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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Succulent Maryland Style Crab Cakes & Zesty Dipping Sauces

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With the natural sweetness of crabmeat and a little zesty seasoning, a good crab cake makes any meal feel like a special occasion. Enjoy the amazing flavor of lump crab for brunch or dinner by pairing our Hickory Farms Maryland Style Crab Cakes and dipping sauces. The Crab Cakes Made from 65% lump crabmeat and Chesapeake-style seasonings, our Pfaelzer Brothers crab cakes give you all of the natural crab flavor you crave. Whether you prefer to bake, broil, or fry your cakes, you can whip up a luxurious meal right from your freezer. A Classic Combination When thinking of flavors that pair well with seafood, lemon and dill are two of the first to come to mind. Bring these traditional flavor profiles together in one delicious sauce for a perfect accompaniment to our crab cakes. First, create a creamy base for your sauce by mixing together mayonnaise and buttermilk. Then, add some chopped dill, fresh parsley, and minced garlic. For a bright note, stir in a bit of lemon juice and lemon zest. Once everything is mixed together, leave it in the refrigerator for a bit to thicken. Bring the Heat To jazz up your crab cakes, try adding a …
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Deliciously Cold Spiked Apple Cider with Granny Smith Apples

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Although apple cider is traditionally associated with a chilly autumn evening, with the right recipe, it can also make a fantastic summer treat. Grab some of our delicious Granny Smith apples from the Hickory Farms Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box, and whip up this refreshing summer cider cocktail. The Gift Box With so many delicious varieties of fruit, including Navel Oranges, Bartlett Green Pears, Kiwi Fruit, Mango, and more, every fruit lover will savor this gift box. While the crisp and juicy fruit tastes great on its own, the vibrant flavors will also add something special to any recipe. Chop up the fruit and serve it with Greek yogurt, toss it with mint for a sweet salad, or invent your very own unique recipes by using these amazing ingredients as inspiration. The Drink Now that you have found the perfect apples, it is time to whip up your refreshing cider cocktail. If possible, try to find a spiced cider from a local farm or orchard. Then, pour the cider into a pitcher with ice and stir the cider well so that it gets nice and cold. For a little kick, pour in some dark rum. If you like it …
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