Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Nuts, nuttier, nuttiest!

A few of my 2013 drawstring goodie bags for Spiced Nuts 
Marny here…every year our family makes Spiced Nuts to give as little homemade gifts during the holidays.  My husband's parents started the tradition, and graciously shared the secret recipe with us years ago.  Every time we look at the original directions we have to smile because we can hear my late mother-in-law's voice in the kitchen encouraging us to "stir like mad".  It is a special time for us all every Christmas.

Generally I go from grocery store to grocery store searching for enough one pound bags of the right kind of three different nuts.  This is a frustrating process during the cold, snowy or icy days leading up to Spiced Nut Night.  This year I parted with tradition and went online.  And that is where this story begins.

Googling for nuts the website charmed me.  It was easy to navigate, had good descriptions of products, and was filled with good will and good cheer.  Seemed like a fine idea to order everything all at once from them.  Little did I know it was a GREAT idea.  Look how the order arrived.

Note tail of helpful cat entering from the left…

…and exiting to the right.  Take a look at this cheerful packaging.  I chuckled upon finding this box on my front porch not long after ordering.  How can the inside of the box top the outside?

Inside the charming and amusing bags they use for nuts did not disappoint.

Here is sack of "just a little something" (organic raw white buckwheat) they included as a gift.  Isn't it cute?  Luckily they sent a recipe on the invoice.  Speaking of recipes, check out their blog, the Nutty Scoop, for lots of ideas.

Their company's heartwarming story is on the back of the bags.    

Jeffrey sent the happiest email when UPS confirmed they'd left the package on my doorstep.  It was just a pleasure doing business with  Yummy too.

Photo and quote courtesy Jill, "17 years of wonderful little bags".  
May your holidays be bright, filled with the warmth of family and friends.


  1. Marny, you made my day sunny! Thank you!

  2. That is adorable! Thanks for sharing.


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