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Butter Shortbread Cookies

By Chef Megan Joy / April 27, 2012

There’s a reason why shortbread cookies are a classic. Rich, tender, and buttery, with the perfect bite of salt. My kind of cookie. They’re also great for up here because they last a long time (if you don’t eat them all right away). The cookies can be kept in an airtight container for several weeks […]

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Sunday Cakes: Spice Layer Cake with Maple Meringue

By Chef Megan Joy / April 22, 2012

Tucked away on a shelf at my parents home are dozens of “vintage” Taste of Home magazines. They are little time capsules back to a period when people cooked and baked without the use of dry mixes or pre-made ingredients. Particularly because they didn’t even exist yet. Everything was made from scratch and lots of […]

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Oatcakes

By Chef Megan Joy / April 21, 2012

Move over Cliff bars! Yesterday brought on my first batch of oatcakes for the season. The grey weather had finally cleared, and I was meeting up with a buddy to go for a long hike in the mountains. The night before, I whipped up a batch of oatcakes to have on hand. Most of my […]

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Savory Corn Buns

By Chef Megan Joy / April 21, 2012

Last weekend we received a more-than-generous end of season snowfall. Several inches over Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; but I didn’t even bother to see the report on how much. Perhaps that gives an indication as to how I feel about the snow this time of year (go away!). The days that followed were grey and […]

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Colorado in Pictures: Gallery 1

By Chef Megan Joy / April 18, 2012

I take so many photographs out here that sometimes I don’t have room to incorporate them into my food posts. This will be the first post for HAB’s picture gallery feature.

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Banana Pudding with Piloncillo

By Chef Megan Joy / April 18, 2012

Sometimes I walk into my kitchen and just stand there. How much of a mess do I feel like making? If I have to contemplate my cleaning procedures, then I usually remind myself that sometimes simple is best. However you choose to plate it… Bring on banana pudding. Stovetop custards and puddings are practically instant […]

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Favorite Things: Wheat Montana Flours

By Chef Megan Joy / April 18, 2012

As a chef I respect the ingredients we use to create food with, and along with that I also deeply care about where they come from. You can never overlook that when it is your job to cook and bake with food everyday. I can tell you it is much more satisfying to buy a […]

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Five Reasons to Love Living in The Rockies

By Chef Megan Joy / April 17, 2012

Last weekend, my friend and I were out at a bar in town. A drunk tourist guy beside us started going on and on about how casually dressed everyone was. “What’s with all the flannel?!” he drawled, gesturing around. I flashed back to when I lived in Chicago, and my life before becoming a pastry […]

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Carrot Cake Doughnuts

By Chef Megan Joy / April 7, 2012

Okay, okay, another carrot recipe, I know. But going with the whole Easter theme and heading into a weekend, why not make up some doughnuts for breakfast? I used to serve a variation of these doughnuts at the restaurant. They were tossed in cinnamon sugar hot out of the fryer, and served with carrot walnut […]

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Carrot Cupcakes

By Chef Megan Joy / April 7, 2012

Easter snuck up on me again this year. I hadn’t even realized how quickly the end of March had flown by. Things are winding down in Vail and at the restaurant as we prepare to head into our ‘off season’. The temperatures are warming up, snow is melting, and less tourists are in town. This […]