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Need Gift Giving Ideas?

This simple, yet delicious recipe will have your friends and family asking if you recently attended a dessert making class. Chocolate covered Maraschino Cherries with a ground macadamia sprinkle will be the perfect homemade gift for all to enjoy. Place the finished sweets in a...

Cherry Cordial Martini? Yes Please!

With the holiday festivities setting in, you need a perfect cocktail to go with all of your prepping and entertaining. Be your own mixologist and impress friends and family with this Cherry Cordial Martini. Four ingredients packed full of cherry flavor, 5-minute prep time or...

Switch it up this Fall with a Maraschino Cherry twist

With all of the comforts of Fall setting in, baking and cooking warms up the soul and brings families closer together around the holiday season. Why not switch it up this Fall with a Maraschino Cherry twist?! Love warm bread? Ever had it with Maraschino...

Cherry picking season may be over…

Cherry picking season may be over, but the fall baking season has just begun. And who’s the hero? Why it’s the Maraschino Cherry of course. Whether you’re in the mood for cookies, cupcakes, breads or muffins, there are plenty of recipes that feature the delectable...

Party Essentials Every Home Bar Needs

After 20-plus years in hospitality and management of high volume cocktail and wine programs, Nathaniel Loggins — a Shreveport, spirits expert with Wines Unlimited — knows his way behind the bar....

NCGIF Gets A Makeover

Welcome to the new NCGIF website and blog! A lot has changed and you probably don’t recognize much so allow us to give you a tour. The first thing you probably noticed was our shiny, new logo and tagline, “Simply Spectacular”....

Sweet Benefits

SWEET CHERRIES… a wonderful short and sweet season makes these gems of nature a delicious summer snack. Nutritionally speaking, their benefits are well valued : good source of the antioxidant vitamin C and fiber; low in fat, including saturated fat;and sodium- and cholesterol-free. In any...

Focus 2014 Part 2: Cherry Surplus Led to New Maraschino Method

Whether it’s swimming in a cocktail glass at a New York City bar or sitting atop a sundae in a rural Idaho ice cream shop, odds are that the delectable candied cherry came from one of two large Oregon-based maraschino cherry producers. How did Oregon come...