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Maisie Jane's Gift Shop

Have you ever been to the Maisie Jane’s Country Store at 1324 Dayton Road in Chico, CA? Then you know what a great place it is to find a wide assortment of local products in addition to our own nuts, nut butters and other items. While everyone is sheltering-in-place here in California, we’ve been thinking […]

Posted on April 2nd, 2020

Almond Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (Recipe)

Almond Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Feeling a bit stressed? It’s time to get baking! Apparently, baking to relieve stress is a thing now. It keeps your mind focused on what you’re doing and not on the news. It lets you work with your hands and relax your mind while enjoying the sight and smells of items so many of us […]

Posted on March 30th, 2020

Chocolate Fixes Everything

Festive Chocolate Delights

Things are feeling a bit worrisome lately and I need chocolate! You need chocolate! Want to know why? Well, according to scientists who did a study on this, people given chocolate (a dark chocolate drink) every day for a month reported feeling much calmer and more content than those given a placebo. Ha ha ha […]

Posted on March 26th, 2020

Maisie Jane’s and the Coronavirus Restrictions

Hurtado Family

The governor of California just issued a Shelter-In-Place order. What does that mean for Maisie Jane’s? We’re here! Our Maisie Jane’s production office is open. We are considered an essential business, because we manufacture food products . . . and you have to eat to stay healthy! What does that mean for you? It means […]

Posted on March 23rd, 2020

Spiced Apple Nut Muffins (Recipe)

Spiced Apple Nut Muffins

Today, I mined my own personal cookbook where I have handwritten recipes written down from various friends from years ago. It was a wonderful nostalgia trip, and over and over I kept thinking “why haven’t made this recipe lately?” But now that we’re all thinking about staying closer to home it seems like the perfect […]

Posted on March 19th, 2020

Cheer Them Up with a Gift Basket from Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun Gift Basket

Do you know someone who could use a little cheering up? We ALL do! (Maybe it’s even you.) Here’s an idea—send them a gift basket from Maisie Jane’s! And better yet, you don’t even have to leave your house. Just visit our online store and find the perfect gift. Our online gift assortment comes in […]

Posted on March 17th, 2020

When is a Nut not a Nut

mixed nuts

Well, to be perfectly honest, very few of the nuts we sell at Maisie Jane’s are actually nuts from a botanical point of view! Except for maybe walnuts and pecans—people debate about whether those are botanically nuts. They’re known as known as “drupaceous nuts” which means that they share characteristics of drupes and also of […]

Posted on March 12th, 2020

Mexican Skillet Dinner with Buttery Cornbread

Mexican Skillet Dinner

I am a big fan of one pot or one skillet meals! It just makes life so easy and yet it feels nurturing to me as well. Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of Mexican dishes. In fact, I’ve been on a nachos for dinner streak. But this looks even better. It’s like a mild […]

Posted on March 10th, 2020

Why We Use Steam Pasteurization at Maisie Jane’s

Dry Roasted Almonds

To be perfectly honest, we’d prefer not to pasteurize our almonds at all! But in 2003-2004 there were salmonella outbreaks traced back to a few conventional California almond growers. California produces 80% of the world’s almonds so the idea of global outbreaks originating in California was pretty scary stuff. As a precaution, in 2007 the […]

Posted on March 5th, 2020

What’s Organic in the World of Nut Butter?

Have you ever tried to find organic nut butter at your local grocery store? It’s possible but there usually isn’t much in the way of selection. Maisie Jane’s to the rescue! We don’t just have organic nut butter, we have some truly scrumptious selections to try! My personal favorite is our Organic Sea Salted Dark […]

Posted on March 3rd, 2020