Food How To
Looking for food inspiration? Check out our how to guides for food! Explore food pairings and tasty recipes for all occasions from Hickory Farms. We are always adding new and unique how tos on the blog, so be sure to check back frequently.
Fall Entertaining Made Easy
Whether you’re hosting a holiday gathering yourself, attending a friend or family member’s feast, or just sending autumn flavors to those you can’t be with in person, Hickory Farms has gourmet gifts that are perfect for fall. Our guide to effortless entertaining this season will show you how easy it can be.
Easy & Impressive Holiday Serving Tips
Hosting a party during the holiday season can be fun…but it can also be a lot of work. If you’re looking for ways to add a little holiday magic to your gathering but want to dial down the level of effort it’ll take to impress, look no further. Our guide to holiday entertaining will help you host the perfect gathering.
How to Build the Perfect Hot Cocoa Bar
When cold weather comes around, there’s nothing better than warming up with a delicious mug of hot cocoa. So why not take that cozy feeling and turn it into a winter gathering with your friends and family? A hot cocoa bar is a great way to get together and enjoy some sweet treats with your favorite people. Our guide can help you get started!
How to Make the Perfect Platter
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. Creating the perfect platter is simple. Start with a few meat and cheese favorites. Then, add freshness and color with olives, sliced vegetables, and fruit. Finish it off with savory condiments, mustards, and fresh herbs. And—don’t forget crackers and crisps to provide the perfect base for every bite!
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.
The Ultimate Game Day Watch Party
Whether you’re a huge football 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!
Thanksgiving Turkey Tips
Thanksgiving is a time to think about all the things we’re thankful for—including the amazing people in our lives who taught us how to prepare a delicious turkey. There's no one perfect method for making a turkey, but there’s plenty of good advice on how to cook the best bird for your own holiday celebration. Here are a few of our favorite turkey tips and tricks to get you going!
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
Grilling Guide for Steaks
high-quality cut of steak is a great way to elevate any dinner. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, grilling in the backyard with friends, or sending someone a gourmet gift, a selection of impressive steaks always steals the show. Enjoying a delicious steak at home is easier than it looks! This grilling guide can be your introduction to Hickory Farms’ Steakhouse collection and help you prepare our restaurant-quality steaks perfectly every time.
Lillie’s Q Ribs Recipe
If nothing gets you fired up for grilling like smoky, saucy, and tender ribs, then you’re going to love this recipe! We’ve teamed up with Lillie’s Q and paired our delicious Premium Pork Ribs with their legendary rubs and sauces. All-natural ingredients and a passion for bold flavor are what make Lillie’s Q the authority on Southern barbeque, and we know you’ll love trying this recipe in your kitchen or backyard.
How to Make a Bloody Mary Bar
The Bloody Mary is a bold, high-flavor cocktail that’s cult following has landed it in the spotlight for game day parties and brunch. A gift of our Gourmet Bloody Mary Crate includes everything needed to create a fun and delicious Bloody Mary bar that guests will love!