Pumpkin Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe)

Pumpkin Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

OMG, it’s pumpkin spice season already! I’m not a huge fan of all things pumpkin spice . . . but I do love pumpkin! Something about that orange squash just makes my mouth water! Add a little cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin spice) and I pretty much HAVE to have some! But given that it’s […]

Posted on October 24th, 2019

Hearty Apple Almond Oatmeal (Recipe)

apple almond oatmeal

It’s apple season! And that is actually my favorite time of year. I am a fan of practically everything made of apples—apple pie, apple cider, apple fritters. And this is also the time of year when I break out the oatmeal. I particularly love old-fashioned steel cut whole grain oatmeal that has a nutty texture […]

Posted on October 15th, 2019

Almond Macarons with Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Almond macarons

I LOVE macarons! Light and sweet meringue-like round cookie sandwiches with any number of fillings in between are just perfect with a cup of espresso for an afternoon splurge. Also known as French macaroons, they let me pretend to be at a Parisian cafe instead of at one of my favorite local bakeries in Chico. […]

Posted on September 24th, 2019

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars (Recipe)

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars

Here’s a healthy treat that’s easy to take with you if you’re running late to work some morning. Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy, of Craft in New York City, created these Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars for the Almond Board of California. They’re filled with tasty and good for you almonds, seeds and almond butter […]

Posted on September 12th, 2019

Just One Ingredient Nut Butter

Dry Roasted Almonds

Our most popular nut butters have just one ingredient—nuts! 100% dry-roasted almonds or cashews and nothing else. No additives, no sugar, no salt, no extra oil. Nothing added that could mask the natural fresh flavor of our sustainably grown family farm nuts! Most commercially nut butters are processed using various types of vegetable oils (canola, […]

Posted on September 10th, 2019

Three Reasons to Choose Organic Almond Butter

Woman with spoon in mouth

I love organic almond butter because I care about the environment and I care about my family’s health. At Maisie Jane’s we have a strong philosophy regarding sustainable agriculture.  That means we farm without depleting the earth’s resources or polluting the environment. But we also deeply care about family—we’re family farmers, after all— and our […]

Posted on August 27th, 2019

How to Save Dinner with Almond Butter

Vegetables and noodles with almond sauce

A few nights ago I wanted something healthy but was feeling too lazy (and hungry!) to go grocery shopping. I found some chicken in the freezer and a few not-very-inspiring vegetables in the crisper. It would be healthy, I guess, but BORING! Not enough variety in the veggies and not enough flavor to suit my […]

Posted on August 22nd, 2019

Should You Buy Crunchy or Smooth Almond Butter?

Maisie Jane's Nut Butters

What do you like best? Crunchy almond butter or smooth? I’ll admit that I have gone through phases with this. As a child you couldn’t get me to eat anything but smooth nut butter but my dad preferred the crunchy stuff. Maybe that’s why when I became an adult I was convinced that adults eat […]

Posted on August 20th, 2019

Happy National Honey Bee Day!

Bee on Almond flowers

National Honey Bee Day is Saturday, August 17. The USDA designated the third Saturday in August an official “awareness” day about 10 years ago to recognize the importance of our bees and the beekeepers who tend them. What’s the buzz all about? Well, did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these […]

Posted on August 15th, 2019

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

When I was a kid I LOVED Rice Crispies Squares! “Can we make some, mom? Can we make some?” I’m sure I drove her crazy. Today as an adult, of course, this is not the slightest bit interesting. However, what about the same idea (sort of) made with popcorn, almond butter, chopped dried apricots, and […]

Posted on July 31st, 2019