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Pumpkin + Bacon Recipe Round-Up

Pumpkin + Bacon Recipe Round-Up

Pumpkin pie is cool and all but how about these pumpkins & bacon recipes for the whole family? So how do we elevate everyone’s favorite seasonal flavor? With bacon, of course! Here are some recipes to try this fall: Bacon Tart with Pumpkin and Maple: This...
Don’t Forget Your Hempler’s Ham for Easter!

Don’t Forget Your Hempler’s Ham for Easter!

Getting ready for Easter? The ham is the star of the show, and Hempler’s has options for every gathering. From whole hams to half hams, boneless to bone-in, honey-cured to uncured, spiral-sliced to unsliced, and even chicken roasts as an alternative to the...
Make Your Thanksgiving Stuffing with Hempler’s Chorizo

Make Your Thanksgiving Stuffing with Hempler’s Chorizo

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and it seems there are two distinct approaches to this food-centric holiday: 1) Those who hold staunchly to their family’s traditional recipes 2) Those who view it as an opportunity to try fun or fancy new dishes As food lovers to...
Ten Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Fall

Ten Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Fall

Fall has arrived, and if you’re like us, you’re craving all the seasonal comfort foods. One of the biggest players this season is pumpkin, so today we’ve rounded up ten of the most decadent fall foods we could find featuring the seasonal star combined with our...
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...
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...
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...