Creative Father’s Day Gifts & Activities

Father’s Day is almost upon us, so Hickory Farms has compiled a couple of fun ideas you can carry out for Dad! No matter where your dad’s interests lie, a personalized gift or a fun day filled with his favorite activities will remind him of your love and appreciation.

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  • Sometimes just spending quality family time together can be the best gift of all, especially for a family that’s always headed off in different directions. Plan an afternoon watching Dad’s favorite action thrillers. You can eat popcorn, order a pizza and let Dad control the remote all day long.
  • What’s your Dad’s passion? Does he love to root for the home team, or would he enjoy spending a day at an outdoor music festival? Maybe he loves drooling over antique cars or heading out on the lake. Whatever it is, arrange a day filled with his favorite activities and accompany him with a smile.

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  • Hickory Farms carries a variety of gift baskets any dad would appreciate, like our Timeless Traditions gift basket with a bottle of Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc, pears, apple, beef summer sausage and two different cheeses. Best of all, there’s enough to share with the rest of the family.
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  • Dad may even get a little sentimental if you make him a framed, personalized piece of art filled with photographs and other significant memorabilia. This might include a coaster imprinted with the name of his favorite beer, a ticket stub from a concert featuring his favorite band, the logo from his all-time favorite sports team . . . you know Dad best, so have fun choosing.
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  • Re-purpose Dad’s favorite threadbare T-shirt from college or Led Zepplin’s last tour into a keepsake pillow that’s super easy to make even if your sewing skills are pretty basic.

Whatever you decide to do to honor your father on his special day, he’ll feel the love and gratitude you have for him in your heart. Hickory Farms also honors military dads with a variety of gift baskets, as well as free shipping to APO and FPO addresses. Call 800.753.8558 to place your Father’s Day order today!

Health Fix – Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes

Sticking to a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to give up eating delicious foods with bold flavors. You can enjoy a healthy and scrumptious meal any time of the day with some fantastic gluten-free recipes and a couple ingredients from our Hickory Farms gift baskets.

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Polenta with Eggs and Zucchini

Start your day off the right way with a delicious, gluten-free breakfast. Try making your own polenta by bringing a mix of milk and chicken broth to a boil before whisking in corn meal and allowing the mixture to thicken. Prior to removing it from the heat, shred a handful of our Farmhouse Cheddar Blend into the pan, and stir until melted and gooey.

In another skillet, start sautéing a mixture of zucchini, onions and rehydrated dried tomatoes, while poaching your eggs in a separate skillet. After you’re done cooking, start building a yummy breakfast by layering the polenta in a bowl with the veggies and eggs on top.

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Roasted Cabbage and Apples with Sausage

With just the right amount of sweet and savory, cabbage and sausage is a classic combination. Start by roasting chopped cabbage with a bit of vinegar, thyme, onion and a diced apple until the mixture is soft and wilted. 

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While the cabbage is cooking, cut our Signature Beef Summer Sausage into slices and brown them in a skillet. Finish this dish by arranging the sausage on top of the cabbage mixture and serving with a side of our Cranberry Mustard.

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Baked Tomatoes

For a simple, yet nutrient packed gluten-free dish, whip up these easy stuffed tomatoes. Start by cooking a few cups of quinoa, and then tossing in some green chilies, corn, a handful of our mixed nuts and a gracious amount of our Smoked Pepper Jack cheese. Then, simply stuff the mixture into a core-less and seedless tomato, and bake until it’s soft and the cheese is a nice golden brown.

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Sweet Potatoes

With tons of vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes make a fantastic side. Simply slice the potatoes and roast. After you’re done, top the potatoes with our chopped Holiday Spiced Almonds and a bit of our Smoked Blue Cheese.

With these fantastic gluten-free recipes and a handful of ingredients from Hickory Farms, eating healthy has never tasted so good!

4 Patriotic Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Hickory Farms has long been a supporter of our country’s military forces, and we want to join our fellow Americans in honoring our fallen heroes on Memorial Day. Some of the best ways to celebrate this holiday and kick off the summer season include:

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Attending a patriotic parade.

Kids always love the excitement of seeing a marching band and soldiers in a parade, but take the time to explain their significance so they can understand the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform.

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Have a family picnic.

After the parade has passed, take your family on a picnic. Our signature Beef Summer Sausage and a variety of cheeses from our Savory Cheese Collection make delicious appetizers atop our Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers. You can keep the kids busy while dad is firing up the grill by bringing a baseball and glove. This is the perfect opportunity to give your throwing arm (and your little sluggers!) a workout.

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Catch a local fireworks display.

Many cities stage patriotic displays after the sun goes down on Memorial Day to honor the lives lost in service to our country. Make sure you arrive early to spread your blanket or set up lawn chairs. Don’t forget the bug spray! Kids will love an opportunity to light up some sparklers of their own with mom and dad supervising.

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Hang our colors proudly from your front door.

Did you know that it’s a Memorial Day tradition to fly the American flag from dawn to noon at half-staff? During the remainder of the day, it’s flown at full height.

 

A good way to honor your favorite active duty and retired service members is to send them a selection of Hickory Farms Military Gifts, which we’re proud to ship free to any AFO/FPO address. Let them know you appreciate their commitment and bravery by surprising them this Memorial Day with some tasty treats.

Hickory Farms makes it super easy to place your order. Just call 800.753.8558, and speak to one of our customer service representatives or order online right from home at your convenience.