Almond Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (Recipe)

Almond Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Feeling a bit stressed? It’s time to get baking! Apparently, baking to relieve stress is a thing now. It keeps your mind focused on what you’re doing and not on the news. It lets you work with your hands and relax your mind while enjoying the sight and smells of items so many of us […]

Posted on March 30th, 2020

Spiced Apple Nut Muffins (Recipe)

Spiced Apple Nut Muffins

Today, I mined my own personal cookbook where I have handwritten recipes written down from various friends from years ago. It was a wonderful nostalgia trip, and over and over I kept thinking “why haven’t made this recipe lately?” But now that we’re all thinking about staying closer to home it seems like the perfect […]

Posted on March 19th, 2020

Cheer Them Up with a Gift Basket from Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun Gift Basket

Do you know someone who could use a little cheering up? We ALL do! (Maybe it’s even you.) Here’s an idea—send them a gift basket from Maisie Jane’s! And better yet, you don’t even have to leave your house. Just visit our online store and find the perfect gift. Our online gift assortment comes in […]

Posted on March 17th, 2020

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Almond Butter

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Almond Butter

Today’s vegan (no dairy or meat) recipe for Thai Sweet Potato Soup was created for the Almond Board of California by Julie Resnick, founder of The Feedfeed. That is a wonderful cooking website with so many fantastic recipes, you really should check it out. Coincidentally, I tried a soup quite similar to this made with […]

Posted on February 18th, 2020

Making Your Own Nut Milk Just Became Easier!

almond milk

Have you ever tried making your own almond milk? It’s not hard—I’ve posted instructions before. But you have to take time to let the almonds soak and then strain out all the almond pulp after you blend them with water. It’s no big deal as you can use the pulp for lots of things. But […]

Posted on February 6th, 2020

Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing

salad with bottle of dressing

Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more vegetables? Yeah, mine was, too. The latest Food Pyramid guide recommends 3-5 servings of vegetables a day! And, certainly, every nutritionist agrees that the simple change of eating more vegetables is good for everything from heart health to weight loss. Unfortunately, I feel doomed to fail at […]

Posted on January 28th, 2020

One Ingredient Nut Butter

Smooth Almond Butter

What’s in our most popular nut butters? Just one ingredient: nuts! What else do you need? Extra oil (and fat)? Noooo. Extra sugar? I don’t think so! Extra salt? If you have high blood pressure, you certainly don’t want that. Our natural and organic nuts are wholesome, naturally delicious, and good for you exactly as […]

Posted on January 21st, 2020

Spicy Gumbo with Almond Butter

It’s stew season! And if you like your stew on the spicy side, you’ll love this recipe from New Orleans. This fragrant and colorful gumbo is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening. Traditionally made with meat, I like soy sausage in this for a more heart-healthy vegan treat. Spicy Gumbo […]

Posted on January 14th, 2020

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