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Old 10-09-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I start really stocking up right before Thanksgiving, but I tend to do alot more baking in the fall anyway.

One year (in the early 90's) I spent a day making cookie dough and freezing it - just the basics - sugar, chocolate chip, a few others. Then before Christmas I started thawing and spent the weekend just baking and decorating - NOT mixing!! It worked out well. However, I must have been in my happy homemaker mode because I haven't done that since!

Even with the high price of food, I will continue making batches and batches of cookies for family and friends. It makes me feel good and is a relatively inexpensive way to spread the love
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: oklahoma
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I will go ahead and buy what i need; i just go to our dollar general more now, they are starting to carry a bunch of baking stuff. I am the proud adopter of 3 soldiers, so i try to send things their way, i also just enjoy making it for whoever i feel needs that pick-me-up.
Elderly,church,neighbors,etc. GIVE GIVE GIVE!!!!! That's my motto
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: oklahoma
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I love to bake; and always offer to do it for the holidays. My family lives in Texas, i in oklahoma; so i bake what i can, and do the rest there. I buy all year long for all but the milk. The saying goes; "the dealer gets the first peice". Hello!!!!")
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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puppyluv that is nice you adopted soldiers! Thanks for doing that.

I looked at nuts this weekend notice I said I just looked.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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Trader Joe's usually have pretty good price on nuts and chocolates. Also we have farmer's market called Sprouts. They have those big barrels of nuts,rice,all kinds of flour,grains,flex seeds, etc. Sometimes they have really good sales on nuts. This week they have almonds for $3.00/lb.

http://sprouts.com/home.php?goto=ad
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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We don't have a Trader Joe's around here but as much as I have read about them all over CD wish we did.

I am waiting on a local women's group that sells nuts yearly for their fundraiser to see what their prices will be this year. Should be starting this week I believe.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Austin
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No Trader Joe here either. Good news is that baking season is here and hopefully things will go on sale so I can stock up. I love making pumpkin anything.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: oklahoma
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Aww shucks..just doing my duty..no really, i enjoy cheering them up and being able to send them things that will do the same. I have adopted my 4th. I'm going broke
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Old Yesterday, 03:54 AM
 
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I usually don't stock up but from now I'll also start stocking up. As it is quite a high jump in price. It depends on my holiday because I usually bake during that time only.
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Old Yesterday, 09:55 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I hadn't thought of stocking up for Christmas baking, but with this Covid thing going on and we are just getting the stores re-stocked, maybe it would be a good idea this year to prepare in advance for the baking season, just in case.


One of our local markets always has a huge baking ingredient sale before Christmas, but perhaps it might be a mistake to count on that this year.


The folks from the heavily infected cities have been released to travel all over and, inevitably, some of them will be carrying Covid out and around the country, so it won't be surprising if there are some heavy outbreaks. I have no idea if that will lead, once again, to the unreasonable food hoarding.
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