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Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Chef Megan Joy / November 15, 2012

One would think that it’d be relatively easy to bake America’s favorite cookie at high altitude. False. Cookies are one baked good that continuously challenge me up here. They are so darn finicky. My typical cookie outcome results in really flat, crunchy cookies. Great if you like that style, but…not cool when you’re craving a […]


Pumpkin Crumb Bars

By Chef Megan Joy / October 11, 2012

One good thing about the cooler weather is that it forces me to work. We don’t have any snow yet to play in. Summer is past. So, rather than hike up a mountain or float down the Colorado River, I am pushed indoors towards my kitchen. Staring out my kitchen window on a blustery day, […]


Black and White Cookies

By Chef Megan Joy / October 3, 2012

Well hello, October. The leaves have peaked, but what remains here is still gorgeous. And for the next two months, Vail will be sleepy and very quiet. We will need this rest period before the winter season starts! Here are some photos I’ve snapped from various outings this past week. I meant to catch up […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chocolate Bourbon Brownies

By Chef Megan Joy / April 2, 2012

My liquor of choice: bourbon. My chocolate fix of choice: brownies. I think you can see where this is going. This brownie adaptation comes from the brilliant guys at “Baked”, with locations both in Brooklyn, NY and Charleston, SC. I have a couple of different brownie recipes I reach for depending on the need. This […]


French Macarons

By Chef Megan Joy / March 16, 2012

It wasn’t until I was in pastry school that I first learned what a French macaron was. They are delightful, chewy almond cookies that also happen to be extremely addictive. The flavor combinations span from classic vanilla buttercream to foie gras or curry fillings. Sometimes I’ll make carrot powder from dehydrated carrots and add it […]

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