Almost Instant Pressure Cooker Baked Apples

Pressure Cooker Baked Apples

When was the last time you had a baked apple? I used to LOVE them! They were perhaps my favorite harvest season dessert when I was growing up. But it’s been years since I made this dish myself. I don’t know why—I’ve found recipes that take far less time than the full hour my mother’s […]

Posted on November 6th, 2018

Creamy Vegan Tomato and Butternut Squash Soup with Cashew Butter

Soup

Chico weather is SO weird these days. Summer was hot, hot, hot and I’ve been longing for relief. Finally, Fall arrived and the temperatures plummeted 20 degrees overnight! Almost immediately afterwards we were deluged with rain. People are complaining but not me! I love it when the season changes and I get to shut the air […]

Posted on October 11th, 2018

Special for Pumpkin Spice Season – Spiced Pumpkin Almond Butter (Recipe)

Is it Pumpkin Spice season yet? It must be because it’s Pun’kin Patch Corner time at Maisie Jane’s! That’s when we welcome you all to the farm for pumpkin family adventures and it starts THIS week. Come by 3764 Hegan Lane in Chico for the next several weekends from 10 am – 5 pm for […]

Posted on October 4th, 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

The Wonderful Weird and Delicious Cashew

  The first time I saw a cashew growing in a garden beside the side of a road in Hawaii, I stopped dead in my tracks. “What on Earth is that crazy looking thing?!!!” There on a very handsome looking tree were bright red and yellow bell-shaped fruits with a bulging curved “bell clapper” like […]

Posted on August 30th, 2018

It’s Almond Harvest Season at Maisie Jane’s

Shaking the Almond Trees

We’re so excited—it’s almond harvest season! And that means shaking the trees with our mechanical tree shakers – and kids having fun in the orchard while they fall all around. And the fun (and hard work) has only just begun. After the nuts are all on the ground, a sweeper will come through and sweep […]

Posted on August 23rd, 2018

Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Almond Butter Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Almond Butter Dip

Almost everyone loves french fries but have you tried sweet potato fries? They’re my new favorite! First, they’re so delicious! That mildly sweet taste blends so well with salt and other spices that they’re a real treat to eat and lots of fun. But guess what? If you’re a diabetic or trying to eat lower […]

Posted on August 21st, 2018

Frozen Almond Butter and Gingersnap Crust Pie

Frozen Almond Butter Pie

Did you know that Maisie Jane’s sells the best homemade pies in town? Yes! Auntie’s Almond Butter Pie, Chocolate Hazelnut Creme Pie, Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake and three different kinds of ice cream pie. (My favorite is the Java Crunch.) If you live near Chico, CA come on by our sweet little country store at 1324 Dayton […]

Posted on August 7th, 2018

Is Almond Butter REALLY Healthy for You?

Crunchy Almond Butter

The other night I made myself a TINY dessert of yummy Greek yogurt with berries and a sprinkling of cocoa nibs. I decided to stir in a tablespoon of almond butter and caught myself wondering “Is this really as healthy as I’ve been telling myself it is?” Oh, silly me! Almonds in moderation are certainly […]

Posted on August 2nd, 2018

Why We’re Proud to Dry Roast Our Nuts at Maisie Jane’s

Dry Roasted Almonds

Well, the first thing I can’t seem to help myself from saying is that it is far better to dry roast nuts than human beings! I’m roasting in my house as I’m writing this blog post tonight! It’s 8:30 pm and still 96ºF! Of course, that’s an improvement over the 106º we hit earlier in […]

Posted on July 31st, 2018