Hearty Apple Almond Oatmeal (Recipe)

apple almond oatmeal

It’s apple season! And that is actually my favorite time of year. I am a fan of practically everything made of apples—apple pie, apple cider, apple fritters. And this is also the time of year when I break out the oatmeal. I particularly love old-fashioned steel cut whole grain oatmeal that has a nutty texture […]

Posted on October 15th, 2019

Cashew Butter Maple Fudge (Recipe)

Cashew Butter Maple Fudge with Dried Fruit

Do you love fudge? It is one of the most popular desserts in the United States! That’s probably because it is one the easiest candy-like desserts you could make. You could do it the traditional way and make a sugar syrup, heated to just the right temperature, cool and beat it until it thickens. But […]

Posted on October 3rd, 2019

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars (Recipe)

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars

Here’s a healthy treat that’s easy to take with you if you’re running late to work some morning. Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy, of Craft in New York City, created these Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars for the Almond Board of California. They’re filled with tasty and good for you almonds, seeds and almond butter […]

Posted on September 12th, 2019

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

ice cream cone

Summertime is ice cream time but what if you can’t (or don’t want to) eat dairy? Maisie Jane’s award-winning Cashew Butter to the rescue! Yes, I did say “award-winning.” Our smooth and creamy, naturally sweet cashew butter was voted “Best” by a Good Housekeeping Magazine taste test this past February! Have you tried cashew butter […]

Posted on September 2nd, 2019

Chile Honey Almond Chicken Kebabs

Almond Chicken Kebabs

Here’s a grown-up version of a dinner treat I loved as a kid: chicken fingers on a stick! How fun is that? It’s the perfect dinner idea for summer if you ask me. But this version is made with a crushed almond and breadcrumb coating and served with a spicy but sweet dipping sauce so […]

Posted on August 13th, 2019

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

When I was a kid I LOVED Rice Crispies Squares! “Can we make some, mom? Can we make some?” I’m sure I drove her crazy. Today as an adult, of course, this is not the slightest bit interesting. However, what about the same idea (sort of) made with popcorn, almond butter, chopped dried apricots, and […]

Posted on July 31st, 2019

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I have 2-3 over-ripe bananas in my kitchen right now. Don’t we all? I swear that yesterday those bananas were just fine, but at this time of year they get ripe too fast for me to keep up with them. Now I know that on Hawaii people say bananas aren’t worth eating until they look […]

Posted on July 23rd, 2019

Almond Peach Cobbler

Almond Peach Cobbler

Did you know that almonds and peaches are related to each other? They are both part of the botanical family Prunus that includes almonds, peaches, plums, cherries, and apricots. One way you can remember that is that—similar to peaches— what we call the almond nut is actually the seed inside the stone (or pit) of […]

Posted on July 12th, 2019

Almond Butter Crunch Cookies

Almond Butter Crunch Cookies

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? When I was a kid it was peanut butter cookies. I even remember learning to make them myself in kindergarten—I was so excited! My favorite part was squishing the cookie dough down with a fork to make a cross-hatch pattern. (That made it art!) I begged to make peanut […]

Posted on June 30th, 2019

Almond Crusted Mango Pork

Almond Crusted Mango Pork

It’s officially summer in Chico—not by the calendar but by the 100ºF heat! And that’s when my dinner thoughts turn to fruit and simple dinners of salad topped with some kind of tasty meat that can be made on the backyard grill. Today’s recipe can be made in the oven if you’re not a fan […]

Posted on June 18th, 2019