Holiday Slow Cooker

With the holiday season upon us, I know I am always looking for ways to make it less stressful. A way to do that is to use your slow cooker where you can put in your meal and then forget about it till its done! That is where Holiday Slow Cooker comes in. With the perfectly adapted recipes in this book, you can prepare all the holiday classics without spending hours in the kitchen! Just toss the ingredients for your meal into the slow cooker and go enjoy your family and friends while dinner is cooking in the other room.

Holiday Slow Cooker has everything from appetizers to delicious sides to enticing entrées to heavenly desserts. Even though we have Christmas right around the corner, there are recipes in here for Easter to Thanksgiving too! Sugar baked apples, s’more fondue, pulled pork, cheesy bacon potatoes — these are just a few of the recipes in here!

With full-color photos and great recipes, Holiday Slow Cooker allows you to craft perfect dinners with minimal stress, and the benefits of using a slow cooker go beyond tasty meals. They allow you to free up space on the stove, let dessert cook while you are enjoying dinner, keep dishes warm for fabulous party dips, fondues and allows you to enjoy your own parties!

Hickory Farms

For the past 60 years, Hickory Farms has been popular on gift lists everywhere. They have really awesome gift boxes you can send out to your loved ones or for yourself. They have a gift box for everyone — every price range and for the products you want. We recently tried out the Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Box.

All I can say is yum. I’ve never had smoked cheese before, and it is super good! The presentation of these baskets is great. We actually brought this to Thanksgiving, and it was gone in a heartbeat, so I am not the only one who really liked it! This is definitely a product that I would send out to other family and friends. I was impressed with the quality of the product and how quickly that it was gone at our Thanksgiving get together.

Another great thing is that Hickory Farms is committed to giving back through its partnership with Share Our Strength®, a leading national not-forprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in North America. This holiday season, when customers purchase a Party Planner gift box, Hickory Farms will contribute $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign*. Customers will also have the opportunity to include a $1 donation to the campaign with their purchase at a Hickory Farms store or at Hickory Farms’ passion for fighting childhood hunger has generated more than $1.1M in contributions to Share Our Strength since 2008.

Now that you are hungry, you can find Hickory Farms’ award winning sausage, cheese and other specialty items at 750+ Hickory Farms holiday stores, online at, in catalogs, and at leading retailers throughout the holiday season. Here is how their 3 day shipping works:

Hickory Farms makes a great product that is great for your home or as a gift!

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a product sample to facilitate my review.

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