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Mesquite Graham Crackers

By Chef Megan Joy / June 26, 2012

What do you do when you have an ample amount of toasted marshmallow ice cream hanging out in you freezer? You make graham crackers so that you can make sandwiches with all that goodness. Who would make their own graham crackers? People like me. Seriously though, store-bought graham crackers have nothing on this homemade variation. […]


Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

By Chef Megan Joy / June 24, 2012

Poor, poor Colorado. It is so hot and dry here that there is (and has been for some time now) a statewide fire ban. So that bride who wants sparklers at her wedding this weekend? Nope. Fireworks? Nope. Campfires when you’re CAMPING? Nope, nope, nope. I was hiking today and a bunch of grey, puffy […]


Chocolate & Honey Strawberry Shortcakes

By Chef Megan Joy / June 19, 2012

Last summer I created a plated dessert one night that involved chocolate profiteroles, honey ice cream, and roasted apricots. It was a pain because during service the freezer broke, and the honey ice cream was melting like crazy. Each mini profiterole had to be scooped and assembled to order, which took time, and that ice […]


Quinoa Oat Cookies

By Chef Megan Joy / June 18, 2012

Today was hot. The usual cool air accompanying our mountain surroundings was noticeably absent. And the trail was so parched it created a fine powder of dust that surrounded my feet as I dragged them up the slope. Several things ran through my mind. First, I need to drink more. Water, that is. The spontaneous […]


Cherry Turnovers

By Chef Megan Joy / June 15, 2012

A long time ago, we used to eat at Arby’s. Having the sweet tooth that I do, I always wanted to get a turnover. They were sitting in plain sight, under the heat lamp, just begging to be sold. It was always a struggle to win over my mom and convince her that getting me […]


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / June 14, 2012

Ahh, summer. They say you come for a winter out here, experience a summer, and then never leave. Hard to argue. This is my favorite time of year and I try to soak it up as much as I can. I feel particularly blessed going into this summer season with more creative freedom than I […]


Lemon-Pineapple Meringue Pie

By Chef Megan Joy / June 14, 2012

While citrus fruits have their peak season in the winter, there’s just something incredibly refreshing about their tangy, bright, and acidic flavor on a hot and steamy summer day. One bite of this creamy and tart pie, topped with a fluffy mound of toasted Italian meringue, and things cool waaay down. Had to run to […]


Salted Caramel Tiramisu

By Chef Megan Joy / June 9, 2012

I don’t know why, but the other day I decided to make tiramisu. Or wait, perhaps it had something to do with my freshly made batch of mascarpone cheese… Either way, we know three things: 1. Tiramisu is really good. 2. In some ways, it’s hard to mess up tiramisu when you are working with […]


Berry Creme Fraiche Cake

By Chef Megan Joy / June 5, 2012

I have to admit, I bake cakes a lot. But who can resist one like this? This tender poppy seed buttermilk cake is layered with sweet berries and a smooth, whipped creme fraiche cream. Any fruit could be substituted for the berries, and even jam would be delicious. This cake is kind of like a […]