3 Delicious Deep Red Wine Recipes

Whether you drink it along with your dinner or add it to your recipe, a bold red wine is a great addition to any meal. Use the fruity Cabernet Sauvignon from our Hickory Farms Signature Gift Box to cook a rich and comforting meal with one of these delicious red wine recipes.

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Short Ribs with Veggies

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Braised meat cooked low and slow is the perfect cold weather meal. Start by making a marinade by combining the bottle of wine with leek, onion, garlic, carrots, and herbs. Then, place the short ribs in storage bags, pour the marinade over the top, and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, brown the ribs and veggies before transferring to a roasting pan. While the meat roasts, make a sauce of wine, mushrooms, shallots, and thyme. Serve the sauce over the tender meat.

Leek Wine Soup

Combining leeks and red wine into a silky soup is the perfect start to any dinner party. Begin this decadent dish by sauteeing saffron and leeks until tender. Then, pour in the red wine and simmer until reduced. Once the mixture is thickened, add chicken stock and large chunks of toasted peasant bread. Use a stick blender to puree the soup and finish with a dash of cream, as well as a bit of salt and pepper.

Beef Stew

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Beef stew is the classic red wine dish. To make this traditional version, start by browning flatiron steak in a cast iron pot. Once the meat has a nice caramel color, add onion and garlic. When the onion is soft, combine flour, your wine, a bay leaf, and herbs. Be sure to remove any browned bits before covering the pot and transferring it to the oven.

While the stew cooks, sautee a mixture of pancetta, mushrooms, carrots, and pearl onions on the stove top. When serving, top the stew with the pancetta mixture.

Whether you add wine from our Hickory Farms gift baskets to one of these recipes or pair it with chocolates or summer sausage and cheese, our red wine will really bring out the flavors of your meal.

Delicious Lunch Ideas with Hickory Farms Pears & Cheddar

If you’re looking for a delicious combination of flavors, pears and cheddar cheese taste fantastic together, as the crisp, juicy pear really brings out the natural fruit notes of the cheese. Order a Hickory Farms Fruit & Cheese Fest Gift Box, so that you can try out these delicious pear and cheddar cheese lunch recipes at your home.

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A rich and creamy soup

The brightness of the pear makes this decadent cheese soup pop. To create this dish, start by sauteeing potatoes, celery, onion, thyme, and your diced pear until everything has softened. Next, add a big splash of the white wine. Once you have cooked down the wine a bit, stir in chicken stock.

After 30 minutes, use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Now, it is time to add handfuls of grated cheddar cheese, cream, and salt and pepper. Heat the soup until the cheese is melted.

A one-of-a-kind grilled cheese

This twist on the traditional grilled cheese sandwich will please eaters of all ages. First, you will want to preheat a griddle. Then, butter one side of two pieces of bread, before placing them butter-side down on the hot griddle. Top the bread with cheddar cheese, pears, and more cheese. Complete the sandwich with another slice of buttered bread. Once the cheese is starting to melt and the bread is turning golden brown, flip the sandwich to toast the other side.

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A super crunchy salad

For a salad your whole family will love, try this unique version of a Waldorf. In a large bowl, start by blending apple cider vinegar and honey with a little salt and pepper. Then, combine the vinaigrette with chopped apples and pears, slices of celery, and cubes of cheddar cheese. Finally, stir in a handful of pecans and serve the salad over a bed of lettuce.

The combination of crisp pears with creamy, decadent cheddar is a flavor profile that your whole family is sure to love. Bring home the Fruit and Cheese Fest basket today, and surprise everybody with a little something different for lunch this week.

The Delicious Benefits of Ceylon Tea

In the midst of a hectic day, it is important to take a few minutes to get away from it all by sneaking in a little break. Take a moment for yourself by curling up with a nice hot cup of tea from our Hickory Farms Ceylon Tea Collection and experience these amazing benefits.

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The health benefits of tea

Ceylon tea has been a favorite with tea drinkers for generations. One of the reasons that this tea is so beloved is that it is a great pick-me-up. Containing between 25 and 110 mg of caffeine in each cup, tea gives you the perfect amount of caffeine to get you up and going without feeling jittery.

Studies have shown that regularly drinking tea can help your body fight free radicals. These harmful atoms have been known to cause some kinds of cancer, which makes fighting them extremely important.

If you want to drop a couple pounds, try picking up a cup of tea. Ceylon’s unique combination of vitamins, caffeine, and antioxidants is a great recipe for boosting your metabolism and can help you burn fat faster. This same combination of health boosting properties will also improve kidney function and lower your chance of developing cardiovascular disease.

Hickory Farms Ceylon Tea Collection

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In our Ceylon Tea Collection, you will find 12 different varieties of tea. For those of you who like your teas bold and flavorful, choose the English Breakfast. If you prefer to allow the subtle flavor of the tea to shine through, you will love the Asian Green Tea. Flavored tea varieties include Pomegranate, Mint, Blueberry, Mango, and more.

While the teas are great on their own, you can add an extra burst of flavor with the addition of a little milk and honey. For the perfect pairing, serve your tea with the Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection.

With fantastic flavors and great health benefits, pairing our Ceylon Tea Collection with one of our tasty snacks from Hickory Farms is the perfect way to treat yourself to a healthy moment of rest and relaxation.