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How to Show Compassion When Life Gets Real

Life can’t be sunshine and rainbows 100% of the time. And that’s okay. When a friend or loved one is going through a tough time, you may want to offer support, but it can be hard to know how. Fear of saying or doing the wrong thing, timing, distance, or difficulty finding the right words can make it challenging to show you care. That’s where an empathetic gift can help . A thoughtful present can be a first step in bringing comfort and compassion to someone in need.

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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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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!

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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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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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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. Here are our tips for creating a fun and delicious Bloody Mary bar that guests will love!

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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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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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