Certified Kosher? What’s That?

With summer coming to a close, it’s almost time for people around the world to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish new year. It’s a holiday marked by special prayers, family gatherings, festive meals and—yum!—sweet foods like eggy challah bread and apples dipped in honey. Nuts and fruits are nearly always present […]

Posted on August 4th, 2020

Almonds are Skin Food Too

Vitamin E, zinc, riboflavin, niacin, copper, linoleic acid. They’re good for our overall health, but did you know they are also great when applied directly to your skin? Now you can eat your almonds and treat your skin to them too! Finally getting some time out in in the sun? Whether you’re playing in the […]

Posted on July 28th, 2020

We Scream for Pistachios!

Have you ever wondered why pistachio nuts are green inside? It’s because they contain chlorophyll, the same component found in leafy greens. Goodly green chlorophyll is what helps plants get energy from the sun, which in turn helps them grow and become yummy food for us. So when your family rebels against eating their veggies, […]

Posted on July 21st, 2020

DIY Trail Mix for Back to School and Beyond!

I love to make my own trail mix. There’s nothing wrong with store-bought trail mix, except…there’s often just one ingredient in the mix that doesn’t agree with me or that I don’t truly love. And I know from working with kids over the years (and from being one) that they can be allergic to all […]

Posted on July 17th, 2020

Where’s Walnut? In the Dan Dan Noodles

Walnuts don’t stick around long at our house. Sometimes I have to hide them from certain sneaky snackers in order to have enough on hand for a recipe. But as snacks go, walnuts are one of the healthiest choices; protein-rich and with the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids (plant-based, the kind that’s ready to […]

Posted on July 7th, 2020

Clean-Out-the-Fridge Chicken, Summer Fruit and Almond Salad

Mmm, summer fruits. Just add chicken. And almonds. And salad greens.

Every June when the stone fruits ripen, I get so excited, I tend to over-buy at the farmer’s market. The result is, we now have a fridge full of colorful berries and all manner of ready-to-eat peaches, plums, pluots, apricots and nectarines. I could freeze much of it for yummy smoothies, but…there’s also that leftover […]

Posted on June 30th, 2020

Make Your Own Pizza with Maisie Jane’s and Sutter Buttes

Sutter Buttes Pizza Crust Kit

Did you know that you can buy many of the wonderful locally made gourmet foodie treats we have at our country store in Chico, CA online? The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to put our country store items online for the first time and we’re glad we did. Apparently, people now think that shopping over the […]

Posted on June 25th, 2020

One Pan Breakfast Banana Cake with Almond Sauce (Recipe)

Banana Cake with Almond Cake

What’s your favorite thing for breakfast? Mine is some kind of waffle or pancake with bananas mixed in. It smells so good when those bananas heat up, I just can’t wait to dig in. And in recent years I’ve added to the nutrition and taste with Maisie Jane’s Almond Butter heated and drizzled on top.  […]

Posted on June 23rd, 2020

Gluten Free Almond Brownies (Recipe)

Gluten-Free Almond Brownies

Today’s recipe was created by Tina Haupert, for the Almond Board of California. The reason it caught my eye is because when I went low carb and gluten-free a few years ago I really enjoyed some of the recipes I tried using almond flour and I really love brownies. I don’t know if you could […]

Posted on June 11th, 2020

Steak Fajita Salad with Seasoned Almonds

Steak Fajita Salad

Have you ever checked out the wonderful selection of flavored almonds that Maisie Jane’s carries? So many delicious choices! I usually think of them as the perfect snack but, honestly, I’d be neglecting my duties to never tell you about how to use them to turn a humdrum recipe into something special. And today’s recipe […]

Posted on June 2nd, 2020