Chocolate Almonds Are an Easter Tradition

Chocolate Almond Polka Dot Gift Bags

If you visit Portugal close to Easter time you are bound to see store windows filled with bowls of almond candies. That’s because it is part of the Portuguese tradition for people to give each other almonds (amêndoas) at Easter. Because they are naturally egg-shaped, they represent Spring fertility or resurrection so godparents give them […]

Posted on March 26th, 2018

Four Fun Ways to Fit Almonds Into Your Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone knows almonds are good for you by now, am I right? They’re packed with important nutrients and healthy fats. When eaten in moderation, almonds can help you lower your cholesterol, control diabetes, and lose weight, and that’s just the beginning! Crunchy foods like almonds are even good for your emotional well-being! So how can we help […]

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

Snacking with Nuts Can Lower Diabetes Risks

Did you know that eating nuts as part of a healthy Mediterranean style diet can reduce your risk of getting diabetes by 52%? And if you’re already a type 2 diabetic, eating just 2 oz a day of nuts combined with this diet could improve insulin resistance, significantly reduce your fasting blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, […]

Posted on March 13th, 2018

More Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun or Office Enjoyment Basket

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers anymore. It’s a day to let anyone in your life know how much you love and appreciate them! And what better way to do that than with a gift box or basket full of their favorite goodies from Maisie Jane’s! It’s […]

Posted on February 6th, 2018

Snack Your Way to Health with Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Did you know that 92% of Americans snack at least once a day? Unfortunately, most of us are choosing fattening empty calorie snacks like cookies, candy, ice cream, and chips, usually with a sugary soda added to boot! And this is leading to an epidemic of heart disease, obesity and diabetes in the United States […]

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

Snacking is My New Year’s Resolution!

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Seriously? Snacking is my New Year’s Resolution? Yes, it is! But not any old snacking. This year I resolve to do snacking right! It used to be thought that grazing throughout the day is better for you than three large meals. This is not necessarily true! What’s important is what’s going to work for you: […]

Posted on January 12th, 2018

Food Lover’s New Year Resolutions for the Good Life!

Woman with spoon in mouth

Do you do New Year Resolutions? I usually do and, in fact, my resolutions can sometimes be quite a long list. But this year feels different. I don’t really want to resolve to be such a hard task master on myself. Sure, there are a few improvements I need to make. But this year I […]

Posted on January 1st, 2018

It’s Almost Time for the New Year’s Eve Party!

Oh no!!! In all the rush to get Christmas together you forgot about the family or office New Year’s Eve party! What to bring, what to bring? It’s a little late to shop online and have anything delivered on time, but if you live in or near Chico, CA, have no fear! This year, make […]

Posted on December 26th, 2017

Heartwarming Meal Gift Baskets for Christmas from Maisie Jane’s!

It’s Gift Basket Season! But which one to choose? We offer so many wonderful gift baskets at Maisie Jane’s some of our customers wander our store for what seems like hours picking the best ones! Of course, that’s fun for them to do because there are so many delightful things to look at and tasty […]

Posted on December 12th, 2017

Nuts Were Enjoyed at the First Thanksgiving

Vintage Thanksgiving Card

I can hardly imagine a Thanksgiving without nuts. Big bowls of walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and beechnuts to crack with nutcrackers were always present at our holiday table, a tradition that dates back to the earliest records of the holiday feast. In 1779, Juliana Smith described their celebration in a letter to her cousin Betsey. The […]

Posted on November 14th, 2017