What Will You Bring to the Holiday Party?

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

It’s that most wonderful time of the year when people are hustling and bustling, buying gifts for friends and family near and far. And then the holiday party season will begin! It’s not too early to plan for one—either your own or what you will bring to someone else’s. I never like to arrive empty-handed. […]

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Celebrate the Holidays with Local Products at Maisie Jane’s!

From the Heartland Gift Box

Happy Holidays from Maisie Jane’s! Can you believe we’ve been a local Chico business for 25 years? The devastating Camp Fire that happened right here in Butte County is deeply on our minds as many of our employees and friends have lost their homes. We’re extremely grateful that our farm and staff are safe and […]

Posted on November 28th, 2018

Family Fun Gift Basket For Chico Locals in Time for Thanksgiving

Family Fun Gift Basket

Calling all Chico Locals! Order our Family Fun Basket #1 by Nov. 20th and you’ll get 15% off and will be able to pick it up in our gift shop in time for Thanksgiving! This is truly one of our very favorite gift baskets. It’s filled with a wonderful assortment of Maisie Jane’s treats! You’ll […]

Posted on November 19th, 2018

Celebrate with Coconut Almond Macaroon Pie! (Recipe)

Coconut Almond Macaroon Pie

They say it’s our birthday! Happy Birthday to us! Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products is 25 years old this month and what better way to celebrate than with Coconut Almond Macaroon Pie, a mouth-watering confection from the Almond Board of California! This pie looks like it would be wonderful for upcoming holiday celebrations but I […]

Posted on October 25th, 2018

Why I Love Almond Butter – It’s Savory and Sweet!

Organic Smooth Almond Butter

The other night as I was adding our Maisie Jane’s Smooth Almond Butter to sliced cooked bananas and mangos, I found myself wondering “should I add a little chile pepper to this or a sweet spice like nutmeg or cinnamon?” I went for the chile pepper—it was awesome and went perfectly with a little yogurt […]

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

Need Some Energy for Summertime Fun?

Girl with Backpack in the Summertime

Summertime means lots of outdoor adventures, road trips, and long-awaited vacation time. But it’s also HOT! And as soon as I go outside in the Chico 100º and up heat, I just want a nap! But I’ve come up with a few schemes for getting past that. First step is address my mindset. I tell […]

Posted on July 24th, 2018

A Few Odd Facts about the Pistachio

Chocolate Toffee Pistachios

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I have too many favorites to really choose just one but pistachio is always close to the top of my list! When I was young pistachios were considered a special treat. Because it takes several years for a pistachio tree to bear fruit, they produce well only every other […]

Posted on July 19th, 2018

New Foodie Gift Baskets at Maisie Jane’s

White Elegance Salad Bowl Gift BaAsket

Going to a summertime gathering or looking for a nice gift to give to a food-loving friend? We have a wide assortment of curated gift baskets featuring wonderful locally made taste sensations paired with a selection of yummy treats from Maisie Jane’s. They’re beautifully decorated with season-appropriate bows and ribbons and nicely cello-wrapped for easy […]

Posted on July 17th, 2018

What’s for Dessert? California Shortbread Bars! (Recipe)

California Shortbread Bar

Old-fashioned shortbread is one of my favorite desserts—easy to make, easy to eat, and a nice simple base for toppings or dipping into nut butter or other delectable treats! But now that I’ve been introduced to California Shortbread Bars, I might never go back to my old stand-by! Imagine shortbread layered with chocolate and chopped […]

Posted on May 17th, 2018

Include Nuts as Part of a Stress Reduction Game Plan

Almond Tree Sapling by Vincent Van Gogh

Stress is in the news today! The American Psychiatric Association reports that a large proportion of Americans feel anxiety for a variety of reasons (finances, health, politics, personal safety, relationships) and that number has gone up by 39% in the last year! This is actually a public health concern as high stress is correlated with […]

Posted on May 15th, 2018