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

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

Need More Sleep? Eat Some Almonds!

I recently came across a very interesting and, I’m sorry to say, quite disturbing article on sleep deprivation. Apparently, lack of sleep has become so widespread that it is considered epidemic. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that many people who actually get the recommended eight hours a night think of themselves as lazy! Unfortunately, […]

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Snacking is Good for You! Maisie Jane’s Can Help.

Need to lose weight and still keep yourself energized throughout the day? Then you need to snack and Maisie Jane’s is here to help you do that in the most healthy and delicious ways possible. Most people get hungry every 3-4 hours. But meal times in our modern world tend to be spaced out much […]

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Dessert Ideas Inspired by Maisie Jane’s New Handcrafted Nut Butters

Maisie Jane's Handcrafted Nut Butters

Ready to fall in love? Maisie Jane’s has two new handcrafted nut butters to join long-time favorite Chocolate Hazelnut:  Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter and Organic Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter! Ask anyone at Maisie Jane’s why you should try them and they’ll tell you how much healthier they are than other commercial […]

Posted on September 14th, 2017

Recipe for Almond Butter Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

The temperatures in Chico, CA, where we live, finally dipped below 100ºF last week and locals cried out “Hooray! Is it Fall? Can we break out the Pumpkin Spice recipes yet?” We don’t know but here at the Hurtado household we didn’t wait to find out. I whipped up a brand new original recipe for […]

Posted on September 10th, 2017

Liven up the Lunchbox: Get Back to School Fuel from Maisie Jane’s

child taking sandwich out of lunch box

Fall is fast approaching and with it a brand-new school year! Back to busy days of early morning madness, school socials, and finding nutritious ways to keep our kids energized through late night sports practices and homework deadlines. Busy little bodies need extra nutrients to stay on task, run fast, and work hard. Back to School […]

Posted on August 18th, 2017

Maisie Jane’s New Lineup of Nutritious Snack Packs Are Full of Flavor in Every Bite

New Almond Snack Packs

Maisie Jane’s is announcing its new lineup of brand-new flavors of snack sized magic. With a puff of smoke, a sprinkle of salt, a dash of sugar, and a hint of spice, these nutritious snack packs are full of flavor in every bite! Every pack is all-natural, kosher, gluten-free, and artisan made! Plus, Maisie Jane’s […]

Posted on July 31st, 2017

Kale Chips Drizzled with Almond Butter [Recipe]

baked curly kale chips

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you probably don’t use “chips” as part of your vocabulary, and kale might make you turn up your nose and stick out your tongue in disgust. But, have you thought of the potential of putting those two things together? Kale chips, with a little almond butter and seasoning, can […]

Posted on April 21st, 2017