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Homemade Dog Treats

By Chef Megan Joy / January 5, 2014

Greetings! I hope everyone’s been having a fresh and joyous start to 2014. December was a crazy month and I’m sorry I couldn’t do more posting, although there was plenty of baking  and pastry activity taking place.  There was a lot of Megan Joy Cakes work and another trip to Aspen: Right before Christmas I […]


Chocolate Pecan Pie

By Chef Megan Joy / November 28, 2012

This Thanksgiving I was really missing my mom’s pecan pie. She usually makes it the night before, and sometimes we sneak a sliver before bed. If not, we definitely break into it in the morning. I love having pie for breakfast. My first winter out here I had to bake mini pecan tartlets for a […]


“Homage to Hostess” Day at Yeti’s Grind

By Chef Megan Joy / November 20, 2012

Hostess may be closing its doors, but Megan Joy Confections is not! This upcoming weekend, on November 24th, is Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express. Small Business Saturday always falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s main purpose is to support small businesses across the country- either by helping business owners get the […]


Exciting News

By Chef Megan Joy / July 20, 2012

Hello high altitude dwellers and friends, I am pleased to announce two things: 1. We have been receiving rain! In the last two weeks, the showers and thunderstorms have been a big help. The mountains and grasses are a little greener again, and new wildflowers are popping up. Thanks to all who sent rain karma […]


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. […]


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; […]


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 […]


My Family Visits, And A Live Edge Table

By Chef Megan Joy / March 9, 2012

Earlier this week, my parents and little brother arrived. Cam was on his spring break from college. I was so flattered they decided to use his week off by coming out to visit me! We had a really lovely time. The weather was typical March weather in the mountains- blue skies, sunshine, warm temps, and […]