Hickory Farms: A Tasty Holiday Tradition {Giveaway}

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, so begins a very hectic time of the year. Company parties and catch ups with close friends and family seem to be at an all time high. Though I can sometimes feel rushed in between all the shopping and parties, I feel lucky knowing that I do have family and friends that I am more than happy to see and catch up with. Even if we haven’t seen each other much through the year, now is the time to sit back (normally with a wine or two!) and talk about the year’s highs and lows, how much the kids have grown and what we are looking forward to in the new year.

Besides catching up with friends and family, another of my favorite holiday traditions is trading dreams and wishes for the new year with my husband, again often over a wine! Hickory Farms Gift Baskets are great to have on hand for the unexpected family visitor or to bring along to your husband’s office Christmas party. You know, that time when you want to come bearing presents but you have no idea what to bring.

I got to try out the Family Favorites Gift Basket which is a classic collection of Hickory Farms Signature Beef Summer Sausages and creamy Farmhouse Cheddar and Smoked Cheddar cheeses, complemented by Olive Oil & Rosemary  Crackers. The Mini Melt Away Mints were an unexpected treat.

We have had more than one use out of this Gift Basket. First, we did have a bit of a dreamy night with crackers and cheese that pair so nicely with red wine. As I am the chocoholic in the house, I have to confess I had the minty melt aways all to myself. The best thing is we’ve also used in the cheese in omelets and quiches as their is more than enough to go around.

For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together. Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings; Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories.

If you’d like to add Hickory Farms to your Holiday Family Traditions, you can purchase their gift baskets online at Hickoryfarms.com, in their 700 holiday stores and kiosks across North America, as well as in select retailers.

Win it!

Hickory Farms is also giving Mama Goes BAM readers the chance to win a Gift Basket just like the one pictured above. It is a tasty treat just in time for the holidays. In order to enter, please use the Rafflecopter below. The only required entry is your email so I can contact you if you win. Of course, the more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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49 Responses to Hickory Farms: A Tasty Holiday Tradition {Giveaway}
  1. Mary Beth Elderton
    November 16, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    We listen to “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie on Thanksgiving Day :)

  2. Natosha Zachary
    November 16, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    We always put our Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving.

  3. chelesa sims
    November 16, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    We usually go to my grandma’s house on december 24

  4. Cheryl Abdelnour
    November 16, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    BECAUSE MY DAD WAS A FARMER IN MY YOUNGER YEARS, HE HAD TON GET UP EARLY AND MILK THE COWS. SO WE OPENED GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. I HAVE CARRIED THAT TRADITION ON IN MY FAMILY.

  5. rose johnson
    November 16, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Instead of a big dinner for Christmas. My mom makes nachos, dips and Sweets. It’s different but we all love it.

  6. Maureen
    November 16, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    After Christmas Eve mass my siblings and I always made cookies for “Santa”. This way he would have warm fresh cookies. We have all brought this tradition to our own families now.

  7. Stephanie Phelps
    November 16, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    Our tradition is my Mom and I get together the day before and start the cooking and decorating. I love to have that time with her it so special and then the family starts to roll in the morning of around 10 am it is so nice to have everyone in the same place

  8. Seyma Shabbir
    November 16, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    Thanksgiving, we always get together with family eat, watch tv and complain about how much we ate. :)

  9. Nicole-Lynn
    November 16, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    My husband and I like to particpate in Operation Christmas Child where we’ll fill up a shoe box full of goodies and send them to kids in other Countries! It’s become a little tradition for us!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  10. Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    November 16, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    My hubby and I cook Thanksgiving dinner together. This tradition began many years ago when he discovered different recipes and methods to cook a turkey :)

  11. rebeka deleon
    November 16, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    we just started our own family so we don’t really have any traditions yet. but i am sure we will start making some :)

  12. pu ye
    November 16, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    We always put our Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving

  13. Alicia Keen
    November 16, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    we have uncle norman day the day after christmas. he comes over and we grill steaks !!!

  14. Darlene Owen
    November 16, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    We always get our family together and enjoy good food and company.

  15. Jeanine
    November 16, 2012 | 7:46 pm

    We usually read The Night Before Christmas every Christmas Eve to our grandchildren before leaving out cookies and milk for Santa and then we wrap gifts after they are in bed.

  16. Marcia Goss
    November 16, 2012 | 8:37 pm

    We always decorate our tree the day after Thanksgiving with our granddaughter.

  17. mechele johnson
    November 16, 2012 | 11:18 pm

    We watch A Christmas Story and let the kids open a pair of new PJ’s on Christmas Eve!

  18. Lisa R
    November 17, 2012 | 1:26 am

    Tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

    • Lisa R
      November 17, 2012 | 1:29 am

      since I’m married we go to my husbands aunt on christmas eve, that started when he was a little boy except it was his grandparents and now that grandpa had passed a few years ago and the aunt still lives there she carried on the tradition and we go

  19. Kathy Artis
    November 17, 2012 | 4:07 am

    our holiday tradition is decorating, including hubby painting holiday scene on kitchen window

  20. Kristen
    November 17, 2012 | 5:32 am

    We always bake jam thumbprint cookies during the holidays.

  21. april yedinak
    November 17, 2012 | 1:47 pm

    For Thanksgiving I make my Grandma’s Homemade stuffing with her recipe. I look forward to it all year!

  22. stephanie
    November 17, 2012 | 3:24 pm

    always loved making christmas cookies

  23. judy gardner
    November 17, 2012 | 10:50 pm

    we all have lunch at my moms house on Christmas day and she always makes a traditional hot punch instead of coffee.

  24. Debra L. Guillen
    November 18, 2012 | 11:24 am

    our family tradition around Christmas is to have a family get together to make tamales. Everyone helps in the process.

  25. Carolsue
    November 18, 2012 | 7:10 pm

    I guess our holiday tradition is to open gifts Xmas Eve — I think it’s more fun and then we can all sleep in Christmas morning. The kids are older so it doesn’t matter about “Santa” coming anymore.

  26. D Schmidt
    November 18, 2012 | 9:23 pm

    We bake cookies together and decorate them on Christmas Eve

  27. Melissa Moreno
    November 19, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Cooking dinner together and shopping the next day!
    Melissa Moreno recently posted..Daddy Scrubs Review & Giveaway!My Profile

  28. Audra Weathers
    November 19, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    Every year when we decorate the tree we watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I’m not even sure how this crazy tradition got started, but it’s stuck.

  29. latanya
    November 20, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    at thanksgiving, we each go around the table and say what we are thankful for

  30. kelly mcgrew
    November 21, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    would love to win this! i am thankful for my health

  31. Laura Jacobson
    November 21, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    We love to put our Christmas tree up Thanksgiving weekend and always put out treats to munch on! This looks so good from Hickory Farms!

  32. Gianna
    November 21, 2012 | 6:00 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. cheryl
    November 22, 2012 | 11:52 am

    we set up a huge D56 village each holiday season

  34. Marti Parks
    November 24, 2012 | 11:56 am

    We all get together and decorate sugar cookies.

  35. Elena
    November 24, 2012 | 9:47 pm

    my Mom and I bake cookies together

  36. Jackie
    November 25, 2012 | 12:03 am

    We like to have a nice breakfast as a family on Christmas morning before going out for the day.

  37. Debbie Clauer
    November 25, 2012 | 6:23 pm

    My 3 grown daughters & I plan, prepare & eat, Xmas dinner together.

  38. hollylynn
    November 25, 2012 | 7:55 pm

    Every year we pick out a new house plant instead of a tree.

  39. Jennifer
    November 26, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    We do a big Christmas Eve buffet style dinner

  40. Traci Lynn Butler
    November 26, 2012 | 5:52 pm

    Everyone gets to choose their favorite dish to be included in holiday meals

  41. Lisa Garner
    November 26, 2012 | 7:16 pm

    We get together at my mother’s house every year and all the grandchildren make and decorate Christmas cookies together.

  42. Priscilla Benavides
    Twitter: prissybenavides
    November 26, 2012 | 10:24 pm

    We have a Thanksgiving Pot Luck at my grandfather’s house, the whole family brings a dish each!
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  43. Jan
    November 26, 2012 | 10:38 pm

    We open presents on Christmas Eve, the adults, then wait for the kids to open on Christmas.

  44. Marlene Breakfield
    November 27, 2012 | 7:06 pm

    Decorating after Thanksgiving and watching Christmas classics, like It’s a Wonderful Life, Rudolph, and the Grinch.
    Marlene Breakfield recently posted..Check out this giveaway for Jake and the Neverland Pirates.My Profile

  45. laurie
    November 29, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    my favotite is decorating together

  46. Trasina McGahey
    November 29, 2012 | 9:51 pm

    Every year we make and decorate sugar cookies in all shapes and sizes with all kinds of colored frostings and every sprinkle we can find. It’s fun and messy!

  47. Deb K
    November 29, 2012 | 9:52 pm

    We get together on Christmas Eve
    Deb K recently posted..Bulu Box Giveaway 12/12My Profile

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