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Stacy Haddorff manages the Harry & David blog to inspire readers with new recipes, party planning tips and gift giving ideas. She feels privileged to help share the incredible story of the Harry & David brand. Her home is nearly a mile from Harry & David’s Royal Crest Pear Orchard where she believes one can enjoy the best view of the scenic Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon.

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Picking the Sweetest Pears

Picking the Sweetest Pears

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Fresh Fruit | 0 comments

Brothers Harry and David studied agriculture at Cornell University. They believed that the European Comice pear that thrived in France would also do well here in Southern Oregon, and they were right. The fruit that grew was so exceptionally sweet and juicy, they knew they had something special. They gave these new Harry & David pears a name that...

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The Best Ice Cream in the World

The Best Ice Cream in the World

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Desserts & Chocolate | 0 comments

Summer is here, making it the perfect time for an ice cream gift delivery. Hailed by Time magazine as creating “the best ice cream in the world,” McConnell’s® Fine Ice Creams has been family-owned since 1949. Creating artisanal ice cream from scratch in small batches, McConnell’s uses a hybrid French pot method that gives each pint an...

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Sweet Cherry Jubilee Flambé Recipe

Sweet Cherry Jubilee Flambé Recipe

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Desserts & Chocolate, Entertaining, Fresh Fruit, Recipes | 0 comments

Plump and juicy cherries are now shipping, and if you’re looking for a reason to create an exceptional flaming dessert, this is it: Sweet Cherry Jubilee Flambé (Click to see the recipe). Use our expertly grown cherries in this flambé recipe and it’s sure to make a good impression with guests. Desserts for a crowd don’t often wow like this one does....

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A Story Rooted in Exceptional Pears

A Story Rooted in Exceptional Pears

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Fresh Fruit | 0 comments

In 1934, Harry traveled to New York City and transformed the pear orchards he and his brother David owned into a successful business. He brought enough boxes of enormous and deliciously ripe Royal Riviera® Pears with him from Southern Oregon to fill his hotel room at the Waldorf. Reaching out to a select list of top executives, Harry sent complimentary...

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Create a Stunning Fourth of July Celebration

Create a Stunning Fourth of July Celebration

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Appetizers, Desserts & Chocolate, Holidays & Celebrations | 0 comments

Host a memorable get-together for friends and family this Fourth of July. Food that is delicious and easy to prepare is perfect for summer entertaining, especially on Independence Day, when you’d rather have your eyes on the fireworks than the kitchen. Check out our suggestions to make your all-American gathering a big hit. Easy Party Food Ideas Marinated...

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