Raspberry Almond Trifle (Recipe)

English Trifle always strikes me as such a festive and fancy dessert. It’s made with fruit, a layer of sponge cake soaked in sherry or wine, and topped with a layer of custard and perhaps whipped cream. Today’s recipe created by Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy, Co-Founder of Cissé Gourmet Baking Mixes, is equally impressive. But […]

Posted on December 5th, 2019

Almond Crusted Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Almond Crusted Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Is it really Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Not for me! And it’s probably one of my favorite desserts. The only thing that makes me happier is one of my mother’s famous cheesecakes! But what if you could combine pumpkin pie and cheesecake in one delicious treat? Thanksgiving nirvana! That’s what this recipe for Almond Crusted […]

Posted on November 25th, 2019

Don’t Miss Our Taste Of Nor Cal Gift Basket Sale!

Taste of Nor Cal Gift Basket

Wow! Where did the time go? There’s just one week left to take advantage of our special sale on the Taste of Nor Cal Gift Basket! And if you live locally, you can still pick it up in the store in plenty of time to bring to Thanksgiving dinner! But be sure to order online […]

Posted on November 19th, 2019

Gift Baskets from Maisie Jane’s for the Holidays

The Perfect Wine Basket

If your family is like mine, it’s not at all early for thinking about what to bring or send to folks for the holidays. In my family we have a big Thanksgiving and everyone brings either a dish for dinner or fun snacks for eating while watching the big game together. Don’t know what to […]

Posted on November 14th, 2019

Share our California Bounty this Holiday Season

California Bounty Box

Tis the season to be thankful and celebrate. And this year we have a new offering that’s just perfect for your holiday table or to send as a gift to family or friends. It’s our California Bounty Box and it is gorgeous! In my family we always receive a box of harvest treats from one […]

Posted on November 7th, 2019

NEW!!! Spiced Gingerbread Nut Butter

Gingerbread Nut Butter

Maisie Jane and her daughters got busy in the kitchen to develop our limited edition Spiced Gingerbread Nut Butter. That means this wonderful holiday treat is kid approved. It tastes a bit like gingerbread cookie dough. But it’s mom approved, too—that means it’s healthy. And to celebrate this new arrival, it’s ON SALE!!! Get $1 […]

Posted on October 30th, 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

Treats for Your Easter Basket

Family Fun Gift Basket #2

What’s in your Easter basket? I’ll tell you what’s in mine: treats from Maisie Jane’s! Almond candies are naturally egg-shaped. That makes them traditional for Easter in places like Portugal where amêndoas de Páscoa (Portuguese Easter almonds) are exchanged by practically everyone! Amêndoas are pretty much the same as the many chocolate almond treats we […]

Posted on April 16th, 2019

Make Almond Thandai for the Holi Festival

Thandai

In just two days it will be Holi Festival time—the festival of love and color celebrated many places in the world but particularly in India and Nepal. It’s a Hindu religious festival that has become popular with many non-Hindu people because it is just so joyous and fun! In fact, that’s the point. It celebrates […]

Posted on March 19th, 2019

Almond Cookies for Chinese New Year

Chinese Almond Cookies

Gong hei fat choy! Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Earth Pig which in Chinese astrology symbolizes a year of good fortune—especially in terms of friendship and financial rewards! Well, that’s worth celebrating and a traditional Chinese New Year celebration wouldn’t be complete without almond cookies. Almond Cookies also symbolize good luck […]

Posted on February 5th, 2019