In Response to Re: Which Christmas cookies are you baking this year?:
lol lol lol Nikki -- that sounds like a good recipe "correction" ........ and I confidently promise you'll love those White Isle things. I make cookies for so many people, so many different ages, and almost all of them like those best. But - TOFFEE COATED ALMONDS?!!? Huh- where did you get those? Oh, I want some. I want some NOW - lol lol lol
Posted by Nancy G
In Barrington, the next town over and in Elgin, a little ways away, there is a store called Fishers, Hometown Nuts. It used to be a "Home Econimist" they sell bulk items. Well John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. They have all sorts of stuff in their warehouse stores. I just got the correct spelling of the name from a bag of Praline Pecan Pieces. A 1 pound bag cost me .79 you that is 79 cents! I get most of my baking add ins there. Would be more than happy to run a box of stuff down to you. It would be a surprise box because I never know what they are going to have until I show up.
We also get 25 pound bags of what they call "Bird Nuts" there it is a mix of either out dated stuff, or things that have been toasted a bit much. They bag it up and sell it for $12.00 for the "critters" We have very happy birds and squirrels around the house. The deer like it also. Never know what is in the bags until you get there. Used to be that they packed this stuff in boxes so you couldn't see what was included. I got some once that was 2 boxes of walnuts and 1 box of macadamia nuts. My husband actually nibbled on those.