Cheese Fondues Make for Cozy Dinners

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What better way is there to enjoy a cozy dinner with your sweetie than with some fine wine, great conversation and a bubbling pot of cheese fondue? Combining just the right amount of decadence with a creamy texture, fondue is synonymous with romance. Treat someone special to a memorable meal this Valentine’s Day, or any day, by whipping up delicious cheese fondue with these simple tips.   A great fondue starts with delicious cheese. For a lovely, gooey texture, choose cheeses that melt well, such as the Classic Cheddar in our Cheddar Flight. If you want to create a complex and unique flavor, pick at least two different varieties. Start with your special someone’s favorite cheeses and experiment with your ratios until you find the perfect combination. You can make your fondue even better by combining gourmet cheese with a little wine. To keep it traditional, choose a dry white wine, such as a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Not only does the wine make the cheese taste fantastic, it also helps break it down, making the fondue even creamier. With your ingredients ready, it’s time to get melting! Combine your gourmet wine and cheese in a small pot with …
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Family Fun – Fireside Activities for Cold Winter Days

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  When winter winds are blowing and snow piles up outside, there’s no better place to be than in front of a roaring fire. Delight the entire family with an indoor fireside picnic with Hickory Farms’ Hickory Fire Side, which includes beef and turkey sausages, four varieties of cheese and our special Sweet Hot Mustard. Add in a bottle of Lucinda & Millie Chardonnay, and you’ll have some yummy fixings for an indoor picnic. Of course, the food’s not the only great thing about a picnic! Check out these fun activities you and your family can enjoy, while relaxing at home on a cold, winter day.   Involve everyone in creating a family scrapbook by collecting photos from past celebrations and vacations, souvenirs from theme parks and ticket stubs from movies. Include programs from dance recitals, certificates and ribbons from awards at school and athletic events. Allow your kids to express their innate creativity with markers, stickers, glitter and glue sticks. Making fondue is almost as much fun as eating it! You can start with our Cheddar Flight, which includes four varieties of cheese, some cubes of crusty French bread, as well as a couple slices of delicious apples and pears from our Fresh Fruit Trio Gift …
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Indulge in Italian Ice Cream Truffles

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  With its silky smooth gelato center, rich flavor and crisp, decadent chocolate coating, our Hickory Farms Italian Ice Cream Truffles make a truly luscious ice cream dessert the whole family will enjoy eating. Big enough to share and sure to be a winner at any gathering, our ice cream truffles can turn a casual night at home or a dinner party with friends into something exceptional. Gelato is a time-honored Italian tradition dating all the way back to the late 1500s when the Medici family, who were outspoken lovers of frozen desserts, commissioned architect and artist Bernardo Buontalenti to impress the visiting King of Spain with a beautiful meal. Altering the recipe for the then-famous sorbet, Buontalenti produced a creamier, richer version that’s now known as gelato.     Our Italian Ice Cream Truffles continue this delectable tradition. Our delicious gelato is carefully handmade and coated in rich chocolate. They’re then finished with shelled nuts or additional chocolate pieces. From the gelato to the chocolate coating and topping, each Italian ice cream flavor profile is carefully chosen to create a complimentary and unique tasting experience.   Source: Rebelle Society Each box comes with a dozen flavors of ice cream …
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