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Family Traditions with Hickory Farms #HickoryTradition

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Growing up in a large family means that we celebrate everything! Every Thanksgiving my mother ( the oldest of 5) would gather up her sisters and all of her nieces and nephew for a day filled with cooking, eating and creating lots of memories at the family headquarters. My home!

The women would start off sitting around the dining room table (which still stands today) drinking coffee, to eventually rolling up their sleeves and joining my grandmother, the queen of the kitchen, in making the kitchen sizzle and smell delicious!

As a little girl, one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions had to be when my grandmother would clear off the dining room table to create mini workstations for the little ones. We were in charge of peeling and grating all the vegetables that would be used to make Pasteles, a traditional dish made in latin families by the hundreds!

Now that the little ones are older with families of our own, we are responsible for keeping and maintaining these family traditions. After all keeping family traditions is what helps to keep the family connection right?


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My Red Ribbon Treat box which included

  • (2) 5 oz. Our Signature Beef Summer Sausage
  • 4 oz. Smoked Cheddar Blend
  • 4 oz. Farmhouse Cheddar
  • (2) 1.25 oz. Sweet Hot Mustard
  • 0.9 oz. Golden Toasted Crackers
  • Hahn Pinot Noir

The perfect beginning to a holiday party!

And with blended families it’s always fun to mix old traditions with new traditions, like holiday entertaining with Hickory Farms.

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  (I used an old recipe and revised it with Hickory Farms Cheese!)

According to a national survey, nearly half of American adults agree that the holiday shopping season officially starts when they see Hickory Farms arrive at their local mall.

There are sausages and cheeses, fruits and nuts, and my favorite, sweets and treats, the perfect ending to any family meal and new to Hickory Farms is their decadent White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark!

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The perfect blend of White & Dark Chocolate topped with bits of crushed peppermint candy cane. Break and serve! perfect with hot cocoa!

Did you know that Hickory Farms is America’s most famous holiday food gift brand, enjoyed by holiday shoppers seeking the perfect gifts for family and friends for over 60 years and for me, makes holiday shopping so much easier.

Hickory Farms helps people appreciate shared moments that are worth embracing and passing down through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones.

 Hickory Farms’ food gifts are available at Holiday Market locations nationwide, on and at leading retailers.


What are you favorite holiday traditions that you have passed down? share your thoughts for a chance to win your own White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark! Giveaway ends 12/1/15



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. 



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