Hickory Farms Snacks that Wow Your Pool Party Guests

With the weather heating up, it is time to start planning your first pool party of the season. While you will need the basics, including pool toys, lively music, and good friends, one of the most important components of a great pool party is the food. Make a spread of treats that are nice and refreshing by trying out these dishes using kiwis from one of our fabulous Hickory Farms fruit baskets, Bountiful Tastings.

Kiwi Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

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Cinnamon and kiwis are just two of the unexpected flavors that you will find in this delicious twist on chips and salsa. Start by peeling and dicing your kiwis, along with the Fuji apples from the basket, a good handful of raspberries, and chopped strawberries. Combine the fruit in a small bowl and top with brown sugar and a scoop of strawberry jam.

Next make your chips. Cut tortillas into wedges and coat them with vegetable spray. For extra sweetness, toss the tortillas in cinnamon and sugar before baking.

Kiwi Coleslaw

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Dressing up your coleslaw can transform this picnic staple into something a little more playful. For this version, start by mixing shredded cabbage with grated carrots and slices of celery. Then, toss the veggies with chopped kiwi fruit and a few tablespoons of your favorite French dressing. For the finishing touches, top with coarsely chopped Mixed Nuts from the basket.

Ambrosia

It wouldn’t truly be an outdoor party without a good ambrosia salad. This version adds in a little extra fruit for a tropical twist that is perfect for lounging by the pool. First, mix together the fruit, including your chopped kiwis, the Navel Oranges from the basket, a couple bananas, a mango, and a handful of raisins. Then, simply combine the whole thing together with some whipped cream and a bit of shredded coconut.

With these three delicious dishes, our kiwis will be the real star of your next pool party. Order one of our Hickory Farms Bountiful Tastings baskets today, and treat your family to fresh fruits, crunchy snacks, creamy cheeses, and plenty of other delicious surprises.

Start Your Mornings Off with a Creamy Fruit Crepe

There’s something so decadently European about indulging in a crepe filled with ripe and succulent seasonal fruits. Reminiscent of lingering late breakfasts at open-air cafes, the mouthwatering flavor and light, airy texture of a crepe can be easily duplicated right in your own kitchen. Hickory Farms is sharing some of our favorite crepe recipes below with our valued customers.

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Creamy Strawberry Crepes

Sun-kissed strawberries are the star of this perennial brunch favorite. The secret to creating the perfect crepe is making the egg batter uniformly thin on a well-oiled griddle set to medium heat. Lightly brown one side, then flip, and set aside while you blend the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. The sliced strawberries should be added inside with a creamy filling. Make sure you reserve a dollop of cream cheese filling and a few berries to top the rolled crepes. Then, dust lightly with powdered sugar.

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Peaches ‘n Cream Crepes 

Make the most of summer’s bounty with our Summer Fruit Collection, which includes sweet and juicy peaches, plums and nectarines. This healthy recipe features egg substitutes, so people watching their cholesterol can still indulge in this rich treat. All of the fruits in our collection blend nicely together in a delicious medley, so you can use a combination for an explosion of sweet summer goodness.

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Apple Crepes

Bountiful fall harvests have provided a bumper crop of apples to fill our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box. Choose from either our Granny Smith or Fuji apples as a filling for these sweet treats that can double as an autumn dessert. Add a couple spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon for a tasty finish.

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Hickory Farms celebrates the natural goodness of fruits year round with a variety of delights, like our Bountiful Tastings gift basket. It makes for the perfect token of appreciation on birthdays, anniversaries and holiday celebrations. Call us today at 800.753.8558 to place your order for delivery.

An Alfresco Affair – Outdoor Party Ideas

Summer is the perfect time to throw an alfresco affair! This summer, let loose and have fun enjoying old friends’ company and the pleasure of making new acquaintances. Hickory Farms has found a few great ideas you can use to make your next get-together the soirée of the summer.

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  • You can enhance your outdoor ambiance with colored paper lanterns, or strands of lights, strung through backyard trees or bushes. And to adjust the grooves for every mood, we followed the lead of Los Angeles-based party planner and photographer Amy Neunsinger. She uses the music service Sonos to play different tunes in separate party areas, all controlled by a click of her Smartphone.

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  • Hickory Farms Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham pairs beautifully on a platter alongside some lightly grilled fruit. The tropical delights of mango and kiwi in our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box make a fresh and light dessert. Just add a sprig of rosemary for some additional flair!
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  • Keep all your treats together on an attractive appetizer tray, so your decor looks organized and put-together. Plus, you’ll have plenty of room on this tray for our Hickory Farms Mustard Variety Pack and a wide selection of cheeses.
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  • Let guests build their own wraps with different kinds of tortillas, shredded lettuce or spinach, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, cucumbers and olives. For meat lovers, shred some grilled chicken and add it to the veggie mix. Then, top it with a little olive oil, if you desire.

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Hickory Farms also has a great selection of wine gifts that are perfect to serve at any summer gathering with friends. They also make wonderful hostess gifts for the thoughtful guest to have on hand for spur-of-the-moment invitations that come so frequently when the weather warms up. 

Ordering from Hickory Farms couldn’t be any easier. Just a few clicks of your mouse will have your order shipped right to your door. Or, you can place your order by phone at 800.752.8558.