Feeling Grateful for Local Farmers

Go Country Gift Basket

Today I’m feeling thankful for how rich our local community is in terms of farm-fresh produce and delicious products made from it. Family farms like ours are a big part of what makes this region special. It’s such a gift to be joining hands with so many like-minded family and friends all dedicated to providing […]

Posted on November 8th, 2018

Gift Baskets for Celebrating Thanksgiving

Taste of Nor Cal Gift Basket

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and, while it might seem a little early to be planning gifts for the holiday feast, it isn’t if your loved ones live far away! Now is the perfect time to say “I love you, I wish I could be there with you!” by choosing a holiday gift […]

Posted on November 2nd, 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

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

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue with Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust (Recipe)

Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust

The Fourth of July is coming and I just had to share this recipe! Wouldn’t this Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza look wonderful on your picnic table? Delicious, too, and gluten-free with a tasty coconut almond crust! Fruit Pizza, of course, isn’t a pizza at all in the traditional sense. It uses something more […]

Posted on July 1st, 2018

The Tradition of Almonds and June Weddings

Juno and Jupiter

It’s June, the biggest month for weddings. Have you ever wondered why? Well, the tradition dates back to ancient Rome when they celebrated the festival of the Roman God Jupiter and his wife Juno on the first day of June. The month of June is actually named after Juno. She was the goddess of marriage […]

Posted on June 1st, 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

Mother’s Day is Coming!

Gifts for Mother's Day in the Gift Shop

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is May 13th. Planning anything special? Maisie Jane’s can help! If Mom lives too far away to visit, send her one of our many wonderful gift packages with her favorite goodies. One of our fun gift boxes makes for a delightful surprise. Or choose a pretty gift basket (a gift in […]

Posted on April 30th, 2018

Almond or Cashew Butter Hummus (Recipe)

Almond Butter Hummus

Many years ago I lived just a few short blocks away from a Mediterranean foods restaurant that served wonderful dishes from Greece and the Middle East. One of my favorites was Falafel with Hummus dip, salad and pita bread.  Today I’m more likely to buy frozen Falafel at the grocery store (although this recipe from […]

Posted on April 24th, 2018