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Marble Bundt Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / May 30, 2012

Every once in awhile I get a hankering for some kind of dense, rich, buttery cake. The kind you cut into really thick slices. And even eat for breakfast. They are usually quite high in fat, these cakes, especially since their main lineup of ingredients reads like a list of high-fat dairy products. But life […]


Peanut Butter Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / May 28, 2012

Upon my return back to the mountains, I was shocked by a strong desire to be back in the kitchen. I did a lot of cooking and baking while I was visiting my family in the Midwest. But I think part of it was just the whole ‘settling in again’ process. Flipping through cookbooks awhile […]


Returning to Vail

By Chef Megan Joy / May 28, 2012

The past several weeks I have been doing a lot of traveling. Most recently, I was in the Midwest visiting my family, which was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Sometimes I don’t understand why I live so far away. But that kind of distance certainly brings clarity- when I am given the time to be with them, […]


A Weekend In Chicago

By Chef Megan Joy / May 17, 2012

Oh my. I am so excited for this weekend. I will be returning to the place where it all began for me, Chicago. My first big taste of professional kitchens. A food scene. The who’s who in the industry. Long hours doing stages and learning the livelihood of being on your feet. All. The. Time. […]


Honey Wheat Bread

By Chef Megan Joy / May 14, 2012

This is my go-to bread recipe when I want something that is tasty, soft, and can be sliced like regular sandwich bread. I baked it for my trip to Moab, Utah, recently. I also had a loaf in the car while I drove across the country back to my home state, Indiana, to visit my […]


A Trip to Moab, Utah

By Chef Megan Joy / May 13, 2012

What’s a great ‘getaway’ trip for mountain folk? Somewhere hot and sandy! I recently took a little trip to Moab, Utah with one of my best friends, Mere. It was the perfect escape. We left after work in the late afternoon and drove with the sunset. The terrain changes quite remarkably from Vail to Moab; […]