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Cherry BBQ Cocktail Sausages

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 28th May 2019

Ingredients: 1/4 cup Cherry Republic BBQ Sauce (or Spicy BBQ Sauce) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 3/4 cup brown sugar 64 oz. bag smoked cocktail sausages Directions: Mix together Cherry Republic BBQ Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, and 3/4 cup brown sugar in a crock pot. Add smoked sausages and simmer for 4-5 hours on low heat. ...

Cherry BBQ Glazed Shrimp

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 28th May 2019

Ingredients: 12 uncooked shrimp, pealed and deveined 2 tablespoons butter 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 jar Cherry Republic Original BBQ Sauce 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce Directions: Heat butter over medium to high heat until melted and slightly bubbling. Add shrimp, and cook 1-2 minutes per side, or until barely pink. Add Cherry BBQ Sauce and Worcestershire until sauce bubbles and shrimp is cooked through, approximately 1 minute. Transfer to a platter and ga ...

Momma Mary's Holiday Cherry Dressing

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 28th May 2019

Ingredients: 1 stick butter 2 cups diced onions 2 cups diced celery 1 tablespoon minced sage 1 tablespoon minced thyme 1 cup dried cherries 3 cups low sodium turkey or chicken broth 2 eggs 1/4 cups chopped parsley 16 cups crusty, stale bread olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. If using as a side dish, butter or spray a 13" x 9" baking dish. Melt 1 stick of ...

Cherry BBQ Appetizer Meatballs

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 28th May 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrr4VRQMqM8 Ingredients: One 17 oz. jar Cherry Republic BBQ Sauce One 17 oz. Cherry Republic Original Cherry Salsa One lb. frozen appetizer meatballs Directions: Add a jar each of Cherry BBQ Sauce and Original Cherry Salsa to a cooker or large pan over low to medium heat. Add meatballs and cook until thoroughly heated, then serve! ...

Broccoli and Bacon Cherry Salad

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 28th May 2019

Ingredients: 1 large head broccoli 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 cup dried cherries 1/3 cup chopped pecans or sunflower seeds 3/4 cup light salad dressing or mayonnaise 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons white vinegar salt and pepper, to taste 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled Directions: Clean, trim and chop broccoli into a large bowl. Add onion, dried cherries and pecans. Mix together salad dressing, milk, vinegar, and sugar, stirri ...

Bob's Cheesy Cherry Broccoli Casserole

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 28th May 2019

Ingredients: 2 lb fresh broccoli florets, cooked and drained 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup grated sharp cheddar 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup sliced almonds 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs 2 tablespoons butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to 350 °F. Lightly butter a 13" x 9" dish. In a saute pan on medium heat, add sliced almonds. Todd until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and allow 5 mi ...

Bring-on-Spring Cherry Kabobs

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 1st Mar 2019

Ingredients: 1 pound sirloin steaks, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper 8 whole, fresh button mushrooms 1/2 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces 3/4 cup Cherry Republic barbecue sauce   Directions: Season beef cubes with salt and pepper. On 4 long, metal skewers alternately thread peppers, onion, beef and mushrooms. Grill or broil kabobs over medium-high heat 12 to 14 min ...

Cherry Republic Holiday Bark

Posted by Mary W on 29th Nov 2018

Kathy Schmidt from our Glen Arbor store has been making this delicious (and easy!) recipe for more than 10 years. We're happy to share it with our good Citizens just in time for the 2018 holiday season. The magic ingredients are our popular Ambassador Mix and our White Cherry Blossoms. Click here to purchase our Holiday Bark Bundle at a special price through 12/31/18! Enjoy! This easy twist on traditional Holiday Bark is sure to delight your family and friends!   CHERRY REPUBLIC ...

Hot Cherry Cheese Dip

Posted by Mary W on 15th Nov 2018

Thanks to Shannon Murphy for submitting this recipe for our 2018 Holiday Recipe Contest! Shannon prefers to use our Original Cherry Salsa, but feel free to use the heat level of your choice -- from Mild to Hot to Cherries on Fire! This dip is best served hot/warm with tortilla chips (she suggests the Scoops-like chips), but it's also delicious reheated or even cold! Makes enough for a 10-person party when served with other appetizers. For fun presentation, sprinkle additional chopped dried ch ...

Three Cheese Grilled Cheese

Posted by bob on 16th Oct 2018

A hot and melty Cherry Fig Jam and three cheese grilled cheese.   In terms of comfort food, a gooey grilled cheese sandwich is the comfiest. As much as we love the original American cheese version, there are hundreds of cheeses and other add-ons out there to really spruce up this classic. We assigned our head chef with the enviable task of using our New Cherry White Cheddar Cheese and Savory Cherry Fig Jam in a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. Total Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 Diffi ...

Sweet Cherry Mojito

Posted by bob on 30th May 2018

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. white rum 8 sweet cherries Small handful fresh mint leaves Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 teaspoon raw (turbinado) sugar Club soda Directions: In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle cherries, mint, lime juice and sugar. Swirl with rum. Fill a Collins glass with ice and pour your mixture into the glass. Top it off with club soda. Mix by pouring the drink back into your mixing glass, then back into your drinking glass. ...

Cherry Republic Summer Sangria

Posted by bob on 30th May 2018

Nothing screams summer fun like a pitcher of sangria. To make it scream "summer in the Republic", be sure to use some cherry wine like our Abbondanza. Here's the recipe we use. Serves 3-5 Ingredients: 1 bottle of Cherry Republic Abbondanza Wine 1 orange 1 lime 1/2 lemon 1 C Fresh sweet cherries, slightly mashed 3T Grand Marnier 1-2 T granulated sugar, depending on your taste Ice Cubes 6oz Cherry Republic Cherry Ginger Ale  Directions: Pour the wine into ...

Cherryaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Cherryaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps Ingredients: 1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & diced 2 Tbsp. canola oil 6 Tbsp. Cherry Republic's Cherryaki sauce 1 1/2 Cup  shredded carrots 2/3 Cup dried Montmorency cherries, chopped 1/2 Cup green onions, chopped 1/3 Cup almonds, toasted & sliced 2  heads of lettuce(iceberg or romaine), washed Directions: Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat, cook chicken 3 to 4 minutes on each side, remove when cooked and coo ...

Savory Phyllo Shells with Balaton Wine

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Savory Phyllo Shells  Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Cherry Republic's Balaton wine 1 Cup dried Montmorency cherries 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tsp. minced garlic 16 oz, feta cheese, crumbled 2-10 oz. boxes frozen spinach, chopped, thawed & squeezed dry 5 Packages of mini phyllo shells Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees In a small bowl, soak cherries with wine for 30 minutes, remove cherries with strainer and set aside In a separate bowl, mix together egg, garlic, feta, sp ...

Hostess’s Favorite Appetizer

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Hostess’ Favorite AppetizerIngredients8 oz. cream cheese softened14 oz. bag Cherry Ambassador Nut Mix9 oz. jar Cherry Pepper JellyDirectionsSpread cream cheese in the center of a serving plate. Cover with Cherry Pepper Jelly and top with crushed Cherry Ambassador Nut Mix. Surround with your favorite crackers. Serve and enjoy! ...