Hickory Farms for the Holidays {+ Quick Dinner Idea}

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Winner:  First of all, a big congrats to Christine L. for winning the Hickory Farms giveaway.  I hope your family enjoys the delicious gift set.  I know we sure did!

Hickory Farms holiday gift idea

Quick Dinner Recipe:  Speaking of our gift basket, here’s a confession: I used some of the Summer Sausage in an easy dinner recipe.  I simply chopped up a few ounces of the sausage, stirred it into tomato sauce, and warmed it in the microwave for a few minutes.  Then stirred it in with some cooked pasta and topped it with Parmesan cheese.  Voila, Pepperoni Pizza Pasta!  My kids and husband devoured it.  Not too shabbby– a family friendly recipe with about 5 minutes of work on my part, right?

Hickory Farms holiday gift idea

Need a gift idea?  Hickory Farms has you covered with their quality products.  They offer a variety of specialty foods and holiday food gifts that are perfect for any budget and for everyone on your list this year, like the Picnic Tote:

Hickory Farms holiday gift idea

Not only do they look beautiful, they taste delicious.  {I even bought more sausage last week when I saw a display in my grocery store.  The Summer Sausage, recently rated the #1 Summer Sausage in America and winning the 2011 Masters of Taste Gold Medal for Superior Taste, makes a great stocking stuffer!}

Hickory Farms holiday gift idea

Family Favorites Gift Basket

Charitable Giving:  One of the reasons I wanted to work with Hickory Farms on this campaign is their partnership with SOS (Share Our Strength).  SOS works to stamp out childhood hunger, a cause close to my heart.  When I went through my teaching program in college, no one prepared us that we’d possibly see families struggling to eat or children who come to school hungry with no money for lunch or breakfast in their bellies.  Yet this was a daily reality for many of my students.  Thankfully, Hickory Farms has found ways to support SOS, and this holiday season will donate $5 from each Party Planner Gift Box (to date, they’ve donated $1.9 million!

But wait– there’s more.  Hickory Farms also has a partnership with Operation Gratitude– a non-profit that provides care packages to families.   Hickory Farms has eight products that they offer free shipping to military APO and FPO addresses, including this lovely Home for the Holidays gift basket.  Doesn’t that make you love this holiday tradition even more?


Hickory Farms holiday gift idea

Home for the Holidays Military Gift Basket

Disclaimer: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.

Meet Carrie Higgins

Dreamer, thinker, + lemon squeezer; you'll usually find me clutching a mug of coffee, glue gun, fandeck of paint colors, and a child at any given time. This mom of two (and wife to one) loves to share freshly squeezed ideas for home and family. Join the adventure as we learn most lemons can indeed become lemonade-- with generous amounts of sweetness, perspective, and love.

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