Vegetarian Nut Loaf for a Delicious Alternative to the Thanksgiving Turkey (Recipe)

Vintage Vegetarian Thanksgiving Card

How many of you have vegetarian family and friends coming over for Thanksgiving? No turkey? What will you serve? Well, if you like nuts, that’s easy! Vegetarian Nut Loaf is such a classic recipe for the holidays, you could call it a tradition. My first introduction to Nut Loaf didn’t feel holiday-worthy at all. It […]

Posted on November 16th, 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

Almond Nut Bread for the Holidays (Recipe)

Oooh! It was cold last night. So what did I want to do? Make something yummy in the kitchen! This time it was my favorite Almond Nut Bread with Crystalized Ginger and Dates. Add some cream cheese or almond butter and a nice hot cup of tea and you’re in for a fragrant and delicious […]

Posted on November 9th, 2017

Maisie Jane’s November Sale — 15% off Valley Sampler Gift Baskets

Hooray! We’re headed into the merriest time of the year and to celebrate— and make your Thanksgiving especially festive—one of our MOST popular gift baskets, the Valley Sampler, is on sale for 15% off until November 22nd. The Valley Sampler Gift Basket is a wonderful gift to bring to a holiday celebration! It is a […]

Posted on November 6th, 2017

Gift Baskets and Rounds for Thanksgiving—Buy Online from Maisie Jane’s!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. In this author’s family, the holiday includes getting together with family and friends and everyone contributes something to the Thanksgiving feast. Of course, homemade goodies are most common. But some of us live so far away from home that we just can’t participate unless we send a basket of […]

Posted on November 3rd, 2017

Coconut Almond Granola with Dates (Recipe)

Coconut Almond Granola

The weather is starting to turn, and when it does I always get the urge to fill my home with the aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. But I’m also trying to eat healthy these days so this granola recipe does the trick. Sure, it’s bit sweet but eaten in moderation in conjunction […]

Posted on November 1st, 2017

What Does it Mean to Be Nuts About Nuts?

Maisie Jane's Almonds

We’re nuts about nuts at Maisie Jane’s . . . but why exactly do we use the term “nuts” like that? Well, it turns out tracking down the origin of the expression is a tough nut to crack! It seems that the use of the word “nuts” to mean crazy about something evolved over a […]

Posted on October 26th, 2017

Enjoy Pumpkins and Pie from Maisie Jane’s this Weekend!

It’s Pun’kin Patch Corner season—our favorite time of year! Go on a Fall family farm adventure this weekend and join us for scavenger hunts, pumpkin relays and pumpkin picking at 3764 Hegan Lane, here in Chico, CA, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm. You can pick your own pumpkins or choose from […]

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

Halloween Party Treats from Maisie Jane’s

Have you ever visited Maisie Jane’s Country Store? If you live near Chico, CA or plan to visit, come on by! It’s a sweet little farmhouse at 1324 Dayton Road and right now we’re completely decked out for Halloween! And since Halloween is right around the corner, why not pick up some great goodies for […]

Posted on October 19th, 2017

Drinking the Almond Butter

So, the other morning I was making myself a hot cup of tea. I reached into the refrigerator to get some half and half and found myself pausing when I saw the jar of our Smooth (and delicious) Almond Butter. Hmmm, I thought. What would happen if I added a teaspoon of Almond Butter to […]

Posted on October 17th, 2017