Gluten-Free Pumpkin Coconut Cream Pie with Almond Crust (Recipe)

Pumpkin Coconut Cream Pie with Almond Crust

Last week I had a severe hankering for Pumpkin Pie! I just couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving anymore so I decided to give in to the craving. And I’m so glad I did—we enjoyed it so much at our house! Talk about comfort food! But first, I had to appease the part of myself that’s attempting […]

Posted on November 21st, 2018

Gluten-Free Comfort Food: Almond-Crusted Schnitzel with Noodles (Recipe)

schnitzel

“Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings These are a few of my favorite things . . . When the dog bites When the bee stings When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things […]

Posted on November 13th, 2018

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

Celebrate with Coconut Almond Macaroon Pie! (Recipe)

Coconut Almond Macaroon Pie

They say it’s our birthday! Happy Birthday to us! Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products is 25 years old this month and what better way to celebrate than with Coconut Almond Macaroon Pie, a mouth-watering confection from the Almond Board of California! This pie looks like it would be wonderful for upcoming holiday celebrations but I […]

Posted on October 25th, 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

Make Your Own Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

Is there any tradition more delightful than enjoying a lovely espresso coffee drink served with a crunchy almond biscotti? I don’t think so! Biscotti, also known as cantucci, are twice-baked Italian almond biscuits invented by pastry chef Antonio Mattei in the nineteenth century. His original recipe used no form of yeast or fat but today most biscotti recipes […]

Posted on September 20th, 2018

Creamy Vegan Almond Pesto and Ways to Use it

Vegan Almond Pesto

It’s almond pesto season! Well, it has been for awhile but I just woke up to the fact that I’ve been missing out on one of my favorite things to eat in the summer and there’s still time to remedy that! If you have a nice crop of basil or spinach threatening to go to […]

Posted on September 4th, 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