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.

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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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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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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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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 Self-Care Ideas

Spring is here! It’s a great time to make some intentional choices to indulge yourself in a little self-care to shake off the winter blahs. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you get outside, get centered, and make some time to treat yourself to some much-needed TLC.

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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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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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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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DIY - The Perfect Mimosa Bar

Brunch is already everyone’s favorite meal, but do you really want to wow your guests next time you host a brunch gathering? Treat them to a DIY mimosa bar! It’s an easy and delicious way to make your next gathering or party memorable.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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