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Vanilla-Scented Butternut Squash Quick Bread

By Chef Megan Joy / February 27, 2012

This bread reminds me of the Colorado sunshine that I adore so much- warm, bright, and comforting. The original recipe calls for pumpkin puree, but I had some butternut squash puree on hand and decided to use that. I contemplated throwing some traditional spices in, but settled on letting the round notes of the butternut […]


Chocolate Stout Cake for a Blustery Day

By Chef Megan Joy / February 26, 2012

It’s almost March! Growing up in the midwest, March makes me think of blustery, grey days. It meant that Spring was coming, but first you had to endure this last Wintery tantrum. In the Rockies, March is a little different. We still get snowstorms, but the snow melts quicker, and the temperatures rise into the […]


White Coffee Pot de Creme

By Chef Megan Joy / February 25, 2012

Living in the Rockies means you go through massive quantities of windshield wiper fluid every year. I’m not kidding. Drive down the Vail Pass when the roads are wet and just try to see through your windows. It’s ironic to think that this light and powdery snow could create such a big mess when it […]


Grapefruit Mini Cakes with Hibiscus Frosting

By Chef Megan Joy / February 17, 2012

  I have a grand baking idea for this mini cake recipe in the future. But we’ll touch on that later. Right now, the focus is on how adorable and fresh these grapefruit mini cakes are, adorned in a pastel hibiscus frosting. After working at a seasonal cuisine restaurant for almost two years, I am […]