any simpler and healthier than this Halloween treat. All you need are some sliced green and red apples studded with slivered almonds. This gaping grin is both delicious and nutritious! Caramel Apples  This recipe’s gourmet take on a Halloween staple will impress your party guests. You can’t beat a double-dipped apple treat (think chocolate and caramel!) rolled in a layer of delicious toasted pecans. This treat is decadent, delectable and so darn good! Halloween Candy Bark  You can make this recipe with a sampling of Halloween chocolate treats, or save it for a post-Halloween surprise with leftover Halloween candy. Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, and then pour onto a …
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