By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2011
Owner Hazel Ward shows a few of the many holiday gift options available at The Nut House.
Pecan pies are a tasty part of American holiday tradition – and they’re made all the better when the pecans are fresh like the ones used in The Nut House pecan pies. The Nut House is now taking orders for holiday pecan pies right after Halloween, and owner Hazel Ward is gearing up to make this the best holiday season ever. “These pies are made with fresh Oklahoma pecans,” Hazel notes. “And we make all our pie crusts right on site.”
Another delectable treat available for the holiday is seasonal fudge. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, The Nut House makes pumpkin fudge, and after Thanksgiving through Christmas, they will offer eggnog and cranberry fudge. These flavors will join regular additions at the fudge counter, like mint chocolate, red velvet, and chocolate pecan fudge, among many others. Hazel points out that fudge can be packaged in small bits, which are great for those several small gifts you may need to give at Christmastime.
In fact, The Nut House is the perfect place to find a unique gift for anyone on your list. Hazel and staff help you customize gifts for all ages, creating a box or basket full of appropriate goodies of your choice. If you have a man who is hard to buy for on your list, you might heed the old adage, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” and let The Nut House put together a box full of jerky, meat sticks, cheeses, sausages, hot and spicy mixes, wasabi peas, and salted, roasted nuts. Add to the mix unique grilling utensils, like Fire Wires for kabobs, and grilling spices, rubs and marinades, and your gift is sure to be used and remembered well into the New Year.
For ladies, the possibilities are endless at The Nut House. The box or basket can be filled to bursting with home décor items, jewelry, chocolate-covered pecans, gourmet food products, hot chocolate mix, candles, jams and jellies, and bath products like homemade soaps, lotions, creams, honey bars, and lip balms. For the children on your list, there are plenty of sweet snack items as well as stuffed toys, Ty Beanie Ballz, dolls, retro slap bracelets and local school frames. Hazel is carrying several new items this year, like collegiate bracelets for OU and OSU, which she expects will be very popular. She has also found several nostalgic prints that focus on Highway 66 attractions, old Sooner signs, and The Blue Whale in Catoosa.
The Nut House has a plethora of nuts, meats and cheeses, which would make great appetizers for any holiday get-together, and they also carry a wide line of beverage elixirs along with mixes for soup, dip and cheese balls from The Resident Chef. “My daughter Leslie and I go to market and taste and try everything we buy,” says Hazel. “Simply put, we don’t buy it if we don’t like it.”
To reserve your pie or order your gift box today, visit The Nut House. And be sure to mark your calendars to visit The Nut House’s wine tasting on December 10, featuring four Oklahoma wineries.