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Cranberry Pear Tart

By Chef Megan Joy / November 17, 2014

A week ago, we were in Aspen walking around town. It started snowing like crazy, and we were totally covered in a matter of minutes!  Our valley went from mid-50’s and sunshine, with only a few little patches of snow, to a full on winter wonderland. The snow finally stopped yesterday. I think I heard […]


Spiced Pear Pastries

By Chef Megan Joy / December 6, 2013

I can’t stop baking these. I’ve already planned to make them again in 2 1/2 weeks  so we can eat them for breakfast on Christmas morning. They remind me of my days as a student at The French Pastry School, when obviously, pastries were plentiful.  Flaky, tender, and feather-light, homemade ‘quick’ puff pastry serves as […]


Sour Cherry Slab Pie

By Chef Megan Joy / August 25, 2013

We were lucky enough to make a quick trip to California last week.  We spent one day exploring San Francisco and the rest a bit north in Sebastopol visiting friends. If we had the right kind of luggage I would have filled my entire suitcase with figs. Below are some photos from the trip because […]


Apple Breton Pie

By Chef Megan Joy / July 9, 2013

Hello everyone! I hope you are all have an enjoyable summer. I can’t complain- June was filled with a few trips all over Colorado and Utah, as well as lots of wedding cake work. We’ve been getting a few rain showers each week which is such a blessing compared to our dry, kind of scary […]


German Chocolate Whoopie Pies

By Chef Megan Joy / April 18, 2013

I could use a boost. Closing day was on Sunday, and since Saturday night we have gotten pounded with snow-almost (if not already) 3 feet. That’s a lot of snow. I’m tired of clearing it off of my car, I’m tired of strapping on boots, I’m tired of adding extra layers to go outside. 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 […]


End-of-Summer Peach Pie

By Chef Megan Joy / August 27, 2012

How can it really be almost September? I suppose the farmer’s market this past weekend was a good indication of late summer, judging by the abundance of Colorado produce. Weird to think that in a month or so, we will start seeing a dusting of snow on the high mountaintops in the mornings. Last week, […]


Stone Fruit Crostata

By Chef Megan Joy / August 10, 2012

August sure has a way of sneaking up on you. Before you know it, the month is halfway over. But late summer is wonderful. I have been soaking up the lush green mountainside, the cheerful hummingbirds who visit my feeder 100+ times a day, and the nights when I don’t need a light jacket. For […]


Double-Decker Blackberry Cobbler

By Chef Megan Joy / July 6, 2012

Sigh. Is there anything sweeter than a fruit pie? Flaky, crimped pastry. Bubbly, baked fruit filling. Memories and comfort. I love baking pies because I find them very relaxing. They break the norm for me from plated desserts or complex pastries because they don’t need accompaniments and garnishes, or multiple steps; they are wonderful as […]


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 […]