Celebrate National Pistachio Day with Hickory Farms!

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We love to celebrate at Hickory Farms, and we’re currently gearing up for National Pistachio Day on Feb. 26. This day is dedicated to celebrating a great-tasting and healthy nut! It originated in the Middle East, and has become a favorite of many Americans. People living Middle East call them “smiling nuts” for the way the hull splits open and looks like a grin when they’re ripe. You’re sure to see grins on the faces of your family members if you make any one of the three pistachio recipes we’ve collected below. Try one or all of them to see which is your family’s favorite! Pistachio Shortbread is a tasty treat you can make to brighten up a wintry day. Simply add pureed pistachios to basic shortbread ingredients like flour, vanilla, sugar, salt and butter. Afterwards, just bake! After cooling, serve with or without a dollop of fruity jam on top. Mmm mmm good! And at only 70 calories a serving, it’s good for your waistline too. Make some Chicken Salad with Grains and Pistachios for a twist on a classic dish. Shred the meat from broiled chicken breasts and toss with cooked grains like quinoa, barley, farro or rice, along with some savory garden herbs. Add a …
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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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Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts

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The winter months and the cold temperatures that they bring are the perfect reason to stay inside with the one you love. This Valentine’s Day, make sure Cupid’s arrow shoots straight and true by gifting your loved ones with the perfect present. Hickory Farms has found some interesting ideas for couples to share with one another. For Her You can’t go wrong with a little sparkle for your best girl. Marc Jacobs’ Love Stud earrings in 10 karat gold are a wonderful way to remind her she’ll always hold the key to your heart.   Our decadent dozen Hickory Farms Italian Ice Cream Truffles gift box is a sure way to shower your sweetheart with delicious sweets. This I Love You Plant Kit is a living symbol of the love you share each day. Each kit contains all she’ll need to grow a sweet pea plant. For Him This chalkboard heart paperweight makes a great addition to his desk at work and will keep you on his mind when you’re apart.   Our box of Hickory Farms Snowflake Pretzels is sure to warm his heart, while he watches basketball and munches away this winter. Is your man a lover of literature? Give him a set of Pride …
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