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Homemade Wheat Thin Crackers

By Chef Megan Joy / November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your kitchens are getting some love. Looking for a holiday secret weapon? Similar to a “Wheat Thin”, these whole wheat little squares have a hint of sweetness and can be kicked up in the savory department with a variety of spices or herbs. Add whatever suits your tastes. They’re great […]


Rosemary Olive Knots

By Chef Megan Joy / November 19, 2013

I can hardly believe it, the holidays are almost here! I’m getting emails regarding Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you know it’s official (let me also mention that I get a particular thrill over online shopping post-Thanksgiving. I really can’t put it into words. The deals!).  So what will you all be making this […]


The High Altitude Bakes Holiday Cookie Book 2013 is here!

By Chef Megan Joy / November 11, 2013

I’m pleased to announce we’ve officially launched our second holiday cookbook. This year’s focus is all on holiday cookies and bar cookies, just in time for your seasonal baking!   This is a downloadable, instant-access e-book. You can open it from your computer, or even print it out to have a hard copy. When you […]


Apple Cider Pancakes

By Chef Megan Joy / November 10, 2013

Last week I purchased a giant jug of apple cider made from local Palisade apples. I feel like I’ve used the apple cider for various recipes and concoctions now, and yet it still appears there is barely a dent made in that thing.  In desperate need of opening up some refrigerator space (we couldn’t make […]


Date Pinwheel Cookies and the upcoming The High Altitude Bakes Holiday Cookie Book 2013

By Chef Megan Joy / November 4, 2013

Greetings friends! I’m very excited today because I just finished proof-reading a close-to-completion High Altitude Bakes Holiday Cookie Book 2013! I’ve been working quite diligently for the past few weeks on this. My kitchen, at times, resembled a cookie factory. Assorted cookie doughs were lined up in rows chilling patiently in my refrigerator, sheet trays […]


Apple Olive Oil Cake with Maple Icing

By Chef Megan Joy / November 2, 2013

I too, find this hard to believe, but I think I may have spent the whole month of October eating entirely too much pumpkin. It’s lost its appeal to me, at least for now. Talk to me in a week. This recipe comes from the brilliant Yotam Ottolenghi. If you’ve never flipped through any of […]