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Up North Blog

Cherry Barbecue / Root Beer Wings

Posted by Mary W. on 19th Feb 2021

Whether you're making a cozy slow-cooker game day dinner in the winter or planning a summer BBQ, these BBQ wings will be a hit. This recipe uses the unique flavors of Cherry Republic Orginal Barbecue Sauce and Cherry Root Bear (pick some up at one of our six Michigan stores) to add a tasty flavor to your ordinary chicken wings.  While the final steps to these wings call for them being cooked under the broiler, they could just as easily be placed on the grill for a great smoke ...

Slow Cooker Smoky Braised Ribs

Posted by Mary W. on 28th Sep 2020

Just add our Smoky Cherry Slow Cooker Sauce to your favorite short ribs, and prepare to fill your kitchen with heavenly aromas!Ingredients:Bone-in short ribs*, 2-3 lbs.Smoky Cherry Slow Cooker Sauce, one 17 oz. jarExtra virgin olive oilKosher saltDirections:Season each short ribs generously with salt. Add olive oil to frying pan and bring to a high heat. Add the short ribs and brown well, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place short ribs in a sprayed slow cooker and cover with Smoky Cherry Sl ...

Frozen Cherry Berry Smoothie

8th Sep 2020

Ingredients:4 oz. bag Ruby Red Freeze Dried Cherries1 1/2 cups almond milk, skim milk, or fruit juice1 banana, sliced1 cup frozen mixed berries3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt1 tablespoon honeyFresh fruit and mint sprigs for garnishInstructions:Place all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. If the smoothie seems too thick, add a little more liquid. Add additional honey to taste. Pour into two glasses, and top with fresh fruit and mint sprigs. Enjoy!Visit Dinner at the Zoo for more d ...

Cherryaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted by Mary W. on 28th Aug 2020

One of our favorite summer recipes combines the cool crispness of a salad with plump Montmorency Dried Cherries and the Asian-inspired BBQ taste of our Cherryaki Sauce. Pair our Cherryaki Lettuce Wraps with a crusty loaf of bread and a chilled bottle of wine, and you have the perfect late-summer dinner.Cherryaki Chicken Lettuce WrapsINGREDIENTS:1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts2 tbsp. canola oil6 tbsp. Cherry Republic Cherryaki Sauce1 1/2 cup  shredded carrots2/3 cup M ...

Winter White Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

Posted by Mary W. on 6th Jan 2020

Is there anything better than coming home to a simmering pot of soup on a cold winter night? This hearty recipe features our double-milled aged Premium Cherry White Cheddar Cheese and vitamin-packed cauliflower. Add a crusty baguette, a leafy green salad, and a bottle of your favorite cabernet for the perfect winter dinner!Ingredients3 tablespoons unsalted butter1 medium yellow onion, diced1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces4-5 cups low-sodium chicken broth8 oz. wel ...

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 chicken or sirloin, 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 Original or Spicy Barbecue SauceDirections: 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 ...

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 holiday season.The magic ingredients are our popular Ambassador Mix and our White Cherry Blossoms.Enjoy! This easy twist on traditional Holiday Bark is sure to delight your family and friends!CHERRY REPUBLIC HOLIDAY BARKIngredients1 Bag White Cherry Blossoms (16 oz.), melted1 Bag Ambassador Nut Mix (8 oz.), choppedDi ...

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 ...