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.
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!
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!
Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is all of the leftovers. And of course, those leftovers were made for creating an amazing, once a year, kind of sandwich. We’ve compiled our favorite recipes, flavors, and years of sandwich building expertise to create the ultimate Thanksgiving leftover sandwich recipe.
How To Host Friendsgiving
Thanksgiving has long been touted as the ultimate time to gather together with family and loved ones to share a meal and express gratitude. But, what about for those who live far away from their families, are celebrating on their own, or want to include friends who are like family? Enter, Friendsgiving.
Beef Summer Sausage Stuffing
Looking for a unique and delicious dish to bring to parties, potlucks, and holiday dinners? Put a creative twist on traditional stuffing recipes by adding in our award winning beef summer sausage to make a dish perfect for any occasion, no matter what time of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!