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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.