Pitch a Perfect Baseball Tailgate

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring” – Rogers Hornsby, major league player for 23 seasons.

The waiting is over! Spring is here, and it’s time to step up to the plate! Whether you are lining up to support your favorite major league team or are cheering on your little league star, make an event out of it by setting up your own baseball tailgate. But skip over the Cracker Jacks, and instead draft the Hickory Farms Best Friends Gift Box for your team/ This all-in-one gourmet gift basket really is your best friend come game time – it has just about everything you need to throw a perfect game-winning tailgate!

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The Hickory Farms Best Friends Gift Box includes 4 Summer Sausages, 7 varieties of Hickory Farms Cheese, 2 types of tasty crackers, and 2 gourmet mustards. Now let us show you how you can turn these palatable players into an all-star baseball tailgate.



Bullpen Cheese-Filled Bead Bowls: Bat it out of the park with bread bowls filled with Mission Jack Blend, Smoked Cheddar Blend, Jalapeno Cheddar Blend, Farmhouse Cheddar, and other delicious cheeses from the Hickory Farms Best Friends Gift Box. Then beef up the cheesy bread bowls with small bites of Summer Sausage.

Mini-Major League Sandwiches: Make mini sandwiches with a slice of Hickory Farms Signature Beef Summer Sausage or Farmhouse Recipe Summer Sausage and a slice of Hickory Farms cheese between 2 Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers or Golden Toasted Crackers. They may only qualify for the minor league when it comes to size, but they’ll make the major leagues when it comes to flavor!

These are just two tailgate foods that we came up with! Share your own ideas for tasty baseball tailgate foods in a comment below! And remember, when it comes tailgating recipes, just take Babe Ruth’s advice: “…Pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don’t know except it looked good.” As long as your tailgate looks (and tastes) good, you’ll hit a homerun!



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