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Cranberry Fudge Brownies

by Chef Megan Joy on November 20, 2014

Favorite recipes. They can years to find, but are irreplaceable. Your go-to  time and time again. They never disappoint, only continue to impress… The tricky thing about favorite recipes is that they can also keep you from enjoying new ones. I recently discovered this. You see, for a long time I was all about this brownie […]


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Cranberry Pear Tart

by Chef Megan Joy on November 17, 2014

A week ago, we were in Aspen walking around town. It started snowing like crazy, and we were totally covered in a matter of minutes!  Our valley went from mid-50’s and sunshine, with only a few little patches of snow, to a full on winter wonderland. The snow finally stopped yesterday. I think I heard […]


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Pumpkin Cake Roll

by Chef Megan Joy on October 15, 2014

Greetings! I do apologize for the crickets that have been on here for quite some time. We finally wrapped up our busy season for 2014 weddings and I’m so delighted to have some much-needed down time. The temperatures are slowly dropping, the sunsets are coming earlier, and the holidays are going to be right around the […]


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Key Lime Pie Sandwich Cookies

by Chef Megan Joy on August 10, 2014

When August rounded the corner a little over a week ago, I panicked. Where had summer gone?  This has been my busiest summer by far, filled with lots of beautiful weddings and wonderful clients, but with weddings every weekend it sure does fly.  I made these cookies on a whim the other evening. First, I […]


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Blueberry Buckle

by Chef Megan Joy on July 2, 2014

Sifting through blueberry recipes last night, I was delighted to have discovered this one for blueberry ‘buckle’. I am new to making buckle. We’ve had cobbler, crumble, and crisps, but never this.  What is a buckle, you ask? A buckle is a type of cake (1 layer) that has a streusel on top. The name […]


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Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Chef Megan Joy on June 21, 2014

As we make our way into July, wedding season is now officially in full swing. I can’t even remember the last day I had ‘off’. Strangely, this afternoon while I was making tonight’s dinner, I felt the urge to bake something other than cake.  Cookies sounded good, but what kind? I immediately thought of this […]


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Strawberry Shortcake

by Chef Megan Joy on June 10, 2014

Zack and I have purchased a grill- about time- and decided it would be fun to have some friends over for a cookout this past weekend. When I entertain, it’s uncalled for not to serve dessert. I feel like I’m not doing my job as a pastry chef if I don’t.  Zack suggested strawberry shortcake, […]


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Blueberry Cake Bars

by Chef Megan Joy on May 19, 2014

Ahh, it’s really starting to feel like summer. I got back in town  recently after being gone for nearly three weeks and I was so delighted to hear and see the hummingbirds buzzing about. The last few days have been warmer with loads of sunshine, and everyone seems to just sense that summer is right […]


Sour Cherry Pie

May 11, 2014
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Greetings, all.  I made this pie two weeks ago, right before leaving town. Unfortunately I was only able to enjoy one piece, while Zack was left to finish the remainder. I hear it only lasted two days.  We bought bags of pitted sour cherries from a fruit stand in Palisade last summer, then tucked them […]

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Creamy Caramel Sauce

April 13, 2014
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We’ve had lovely weather the past week but today a pleasant little system is moving through, reminding us oh so well that we live thousands of feet up in the mountains and the weather has no mercy. While it’s damp and chilly outside I’m going to cozy up in the kitchen and share my recipe […]

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