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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 ...

Favorite Holiday Appetizer

Posted by Mary W. on 21st Sep 2020

Every hostess needs a go-to appetizer for those last-minute gatherings over the holidays. This one isn't only easy, it's delicious and sure to become a seasonal favorite!Favorite Holiday AppetizerIngredients:- Cream Cheese, 8 oz. softened- Cherry Nut Mix, 14 oz. bag- Cherry Pepper Jelly, 9 oz. jar - Water Crackers, 1 boxDirections:Spread cream cheese in the center of a serving plate. Cover with Cherry Republic Cherry Pepper Jelly and top with crushed Cherry Republic Cherry Nut Mix. Sur ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Cherry Root Beer & Cherry BBQ sauce sliders

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Cherry Republic's Cherry Root Beer & Cherry BBQ sauce pulled pork sliders Ingredients 4 lbs. pre-cooked pulled pork 16 oz. Cherry Republic's Root Beer 4 Cup Cherry BBQ sauce 5 - dozen mini pretzel buns or your favorite bun! Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees In a large bowl, mix together root beer and BBQ sauce In a large baking pan with sides, heat pulled pork with sauce mixed thoroughly, covered with tinfoil until hot Add pulled pork to a large crock pot to keep hot ...

Hostess's Favorite Appetizer

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Every hostess needs a go-to appetizer for those last-minute gatherings over the holidays. This one isn't only easy, it's delicious and sure to become a seasonal favorite!Hostess's Favorite AppetizerIngredients:Cream Cheese, 8 oz. softenedCherry Ambassador Nut Mix, 14 oz. bagCherry Pepper Jelly, 9 oz. jar Water Crackers, 1 boxDirections:Spread cream cheese in the center of a serving plate. Cover with Cherry Republic Cherry Pepper Jelly and top with crushed Cherry Republic Cherry Am ...

Cherry BBQ Wings

Posted by bob on 22nd Sep 2016

Introducing Cherry Republic’s Cherry BBQ Spice Rub - straight out of our kitchen, just in time for the tailgating season. As the weather starts to cool, stay warm at the grill eating our new spicy-hot and zesty-tart BBQ Rub. Our Chef has already created a delicious Cherry BBQ wing recipe. Give it a try and let us know what you think.Ingredients: 1 pound fresh chicken wings 2 Tablespoons Cherry BBQ spice rubDirections: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, toss wings with ...

Ultimate Cherry Republic Breakfast Muffins

Posted by bob on 21st Sep 2016

Whenever we introduce a new product, our Chef creates something new with it. This new sweet sauce turned into a delicious baked treat: the Ultimate Cherry Republic Breakfast Muffin. These muffins are good for breakfast, as a sidekick to coffee, or for something special with guests. They are just plain good.... Wet Ingredients: 2 Eggs 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt 1 tsp Vanilla 1 cup Caramel Flavored Cherry Applesauce Dry Ingredients: 3/4 cup Brown Sugar 1 1/2 cup All Purpos ...

BBQ Sauce

Posted by bob on 28th Jul 2016

Summer 2016 we introduced two new barbecue sauces to our stores.  Below are some photos of our Mantinou Gold NEW, Smoky Cherry BBQ Dressing NEW and Original BBQ. Mantinou Gold BBQ Sauce,  is a delicious blend of our mustard and Cherry BBQ Sauce. Its honey sweet and tart mustard flavor make this a must have for every griller’s arsenal. Our secret blend of spices and cherries makes our Cherry BBQ Sauce rich, tangy, and wonderfully different. On ribs, chicken, burgers, even bratwurst, ...

New BBQ sauce

Posted by LauraAnn on 2nd Jun 2016

We hope you can help us WELCOME! our two new barbecue sauces, Manitou Gold and Smokey Cherry Barbecue Dressing . Eric from Grand Rapids, Molly from St. Louis and Tyler from Boston stopped by the store on their way to the airport and were excited to try out the new barbecue sauces. I spent time with Chris and Matt while they worked on some new recipes using the Manitou Gold and Smokey Cherry Barbecue Dressing . Below Chris works on writing down all the details for our Cherry Rep ...

Jelly, jam, preserves, fruit butters and conserves, what is the difference?

Posted by andrewm on 8th Apr 2016

While we all love grandma's canned jam, fruit preserves, or apple butter, did anyone know if it was technically a jam or a jelly?  I personally have always wondered what is the difference, and the same goes for all of Cherry Republic’s jellies, jams, preserves, fruit butters… and now our new conserve. Jelly is made from a combination of sugar, pectin, acid (citric acid), and fruit juice, cooked together to become a clear fruit spread. The fruit juice is the key to the clear appearance.  Whi ...

2016 Tailgating/Bowl Game Recipes

Posted by andrewm on 12th Feb 2016

We had a contest for $20 Cherry Republic Gift Cards to see if we could get your best tailgating or super bowl party recipe. We had a total for four people submit recipes and the rest of you must be pretty secretive over your special recipes. Congratulations to Teri, Shelly, and Ted who's dishes were selected to win the $20 gift card, thanks for sharing your secret recipes. Boneless Wings Dipping Sauce or Salad Dressing – Teri S. Ingredients: Cherry Republic Cherry Artisan Mustard – 3 ...

New Holiday Goodness At Cherry Republic

Posted by andrewm on 3rd Dec 2015

Just in time for gift giving we’ve brought back our holiday favorites, to spice up everyone’s holidays. When we break out these seasonal favorites, winter has started, and the holidays are around the corner…you can see the transformation at Cherry Republic to holiday cheer. Our Snowy Orchard Crunch is a winter favorite, a tasty mix of dried cherries, pecans, caramel corn and topped off with white chocolate drizzle...place the Snowy Orchard Crunch in a bowl and watch it disappear before yo ...

Holiday Tiny Houses - Ginger Bread House

Posted by Sara B on 2nd Dec 2015

Gingerbread is an awesome holiday tradition for young and old. Honestly, what brings out your inner child more than playing with your food!? You can get in the spirit of the holidays with the recipes below and I highly recommend Christa Currie's "Gingerbread Houses: A Complete Guide to Baking, Building & Decorating." While there are lots of resources out there, Currie's book is simple, small, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Gingerbread 1 cup molasses 1 cup shortening 1 cup sugar ...