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Spoil Dad this Year with his Favorite Hempler’s Products

Spoil Dad this Year with his Favorite Hempler’s Products

Wondering what to get the dad in your life for Father’s Day? Put together a custom gift basket of his favorite Hempler’s products! You can even surprise him with some things he’s never tried before. This will be one Father’s Day gift that he’ll never forget.  Is dad...
Creative Ways to Connect with Family This Easter

Creative Ways to Connect with Family This Easter

Easter dinner is shaping up to look very different this year compared to years past. With social distancing mandates in effect and an “all hands on deck” emphasis to stop the spread of COVID-19, Easter will consist of intimate home dinners and celebrations instead of...
Cranberry + Bacon = Christmas Eats

Cranberry + Bacon = Christmas Eats

There are so many flavorful combos to enjoy this holiday season but nothing says “Christmas” quite like cranberries. We thought we’d round up some creative ways to serve this seasonal staple with everyone’s favorite food – bacon! Sourdough Baked Brie with...
Pumpkin Spice Glazed Bacon Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Glazed Bacon Recipe

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice, and here at Hempler’s we got curious…what would happen if we let bacon in on this trend?  Now for all the nay-sayers, let us be clear. Pumpkin Spice bacon does not taste like pumpkin. It’s glazed with brown sugar and the earthy...
Seven St. Paddy’s Day Recipes Featuring Bacon

Seven St. Paddy’s Day Recipes Featuring Bacon

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, and we’re not ones to pass up the opportunity to celebrate a holiday with delicious food. So in the spirit of “everything’s better with bacon,” here are some recipes you might want to try! Irish Beer Cheese Soup from A Spicy...
How to Carve a Ham – Boneless, Bone-in, and Spiral Sliced

How to Carve a Ham – Boneless, Bone-in, and Spiral Sliced

Hempler’s is proud to offer a full array of delicious hams for your holiday table – including Black Forest, Honey Cured, uncured, boneless, bone-in, spiral sliced, and the Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham. But you eat with your eyes first, so to make sure your...
Oktoberfest: History and Traditions

Oktoberfest: History and Traditions

Everyone knows that Oktoberfest has German roots, but few people know the history behind the annual celebration that is now replicated worldwide. With our Hempler’s heritage dating back to the 1800’s in Borken, Germany, Oktoberfest naturally holds a special place in...
Five Father’s Day Recipes He Won’t Forget

Five Father’s Day Recipes He Won’t Forget

Father’s Day is coming up soon and it’s time to treat Dad right. What better way to show that you love and appreciate him than to cook a hearty and satisfying summer meal? Here are five manly meal options to choose from for a memorable Father’s Day dinner. The secret...
Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day with these Breakfasts Kids Can Help Make

Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day with these Breakfasts Kids Can Help Make

We all know the cliché – mom awakes on Mother’s Day to a surprise breakfast in bed of barely-palatable eggs or a soggy bowl of cereal. Here at Hempler’s we love all things family, all things food, and all things tradition. And we believe that with just a little help...
Your Complete Bacon-Filled Easter Menu & Cooking Schedule

Your Complete Bacon-Filled Easter Menu & Cooking Schedule

Are you hosting Easter this year? Not only is Hempler’s ready to make your meal amazing by offering the best ham around, but we’ve also lightened your load by planning the entire meal for you. Here’s how to include Hempler’s in all aspects of your holiday table (not...
Hempler Family Holiday Traditions

Hempler Family Holiday Traditions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and also the busiest. We recently had time to chat with Dick and Kestin Hempler and learn about some of their most well-loved family traditions – and also how they’re able to make time for them even when their...
Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham

Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham

Have you tried the Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham yet? Hempler’s juicy, slow-smoked boneless and bone-in hams are hand fired right in the store with a crunchy, sweet organic honey glaze that makes for an unforgettable holiday meal. Here’s how it’s...
Ham for Thanksgiving Instead of Turkey?!

Ham for Thanksgiving Instead of Turkey?!

Have you ever noticed how all of the traditional Thanksgiving sides pair perfectly with ham? Green beans + ham? Yes. Cranberry sauce + ham? Of course. Mashed potatoes + ham? Yum. Dinner rolls + ham? Delish. And while we know that you certainly can’t stuff a ham, most...
Make Father’s Day Magical with This Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

Make Father’s Day Magical with This Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

  There are few delights as thrilling as fancy, crunchy, candied bacon. Spice it up with some cayenne, and there’s no end to how wonderful the joy can be of eating such a treat. Our friend Ed Sargent experimented with a gazillion versions of spicy candied bacon...

Hempler’s Summer Grill Hero Giveaway

  Be the most unstoppable burger flipper, the belle of the BBQ, the sausage master, this summer when you enter Hempler’s Summer Grill Hero Giveaway. We’re giving away a state of the art grill, the best tools of the trade, and so much delicious...

Potato Sausage – a Hempler’s Holiday Tradition

Around here, holiday time also means Potato Sausage time.  Our Potato Sausage has been a part of the Hempler family tradition for as long as I can remember.  My grandmother used to serve this traditional Swedish dish at every family gathering during the holidays....
The Holidays are Upon Us

The Holidays are Upon Us

I love this time of year! The sky grows darker earlier, cozy fires warm our homes, and all the kids anticipate the first snow fall. With the frigid air and frosted windows come the onset of reminiscence and reflection. It is this time of year that we recall treasured...
Easter Celebration

Easter Celebration

Ah, its spring time again! We welcome the smell of freshly cut grass, the sounds of the frogs and the birds, and the many trees already boasting their gorgeous blooms.  Easter is just around the corner now. As my family, my siblings and I prepare for our annual Easter...