Five Spice Apple and Almond Wontons (Recipe)

Five Spice Apple and Almond Wontons

Here’s something different — and delightful — for your next holiday party. I love wonton soup and wonton appetizers but this recipe takes the concept of wontons, turns it on its head, and knocks it out of the park! Filled with apples and chopped almonds and flavored with five spice powder and a little brandy […]

Posted on November 12th, 2019

Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup (Recipe)

Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup

Weather is always a little unpredictable at this time of year in Chico. It seems like it can’t decide whether it’s summer, winter or fall! Today as I write this blog post, for instance, it is definitely summer! I’m wearing my lightest sundress and have all the windows in the house open. Last week I […]

Posted on October 28th, 2019

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

Could Eating Almonds Give You Fewer Wrinkles?

Woman in a Good Mood

According to the latest research at the University of California in Davis, a daily snack of almonds in place of other nut-free snacks reduced both the width and severity (depth and length) of wrinkles in postmenopausal women. This study was the first of its kind to investigate whether eating almonds would have an effect on […]

Posted on October 17th, 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

How Do You Pronounce “Almond”?

Shaking the Almond Trees

Silly question. You pronounce it “all-mond, right?” Well, maybe, if you live almost everywhere in the United States. But not if you live in Chico, CA! Here we say “am-end” with “am” pronounced like “Sam.” Where on earth did that come from? If you ask farmers, they’ll pretty much tell you the same joke: that […]

Posted on September 26th, 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

A Quick and Tasty Energy Boost from Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Flavored Almonds

Back to school and back to the office! Vacation season is over. But the fun never has to stop with flavored nut snacks from Maisie Jane’s! Who says a great nutritious snack can’t taste good? With these selections you’ll want to take some with you every day. Nuts are the perfect easy to take with […]

Posted on September 19th, 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