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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

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

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 before...