Complete Your Thanksgiving Dinner with a Spiral Ham




Hickory Farms has been busy shipping our delicious holiday goodies to homes all across the United States in time for the upcoming holidays. And while there’s certainly always a place for a turkey on your dinner table, our Spiral Sliced Holiday Ham makes a wonderful addition to any party or family celebration. Here are some delicious recipes for side dishes that pair well with ham.


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A healthy alternative to the usual calorie-laden holiday dish is this Green Bean with Shallots and Hazelnuts recipe. It’s super easy to make and is a dish vegetable lovers and vegetarians will love. The hazelnuts give it a nice crunchy finish that even the pickiest eaters at the dinner table won’t be able to resist.


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This rich and creamy Two Cheese Squash Casserole makes good use of this classic fall vegetable. You can reduce the caloric load by substituting low- or no-fat sour cream and low-fat cheddar. You can also add some color by tossing in some sliced zucchini or adding another type of squash to the mix.


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A truly decadent Thanksgiving dish that is a side dish staple for many families during holiday celebrations is this Cornflake, Pecan and Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole. It’s sweet and delicious, and the cornflakes add a crunchy texture that blends well with the gooey marshmallows.

Whether you’re making the Thanksgiving feast or will be a guest at another’s table, you’re sure to be welcomed with open arms with one of these dishes. For an even more convenient option, consider bringing along one of our fully cooked, award-winning savory Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham with enclosed glaze mix!

The holiday party doesn’t start until Hickory Farms is in the house! Make this year’s gathering the best yet by ordering online for speedy home delivery, or by calling 800.753.8558. We also have convenient Holiday Market locations. Stop by to browse our market, so you can stock up on all-occasion delicacies and special holiday treats.


New Spring Gifts from Hickory Farms

The spring season is always an exciting time of year. As nature is bursting with color, we are bursting with energy to get outdoors and enjoy beautiful weather and our favorite spring season traditions. So to celebrate this vibrant time of year, Hickory Farms is offering new spring gifts to make the season even sweeter. It’s just our way of making this season burst with color, energy, and now flavor, too!

Each spring gift from Hickory Farms comes in a beautiful basket that was thoughtfully designed with bright spring colors and flavors that are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Made with only the freshest of ingredients, our spring gifts feature refreshing fruits, delicious snacks, and delectable treats that can take any spring activity from plain to perfectly delightful.

With The Spring Treats basket you can enjoy D’Anjou Pears, a Fuji Apple, a Navel Orange, Mixed Nuts, 2 Farmhouse Cheddar wedges, and Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers. You also get our famous Pastel Chocolate Dutch Mints and a Large Spring Flower Decorated Sugar Cookie for a nice sweet treat. 

The Spring Treats Basket from Hickory Farms

The Hickory Spring Reserve features a lot of the same delicious gourmet snacks and sweets including the Pastel Chocolate Dutch Mints and our cute, flower-shaped Sugar Cookie, but this beautiful basket also includes Kiwi Fruit, Roasted & Salted Pistachios and a bottle of Mirassou Chardonnay.

The Hickory Spring Reserve Basket from Hickory Farms

Our Bountiful Spring Tastings come in a beautiful basket filled to the brim with signature Hickory Farms gourmet goodies including Roasted & Salted Pistachios, Chocolate Covered Dried Strawberries, Lemon Crème Almonds, Mini Dried Fruit Tray, and a Large Spring Flower Decorated Sugar Cookie.

Our Bountiful Spring Tastings Basket from Hickory Farms

Our new spring gifts are perfect for welcoming a new neighbor or as a special way to wish someone a happy birthday. They make for wonderful graduation gifts and thank you gifts, too!

Who are you planning to surprise with spring colors and flavors this season?  Tell us in a comment below.

Top of the Class Graduation Party

April showers bring May flowers… and May graduates! If you are celebrating a diploma this spring, make the graduate feel special by hosting a themed graduation party. Here are some wonderful ideas for graduation party themes.

Keep it Classic Cap and Gown…

Take the traditional graduation garb as inspiration for creating eye-catching décor and food displays. This theme doesn’t have to get tacky, just think chic!

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Show His or Her True Colors…


Create a spread with school colors. With this theme, you can choose to look back or look forward by either using the colors of the school the graduate attended or the by using the colors of the next school the graduate will be starting at.

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Dream On…

Whether the graduate is starting a new study, entering the work-world, or pursuing another ambitious goal, encourage him or her to dream big! Let the graduate’s biggest passions in life inspire a theme that’s all about following your dreams!

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Here are some other great entertaining and decorating ideas to celebrate the graduate in style.

Hang old photos of the grad throughout the years.

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 Make a clever play on words like this “bright future” candy-filled light bulb or this “smart cookie” jar.

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Put out disposable cameras so everyone can participate in the celebrating and memory-making!

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In lieu of a guest book, leave out something for guests to share their words of wisdom for the graduate. Here’s a unique idea – use puzzle pieces!

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Focus on the graduation celebration and leave the rest of the entertaining to Hickory Farms. From our HoneyGold® Ham and Beef Hickory Sampler to our Family Favorites and Our Deluxe Signature Sausage and Cheese box, we have all you need for a celebratory spread. And if you’re looking for a little something for the graduate, don’t forget about our Fruitful Gift Tower.