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Hickory Farms Blog

Welcome to the Hickory Farms blog! Here you can explore tasty recipes featuring our delicious food, gift guides, food entertaining ideas & more!

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Life’s Giftable Moments Guide

Celebrations, milestones, struggles, and everything in between—life is full of moments that we share with people we care about. Check out our list of gifts that are perfect for connecting with the important people in your life.

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Welcome Back to the Office

After working remotely for the last year due to the global pandemic, many people are now returning to their offices. Welcome back gifts are the perfect way to express gratitude and show how excited you are to be back in person together at the office.

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Staff Pick-Nics

July is National Picnic Month! In honor of all the fun that awaits, we’ve rounded up our staff’s top picks for summer picnics. Take a look at our favorite “pick-nics” to get snack inspiration for your next outdoor adventure!

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What Your Snacking Habits Say About You

Everyone has different tastes when it comes to snacks, but it turns out there could be more to it than just liking sweet or savory. Discover what your snack picks could say about your personality!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dad has always been your hero, so make sure he gets the very best gifts for Father’s Day! Our list of gift ideas has top picks for every dad. Whether he’s into snacking or grilling—or both!—you’re sure to find something delicious he’ll love.

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How To Create a Charduderie Board

Celebrate the men in your life with a dude-food twist on a classic charcuterie spread. We’ll show you how to create a charduderie board perfect for celebrating Father’s Day.

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Appreciation Gifts Ideas for Essential Workers

Give the essential worker in your life the perfect thank you gift with one of our appreciation gifts. Shop for gift baskets for teachers, nurses, nursing assistants, EMTs, and veterinarians today!

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How to Make the Perfect Platter

A meat and cheese board is always the perfect appetizer. It’s easy, customizable, and totally delicious. Check out these expert tips to help your board come together perfectly!

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Grilling Guide for Steaks

Enjoying a restaurant-quality steak at home is easier than it looks! This guide can help you prepare the perfect steak, no matter which cut is your favorite.

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Guide: Pairing Beer with Burgers, Brats & Sliders

There’s something so satisfying about firing up the grill, sipping cold beer, and cooking up some burgers and brats. It’s easy to send the gift of a backyard cookout with Hickory Farms flavors. Adding some deliciously unexpected toppings and expertly-paired Goose Island beers takes the experience to the next level.

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DIY – The Perfect Mimosa Bar

DIY – The Perfect Mimosa Bar

Up the wow factor at your next brunch by treating guests to a DIY mimosa bar! It’s an easy and delicious way to make an impression.

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Thank You Gift Ideas

Thank You Gift Ideas

Celebrate the people who’ve made a difference in your life with a gift they’ll love digging into! A unique gourmet gift basket is a great way to show your gratitude, whether you’re looking for a gift for your friends, parents, or coworkers. Our collection of snacks and treats is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Check out our top picks!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If there’s anyone that deserves their own special day, it’s Moms. Even if you can’t be together, make sure she knows how much you appreciate everything she does with a virtual Mother’s Day celebration!

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Ultimate Wine Guide for Moms

Ultimate Wine Guide for Mom

If anyone has a reputation for appreciating wine, it’s moms. If you’re looking to send a bottle for Mother’s Day, this guide can help you pick the perfect wine gift that will suit her personality.

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Popular Wines by State

Popular Wines by State

When you think about each state’s nickname, slogan, or even their most iconic food, most of them are no surprise. Georgia as “The Peach State,” deep dish pizza from Illinois, and California’s famed “Eureka!” slogan. But what about each state’s wine?

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Your Guide to Outdoor Brunch

Springtime celebration calls for everyone’s favorite meal mashup, brunch. If you don’t want to miss out on the fun, but also don’t want to sacrifice safety, we’ve got some tips for hosting brunch outdoors so you can keep your distance while enjoying everything you love about this spring-perfect meal.

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Honey Pineapple Mustard Glazed Ham

A delicious, tender ham is always a popular choice for brunch. Even if you’ve never done it before, cooking the perfect glazed ham is easy to do at home. Our flavorful HoneyGold Ham® is a great choice for your Easter or Mother’s Day brunch table.

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Easter Gift Guide

Hop into something unexpectedly delicious this year! Whether sending gifts to your favorite sweet tooth or someone who prefers their snacks on the savory side, we’ve got you covered with our best gift ideas for Easter.

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How to Start a Spring Garden

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at gardening, there’s no better time to dig into this rewarding, relaxing hobby like spring. Check out these tips for indoor and outdoor gardening before you start plotting.

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Spring Gift Ideas

Time to shake off the winter blues and look forward to celebrating spring with fun, fresh flavors. Our spring gift ideas can help you always have something delicious nearby for showers, parties, and just to brighten someone’s special day.

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Guide to Year-Round Corporate Gifting

Guide to Year-Round Corporate Gifting

We know that gifts are an important reflection of your business and help you build connections with customers, clients, and colleagues. If you’re looking for impressive, gourmet gifts that are easy to order and always appealing, you’re going to love our business gifts.

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Sympathy Gift Ideas

When a family member, coworker, or friend experiences a loss, you can show your support with a care package filled with comforting flavors. Not sure where to start? Our list of sympathy baskets and gifts will help you choose something that will help bring people together and show you’re thinking of them.

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Thinking of You Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for the perfect pick to show someone special they’re on your mind, our list of thinking of you gift baskets is a great place to find something they’ll love. A surprise can really brighten someone’s day, and nothing delights quite like a delicious gift featuring gourmet snacks.

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Wine Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Fewer gift options are as diverse and simple as a bottle of wine. No matter the occasion, a bottle of wine will easily win any recipient over. It doesn’t matter if your loved one prefers sweet or dry, red or white, there is surely a bottle of wine that will fit your gifting needs.

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Congratulations Gift Ideas

Who doesn’t love getting a gift when they’ve reached a milestone? If you want to congratulate someone on an achievement, recognize a job well done, or commemorate a special day, a gourmet food gift from Hickory Farms is a great way to celebrate. Here are our top picks!

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Birthday Gift Ideas

Everyone has a birthday, which means you most likely have a long list of names to shop for over the year. Birthday gifts can sometimes be tricky—what do you get for the person who has everything? How about someone who lives far away? Or for someone you do business with through work? No need to stress! Our list of birthday gift ideas has you covered when it’s time to shop.

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Top Gifts for Every Occasion

Finding the perfect gift for any occasion doesn’t have to be difficult! We’re here to help, with a collection of effortlessly delicious gifts that are sure to delight, no matter what you’re celebrating. Take a look at our top gift ideas for every occasion—we know you’ll find something for everyone you’re shopping for.

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How to Ship Wine as a Gift

A great bottle of wine always makes for a fun gift to give family and friends to celebrate a special occasion. A bottle of wine can be enjoyed at home on its own or paired with a favorite meal. It doesn’t matter if your gift recipient is across town or across the country, help them celebrate by shipping wine directly to their doorstep.

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How to Choose the Best Seasonal Wines

Whenever the seasons change, our cravings for food and wine tend to change along with it. While finding seasonal wine flavors isn’t as simple as white wine when it’s warm and red wine when it’s cool, following a few guidelines can help you in your wine-buying journey.

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The Ultimate Game Day Watch Party

Whether you’re a huge sports fan, or just there for the snacks, a game day viewing party is a fun way to gather together with friends. There are plenty of ways to do it—a barbeque bash, a high-energy tailgate, or a lowkey house hangout –but no matter how you’re getting together to watch, you’re going to want to be prepared to feed a crowd. These tips can help you throw the ultimate game day watch party!

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Food and Wine Pairing Guide

A bottle of wine is a fantastic gift suitable for any special event or occasion. From holidays to birthdays, special anniversaries to simply saying “thank you,” there are hundreds of bottles of wine to choose from. Enhance your gift with a few fun and unique wine accessories that will surely thrill any of your friends and family members.

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Wine Gift Suggestions for Every Recipient

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday celebration, holiday party, anniversary, or any other special occasion, there are plenty of wine gift options suitable for any taste and budget. Check out these wine gift suggestions for her, him, or them below.

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A Guide to Wine Accessories Gifts

A bottle of wine is a fantastic gift suitable for any special event or occasion. From holidays to birthdays, special anniversaries to simply saying “thank you,” there are hundreds of bottles of wine to choose from. Enhance your gift with a few fun and unique wine accessories that will surely thrill any of your friends and family members.

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Guide to Wine Gift Etiquette

Are you going to a dinner party or looking forward to finding a perfect housewarming gift for a new homeowner? Maybe you want to help friends celebrate an anniversary or engagement and are stuck trying to find a gift that is simple, yet thoughtful. Look no further than your local wine shop, because wine is always a well-received gift that’s perfect for any occasion!

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How to Choose Great Wine for Gifting

Attending a party empty-handed is always out of the question but deciding what to bring as a token of appreciation can be a challenge. Food is often a popular choice, but with today’s dietary restrictions there’s a strong chance your hard work will go unappreciated by fellow guests. Instead of spending all day cooking up a dish that no one will eat, we suggest the easier and more loved option that was originally gifted to kings: a simple bottle of wine.

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer heat have you feeling thirsty? There’s no better way to refresh and enjoy the summer sun than with a classic cocktail featuring the best seasonal flavors. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite recipes here.

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Special Dietary Needs Gift Ideas

We believe food gifts should be enjoyed by all, especially those with special dietary needs and preferences. That’s why we’ve put together a list of gifts for those who enjoy a gluten-free, keto, or meatless lifestyle because our gifts are made that much better when everyone can indulge.

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How to Grow a Summer Herb Garden

Summertime is synonymous with sunshine. If you’re looking for a fun way to make the most of these lighter days, a fun, low-effort project is starting your own summer herb garden. You can grow herbs right at home, no matter if you live in a house with a huge backyard or an apartment with a small patio; herbs do great in garden beds or flower pots.

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The Best Snacks for Your Virtual Movie Watch Party

If social distancing has you missing friends and family, hosting a virtual watch party is a great way to connect! Pick your all-time favorite movie or a show you’ve been excited to binge, invite your favorite people, and let the party begin.

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Guide to Beer Pairings

Love getting together with friends and family and popping open a few of your favorite beers? Looking for the perfect snack to share at your next party? Hickory Farms team member Shaun Ely helped us gather some tasty recommendations for pairing our meat and cheese with beer to make delicious combinations all year long.

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Burger Bar Ideas

Few things compare to getting together with family and friends and enjoying food and fun outdoors. Want to bring your next backyard barbecue or party to the next level? Try creating a burger bar or slider bar next time you’re entertaining! Or, a gift of Hickory Farms burgers, cheeses, and condiments is a great way to send a delicious party to someone special if you can’t get together in person.

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Wine & Chocolate Pairings

There’s no question that wine and cheese pairings get a lot of love, but Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to sweeten up these matches and swap out the charcuterie with chocolate. No matter what style of wine you’re into, there’s a chocolate pairing that’ll make the flavor experience even better!

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Perfect Wine & Food Pairings

Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or a large gathering with all of your friends, a meat and cheese board is the perfect party appetizer. It’s easy to make, easy for guests to serve themselves, endlessly customizable, and not to mention, totally delicious. We’ve got expert tips to help your meat and cheese spread come together perfectly.

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Taste of California Gift Ideas

Whether you’re shopping for a foodie who loves to try new, regional flavors, or for someone who loves all things California, we’ve got plenty of gift ideas that’ll take them straight to the West Coast! With packaging that captures the magic of the Golden State, this line of elevated gifts is perfect for any occasion.

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer heat have you feeling thirsty? There’s no better way to refresh and enjoy the summer sun than with a classic cocktail featuring the best seasonal flavors. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite recipes here.

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Hot Pepper Bacon Jam Cheeseburger

It’s time to get cheesy--with cheeseburgers! We decided to play around with a few of our favorite savory flavors to create a quick, easy, and delicious hot pepper bacon jam burger with cheddar cheese. With just a few ingredients you can whip up a unique burger that everyone will enjoy! But what makes this cheeseburger so tasty? It’s the mix of our juicy Prime Burgers topped with hearty cheese and Hot Pepper Bacon Jam

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Journey Through California

Whether you're shopping for a gift for the foodie on your list or want to celebrate a special occasion with a unique assortment of snacks, Taste of California by Hickory Farms has the perfect pick. This collection of California-inspired gifts expertly pairs well-loved West Coast flavors with Hickory Farms favorites for a gourmet gift experience.

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